Command The Field Drum Major & Leadership camps are short and condensed camps that provide leadership, conducting, and teaching fundamentals to drum majors and section leaders. An emphasis is put on conducting using Laban dance movements. This skill is useful for the section leaders as well because if a student can conduct and understand the music then they will become better musicians all around and also better followers in the ensemble. Students will have an opportunity to conduct a live ensemble and will receive experiences that will prepare them for their roles when they return to their schools. The leadership aspect teaches the students how to set and achieve life-long goals. Many students who have attended this camp have gone on to become drum major and/or section leaders of multiple organizations including colleges and drum corps.
Dr. Jennifer Grice is one of the leading teachers in conducting and drum majoring in the United States. Previously, Jennifer was a Visiting Professor as the Assistant Director of Bands & Music Education Coordinator at Central Washington University. Jennifer has been the drum major of her high school in West Virginia, Shady Spring H.S.; Arizona State University; University of Louisiana at Monroe, Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. She received the award with Phantom Regiment of Best Drum Major at the Drum Corps Midwest Championships in Madison, WI. The Phantom Regiment also won the DCI World Championships while she was drum major in 1996. She was the Assistant Director of Bands with the "Pride of the Rockies" Marching Band at UNC for three years. Jennifer was a leading clinician for the George Parks Drum Major Academy for thirteen years. She has taught band and orchestra for 22+ years in Colorado, Washington, Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington. The jazz band from Windsor H.S. performed at the CMEA Conference in 2022. Her orchestra from Lafayette H.S. in Lexington, Kentucky performed at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic in 2009, Music for All National Orchestra Festival, and KMEA Music Conference. Jennifer has presented clinics in Indiana, Kentucky, and Colorado. Prior to going back to school to pursue her doctorate, Jennifer served as the Director of Education & Outreach for Conn-Selmer, Inc. working with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. Her Doctorate degree is in Wind Conducting with a double emphasis in Orchestral Conducting & Oboe Performance, her Master's degrees are in Conducting and Oboe Performance from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her Bachelor's degree is in Instrumental Music Education from Arizona State University.
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