The band students will be heading to Bluefield for a band clinic on Tuesday at 12:30 and will be returning to East Wiltshire at about 2:30. I am very excited that the students will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Dale Lonis during his visit to the Maritimes.
Dr. Lonis was a public school music teacher, university professor, international conductor, and Dean of the Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. He then entered the field of professional orchestra management. He remains active as an artistic and business consultant for professional orchestras. Most recently he has been involved in the development of Music Mentors International, and Cognitive Conductor Inc.
Dr. Lonis is an engaging educator and hopefully the clinic will give the students some new ideas to apply to their studies.