Guest Conducting

Conducting has become one of Earl’s favorite musical roles. Earl has enjoyed guest conducting opportunities with a wide range of ensembles including the U.S.A.F. Airmen of Note, the BMI-New York Jazz Orchestra, the MENC All-Eastern Jazz Ensemble, the University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, the Massachusetts All-State High School Jazz Ensemble and regional honor bands at both the high school and middle school levels in numerous states.

Not only does he know how to produce the exact musical outcomes he envisions, but he makes it a fun and rewarding  educational experience for the participants with whom he is hired to work.

guest conducting

List of Guest Conducting:

  • MMEA-ED Jr. Jazz Band (03/10/2018)
  • Vermont VMEA District VI H.S. Jazz Band (02/03/2018)
  • Massachusetts All-State High School Jazz Ensemble (2016)
    • Newport Jazz Festival (07/31/2016)
    • Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (03/12/2016
  • BMI-New York Jazz Orchestra, Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, New York City (06/26/2014)
  • University of Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Storrs, CT (05/01/2014)
  • Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (03/16/2014)
  • Connecticut Eastern Region High School Jazz Ensemble (01/14-15/2011)
  • Massachusetts Southeast District Jazz Ensemble (01/08-09/2010)
  • Connecticut Northern Region High School Jazz Ensemble (01/15-16/2010)
  • Connecticut Northern Region Middle School Jazz Ensemble (03/06-07/2009)
  • Massachusetts Central District Jazz Ensemble, Worcester, MA (01/14-17/2009)
  • BMI Jazz Orchestra, Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, New York City (07/19/2007)
  • MENC All-Eastern Honors Jazz Ensemble, Baltimore Maryland (03/03-06/2005)
  • Connecticut Northern Regional High School Festival Jazz Band (01/14-15/2005, 01/26/2002)
  • Connecticut Eastern Regional High School Festival Jazz Band (01/7-8/2005)
  • BMI Jazz Orchestra, Merkin Hall, New York City (07/15/2004)
  • Connecticut Western Regional High School Festival Jazz Band (01/16-17/2004)
  • Massachusetts Southeast District High School Jazz Ensemble (01/9-10/04)
  • University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble (11/14/2002)
  • U.S.A.F. Airmen of Note. Howard University, Washington, D.C. (07/27/2002)
  • Connecticut Southern Regional High School Festival Jazz Band (01/19/2002)

 

Repertoire Selection:repertoire

Selecting the right repertoire is a crucially important and challenging role for the director of any large jazz ensemble.  Here, Earl shares his performance sets for several guest conducting engagements of regional high school and middle school jazz bands.  He has also provided titles of level appropriate, educational jazz band charts which caught his attention while on the road adjudicating.


Sample Letter to High School Participants:


Letter to HS Jazz Band Participants
(PDF, MS-Word)

 

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