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North Oakland Concert Band | Meet The Band
Annette Kline, Music Director
Annette Kline has been the music director of the North Oakland Concert Band since 1988. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Music Education and a Master's Degree in Instrumental Conducting from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Ms. Kline was a member of the 70th Division Army Reserve Band, where she played clarinet and saxophone and was the Assistant Band Director from 1985-1991. She began her teaching career in the Brandon Schools in 1984, then moved to the Lake Orion Schools in 1994. Since 2006, Ms. Kline has held the position of Band Director and teacher at Waldon Middle School.
Music Director Ms. Annette Kline is the Conductor and Musical Director of the North Oakland Concert Band (NOCB). A position she has held since 1988. In that time, the group has expanded from the original 15 members to more than 80 musicians. The NOCB has received excellent reviews from guest conductors and clinicians throughout the State of Michigan. The band is regarded as one of the premier community ensembles in the state. Annette brings a warm style and strong artistic talent to the NOCB that adult musician's desire. The NOCB is a community based ensemble that performs seven concerts per season. Ms. Kline currently teaches Band at Waldon Middle School the Lake Orion Community School System. Her ensembles have consistently received superior ratings at MSBOA festivals. She was Director of Bands at Brandon Middle School in Ortonville, Michigan from 1984 until 1994. Annette Kline has appeared as guest conductor for the Pontiac Oakland Symphony, the Warren Symphony Orchestra, the 70th Division Army Reserve Band, the Oakland University Wind Ensemble, the Allen Park Symphonic Orchestra, the Detroit Chamber Winds, and the Warren Concert Band. Annette received her Bachelors degree in Instrumental Music Education from Oakland University. She earned her Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting from the same institution where she was the conducting student of Dr. David Daniels. In 1991 she was honored with Oakland University's Distinguished Musicianship Award. She is a member of the Conductors Guild and has participated in many conducting workshops over the years, throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Kline is an active performer, having studied clarinet with Douglas Cornelson.
NOCB Members North Oakland Concert Band
Annette Kline - Music Director and Conductor
Annette Kline, clarinet: Annette received her Bachelors degree in Instrumental Music Education and her Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
In 1991 she was honored with Oakland University's Distinguished Musicianship Award. Ms. Kline currently teaches Band at Waldon Middle School in the Lake Orion Community School System. Her ensembles have consistently received superior ratings at Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) festivals. Also, Annette is the Conductor and Musical Director of the North Oakland Concert Band (NOCB). She is the Bass Clarinetist for the "Sweet Licorice" clarinet quartet. Annette has performed with Grosse Point Symphony, Macomb Symphony Orchestra, Oakland University Symphonic Band, Pontiac Oakland Symphony, Southfield Symphony, and Warren Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, in 2004 she toured Europe with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Community Band. Ms. Kline studied clarinet with Douglas Cornelson and conducting with Dr David Daniels.
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That's a baton in Annette Kline's hand, not a musical instrument, as she leads on the conductor's stand for the North Oakland Concert Band.Kline has a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in instrumental conducting from Oakland University.An Orion Township resident and mother of three, Kline helps shape music for people in their teens through retirement years.In addition to conducting the 80-plus member NOCB, she is band director at Waldon Middle School in Orion Township.She also makes guest conductor appearances, the next coming at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in front of the Warren Symphony Orchestra."It's a big-time commitment," she said of the balance between family and music.With experience as a conductor of concert and symphony bands, Kline must familiarize herself with many instruments.Concert band sounds come from the flute, clarinet, trumpets and saxophone; woodwind, brass and percussion instruments make up the set on the symphony concerts."To get the balance you have to understand the balance of instrumentation, who should be playing louder and softer," she said."It's very intense."ADJUSTINGConducting is still a male-dominated field, Kline said, but she added, "more women are being acknowledged, accepted.""Women always played, but that's it," she said."A lot of women composers (at one time) were not even allowed to put their signature on their music."Kline still plays the clarinet in a quartet, at weddings and other special events, so she does still toot her own horn.Tooting her own horn, she's finding, is also a good practice figuratively."I feel I have the knowledge to know how music should be, to shape music," she said.Annette Kline, an Orion Township resident who teaches band at Waldon Middle School, is the conductor for the North Oakland Concert Band.