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Professor Richard L. Cryder - Trombone Artists - Brass Master Class - Spring 2008

(Dr. Earle L. Louder, internationally acclaimed euphonium artist and conductor, serving as our Clinician for the GCMS V - October 9, 2002)

(Dr. William D. Bryant, Director of Bands at AC Reynolds HS, Asheville, NC - spending time with the Band Scholars - GCMS IV - Fall 2001)

(Dr. Lynn G. Cooper, Director of Bands at Asbury College - Inaugural Clinician in the GCMS - Spring 2000)


Special Guests
Guest Conductor Mini-Series

Special Guests and the Guest Conductor Mini-Series are an integral part of our Tiger Band offerings. We are fortunate and blessed to have these very special opportunities.

Started during the Spring Semester of 2000, our GCMS is one of the newer and more important offerings of our Tiger Bands. The goal and purpose of the GCMS is to each semester, bring to our Georgetown campus and our Tiger Symphonic Band, an outstanding College/University or highly-acclaimed public school conductor. These nationally-renowned directors, performers, educators and composers will rehearse our Tiger Symphonic Band, sharing with the Band Scholars their wisdom and musical knowledge. The GCMS provides for both our Band Scholars and the Director of our Tiger Bands [that would be me - for those of you who are having any synapse slippage] new approaches, new interpretations, new solutions to the musical challenges which face us.

For a few years, as with many things, budgetary exigencies caused us to not schedule a GCMS. During the Spring of 2008, we were delighted to welcome the legendary trombone artist Richard L. Cryder to the world of our Tiger Bands for a few days. We do not necessarily "plan" events of this nature - but when "opportunity knocks - please know we shall open the door". Special Guests and the GCMS is/are one of our "extension" programs that most-positively contributes to the growth and development of our Tiger Band Program.

Spring 2000
Dr. Lynn Cooper
Director of Bands - Asbury College  

Fall 2000
Dr. John R. Bell
Director of Bands
- Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville  

Spring 2001
Mr. Rob Bryant
Director of Bands - Fayette County Schools

Fall 2001
Dr. William D. Bryant
Director of Bands - AC Reynolds HS - Asheville, NC

Fall 2002
Dr. Earle Louder
Former US Navy Band Soloist
Distinguished Artist-In-Resident [Emeritus]
Morehead State University - Morehead, KY

Spring 2008
Professor Richard L. Cryder, Trombone
Professor Emeritus ~ University of Louisville
Akron, OH