Rehearsals for NAfME's All-National Honor Ensembles are Underway

At 4 PM on Sunday NAfME’s All-National Honor Ensembles will perform a concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington,DC.

Students rehearse with Terrell Stanford, Jazz Band conductor

The 295 young musicians met the eligibility requirements of the National Association for Music Education’s state and division associations, and submitted audio auditions for a juried competition. The student musicians traveled to Baltimore from across the country, and are rehearsing with four nationally recognized conductors:

Concert Band: Daniel Bukvich, professor of percussion and theory and director of jazz choir at the Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho.

Orchestra: David Becker, director of orchestral studies and conductor of the Symphony and Opera Orchestras at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Choir: Sandra Snow is associate professor of music education and choral conducting at Michigan State University in Lansing.

Jazz Band: Terrell Stafford is professor of music and director of jazz studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Information about the Honor Ensembles Concert

Daniel Bukvich takes All-National Concert Band members through their program.

Roz Fehr, NAfME staff.

Photos by Nick Webb, NAfME staff