Yamaha Wind Orchestra – Programming a Concept into Reality

A webinar with Dr. Rob McWilliams

Yamaha Music Australia are pleased to present this special Webinar event for ensemble directors and conductors in educational institutions and the broader community.


DATE: Sunday 20 June
TIME: 2:00pm AEST / 1:30pm AECT / 12:00pm AWST
PLATFORM: Zoom (details will be sent upon registration, no login required)

Prof. Rob McWilliams will share his thoughts about processes for selecting a concert program that will be musically meaningful for players and audience. In addition to providing suggestions for finding great, level-appropriate repertoire for a specific performance, Rob will cover his process of developing an effective overall program for Yamaha Wind Orchestra, as well as the steps taken to prepare those pieces for the first rehearsal.

Topics will include:

  • Identifying key criteria for repertoire selection based on performance and learning goals
  • Discovering pieces to fit these criteria and your vision
  • Programming these pieces for optimum impact
  • Rehearsal preparation and execution
  • Resources that can help