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McKinney, Donald J Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. McKinney has focused his creative activities on recording projects including several with Dallas Winds. In 2019, he was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Classical Compendium category for producing the album 'John Williams at the Movies.' His research includes repertoire selection for public school ensembles and strategies for effective rehearsals. This research has been presented at conferences and provides a framework for public school conductors to choose repertoire that exposes students to a broad spectrum of musical concepts and skills. He also contributed to 'The Horizon Leans Forward' which highlights underrepresented voices in wind band music. He has also been involved in numerous commissioning projects for new music. His conducting includes honor ensembles, All States, and performances in Canada and Costa Rica. Dr. McKinney has co-presented research at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and the Colorado Music Educators Association Conference.

keywords

  • teaching of conducting, wind band history and repertoire, youth ensembles, conducting performing ensembles, recording

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • EMUS 1297 - Wind Symphony
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
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  • EMUS 3297 - Wind Symphony
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    2.0 credit hours offered CE Aspen Music School only.
  • EMUS 5297 - Wind Symphony
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    2.0 credit hours offered CE Aspen Music School only.
  • IMUS 5018 - Conducting Symposium
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019 / Summer 2021
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  • MUSC 3176 - Conducting 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Introduces conducting and rehearsal techniques. Performance participation in the appropriate ensemble (band, choir or orchestra). Offered fall only.
  • PMUS 5536 - Intermed Conducting
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
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  • PMUS 6536 - Adv Conducting
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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