UCA Honors Wind Ensemble Clinic Information

2018 Clinic Application

2018 Guest Conductor:

Robert Sheldon, Composer

Robert Sheldon is one of the most performed composers of wind band music today.  A recipient of numerous awards from the American School Band Director’s Association, Phi Beta Mu and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, his compositions embody a level of expression that resonate with ensembles and audiences alike.  His music is performed around the world and appears on many international concert and contest lists. With over one million copies of his compositions and books sold, Mr. Sheldon regularly accepts commissions for new works, and produces numerous publications for concert band and orchestra each year.

Sheldon’s schedule includes many appearances as conductor for All-State and Regional Honor Bands and Orchestras.   He also frequently appears as a Music Education clinician, and has presented sessions and seminars at numerous colleges and universities as well as state and national conferences.  He has served as a conductor and clinician for over one-thousand events throughout the United States, Japan, Canada, Taiwan, Italy, Germany, Australia and China, and has conducted performances of his works in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Taipei’s National Concert Hall, Matsumoto’s Seiji Ozawa Performing Arts Center, the Sydney Opera House and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.  Mr. Sheldon is currently Director of Concert Band Publications for Alfred Music.




Reynolds Performance Hall and Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center


Thursday & Friday, November 29 & 30, 2018


Students who were in one of the 2018 All-State Bands, 2018 Region Bands, jazz bands, or recommended by their Band Director, may apply.


An all-honors wind ensemble made up of high school band students. The event includes rehearsals and a final concert; scheduled master classes and sectional rehearsals with UCA faculty.  The clinic is approved by the Arkansas Activities Association.


To give students the opportunity to stretch their musical talent, challenge their musical independence, and expand their performance experience in a wind ensemble environment with a world-class conductor.

For more information about the clinic, please contact:

Dr. Ricky Brooks