Jamie Bernstein to be special guest at band clinic

Writer and broadcaster Jamie Bernstein, daughter of legendary American composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein, will preside over "A Conversation with Jamie Bernstein" on Friday (Jan. 20) as part of the 48th annual Band Music Reading and Directors Clinic at the College of Musical Arts.

Bernstein's talk will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 20) in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

More than 2,000 high school students will be on campus for the clinic and concerts.

Bernstein will also narrate Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" during the BGSU Symphonic Band concert at 8 p.m. Friday (Jan. 20). Under the direction of Dr. Bruce Moss, director of bands, the program will feature the brass section of the Toledo Symphony performing on three works, including "Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare" by Richard Strauss.

The BGSU Concert Band will perform at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 21), directed by Dr. Carol Hayward, music education.

All events are free with the exception of the Symphonic Band concert. Tickets for that concert are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Call 2-8171 to reserve seats.

The annual event provides high school students and band directors from throughout the state an opportunity to perform and hear new band literature. This year's sponsor is Rettig Music Inc. of Defiance, Lima and Toledo.

January 17, 2006