College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Wind Band Symposium

2015 University of Colorado Boulder


Dates:  Sunday, June 7 – Friday June 12, 2015

Location:  University of Colorado Boulder College of Music

Guest Clinician: Jerry F. Junkin: Director of Bands – University of Austin, Artistic Director _ Dallas Winds

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The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music is pleased to offer our annual conducting and teaching symposium. Hosted on the beautiful CU Boulder campus, this symposium is designed for the aspiring conductor and will focus on conducting technique and movement, rehearsal strategies, professional development, artistic growth, score study and repertoire.


Jerry F. Junkin: Director of Bands – University of Austin, Artistic Director - Dallas Winds

In his 25th year on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Vincent R. and Jane D. DiNino Chair for the Director of Bands, Jerry Junkin is recognized as one of the world’s most highly regarded wind conductors. He also holds the title of University Distinguished Teaching Professor. Previously, he served on the faculties of both the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida. In addition to his responsibilities as Professor of Music and Conductor of the Texas Wind Ensemble, he serves as Head of the Conducting Division and teaches courses in conducting and wind band literature. He is a recipient of multiple teaching awards, and students of Mr. Junkin hold major positions throughout the world.

He has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia since 2003. Additionally, 2012 marks the beginning of his 20th season as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dallas Wind Symphony. In 2005 he was presented the Grainger Medallion by the International Percy Grainger Society in recognition of his championing of Grainger’s works.

Performances under the direction of Mr. Junkin have won the praise of such notable musicians as John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, Gunther Schuller, Karel Husa, William Kraft, Jacob Druckman and Michael Colgrass, among many others. Mr. Junkin has released over 30 compact disc recordings for the Reference, Klavier and Naxos labels. The New York Times named his recent release on the Reference Recordings label, Bells for Stokowski, one of the best classical CD’s of the year. His performance of Circus Maximus with The University of Texas Wind Ensemble was recently released on the world’s first Blu Ray audio disc in 5.1 surround sound by Naxos. In 2014 he will lead The University of Texas Wind Ensemble on a four week tour around the world.

Jerry Junkin is an enthusiastic advocate of public school music education, having conducted All-State bands and festivals in forty-eight states and on five continents. He spends his summers in residence at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, as well as appearing at major music festivals throughout the world.

Mr. Junkin has served as President of the Big XII Band Director’s Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of The John Philip Sousa Foundation, is Past-President of the American Bandmasters Association, and is Past President of the College Band Directors National Association. Regularly making guest appearances with ensembles such as the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and the Taipei Symphonic Winds, the 2012-13 season finds him conducting throughout the United States in addition to appearances in Japan, China, Spain and Austria.


Donald J. McKinney: Director of Bands – University of Colorado Boulder

Matthew Roeder: Associate Director of Bands – University of Colorado Boulder

Matthew Dockendorf: Assistant Director of Bands – University of Colorado Boulder


Two levels of participation are available:

Conductor: The conducting participant will conduct in the morning sessions and receive mentoring from the clinicians.  The conducting participant will also be part of the afternoon seminars and lectures. Only 20 conducting participants will be able to participate. Conducting participants will have the opportunity to conduct works for chamber winds and full ensemble.

Auditor: The auditor will observe all morning and afternoon sessions. This level of participation is designed for the conducting student seeking to develop, refine, and hone their conducting technique. There are an unlimited number of spots available for auditors


Conductor: $550.00 (includes instruction, DVD of conducting sessions, clinician resource material) Housing, parking, transportation, & tuition credit are not included.

Auditor: $325.00 (includes observation of all conducting sessions, lectures, and seminars) Housing, parking, transportation, & tuition credit are not included.

For both levels of participation, a $150.00 non-refundable registration fee is due by May 1, 2015. The remaining tuition is due upon arrival at CU Boulder.

To apply, fill out the form on the Registration link and return it with your deposit.


You may take the course for optional tuition credit through the University of Colorado Division of Continuing Education. The course will be offered as Independent Study Music, 5018.


Sunday, June 7:

3:30-5:00            Registration – CU Boulder College of Music
                           Dinner on your own
7:00-9:00            Opening Session


Monday, June 8 – Thursday, June 11:
9:00 AM               Conducting Sessions
12:00 PM              Lunch
1:30 PM                Afternoon Lectures and Seminars
5:00 PM                Dinner

*Evening of Monday, June 8 only – Reception for all symposium participants

Friday, June 12:
9:00                        Final Conducting Session & Wrap-up


If you have additional questions, please contact:Diana Wilson
18th & Euclid,  301 UCB, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0301