Wind Band Conducting Symposium

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The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music is pleased to offer our annual wind band conducting 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. The CU Wind Band Conducting Symposium is hosted in conjunction with the CU Orchestral Conducting Symposium. This joint venture allows for several combined sessions with all conducting participants.

June 11-16, 2017

Clinicians

Guest clinician
Steven D. Davis, Director of Bands and Professor of Music, University of Missouri Kansas City

CU clinicians
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

Participation

Three levels of participation are available:

Conductor - $600: Twenty conducting participants will be chosen to conduct in the morning sessions and receive mentoring from the clinicians. The conducting participant will also be part of the afternoon seminars and lectures. Interested conductors should submit a resume/CV and a brief conducting video with their conducting application. When completing the online application, you will be asked to share a video through a private YouTube channel. The video will be used to assess your current conducting.

Auditor - $375: The auditor will observe all morning and afternoon sessions. This level of participation is designed for the conducting student who is seeking to develop, refine, and hone their conducting technique. There are an unlimited number of spots available for auditors. All participants should bring their primary instrument and perform in the afternoon large ensemble sessions.

NEW FOR 2017! Undergraduate Music Education Track - $125: : This track is designed for junior or senior music education students looking to improve their conducting skill. Participants in this track will observe all conducting sessions and lectures. Additionally, participants will conduct the chamber ensemble twice - Monday afternoon and Wednesday evening. Participants will receive feedback from all clinicians. Interested students should submit a resume/CV and a brief conducting video with their conducting application. When completing the online application, you will be asked to share a video through a private YouTube channel. One applicant will receive a scholarship that waives the $125.00 fee. The track is limited to five participants and selected participants will conduct the first movement of the Bernard "Divertissement," Op. 36.

Housing and Meals

We are able to offer you a cost-effective solution for housing and meals this summer! Stay on the beautiful campus of the University of Colorado Boulder at a rate lower than you will find anywhere else in the region during peak tourist season. Purchase a meal plan for access to a wide variety of food options, including diverse dietary accommodations at the Center for Community on campus. All of these accommodations are a short walk from Imig Music Building, making your on-campus stay the most convenient and the most cost-effective way to attend the symposium.

We are in the process of determining the best available per-person rates to keep your costs low. If you are interested in staying on campus for the Conducting Symposium, select one of the options available on the registration page, and we will contact you with a quote as soon as rates become available.

Registration

Application is now open! Register today.

A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required upon registration. The balance of the tuition will be due by June 5, 2017. All payments are to be made via the registration website; no cash or check payments will be accepted.

Tuition Credit

For an additional fee, 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.

Tentative 2017 Schedule

Sunday, June 11
3:30-5 p.m. Registration – CU Boulder College of Music (Dinner on your own)
7-9 p.m. Opening Session

Monday, June 12
8-8:30 a.m. Welcome Session for Undergraduate Music Education Participants Only
9 a.m. Wind Chamber Music Conducting Session
12 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Afternoon Lectures and Seminars
1:30 p.m. Wind Chamber Music Conducting Session for Undergraduate Music Education Participants Only
7 p.m. Reception for all symposium participants provided by the CU College of Music

Tuesday, June 13
9 a.m. Wind Chamber Music Conducting Session
12 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Full Band Conducting Session
5 p.m. Dinner

Wednesday, June 14
9 a.m. Wind Chamber Music Conducting Session
12 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Afternoon Lectures and Seminars
6 p.m. Wind Chamber Music Conducting Session for Undergraduate Music Education Participants Only

Thursday, June 15
9 a.m. Wind Chamber Music Conducting Session
12 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Full Band Conducting Session
5 p.m. Dinner

Friday, June 16
9:00 a.m. Final Wind Chamber Music Conducting Session and Wrap-up

2017 Repertoire

Scores can be obtained from Midwest Sheet Music here.  Select Conducting Symposiums, then Colorado, and select the scores you need to purchase.

Midwest Sheet Music
314-942-1522
instrumental@midwestsheetmusic.com

Wind Chamber Music

  • "Divertissement," Op. 36 – Emile Bernard (Kalmus)
  • Suite from “Carmina Burana” – Carl Orff /trans. Wanek (Schott)

Full Band

  • "Scenes from the Louvre" – Norman Dello Joio
  • Second Suite in F – Gustav Holst (ed. Matthews)
  • "Rest" – Frank Ticheli
  • "Lincolnshire Posy" – Percy Grainger (movements 1, 2, and 6 ONLY)

Contact Information

For inquiries regarding the Wind Band Conducting Symposium, please contact Laura Graham at:
lmgraham@colorado.edu
303-492-6584
301 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0301