Go Performing National Virtual Concert Festival

March 27th, 2021!!

FEATURING Mini Concert/Clinics by the internationally-renown BOSTON BRASS as well as our esteemed panel of clinicians including: Kevin Sedatole, Frank Ticheli, Jerry Junkin, and Robert Cameron!

The Festival is a non-competitive experience for High School Bands, Orchestras and Chamber Ensembles. Bands can perform as a full symphonic band or wind ensemble with orchestra performance opportunities for full orchestra or string orchestra. Chamber Ensembles (strings/winds/percussion) will be able to perform with a minimum of four performers up to a full ensemble.

The Go Performing National Concert Festival is unique in that directors/conductors will choose their own concert programs – there isn’t a set repertoire list. There will not be any rankings or ratings so ensembles can explore and choose repertoire, not for a set rating, but toward exploration and musical excellence.


Highlights of the Go Performing National Concert Festival:
  • Nationally recognized clinicians that will evaluate live, without ratings, to help you and your students reach the next level
  • The Boston Brass (www.bostonbrass.com) will also evaluate and present virtual clinics
  • A private clinic with one of the renown Festival Clinicians immediately following your performance which will be recorded and sent to each ensemble member
  • Bands/Orchestras will perform a maximum of 45 minutes of music
  • Chamber Ensembles will perform a maximum of 20 minutes of music
How to apply to perform:
  • Performance space will be limited. Performance acceptance will be determined by application received date. Performance order will be determined by date of full payment for the festival via the live audition portal.
  • Ensembles are responsible for the equipment necessary to capture their live performance while sending the live stream, via the Live Audition Site/Zoom. Go Performing staff will be available prior to and during the live performances to help with any technical difficulties. There are no limits to what kind of set up you use in regard to types of cameras, microphones, etc.
  • After filling out the application form a Go Performing Team Member will contact you for additional information. You will then receive additional materials, guidelines, and payment procedures for the Festival.

Pricing: $390 per ensemble
  • March 27th, 2021 – Director Free
  • Click HERE to see how it will work!

Meet our Clinicians

Mr. Frank Ticheli

  • Frank Ticheli’s music has been described as being “optimistic and thoughtful” (Los Angeles Times), “lean and muscular” (New York Times), “brilliantly effective” (Miami Herald), and “powerful, deeply felt crafted with impressive flair and an ear for striking instrumental colors” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel).
  • He joined the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 1991, where he is Professor of Composition. From 1991 to 1998, Ticheli was Composer in Residence of the Pacific Symphony.
  • Frank Ticheli’s orchestral works have received considerable recognition in the U.S. and Europe.
  • Orchestral performances have come from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Dallas Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, the radio orchestras of Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Saarbruecken, and Austria, and the orchestras of Austin, Bridgeport, Charlotte, Colorado, Haddonfield, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, Jacksonville, Lansing, Long Island, Louisville, Lubbock, Memphis, Nashville, Omaha, Phoenix, Portland, Richmond, San Antonio, San Jose, Wichita Falls, and others.
  • Ticheli is well known for his works for concert band, many of which have become standards in the repertoire.
  • In addition to composing, he has appeared as guest conductor of his music at Carnegie Hall, at many American universities and music festivals, and in cities throughout the world, including Schladming (Austria), Beijing and Shanghai, London and Manchester, Singapore, Rome, Sydney, and numerous cities in Japan.
  • Frank Ticheli is the recipient of a 2012 “Arts and Letters Award” from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, his third award from that prestigious organization.
  • Other awards include the Walter Beeler Memorial Prize and First Prize awards in the Texas Sesquicentennial Orchestral Composition Competition, Britten-on-the-Bay Choral Composition Contest, and Virginia CBDNA Symposium for New Band Music.
  • In 2018, Ticheli received the University of Michigan Alumni Society’s highest honor, the Hall of Fame Award, in recognition for his career as a composer.
  • At USC, he has received the Virginia Ramo Award for excellence in teaching, and the Dean’s Award for Professional Achievement.
  • Frank Ticheli received his doctoral and masters degrees in composition from The University of Michigan.
  • His works are published by Manhattan Beach, Southern, Hinshaw, and Encore Music, and are recorded on the labels of Albany, Chandos, Clarion, Equilibrium, Klavier, Koch International, Mark, Naxos, and Reference.

Mr. Kevin Sedatole 

  • Mr. Kevin Sedatole serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music.
  • At MSU, Professor Sedatole serves as administrator of the entire band program totaling over 700 students that includes the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, Campus Bands, Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass.
  • He also guides the graduate wind-conducting program in addition to conducting the MSU Wind Symphony.
  • Prior to joining MSU, he was Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Conducting at Baylor University.
  • Previous to his appointment at Baylor he served as Associate Director of Bands at the University of Texas and Director of the Longhorn Band, and as Associate Director of Bands at the University of Michigan and Stephen F. Austin State University.
  • Sedatole has conducted performances for the College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, as well as performances in Carnegie Hall.
  • He has conducted across the United States and Europe.
  • Most recently the MSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Professor Sedatole, has given featured performances at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic held in Chicago, Ill. and at the national conventions of the College Band Directors’ National Association held in Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Performances conducted by Professor Sedatole have won accolades from prominent composers including Robert Beaser, John Corigliano, Michael Colgrass, Donald Grantham, David Maslanka, Ricardo Lorenz, Michael Daugherty, John Mackey, Jonathan Newman, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Dan Welcher as well as many others.
  • Professor Sedatole also serves on the summer faculty of the Interlochen Music Camp, Board of Directors for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and as the president of the CBDNA North Central division.
  • His international engagements include residencies at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Tokyo, Japan and the Mid Europe Festival, Schladming, Austria.

Mr. Jerry Junkin

  • Serving since 1988 on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Vincent R. and Jane D. DiNino Chair for the Director of Bands, in addition to serving as a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Jerry Junkin is recognized as one of the world’s most highly regarded wind conductors.
  • Previously, he served on the faculties of both the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida.
  • In addition to his responsibilities as Professor of Music and Conductor of the Texas Wind Ensemble, he serves as Head of the Conducting Division and teaches courses in conducting and wind band literature.
  • He is a recipient of multiple teaching awards, and students of Mr. Junkin hold major positions throughout the world.
  • He has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia since 2003, and as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dallas Winds since 1993. Additionally, he serves as principal guest conductor of the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Wind Ensemble in Kawasaki, Japan.
  • In 2005 he was presented the Grainger Medallion by the International Percy Grainger Society in recognition of his championing of Grainger’s works.
  • A recipient of the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to music Award, he was the 2012 Texas Bandmaster of the Year and in 2015 received the Medal of Honor from the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.
  • In 2017 he was named the Phi Beta Mu International Outstanding Bandmaster.
  • Performances under the direction of Mr. Junkin have won the praise of such notable musicians as John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, Gunther Schuller, Karel Husa, William Kraft, Jacob Druckman and Michael Colgrass, among many others. Mr. Junkin has released over 30 compact disc recordings for the Reference, Klavier and Naxos labels.
  • The New York Times named his release with the UT Wind Ensemble on the Reference Recordings label, Bells for Stokowski, one of the best classical CD’s of that year.
  • Their performance of Circus Maximus was recently released on the world’s first Blu Ray audio disc in 5.1 surround sound by Naxos.
  • In 2014 he led The University of Texas Wind Ensemble on a four-week tour around the world.
  • Other major appearances with the UT Wind Ensemble include 1992 and 2008 European Tours, the 2007 Festival Del Sole in Napa Valley, in addition to two Carnegie Hall performances, eight TMEA Convention concerts, three ABA Convention performances and six CBDNA National Convention appearances.
  • Jerry Junkin is an enthusiastic advocate of public school music education, having conducted All-State bands and festivals in forty-eight states and on five continents.
  • He spends his summers in residence at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, as well as appearing at major music festivals throughout the world.
  • Mr. Junkin has served as President of the Big XII Band Director’s Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of The John Philip Sousa Foundation, is Past-President of the American Bandmasters Association, and Past-President of the College Band Directors National Association.
  • Regularly making guest appearances with ensembles such as the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and the Taipei Symphonic Winds, the current season finds him conducting throughout the United States in addition to appearances in Japan, China, and Europe. Mr. Junkin is a Yamaha Master Educator.

Dr. Robert Cameron

  • Dr. Robert Cameron is currently Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University where he conducts the Wind Symphony, teaches conducting and guides the wind band program.
  • His degrees are from the Universities of Miami, Michigan and Maryland where he studied with Frederick Fennell, H. Robert Reynolds and Arnald Gabriel.
  • During his tenure at Duquesne, he has been responsible for having brought the wind band program into a position of high national visibility by recruiting internationally known faculty to the wind program.
  • Under his leadership, the Wind Symphony attained many “firsts,” including invitations to perform for the CBDNA (College Band Director’s National Association) National Convention in Kansas City, the MENC National Convention in Washington,D.C., and numerous divisional conferences of each as well.
  • Over the past 25 years, the ensemble has hosted an impressive list of Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winning composers.
  • Among them are Vincent Persichetti, Norman Dello Joio, Morten Gould and Karel Husa, David Maslanka, Jennifer Higdon and many others. World-renowned guest artists who have appeared with the Wind Symphony include Allen Vizzutti, Donald Sinta, Brian Bowman, James Houlik, Ian Finkel, Vivica Genaux and countless others.
  • The Wind Symphony has also appeared at International Poetry Forums as well, including a March, 2000 collaboration with Hollywood celebrities, James Earl Jones and Brooke Shields. In addition, the Duquesne Wind Symphony was the first group of its kind ever to be reviewed and praised by Rolling Stone Magazine for a 2001 collaboration with singer Lucinda Williams, and in April 2003 the Wind Symphony made its Carnegie Hall Debut in New York City, yet another first for Duquesne University.
  • In 2009, the Wind Symphony released a compact disc recording of wind music by Duquesne Composers and arrangers entitled The Winds of Summer.
  • Prior to his arrival at Duquesne in 1985, Dr. Cameron held a similar position at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he personally developed a widely recognized college wind program “from scratch.” During his third year at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the SMC Wind Ensemble was selected to perform with the Eastman and Netherlands Wind Ensembles at the Eastern Division CBDNA Convention and also chosen to appear at the MENC Eastern Division Conference held in Boston.
  • Dr. Cameron’s early teaching experience was in the public schools of Texas and Maryland where his ensembles were awarded Texas Sweepstakes and received superior medals at the Bermuda and Ottawa International Music Festivals.
  • He continues to maintain an active interest in public school music, frequently appearing at regional and state festivals. In 1994, he was guest conductor for the Ark-La-Tex Tri-State Band Festival.
  • In 1990 and 1992, he conducted the Royal Thai Army Band and Symphony Orchestra in nationally televised broadcasts, and in 2009, he returned to Thailand twice to conduct The Mahidol University Wind Symphony and to serve as an adjudicator for the Thailand International Wind Ensemble Competition.
  • Dr. Cameron’s popular setting of Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria was voted one of the best band publications of the 20th century by Band World Magazine. He is a contributing author to Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Volume III, published by G.I.A. Dr. Cameron is also founder and Director of Duquesne’s Art of Wind Ensemble/Band Conducting Symposium, which for 20 seasons drew high school, college and military band conductors from throughout the United States, Ireland and Singapore.
  • His former students hold prominent collegiate and orchestral positions and occupy chairs in all four branches of the Washington,D.C.-based military bands, the West Point Band, and numerous service bands throughout America.
  • In 2010, Dr. Cameron celebrated his Silver Anniversary with the Duquesne University Wind Symphony with a gala concert featuring nine former students all of whom now hold university conducting positions.

Only $390 Per Ensemble
No Payments Until January 2021
  • Register Today to secure your spot in the Go Performing National Virtual Concert Festival
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  • Ensembles submitting payment prior to November will be able to choose their performance time (First Come/First Serve Basis)
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