Avenues: Exploring Band and Jazz Methods 2018

Monday and Tuesday, August 20th and 21st, 2018

Avenues: Exploring Band and Jazz Methods is a professional development opportunity designed to review, stimulate, and explore instrumental music education

Catherine Wood


Eric Platz




Greg Gatien

Avenue a way of access, a channel for pursuing a desired object

The summer workshop, now in its fourteenth year, offers music educators the chance to gather, communicate, and collaborate at Brandon University.  In addition to presentations and round-table discussions, the two days include active participation, conducting activities, personalized instruction, and informal gatherings.

Workshops provide opportunities to develop band and jazz rehearsal techniques, conducting skills, instrument techniques, jazz pedagogy, repertoire selection and preparation, instructional warm-ups, and improvisation.  Avenues participants are asked to bring along an instrument and a conducting baton.

We invite you to join us in August for two days of practical, motivational, and provocative sessions to begin your school year.

Warm regards,

Greg Gatien and Wendy McCallum

Further information is in the  AVENUES.2018.Brochure.

“I always leave Avenues feeling like professional development was a rewarding way to spend two days of my summer vacation.  This conference is one of the key things that helps me feel refreshed and recharged going back into September.”?  Graydon Cramer