Band Clinics at the University of Washington
We are happy to offer clinics for visiting bands at the UW! Normally, clinics run for 90 minutes and will be lead either by a band faculty member or graduate students studying wind conducting or music education. If you are interested in participating in a clinic at the UW, please follow the following procedures.
1.) Please fill out the clinic request form at: https://forms.gle/d3q3WaavdpNBdp7P9
Please fill out a separate form for each ensemble you are bringing. Please note that this is only for concert band clinics, for other musical ensembles please find and contact the appropriate faculty member here.
2.) Email UW Concert Band TA Chris Mathakul at once you have completed the form. Your clinic request will be confirmed depending on availability of facilities and staff.
3.) If confirmed, please fill out the bus transportation form with UW events and parking here: https://transportation.uw.edu/form/bus-parking
Please fill out the form even if you were not planning to have your buses park at the UW. The clinic location is most often at Meany Hall room 268. A map of the bus route can be found here, however UW parking may direct you differently. Once you have filled out the form, please also let us me know your bus arrival/departure time. Also please let us know if you have any additional vehicles (e.g. equipment van.)
4.) If there is a particular faculty/staff member with which you wanted to be doing the clinic, please let us know. We will try our best to get that faculty/staff member involved. Once a clinician is assigned to your group, you will be put in contact with that person.
5.) Please let us know the following:
a.) The repertoire you will be working on (title/composer.)
b.) Any specific things you want to be addressed with the repertoire.
c.) Any general concepts/concerns you want us to address.
d.) Any equipment needs you have (e.g., large percussion.)
6.) On the day of arrival, please coordinate with the clinician about contact information so that the clinician can meet the touring group and help with any difficulties in finding the right location.
Generally, our clinics will have the following structure:
Director runs through a quick warmup with the group.
Director runs through each of the pieces you would like us to work on.
Clinician then takes over.
This gives us a chance to hear the group play for a little bit before stepping in.
7.) Please be sure to bring a check for $500 made out to “Concert Bands at the UW" if you have not already pre-paid. This check MUST be received prior to the beginning of the clinic.
Thank you for your interest in band clinics at the UW!