Clinics

The following clinicians will be presenting at the 2020 In-Service Workshop. Click on each button to view their profile and any hand-out files they have provided.
Ed
Huckeby
Ed
Huckeby
Ed
Huckeby

Ed Huckeby
2020 KMEA All-State 1234A Band Conductor

Ed Huckeby is an arts consultant and freelance composer, arranger, conductor and clinician. His career has included roles in higher education and arts administration, most recently serving as President of Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Oklahoma, until his retirement in 2014. Prior to his appointment at SCU, he was the Chief Academic/Operating Officer and Professor of Music for over a decade at Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow (OK). Huckeby also served as an arts administrator for Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Inc., and holds the title of Emeritus Professor of Music at Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he served for over two decades as Director of Bands, Music Department Chairman and Dean of the Graduate School.
Huckeby’s early music education career included eight years in Oklahoma public schools, where his marching, concert and jazz bands won state and regional acclaim. His success in the public schools led him into the college ranks where he became internationally recognized as an outstanding music educator and composer of over 200 published works for concert and marching band. His outstanding contributions to the concert and marching band literature have played an important role in the development of the contemporary band repertoire, and his recently released sightreading and music literacy curriculum is receiving world-wide acclaim.
Huckeby's performance background and experience is very eclectic, having been a member of a symphony orchestra (horn), jazz band (trumpet), and contemporary Christian quintet (bass guitar, keyboards and vocals), as well as having served regularly as a church organist and pianist. He holds a bachelor's degree in music education from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, a master’s in music education from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate in administration from Oklahoma State University with additional study at the University of North Texas. He has written music education articles for The Instrumentalist, The American Music Teacher, and The Journal of the International Horn Society, and has held memberships in Music Educators National Conference, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Oklahoma Bandmasters Association, ASCAP, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Phi Beta Mu, where he served as a member of the national board of directors and state chapter president. Huckeby was selected as an "Outstanding Young Man in America," is listed in the "International Who's Who in Music," and was inducted into the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association "Hall of Fame" in 1996. He has created over 60 commissioned works and has served as a clinician, adjudicator and conductor for instrumental ensembles around the world, including Japan, Australia, Canada and across the United States.

Marilyn
Killian
Marilyn
Killian
Marilyn
Killian

Marilyn Killian
2020 KMEA All-State Elementary Choir Conductor

Marilyn Killian, Founding Director, Emerita, of the Wichita Community Children’s Choir, was Adjunct Professor of Music Education at Friends University, 1991-2004, after retiring from the Wichita Public Schools. Marilyn holds degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana. She demonstrated comprehensive musicianship in both choral and instrument genres during her long and successful career in the music education. The Kansas Arts Commission named Marilyn Killian the recipient of the 2005 Governor’s Arts Educator Award in recognition of the quality and significance of her work. She was inducted into the Kansas Music Educators Association Hall of Fame in 1995, and in 1992 Marilyn became the first female recipient of the prestigious Harry Robert Wilson Award for outstanding work in choral music awarded by the Kansas Chapter of the America Choral Directors Association. The Wichita Arts Council named Marilyn the recipient of the 2012 Burton Pell Award for Individual Musicianship. Under Marilyn’s direction, the Wichita Community Children’s Choir was invited via recorded audition to perform in Phoenix (MENC), St. Louis ACDA, RPMDA, and Kansas City. Her Kensler Elementary School Choir performed at the 1977 MENC in Kansas City. The WCCC performed in Kansas City for MTNA. At KMEA, the WCCC performed 7 times and her Kensler choir 5 times. Students from her choirs were accepted to perform with National ACDA Choirs in Washington, D.C., San Antonio, New York City, and Los Angeles. They were accepted into Regional ACDA Choirs in Dallas, Oklahoma City, and Little Rock. The WCCC was asked to perform for the Dedication of the Governor’s Mansion in Topeka, 2001, and to perform with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra in 1994, 2004 and to sing with Samuel Ramey in his Gala Concert in Century II in 2001. Marilyn and Don live in Wichita, Kansas. Don is Associate Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, Wichita State University. Their son Steve lives in Seattle, Washington, where he is a Consultant in Organizational Management.

Bob
Lark
Bob
Lark
Bob
Lark

Bob Lark
2020 KMEA All-State Jazz Band Conductor

Bob Lark is recognized regionally, nationally and internationally as a contemporary jazz educator and performer of integrity. His approach to pedagogy and rehearsal techniques has been noted by participation in professional conferences; publication of articles; compact disc recordings as both a performer and ensemble director; and the direction of numerous student honors ensembles. Down Beat magazine recognized Bob’s work in 2010 with their Jazz Education Achievement Award.

In 2013, DePaul University honored Bob Lark as an ambassador for the DePaul Distinctions campaign. He serves as a Professor of Jazz Studies at DePaul University. Under his direction The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble has produced several Outstanding Performance Awards from the Jazz Educators Journal, Down Beat and Jazz Times magazines, and has recorded albums with several legendary jazz artists, including Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, and Randy Brecker,

In speaking of Lark, jazz icon Clark Terry stated, "He's a very good trumpet player, a very good musician. He’s paid his dues." Recordings on the Jazzed Media label include those by The Bob Lark/Phil Woods Quintet,Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band, and Bob Lark and Friends, with Phil Woods, Rufus Reid, and Jim McNeely. He is an exclusive Yamaha Performing Artist.

Bob is an active clinician, soloist and guest conductor. He has served as host for the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, is the past-president of the Illinois Unit of the International Association for Jazz Education, and has chaired the International Trumpet Guild jazz improvisation competition. Throughout the 1990’s, Bob directed the Midwest GRAMMY High School Jazz Band. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in performance from the University of North Texas, having earlier earned a Master’s degree from that school, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University.

Charles
Menghini
Charles
Menghini
Charles
Menghini

Charles Menghini
2020 KMEA All-State 56A Band Conductor

Charles T. Menghini is President Emeritus of VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Menghini served as President and Director of Bands from August of 2004 through May of 2017. Prior to that time he served as Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Bands. Menghini began his teaching at VanderCook College in 1994 and along with being Director of Bands, taught instrumental conducting, organization and administration, curriculum and supervision, brass methods and rehearsal techniques classes.
Charlie brought with his appointment to VanderCook 18 years of successful high school band experience in Missouri and Kansas. Bands under his direction received consistent Division I ratings in regional, state and national music festivals, performed at various state music educator conventions and performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade, Orange Bowl Parade, Bands of America International Festival and the XV Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Originally from Iron Mountain, Michigan, Menghini attended Northern Michigan University and the University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. He also holds a Master degree in Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Doctorate of Arts in Wind Conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music where he studied with Gary Hill. In addition to Hill, Menghini recognizes Tim Lautzenheiser and Gary Green as being most-influential teachers in his growth and development.
Charles Menghini is co-author of the Essential Elements Band Method, published by the Hal Leonard Corporation. He also a frequent contributor to numerous professional journals and magazines.
Charlie frequently serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and has actively worked with over 350 school and community ensembles from 20 states as well as Canada, Japan, Southeast Asia and Australia. He has conducted all-state ensembles in Wisconsin, North Dakota, Georgia, South Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Virginia, and Minnesota, and has presented numerous clinics at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago and state and regional music educators in-services throughout the world.
Menghini is a Lowell Mason Fellow and is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, and Phi Beta Mu. He was inducted into the Alpha Psi Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society for Music, the highest honor a conservatory faculty can bestow on a student in recognition of outstanding musicianship and scholarly achievement, and is an honorary member of the Xi Kappa (VanderCook College) Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Charlie is a Senior Educational Consultant for Conn-Selmer and an educational consultant for the Hal Leonard LLC of Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Menghini also serves as an educational member of the Music Achievement Council of the NAMM Foundation. An active performer, Charlie played lead trumpet in the Kansas City Chiefs Professional Football Band for fifteen seasons and served as the official trumpeter of the City Club of Chicago.

Jacob
Narverud
Jacob
Narverud
Jacob
Narverud

Jacob Narverud
2020 KMEA All-State Middle Level Choir Conductor

Jacob Narverud is an American composer, arranger/orchestrator, and conductor. A native of Meriden, Kansas, Narverud is now based in New York where he is the music director of the Molloy College Chamber Singers and professor of conducting. Dr. Narverud has taught at both secondary and collegiate levels, most recently as the Director of Choral Activities at Emporia State University where he conducted the A Cappella Choir, founded the Tallgrass Chamber Choir, and taught courses in secondary choral methods and conducting.
With a background in musical theater, instrumental, and choral music, Narverud is a sought-after composer and an active guest conductor/clinician for All-State choirs across the country. He has been commissioned to write new works for ensembles in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Ohio, New York, Oregon, and Connecticut. Jake holds degrees from the Conservatory of Music & Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (DMA, MM, Choral Conducting) and Emporia State University (BM, Vocal Performance). His compositions and arrangements are published by Santa Barbara, Alliance, Alfred, Carl Fischer, G. Schirmer, Wingert-Jones, Lawson-Gould, Shawnee Press, and Hal Leonard.

Jung-Ho
Pak
Jung-Ho
Pak
Jung-Ho
Pak

Jung-Ho Pak
2020 KMEA All-State Orchestra Conductor

Jung-Ho Pak is currently Artistic Director and Conductor of the Cape Symphony Orchestra since 2006. He was past Artistic Director with Orchestra Nova San Diego and Music Director Emeritus of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and Director of Orchestras at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He has also been Music Director of the San Diego Symphony from 1998-2002, guiding the orchestra's emergence from bankruptcy to financial success. Mr. Pak has been Music Director with the University of Southern California, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Colburn School of Music, University of California, Berkeley, Emmy-nominated Disney Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, International Chamber Orchestra, and Diablo Ballet. He has conducted in Europe, Soviet Union, South America and Asia. Mr. Pak is a frequent speaker on television and radio about the relevance of art in society and the importance of music education, and clinician and guest conductor at national music festivals.

Rosephanye
Powell
Rosephanye
Powell
Rosephanye
Powell

Rosephanye Powell
2020 KMEA All-State Treble Choir Conductor

Rosephanye Powell has been hailed as one of America’s premier women composers of choral music. Dr. Powell serves as a Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professor and Professor of Voice at Auburn University. Recent commission and premiere highlights include: Love Will Make A Way (SATB) premiered by the Metropolitan Youth Chorale of New York at Lincoln Center, NY; Get Busy (SATB) premiered and conducted by the composer at Carnegie Hall, NY; A Christmas Medley (SATB), commissioned and performed by multi-Grammy award-winning Chanticleer, as their concert closer for "A Chanticleer Christmas" Tour 2017; When I Sing (SSA), commissioned by the American Composers Forum CHORALQUEST series; I Want to Die While You Love Me (SSAA), composed for the ACDA 2013 Women’s Choirs Commission Consortium; Gospel Trinity (SATB), premiered at the Lincoln Center, NY; Phenomenal Woman, composed for MUSE: Cincinnati’s Women’s Chorus; Friendship composed in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus; With What Shall I Come (SATB), composed for the St. Olaf Choir celebration of the 25th anniversary of Dr. Anton Armstrong, conductor, and premiered at Carnegie Hall; Why We Sing (TTBB), composed for Cantus Vocal Ensemble; The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation (SATB), composed for the NCMEA North Carolina Honors Chorus; and The Cry of Jeremiah, a four-movement sacred work for narrator, chorus, organ and orchestra, commissioned by the American Guild of Organists, premiered at the Lincoln Center, NY.
Dr. Powell travels the country and internationally serving as a composer-in-residence, workshop clinician, and conductor for honor choirs and All-State choral festivals. Recent commitments include: Tennessee All-State SSAA Choir; South Carolina ACDA SSA Honor Choir; Delaware All-State High School Mixed Choir; West Virginia All-State High School Mixed Chorus; Hillsborough County SSA Honor Choir (FL), conductor; Oklahoma All-State High School Women's Choir, conductor; KMEA All-State High School Women’s Choir (Kansas); North Carolina MEA High School SATB Honor Choir; Georgia All-State Senior Women Chorus; Middle Tennessee Vocal Association Treble Honor Choir; Boston Children’s Chorus (MA), conductor, composer-in-residence; Festival Disney Choral Festival, clinician and adjudicator (Orlando, FL); the World Choir Games (Cincinnati, OH), adjudicator; Melbourne International Singers Festival (AUS), conductor, composer-in-residence; the Italian Feder Gospel Choirs Workshop (Milan, Italy), conductor, composer-in-residence.
Dr. Powell holds degrees from The Florida State University (D.M.), Westminster Choir College (M.M), and Alabama State University (B.M.E).

Tim
Seelig
Tim
Seelig
Tim
Seelig

Tim Seelig
2020 KMEA All-State Mixed Choir Conductor

Tim Seelig is conductor, singer, teacher and motivational speaker. In addition to Artistic Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, he continues an extremely busy guest-conducting and teaching schedule throughout the U.S. and across the globe. He is Conductor Emeritus of the Turtle Creek Chorale, which he conducted for 20 years and served on the faculty at Southern Methodist University for 14 years.
Dr. Seelig holds four degrees, including the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas and the Diploma from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has authored numerous books and DVDs on choral technique including best-sellers The Perfect Blend, and The Perfect Rehearsal as well as The Perfect Choral Workbook, Quick Choral Fixes and The Music Within.
Dr. Seelig’s early training was as a singer. He made his European operatic debut at the Staatsoper in St. Gallen, Switzerland and his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall. He appeared as soloist in world premieres of composers including John Corigliano, Conrad Susa and Peter Schikele (P.D.Q. Bach).
Dr. Seelig has conducted annually at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for 25 years. Interesting facts include conducting the Guinness Book Of World Record's Longest Choral Concert and carrying the Olympic torch in 1996 as a community Hero.
His recordings have been on Billboard Top Ten and iTunes Top Ten classical charts. His choruses have been the topic of three documentaries. The PBS documentary about the TCC received the national Emmy award for best documentary. The latest documentary is making the festival rounds now (2019) and won the Audience awards at Tribeca and 11 other festivals thus far.
His groups have commissioned choral works for a variety of amazing organizations. Some of those are amfAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Research), the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation featuring Dr. Maya Angelou and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital featuring Marlo Thomas. Recent commissions "Testimony" by Stephen Schwartz, "Tyler’s Suite" for the Tyler Clementi Foundation, "New Year’s Carol" by Ola Gjeilo, "I Am Harvey Milk" by Andrew Lippa and "#twitterlieder" by James Eakin. "Tyler’s Suite" has nine composers including Stephen Schwarts, John Corigliano, Stephen Flaherty and more.
Known for his enthusiasm and sense of humor, Grammy Magazine says, "Dr. Seelig takes eclecticism to new heights." Fanfare Magazine says he raises singers from "the ranks of amateur choir to one receiving wide recognition for excellent performances of appealing, fresh repertoire." The New York Times calls Seelig an "expressive performer," and the Fort Worth Star Telegram quips, "Seelig slices a thick cut of ham."

KMEA In-Service Workshop
February 21-23, 2019
Century II Convention Center
Wichita, KS