- Faculty & Staff
- Music Camp
- Young Artist
- Boots & BowTies
The NBHB District Music Clinic, hosted at Northwest College, brings together select musicians from high schools throughout the Big Horn Basin. For two days, students have the opportunity to work with outstanding guest conductors and fellow musicians.
High School students are recommended by participating Choir and Band Directors. Directors: Please use the Online Form to submit your list of recommended students.
Band: We ask that you submit the top 15% of your high school concert band (or equivalent). When submitting be sure to include awards or honors these kids have received on their instrument. All schools will be allowed at least 5 students represented in the band regardless of their own high school band enrollment. Directors are asked to use discretion when submitting students for clinic. We want directors to select students who are capable and willing to put in the time and effort to learn the music PRIOR to coming to the event. This should be a great experience for all who come. Note, we will always include All-State and All-Northwest members.
Choir: We ask that you submit the top 25% of your high school choir numbers in balanced SATB quartets. When submitting be sure to include awards or honors these kids have received. All schools will be allowed at least 5 students represented in the choir regardless of their own high school choir enrollment. Directors are asked to use discretion when submitting students for clinic. We want directors to select students who are capable and willing to put in the time and effort to learn the music PRIOR to coming to the event. This should be a great experience for all who come. Note, we will always include All-State and All-Northwest members.
Katrina Rooney is in her eighteenth year as a music educator and has been the Kelly Walsh High School Director of Choirs and Music Theory for eight years. Prior to teaching in Wyoming she taught elementarymusic, choir at Hanford High School (Richland, Washington), Choir and Orchestra at Enterprise Middle School (Richland, Washington), and directed choirs and vocal jazz as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and taught Music Education and Class Voice courses as an Associate Professor at Central Washington University (Ellensburg, Washington).
She holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music degree in Conducting and a Cognate in Music History both from Central Washington University. She studied conducting with Gary Weidenaar and Nikolas Kaoile, and Jazz Studies with Dave Cazier, Vijay Singh and Chris Bruya. Katrina studied voice with Dr. Linda Marra and Dr. Diane Thueson-Reich. Katrina is a member of National Association for Music Educators and Wyoming Music Educator’s Association. She is also a member of American Choral Director’s Association and currently serves as the Wyoming ACDA Past-President.
CLICK HERE to view and print the District Clinic Schedule.
A concert will be held at the close of District Music Clinic on Saturday, November 19 at 2:30 PM, in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium. Family, friends, and community members are invited to attend.
The College will have available a concert bass drum, a set of four timpani (E, F, Bb, and Eb), snare drums, chimes, vibes, xylophone, marimba, and assorted, basic percussion instruments. Bring all other percussion needs with you including mallets and sticks. Please call if you have special requests.
If you have any questions, please call or email.
231 West 6th Street
Powell, WY 82435
FAX: (307) 754-6340