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Emily Threinen

Dr. Emily Threinen

Artistic Director, Winds and Brass
Director of Bands
Associate Professor

Departments:

Instrumental Studies

Contact:

emily.threinen@temple.edu

215-204-8335

    • B.M. Clarinet Performance and K-12 Instrumental Music Education, University of Minnesota
      M.M. Conducting, Northwestern University
      D.M.A. Conducting, University of Michigan

      Emily Threinen serves as Director of Bands and Artistic Director of Winds and Brass. She conducts the acclaimed Wind Symphony, guides the instrumental conducting program, instructs courses on wind repertory, advises graduate students and provides administrative leadership for all aspects of Temple University Bands.

      Prior to her appointment at Temple University, Threinen served as Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Music, and Instrumental Division Chair (2010-11) at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia; Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony in Durham, North Carolina; Director of the Concordia University Wind Ensemble in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Conductor of the Dodworth Saxhorn Band in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Director of Bands and Instrumental Music at Harding High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, receiving the Outstanding Teacher Award.

       

      Threinen consistently works with composers, arrangers, and performing artists of varied disciplines. Residencies and projects with composers and new compositions are integral to her creative work. Threinen is published in multiple volumes of the GIA Teaching Music Through Performance in Band book series where she has been recognized as a strong scholarly contributor. She is an active guest conductor, clinician, conference presenter, and performer. Recent professional engagements off campus include a performance at the Eastern Division College Band Directors National Association Conference “Crossing Over”, a residency at Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane, Australia, a residency with Projeto Guri in Sao Paulo and Bauru, Brazil, reading sessions and performance with the West Point Concert Band of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, a residency at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and a co-presentation at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.

       

      Recent professional engagements on campus include the design and implementation of the Master of Music in InstrumentalConducting: Wind-Band Emphasis Degree, a new wind concerti recording project with the Wind Symphony, and the design and implementation of the Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop.

       

      Threinen received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the University of Michigan under Michael Haithcock; a Master of Music degree in Conducting from Northwestern University under Mallory Thompson; and a Bachelor of Music dual degree in Clarinet Performance and K-12 Instrumental Music Education from the University of Minnesota. After undergraduate studies, while teaching at Harding High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, Threinen performed as a clarinetist in the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and semi-professionally in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

       

      Threinen currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Conductors Guild and she is an active member of these organizations: College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), World Association for Symphonic Band and Ensembles (WASBE), National Band Association (NBA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Pi Kappa Lambda, and Kappa Kappa Psi as an honorary member.

       

    • Presentations, Workshops, and Recording Projects

      July 2014: Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop at Temple University—Third Annual with Guest Clinician Craig Kirchhoff (Director of Bands at University of Minnesota)—Creator and Host

      July 2014: New England Band Directors Institute at Plymouth State University, hosting over 160 music educators in the area—Guest Clinician and Presenter

      March 2014: Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania—Presenter

      March 2014: College Band Directors National Association-Eastern Division Conference in Boston, Massachusetts—Invited Presenter-Conductor

      July 2013: Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop at Temple University—Second Annual with Guest Clinician Gary Hill (Director of Bands at Arizona State University)—Creator and Host

      June 2013: Projeto Guri and Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass, Bauru and Sao Paulo, Brazil—Guest Clinician

      December 2012: The Midwest Clinic, Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. “We Are What We Play: Developing a Programming Philosophy”—Co-Presenter with Travis J. Cross

      November 2012: District 12 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association In-Service Session in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. "We are What We Play: Developing a Programming Philosophy"—Presenter

      September 2012: Philadelphia Public Schools Professional In-Service Session in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "We are What We Play: Developing a Programming Philosophy”—Presenter

      July 2012: Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop at Temple University—with Guest Clinician Michael Haithcock (Director of Bands at University of Michigan)—Creator and Host

      June 2012: College Band Director’s National Association Music Education Symposium in Tempe, Arizona. Eastern Division (CBDNA) Representative—Reporter and Clinician

      April 2012: Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. “We Are What We Play: Developing a Programming Philosophy”—Presenter

      November 2011: Virginia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference Session in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “We Are What We Play: Developing a Programming Philosophy”—Co-Presenter with Travis J. Cross

      November 2011: North Carolina Music Educators Association In-Service Conference Session in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “We Are What We Play: Developing a Programming Philosophy”—Co-Presenter with Travis J. Cross

      March 2011: College Band Director’s National Association National Conference at the University of Washington Session in Seattle, Washington. “A Spotlight on Jonathan Dove’s Figures in the Garden for Wind Octet: History, Analysis, and Programming”—Presenter

      November 2009: Virginia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference Session in Hot Springs, Virginia. “Beyond the Promotional CD: Exploring Modern and Creative Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Repertory’—Co-Presenter with Travis J. Cross

      2007: Compact Disc Project Producer for “Raise the Roof – University of Michigan Symphony Band, conducted by Michael Haithcock”

      2005: Compact Disc Assistant Editor for “Brooklyn Bridge – University of Michigan Symphony Band, conducted by Michael Haithcock”

      2004: Compact Disc Assistant Editor for “Contemporaries – Northwestern University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mallory Thompson”

      Ensemble Festivals, Clinics, and Adjudications

      June 2014: USBands Eastern Concert Band Festival at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Emcee


      May 2014: Salem High School from Virginia Beach, Virginia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Clinician

       

      May 2014: Temple University Concert Band Festival in Temple Performing Arts Center—Host, Clinician, and Coordinator

      April 2014: East Whittier School from Whittier, California in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Clinician

      February 2014: Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association District 2 Assessment in Virginia Beach, Virginia—Adjudicator

      November 2013: Pennsbury High School Marching Band Festival in Pennsbury, Pennsylvania—Adjudicator

      May 2013: New Hampshire High School Band Clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Clinician

      May 2013: Pennsbury High School Band and Orchestra Clinic in Pennsbury, Pennsylvania—Clinician

      May 2013: Temple University Concert Band Festival in Temple Performing Arts Center—Host, Clinician, and Coordinator

      April 2013: Spring Ford High School from Spring Ford, Pennsylvania Band Clinic—Clinician

      April 2013: Fredonia High School from Fredonia, New York Band Clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Clinician

      April 2013: Galloway Township Public Schools from Southern New Jersey Band Clinics (4) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Clinician and Host

      March 2013: Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association District 12 Assessment in Fairfax County-Reston, Virginia—Adjudicator

      November 2012: Pennsbury High School Marching Band in Pennsbury, Pennsylvania—Adjudicator

      May 2012: PMEA State Band Festival in Central Bucks East, Pennsylvania—Adjudicator

      March 2012: NJMEA State Band Festival in Glassboro, New Jersey—Adjudicator

      March 2012: Temple University Concert Band Tri-State Festival in Temple Performing Arts Center—Host, Clinician, and Co-Coordinator

      January 2012: Pennsbury High School Concert Band Festival in Pennsbury, Pennsylvania--Adjudicator

      Published Articles in the Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, GIA Publications

      2014: “The Three Embraces by Carter Pann”—Volume 10

       

      2012: “My Brother’s Brain: A Symphony for Winds by Carter Pann”—Volume 9

      2011: Ten short descriptive articles of compositions for solo and chamber concerti with wind accompaniment by these composers: Aaron Lington, Jukka Linkola, Robert Linn, David Liptak, Edward James Loder, David Long, and Newell Long

      2010: “Angels in the Architecture by Frank Ticheli”—Volume 8

      2008: “Symphonic Dances from ‘West Side Story’ by Bernstein/Ramin/Lavender” __
      Volume 7

      2006: “LA’I (Love Song) for Orchestra without Strings by Bright Sheng”—Volume 6

      2004: “The Fire of Eternal Glory by Shostakovich/Rhea”—Volume 5

       

    • Conducting Engagements

      December 2014: Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Guest Conductor

      December 2014: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Rising” with Oboe Soloist Jonathan Blumenfeld and Composer Joseph Schwantner—Conductor

      November 2014: Banda Primativa in Llíria, Spain—Conductor

      November 2014: Baltimore County Public Schools High School All Honors Band—Conductor

      October 2014: Mosaic Concert in TPAC—featuring Boyer students—Conductor and Co-Coordinator

      October 2014: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Landscapes” with Trumpet Soloist David Bilger and Cello Soloist Yoni Drailblate—Conductor

      August 2014: Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Guest Conductor

      July 2014: Atlantic Pops Community Band, New Jersey—Guest Conductor

      June 2014: USBands Eastern Concert Band Festival at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Honor Band Conductor

      June 2014: Phoenixville Area High School Wind Ensemble with student flute soloist Anna Thompson in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania—Guest Conductor

      May 2014: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Affect and Transformation” with Composer Adam Silverman and Marimba Soloist Phillip O’Banion—Conductor

      April 2014: Ordway Honors Band from the Saint Paul Public Schools, Minnesota—Conductor

      March 2014: Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Guest Conductor


      March 2014: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“American Stories” with Flute Soloist David Cramer and Composers Joel Puckett and Norman David—Conductor

      March 2014: Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod East Region Festival Honor Band in Wisconsin, featuring students from seven states—Conductor

      March 2014: College Band Directors National Association-Eastern Division Conference in Boston, Massachusetts—Conductor-Invited Presenter

      March 2014: Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania—Presenter


      February 2014: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Crossing Over” with Bass Trombone Soloist Blair Bollinger—Conductor


      February 2014: Montgomery County Public School District Senior Honor Band, Maryland—Conductor

      January 2014: Virginia Music Educators Association District Eleven Honors Concert Band, Virginia—Conductor

      November 2013: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Looking Back” with Composers William Bolcom and Steven Stucky and MM Student Soloist Jonathan Shaw—Conductor

      November 2013: Westchester Area All State Honor Band, New York—Conductor

      October 2013: Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania—Conductor

      October 2013: Mosaic Concert in TPAC—featuring Boyer students for President Theobald’s Inauguration—Conductor and Co-Coordinator

      October 2013: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Looking Forward” with DMA Student Soloist Ana Catalina Ramirez—Conductor

      October 2013: Graham Lloyd Wind Orchestra of the State Honours Ensemble Program at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia—Conductor

      July 2013: Atlantic Pops Community Band, New Jersey—Guest Conductor


      June 2013: Projeto Guri and Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass, Bauru and Sao Paulo, Brazil—Conductor

      June 2013: Medalist Concert Band in Minnesota—Guest Conductor

      May 2013: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Contemporary Connotations” with Guest Composers Michael Colgrass and Lansing McLoskey, with the New School Student Brass Quintet—Conductor

      April 2013: Temple University Night Owls Campus-Community Band in TPAC—Guest Conductor

      March 2013: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Petite et Exotique” with Guest Pianist Charlie Abramovic—Conductor

      March 2013: Columbia Festival of Winds, New York—Guest Conductor

      February 2013: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Dedications” with Guest Conductor Robert Taylor—Conductor

      February 2013: West Chester Symphonic Winds, New York—Guest Conductor

      February 2013: Allegheny Valley Honor Band, Pennsylvania—Conductor

      February 2013: Virginia Music Educators Association District Eight Honor Band, Virginia—Conductor

      January 2013: Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Seven Honor Band, Pennsylvania—Conductor

      January 2013: Indiana State University All Stars Honor Band, Indiana—Conductor

      January 2013: Stafford County High School All-County Band, Virginia—Conductor

      December 2012: Tuba Christmas at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Conductor

      December 2012: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—"Impressions" with Guest Composer and Pianist Carter Pann and Guest Conductor Paul Rardin—Conductor

      November 2012: University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada—Guest Conductor in Residence

      October 2012: Montgomery County Concert Band, Pennsylvania—Rehearsal Clinic Conductor

      October 2012: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Dreams and Fantasies” with Temple University Music Prep—Conductor

      October 2012: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Symphonic Metamorphoses” with DMA Student Soloist Najib Wong—Conductor

      August 2012: Atlantic Pops Community Band, New Jersey—Guest Conductor

      July 2012: Curtis Institute High School Summer Music Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Orchestra Conductor

      July 2012: Doylestown Symphonic Winds in Doylestown, Pennsylvania—Rehearsal Clinic Conductor

      April 2012: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—Conductor of “Imagery” with Guest Composer Michael Daugherty and Guest Soloist Phillip O’Banion—Conductor

      April 2012: West Point Band-Concert Band, New York—Rehearsal Conductor for Conducting Workshop

      March 2012: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC and in Boyertown, Pennsylvania— “Classic Structures” with DMA Student Soloist Gregory Strohman—Conductor

      February 2012: Washington All-County High School Honor Band, Maryland—Conductor

      February 2012: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Explorations”—Conductor

      February 2012: Dauphin County High School Honor Band, Pennsylvania—Conductor

      January 2012: West Point Band-Chamber Ensemble from Concert Band, New York—Guest Conductor

      December 2011: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“East Coast Attitude” with Guest Composer John Mackey and Guest Soloist Nitzan Haroz—Conductor

      November 2011: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Vocal Inspirations”—Conductor

      October 2011: West Point Band-Concert Band, New York—Reading Session Conductor

      October 2011: Temple University Wind Symphony in TPAC—“Heritage”—Conductor

      July 2011: International Music Camp, International Peace Garden, Canada—Junior Bands Conductor

      July 2011: Atlantic Pops Community Band, New Jersey—Guest Conductor

      Events Attending and Attended

      December 2014: The Midwest Clinic, Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois—Attendee 

      June 2014: Conductors Guild Conference in Washington, District of Columbia—Attendee, Board of Directors

      March 2014: East Coast Band Conference at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey—Attendee

      March 2014: College Band Directors National Association-Eastern Division Conference in Boston, Massachusetts—Invited Presenter-Conductor

      December 2013: The Midwest Clinic, Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois—Attendee

      June 2013: Conductors Guild Conference in St. Louis Missouri—Attendee, Board of Directors

      March 2013: College Band Directors National Association National Conference in North Carolina—Attendee

      February 2013: Conductors Guild Regional & Board Meeting at Temple Campus & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Host, Board of Directors

      December 2012: The Midwest Clinic, Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. “We Are What We Play: Developing a Programming Philosophy”—Co-Presenter with Travis J. Cross