Kehl presents at Maryland Music Educators Association State Convention

Adam Kehl, director of bands and assistant professor of music, presented a session on developing conducting gestures for high school and middle band educators.  

Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music Adam Kehl presented a session on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Maryland Music Educators Association state conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

The presentation, “From Traffic Cop to Musical Maestro,” provided educators of all conducting levels and backgrounds a system for improving their vocabulary and repertoire of musical gestures. Using Laban Movement Analysis, the session provided an introduction to free movement study techniques and using hands-on examples. It provided a step-by-step system of activities and exercises aimed at helping the individual educators develop a personalized, varied and musically communicative vocabulary of gestures while challenging, enriching and deepening the score-study process. 

While in Maryland, Kehl also worked directly with mutliple high school band programs, providing clinics for the bands at Bluestone High School in Virigina and Maryland’s Old Mill High School and Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.