wind conducting teacher

Hosted on the beautiful CU Boulder campus, the University of Colorado Boulder Wind Band Conducting Symposium is designed for individuals conducting professionally, including graduate students and those leading public school band programs, community and collegiate wind ensembles. There are four available tracks intended to serve the individual needs of each conductor and provide the maximum amount of conducting time. All tracks will participate in a variety of clinics that focus on score study, repertoire selection and artistic development for the conductor. Interested applicants will submit a brief conducting video with their application, via a private YouTube channel. Please select your preferred track and the video submission will be used to place applicants into the various tracks. ALL participants are expected to perform in the Symposium Band.

Register today!

June 10-15, 2018

Clinicians

Guest clinician
Allan McMurray, Professor Emeritus of Conducting and Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

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

Four levels of participation are available:

Chamber Conducting Track$650: (10 conductors)
The Chamber Conducting Track is designed for teachers and conductors looking to improve their musicianship through small ensemble conducting. Throughout the symposium, participants will conduct two pieces of chamber winds repertoire and receive individual feedback from each conductor. Conductors will receive 45 minutes of conducting time and individual video follow-up sessions. 

Band Conducting Track$650: (10 conductors)
The Band Conducting Track is designed for teachers and conductors at all levels. Band conductors will work with clinicians in small groups and the Symposium Band. Conductors will receive 45 minutes of conducting time with clinician, as well as private video follow-up sessions. 

Undergraduate Conducting Track$150: (3 conductors)
This track is closed. This track is designed for junior or senior music education students looking to improve their conducting skills. Participants in this track will observe all conducting sessions and lectures. Additionally, participants will conduct the Symposium Band twice – Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Interested students should submit a résumé/CV in addition to a brief conducting video with their conducting application. 

Auditor Track$375: (unlimited)
The Auditor Track is designed for the conducting student who is seeking to develop, refine, and hone their conducting technique. No conducting video is necessary for Auditors. All participants should bring their primary instrument and perform in the afternoon Symposium Band.

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. More information on how to secure your low-cost lodging will be posted when registration goes live.

Registration

Register today! All of our Conductor participant slots are full. We hope that you will join us as an auditor! You may also email Ensembles Assistant Laura Graham at LMGraham@colorado.edu to be added to a waitlist. 

A deposit of $200 is required upon registration. This deposit is non-refundable, unless conductor is asked to defer participation. The balance of the tuition will be due by June 1, 2018. 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 2018 Schedule

Sunday, June 10:
5:30 p.m. Registration – CU Boulder College of Music
6 p.m. Welcome Session (E160)
7-9 p.m. Chamber Conducting (1st session) 
                            
Monday, June 11:
8:30 a.m. UG Conductors meet with Clinician 1
9 a.m. Chamber Conducting (2nd session)
11 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. Clinic 1 
12:30 p.m. LUNCH
2 p.m. Band Conducting (1st session)
4 p.m. BREAK
4:15 p.m. Q&A or Clinic 2
7 p.m. Reception hosted by the CU College of Music
 
Tuesday, June 12:
8:30 a.m. UG Conductors meet with Clinician 2
9 a.m. ALL Conductors – excerpt conducting
10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:45 a.m. Clinic 3
Noon LUNCH
1:30-4:15 p.m. Band Conducting (2nd session) [Band Conducting Track & UG Conductors]
4:15 p.m. Q&A

Wednesday, June 13:
8:30 a.m. UG Conductors meet with Clinician 3
9 a.m. Chamber Conducting (3rd session)
11 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. Clinic 4 
12:30 p.m. LUNCH
2 p.m. Band Conducting (3rd session)
4 p.m. BREAK
4:15 p.m. Q&A or Clinic 5
 
Thursday, June 14:
8:30 a.m. UG Conductors meet with Clinician 4
9 a.m. ALL Conductors – excerpt conducting
10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:45 a.m. Clinic 6
Noon LUNCH
1:30-4:15 p.m. Band Conducting (4th session) [Band Conducting Track & UG Conductors]
4:15 p.m. Q&A

Friday, June 15:
9 a.m. Chamber Conducting (4th session) 
11 a.m. Final Q&A

2018 Repertoire

Chamber Conducting Track:
Serenade in E-flat, K. 375 – W.A. Mozart (Barenreiter edition)
Sinfonietta, Op. 188 – Joachim Raff

Band & Undergraduate Conducting Track:
Sheltering Sky – John Mackey
Lincolnshire Posy – Percy Grainger (mvts. 1, 2, 4 & 6 only)
First Suite in E-flat – Gustav Holst
Chester – William Schuman
O Magnum Mysterium – Morten Lauridsen/trans. Reynolds

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

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

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