2018 Experiential Ensembles Clinicians
Cynthia Johnston Turner
Cynthia Johnston Turner is Director of Bands and Professor of Music at the Hodgson School of the University of Georgia and is in demand as a guest conductor and ensemble clinician in the United States, Latin America, Australia, Europe, and Canada. Cynthia has also served as Director of Wind Ensembles at Cornell University. Earlier in her career Cynthia was a high school music educator, taught middle school beginning instrumental music in Toronto and choral music in Switzerland. A Canadian, Cynthia completed her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees at Queens University and her Master of Music in music education and conducting at the University of Victoria. At Eastman School of Music, Cynthia was the recipient of the prestigious teaching award in conducting while completing her D.M.A. She is also the recipient of the Donald A. Reick Memorial Award for research with wearable technologies and music pedagogy, and the American Prize for innovative programming with wind bands
Thomas Dean is a retired high school music educator in Delaware. Over his 34 years of teaching, he has taught general (PreK-8), instrumental, choral music, music theory, AP music theory, music composition, class voice and piano, audio engineering, Theory of Knowledge (IB) and web design (High School). He is a Past President of the Eastern Division of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). As a member of the National Executive Board for NAfME he served as the liaison to the Composition Council and the Council of Music Honor Societies and Choral Council. He served on the leadership team on the Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Frameworks Commission for the State of Delaware and helped write the state standards in music. He served as a member of the music writing team for the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards which created the 2014 Music Standards and serves on the Steering Committee for the NAfME Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources grant.
T. André Feagin
T. André Feagin is the Assistant Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Colorado State University (CSU). His responsibilities at CSU include serving as the conductor of the Symphonic Band, director of the CSU Marching Band, Presidential Pep Band, and Basketball Pep Band. In addition, he teaches courses in undergraduate conducting and marching band techniques. He holds a doctor of musical arts degree in wind conducting from the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, a master of music degree in wind conducting, and a bachelor of music degree in performance from the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. T. André has appeared with numerous All-State and regional honor bands throughout the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Prior to his arrival at CSU, T. André served as director of bands at Coastal Carolina University (SC), associate director of bands at the University of Texas at El Paso, and director of bands at Watkins Overton High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (TN).
Described by the New York Times as a conductor who “radiates enthusiasm,” Jung-Ho Pak is known for his unique vision of the role of classical music. Since 2007 he has been Artistic Director of the Cape Symphony (MA). From 2003-2013, he served as Director of Orchestras and Music Director of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Jung-Ho is Music Director Emeritus of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. As Music Director of the San Diego Symphony, Jung-Ho led the orchestra from bankruptcy to financial success. A nationally recognized educator, he served as Music Director with the University of Southern California Symphony and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra. He has served as Principal Conductor of the Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and as Music Director of the Debut Orchestra, International Chamber Orchestra, NEXT Chamber Orchestra, Colburn Chamber Orchestra, and Diablo Ballet.