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www.encoretours.com|encoretours@acis.com|877-460-3801 Etude Symposium: Motivating Your Musicians to Practice About the Etude Symposium Encore Tours is dedicated to supporting music educators; through professional networking events and music educator resources, we help ensemble directors develop and maintain strong music programs. The Etude Symposium was created to provide music educators with both some inspiration and some resources that they could use in their everyday professional practice. On Sunday, May 17 th , 2015 Encore Tours was proud to welcome over 60 people aboard the yacht Elite, for a seminar on 'Motivating Your Musicians to Practice'. While enjoying a scenic cruise of Boston Harbor, the audience of ensemble directors from across New England heard a panel of experts share their experience and ideas. Speaker Biographies DR. CAROLYN WATSON is Conductor of the Interlochen Philharmonic and Interlochen Arts Camp at the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She is the recipient of the 2013 Brian Stacey Award for emerging Australian conductors and was awarded the coveted Sir Charles Mackerras Conducting Prize via the Australian Music Foundation in London. Carolyn has also been awarded Opera Foundation Australia's Bayreuth Opera Award and Berlin New Music Opera Award and the Nelly Apt Conducting Scholarship. In 2010 she debuted with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, one of four conductors selected for Interaktion with musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, also working with Sir Charles Mackerras on his final two productions. GERALD J. DOLAN, JR. is the Director of Fine Arts for the Ipswich Public Schools in Massachusetts. Mr. Dolan has studied conducting with Malcolm Rowell and Frank Battisti and holds degrees from St. Michael's College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Gerry is a Director of the Northeast MA Youth Orchestra (NMYO) and teaches Instrumental Conducting at Gordon College in the Graduate Summer Degree Program. Mr. Dolan received the 2003 Olmstead Award for excellence in secondary school teaching from Williams College and was honored by the MMEA with the Lowell Mason Award. A 1993 Fulbright Scholarship recipient, he served as Head of Music at Speedwell School, an inner city high school in Bristol, England. JARED CASSEDY is the 2015 GRAMMY Music Educator Award recipient. Jared began his career as the band director and teacher of music appreciation at Windham Middle School, New Hampshire. He has been Windham High School's director of bands since 2009. Cassedy has also been appointed director of the New Hampshire Youth Wind Ensemble and the director of K-12 fine arts for the Windham School District. He received his bachelor's degree in music education from the University of New Hampshire. Cassedy is currently focusing on attaining his administrative certification in curriculum and instruction with a focus on educational leadership at Southern New Hampshire University.

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