The 66-year-old tradition of the Texas Bandmasters Association in San Antonio continued this week as educators from across the region gathered for educational clinics, concerts, and a trade show. The 66-year-old tradition of the Texas Bandmasters Association in San Antonio continued this week as educators from across the region gathered for educational clinics, concerts, and a trade show. The Texas Bandmasters Association hosts the largest annual state bandmasters association convention in the country, with over 6,500 people in attendance, including 2,400 band directors and more than 600 industry-related exhibit booths at the Annual Texas Bandmasters Association Convention/Clinic.

Visiting performers included the Salt River Brass, The U.S. Air Force Band of the West, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony, DCI group Boston Crusaders, and more. The convention’s featured clinician was Eugene Migliaro Corporon, who is the conductor of the Wind Symphony and Regents Professor of Music at the University of North Texas. Corporon has recorded over 600 works, including many premieres and commissions, with over 100 recordings on the Toshiba/EMI, Klavier, Mark, CAFUA, Donemus, Soundmark, GIA, Albany, Naxos, and Centaur labels. The conference’s featured composer was Steven Bryant, who composes music across a variety of media and ensembles, ranging from electronic and electro-acoustic works, to chamber music, to works for wind ensembles and orchestras.

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