Conducting Symposium 2023

The UK Conducting Symposium is designed for instrumental conductors and music educators of all experience levels. Conducting participants will receive quality podium time conducting outstanding literature in front of a live ensemble while receiving immediate/interactive feedback from the featured clinician. Each conducting participant will also receive a detailed critique and evaluation from the host clinician immediately following each conducting sessions. Observing participants will join the performing ensemble and engage in all sessions.

Additional sessions focusing on conducting exercises, rehearsal techniques, score study, repertoire, and professional growth will be explored. This symposium will provide a tremendous opportunity for all wind band conductors/music educators regardless of teaching and experience levels, and public school music educators are encouraged to apply.

Registration is limited to the first 15 Participant Conducting applicants, and there is no limit for Observer-track registrants. Professional development credit will be available. Music will be sent to attendees in the Spring.

Participants Track
Participants will be given four 15-minute opportunities to conduct a variety of high quality wind band literature and be prescribed conducting exercises to enhance conductor baton technique and ensemble rehearsal skills. Participants are also asked to bring their primary instrument to be a part of the performing ensemble and engage in all the sessions with the conductors and clinicians. Limited to 15 seats.

Observer Track
Observers are asked to bring their primary instrument to be a part of the performing ensemble and engage in all the sessions with the conductors and clinicians.

Visitor parking passes are available through UK Transportation Services.

The UK Summer Wind Band Conducting Symposium does not include on-campus housing. There are multiple options at hotels, etc. in close proximity to the University of Kentucky campus. More information will be provided as the event approaches.

The repertoire chosen is of the highest quality from the Wind Band medium. Rep should be chosen from the list below.

First Suite in Eb for Military Band - Holst/Matthews edition) Boosey & Hawkes Colonial Song - Grainger/Topolewski Carl Fischer O Magnum Mysterium - Lauridsen/Reynolds Theodore Presser Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo - Arnold/Paynter Carl Fischer Three Ayres from Gloucester - Stuart Hal Leonard/J.W. Pepper Chasing Sunlight - Nishimura NishimuraMusic/J. W. Pepper Prelude Fugue in Bb Major - Bach/Moehlman Alfred Music-J.W. Pepper

For more information or to confirm participation contact Cody Birdwell or Storey Free.

Created 08/12/2021
Last Updated 06/28/2023