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Concert Programming – A Holistic Panorama

Scott Hippensteel, Department Of Music

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11:00 am
Byrd Center For Legislative Studies Auditorium

“Concert Programming – A Holistic Panorama” is a concept for designing concert programs for music ensembles that targets the audience member and performer and their mind, heart, body, and spirit. The holistic programming model includes research into how humans listen to music, how we value music, and how the way people listen to music affects their experience.This lecture will include listening to music examples from sample programs as we develop a live holistic listening experience.


Dr. Scott Hippensteel is the director of instrumental studies at Shepherd University and conductor of the Shepherd Wind Ensemble, Ram Band, Symphonic Band, Brass Ensemble, and Shepherd Preparatory Orchestra. In addition to conducting, Dr. Hippensteel teaches instrumental music education classes and conducting. He also serves as coordinator of the graduate music education program. Dr. Hippensteel completed his undergraduate degree at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in wind conducting and music education from Ball State University
in Muncie, Indiana. Dr. Hippensteel has served as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout Indiana, Maryland, and West Virginia. Dr. Hippensteel has remained active as a performer on bass trombone with the Village Brass, Masterworks Orchestra, Hagerstown Municipal Band, Apollo Jazz Orchestra, Twelfth Night Big Band, and Yesterday Swing Orchestra.