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Ed Lisk


Ed Lisk

Edward S. Lisk is an internationally recognized clinician, conductor, and author. He is a graduate of Syracuse University School of Music with graduate studies at Ithaca School of Music, Syracuse University, and Oswego State University. He is the former Director of Bands and K-12 Music Supervisor for the Oswego City School District in Oswego, New York. Under his direction, the Oswego High School Wind Ensemble was recognized for its musical excellence with performances at most national instrumental conferences and had the privilege of being conducted by most of the nation's distinguished conductors and composers.

Lisk was recently honored and elected to the prestigious National Band Hall of Fame for Distinguished Conductors. This is considered to be the very highest honor any band director can ever receive in their lifetime. The National Band Hall of Fame for Distinguished Conductors is housed in a magnificent facility made available by Troy State University in Alabama. Lisk's installation will be February 2, 2008.

Lisk is an inducted member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association and in the year 2000, served as the 63rd President of this distinguished organization founded by Edwin Franko Goldman. He has an active guest-conducting schedule that includes all-state bands, honor bands, university, and professional bands. He has served as guest conductor for the U.S. Air Force Band, Australian Wind Symphony, U.S. Interservice Band, U.S. Army Field Band and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." In 1992, he had the distinguished honor of conducting the world premiere performance of the first American Bandmasters Association's commissioned composition Endurance, by Timothy Mahr with the United States Interservice Band at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. Lisk was selected to guest conduct the 175th Anniversary Concert of the Allentown Band, which featured several prominent conductors who had a significant impact on the band world during the past 50 years.

Recognized as a national leader for school band programs, rehearsal/instructional techniques, and school reform issues, his state, and national presentations continue to serve directors in building and improving band programs. Since 1985, Lisk has served as an adjunct professor, appeared as a clinician/lecturer, adjudicator, and guest conductor throughout 45 states and 5 Canadian Provinces. In 1990, he traveled to Australia and presented sessions for the Australian National Band and Orchestra Clinic in Perth, Melbourne, and Sidney.

In 1991, he was selected by the New York State Education Department to coauthor the New York State Standards for Arts and Humanities. He also served on New York State's first School Quality Review Team in 1993, which was responsible for assessing the quality of teaching and learning in New York State schools. He is the author of The Creative Director Series (8 pub.) published by Meredith Music Publications and a coauthor of the highly acclaimed 6-volume publication by GIA, entitled Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Carl Fischer Music Publishers recently released his editions of On The Mall March, The ABA March, Bugles and Drums March, and Onward-Upward March as part of the Edwin Franko Goldman March Series.


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Ed Lisk : The Creative Director - Intangibles of Music Performance : 01 Book : Ed Lisk :  : 073999556797 : 0962430854 : 00317003

Ed Lisk : The Creative Director - Intangibles of Music Performance

Review: With a foreword by Mark Camphouse, with the instructional techniques of teaching expression, ensemble interpretation, characteristic performance, musical identity, and the decision making process surrounding the subtle details of artistic response.

Songlist: Foreword, by Composer Mark Camphouse, Acknowledgments , Introduction , Chapter 1: The Mystery of Musical Expression, The Search for Meaning, Communication , Mind and Body Connection , The 'Eye' Has No Intelligence , Release Student Potential , Practicing , Other Factors for Consideration , Chapter 2: The Meaning of Ensemble, Inter- and Intra-personal Development, Listening and Hearing , Making Musical Decisions , To Answer or Not to Answer, Chapter 3: The Natural Laws of Musical Expression, Low Searches for High, High Searches for Low, Short Looks for Long, Style ... Characteristic ... Interpretation , 5 Steps for 'Feeling' and 'Style', Language of Articulation, Intensity , Teaching Intensity , Chapter 4: Free Form Expression, Memorization , The Grand Master Scale, The 'Key' to Improvisation , Building Chords through Scale Tones, Scale Modes and Improvisation, Chapter 5: The Space of Silence, Silence, Release or the Beginning of Silence?, Sound Moving into Infinity , Room Resonance and Decay, Tuning and Aligning Overtones , Chapter 6: Pulse, Time and Rhythm , Naturals and Hidden Pulse of Music, 3 Levels of Ensemble Pulse, Chapter 7: Conducting , Free Form Movement , Conductor's Vocabulary , Chapter 8:Coda, Sources and References , About the Author, Other Publications

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