Feb. 7: Augustana Band Interim Tour Home Concert
The Augustana Band, a 65-piece ensemble under the direction of Dr. Paul Schilf, will play six performances during its Interim 2014 tour of Minnesota, concluding in South Dakota with its final home concert.
Tour dates and locations include:
Sunday, Feb. 2
- St. John Lutheran Church, Owatonna, Minn. (concert begins at 3 p.m.)
Monday, Feb. 3
- Eagan High School, St. Paul, Minn. (concert begins at 9:28 a.m.)
- Chaska High School, Chaska, Minn. (concert begins at 1:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, Feb. 4
- Hastings High School, Hastings, Minn. (concert begins at 8:45 a.m.)
- Champlin Park High School, Champlin, Minn. (concert begins at 1:30 p.m.)
Friday, Feb. 7
- Harrisburg Performing Arts Center, Harrisburg, S.D. (concert begins at 7:30 p.m.)
Tickets for the final home concert in Harrisburg are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for students K-12 and those with an Augustana ID. Tickets will be available at www.augietickets.com.
About the conductor
Dr. Paul R. Schilf is in his 13th year at Augustana College. In his earlier years with the College, he conducted the College & Community Concert Band, The Northlander's Jazz Ensemble, the Jazz Lab Band, and the Augustana Brass Choir. Additionally, he teaches classes in brass pedagogy, music education and supervises the instrumental student teachers. Prior to his appointment at Augustana College, Schilf was a faculty member at Concordia University (St. Paul, Minn.). He holds a bachelor of music education degree from Concordia University (Chicago, Ill.), an M.A. with an emphasis in conducting and a doctor of philosophy degree in music education, both from the University of Iowa. Schilf has taught all levels of instrumental music.
Schilf’s research interests lie in intergenerational instrumental music education and in the supervision of instrumental music student teachers. He has presented clinics and presentations across the United States on these topics, including the prestigious International Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic. Dr. Schilf has led six international tours with intergenerational ensembles and has conducted these ensembles across Europe and Asia. His intergenerational research, student teaching supervision information, and music education articles have appeared in prominent national magazines and journals.
In November 1992, Schilf was recognized as an outstanding nationally certified teacher of music by the Music Educators National Conference, an honor he maintains yet today. He is currently executive director of the South Dakota Music Education Association and serves as one of only four all-state band adjudicators in South Dakota. His professional memberships include the National Association of Music Education, South Dakota Bandmasters Association, and The Wisconsin School Music Association.
Dr. Paul Schilf