GVSU Wind Band Workshop

Dear Students, Parents and Directors:

We would like to invite musicians in grades 9-12 to apply for the 2018 Grand Valley State University Wind Band Workshop. The Workshop will be held on the Allendale campus according to the schedule listed below. I hope that you, or your students or children, will be able to join us and encourage other eligible musicians to apply. This will be an outstanding day of music making with several new aspects, including the opportunity to play along side collegiate musicians, master classes with our faculty, and a workshop with our widely acclaimed New Music Ensemble.

Fee: $20, which helps to offset the costs of meals, music, recordings, group photo and T-shirt. The remainder of the costs are provided by the GVSU Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Application: All applications will be online. The honors band is open to all high school musicians from grades 9 – 12. The application is combined with the director recommendation in a single submission.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Best Regards -



Dr. Kevin Tutt  |  Associate Dean for Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Academic Opportunities
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  |   B-4-232 Mackinac Hall  |  616-331-2495

Professor of Music & Conductor, Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance
1201 Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for the Performing Arts | 616-331-3484

Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401

Complete Schedule

January 2, 2018: Deadline for submission of applications.

January 5, 2018: Accepted and alternate lists posted online.

January 19, 2018: Payment of $20 and Permission Slip/Assumption of Risk due. Make checks payable to GVSU and mail to Kevin Tutt, B-4-232 Mackinac Hall, Grand Valley State University, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale MI 49401

January 20, 2018: Confirmation of payment and password access to music files sent by email to those who have paid. Alternates contacted to replace withdrawals.

Honors Band Music (password sent to accepted and paid participants)

February 17, 2018: Wind Band Workshop. Tentative schedule below.

February 24, 2018: Performance recordings and photos posted online

February 17, 2018:  Tentative Schedule

9:00    Check-in Lobby of Performing Arts Center

9:30    Rehearsal - breaks during rehearsal

12:00  Lunch (included in registration fee) - Pizza

12:45  Masterclass

2:00    Rehearsal- breaks during rehearsal

5:00    Dinner (included in registration fee) & dress for performance - Subs

7:00    Concert 

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