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West Point Band : Conducting_Workshop

Competitions
Young Artist Competition Conducting Workshop
West Point Conducting Workshop

 

April 1-3, 2013 with

Applications must be postmarked by January 25, 2013. Applicants should include a completed application form and a DVD to include two contrasting styles of conducting and repertoire. Graduate students with teaching experience and new university assistant professors are strongly encouraged to apply. Four participants will be selected to conduct in the workshop and two will be selected as alternates. Alternates will have the opportunity to conduct in rehearsal but will not perform in concert unless one of the participants is unable to conduct. Auditors are encouraged to attend all sessions but will not receive conducting time with the band.

During the first days of the workshop (April 1st and 2nd), each participant and alternate will rehearse the West Point Concert Band and receive coaching from both Mr. Corporon and Lt. Col. Keene. These coaching sessions will be open for observation by all attendees. Podium time will vary from 40 minutes to 70 minutes depending on the assigned repertoire. Additionally, there will be clinics with Mr. Corporon conducting the West Point Band and addressing various conducting and rehearsing challenges. Participants will receive a DVD recording of their sessions with the band.

The following evening (April 3rd), each participant will have the opportunity to conduct their assigned literature in concert with the band.

This workshop is free and open to all participants and auditors as well as to the general public. Participants and auditors are responsible for the cost of their lodging, meals, and transportation.

Repertoire - To be announced

Registration

Please complete the following requirements: - Type all information - Submit a DVD to include 2 contrasting styles of conducting/repertoire. If applying as an auditor only, a DVD is not required. Please print this application and mail all materials to SFC Chris Rettie at the above address postmarked no later than January 25, 2013. Please do not E-mail any materials. You will receive confirmation that your application is complete and has been received. Please direct any questions to SFC Chris Rettie at christopher.rettie@usma.edu. Thank you for your interest in this year's workshop.

To register for the conducting workshop, print a completed application form and mail it along with a DVD to include 2 contrasting styles of conducting/repertoire.  Application materials should be mailed to:

West Point Band
Attn: SFC Christopher Rettie
685 Hardee Place
West Point, NY 10996

Additional questions should also be sent to SFC Rettie via e-mail at christopher.rettie@usma.edu

CondWorkReg2013.pdfConducting Workshop Registration Form.pdf

Transportation
Air Travel  ¦  Lodging

Air Travel

Listed in order of approximate driving time to West Point (shortest first).
Because of traffic in New York City, driving times should be flexible.
 
Newburgh, NY (approximately 15 miles from West Point)
  • Budget 45 minutes for safe driving time to West Point
  • Airlines – Delta Connection, jetBlue Airways, Northwest Airlines, US Airways Express
  • Rental Car Companies – Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz
Newark, NJ (approximately 63 miles from West Point)
  • Budget 75 minutes for safe driving time to West Point
  • Most Domestic and International Airlines
  • Rental Car Companies – Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Enterprise (located off airport property)
Queens, NY (approximately 54 miles from West Point)
  • Budget 90 minutes for safe driving time to West Point
  • Most Domestic Airlines
  • Rental Car Companies – Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National
Jamaica (Long Island), NY (approximately 61 miles from West Point)
  • Budget 2 - 2.5 hours for safe driving time to West Point
  • Most Domestic and International Airlines
  • Rental Car Companies – Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National


Lodging

Accommodations are listed in order of approximate driving time to West Point (shortest first). Extra time should be allowed for security when entering West Point. Discounts may be available for military, students, AAA members, and other common programs.

Inclusion on this list in no way represents an endorsement of any establishments. There are many other options for lodging, especially in Newburgh, New York (about 30-45 minutes north of West Point). Participants and auditors are encouraged to use web sites for reviews and recommendations. Many band members reside in Newburgh and the commute is not too difficult.

Hotels can be difficult to book during busy times at West Point. Early reservations are strongly encouraged.

The Thayer Hotel
674 Thayer Road
West Point, NY 10996
(800) 247- 5047
(845) 446-4731

Only Hotel for public use on West Point.
Rates: $299-335 per night plus tax.

Five Star Inn
2113 New South Post Road
West Point, NY 10996
(845) 446-5943

Military Lodging at West Point available only to those with a valid military ID card
Rates: $52-71 depending on type of room

West Point Motel
361 Main Street
Highland Falls, NY 10928
(845) 446-4180

About five to ten minute drive to West Point
Rates: $92 plus tax weekdays, $134 plus tax weekends

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
1106 Route 9W
Ft. Montgomery, NY 10922
(845) 446-4277

About ten to fifteen minute drive to West Point
Rates: $179 plus tax

Hampton Inn
60 Centre Drive
Central Valley, NY 10917
(845) 782-9600

About 20-25 minute drive to West Point. Close to dining (Dunkin Donuts, Uno’s, TGIFriday’s, Quiznos) and shopping.
Conference Rate: $139 plus tax.  To receive this rate, ask for Amanda Farrington and mention the West Point Band.
Deadline for getting this conference rate is March 1, 2013.

Hampton Inn
1292 Route 300
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 567-9100

About 30-45 minute drive to West Point. Very close to dining (diner, Chili’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, Panera).
Conference Rate: $116 plus tax. To receive this rate, call the front desk and ask for the AAA or AARP rate.

Ramada Inn
1289 Route 300
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 564-4500

About 30-45 minute drive to West Point. Close to dining and shopping.
Directly across a major street from Hampton Inn listed above.
Conference Rate: $75 plus tax.  To receive this rate, mention the USMA Band Workshop and give the group code CG0148.  Deadline for getting this conference rate is March 1, 2013.

Courtyard by Marriott
4 Governor Drive
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 567-4800
1-800-921-9579

About 45 minute drive to West Point.
Rates: $159 plus tax.