DuWayne Dale, director of bands at Daviess County High School, will present “Effective Communication for the Ensemble Director” at the 2015 Kentucky Collegiate National Association for Music Education (KCNAfME) state conference in Louisville on Sept. 27.
Dale, who is an adjunct faculty member at the Kentucky Wesleyan College department of music, serves as president and community music chairman for District 2 of the Kentucky Music Educators Association. He also presented this workshop at the KMEA state conference in February 2015. KCNAfME is an affiliate of KMEA. Its members are college music education majors from around the state.
Dale said his clinic is designed to provide current and future music educators with guidelines and resources for crafting effective communication with stakeholders.
Dale is in his 17th year of teaching and his seventh at Daviess County High School, where he leads the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Pep Band; and teaches beginning and AP music theory and music technology. Under his leadership, the DCHS Wind Ensemble performed at the 2014 KMEA state conference – the first time for this prestigious honor in 40 years for an ensemble from DCHS.
He has a bachelor of music education degree and a master of music degree from Morehead State University; completed his Rank I in music education at the University of Kentucky and is currently in the dissertation phase of a doctor of musical arts degree in music education from Boston University.
He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the International Society for Music Education and Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity. He was named KMEA High School Music Educator of the Year for the Second District for 2012-13; and has been honored with a Citation for Excellence from the National Band Association.