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An Introduction to Conducting a Wind Band: Mark Gauci

PhotoBorn in Malta in 1978, Mark Gauci began his Bflat baritone lessons at an early age with his father, a self-taught musician and trumpet player, until he began private tuition with Paul Borg. Mark then went on to pursue a Bachelors of Arts degree in music composition from the University of Malta and a post graduate certificate in education course at the same university where he graduated as a music teacher in 2006. Following this, he started teaching as a full-time music teacher at the Gozo College. In 2009, Mark obtained a master degree (Distinction) in performance at the Royal Northern College of Music after winning a scholarship from the Malta Government Scholarship Schemes.

Mark has received several awards and honours: In 1993 he won first prize at the Maltese Bandsman of the Year Competition. Another first prize came in 1996 when he won the Musician of the Year Competition. During the same year, Mark was awarded the Andrew Lloyd Weber Bronze Medal from the London College of Music for being the youngest candidate ever to sit for the LLCM diploma. In the fall of 1997, Mark did his FLCM at just 18 years of age. From his home base in Victoria, Malta, Mark’s career as a performer, conductor, and music

From his home base in Victoria, Malta, Mark’s career as a performer, conductor and music educator is quite remarkable. Mark holds principal positions in many leading bands, brass ensembles, and brass quintets. His continued commitment both as a musician and conductor has led him to perform in different important venues and TV shows each year.

Mark will be conducting a workshop which aims at giving introductory tips and experience for conducting a wind band. Whilst promising to be fun, the participants will have the opportunity to have a hands-on experience and a good basis that will be very useful to them as they continue to advance in their musical studies.

“An Introduction to Conducting a Wind Band” will be held at Agenzija Zghazagh, Sta. Venera, on Saturday, 23rd September at 17:00. Only active or passive participants can attend this workshop. If interested, please register here.