Conducting Symposium

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WIND BAND CONDUCTING SYMPOSIUM
"Developing an Artistic Point of View"

June 3-5, 2020

Promotional Image for the 2020 Conducting Symposium. All details in the image are reproduced in text on the page.​​​​​​​The University of Kentucky Bands and School of Music are pleased to announce the inaugural University of Kentucky Summer Wind Band Conducting Symposium. The featured clinician will be Professor Allen McMurray, Director of Bands Emeritus from the University of Colorado - Boulder. Dr. Cody Birdwell, Director of Bands at UK, will also serve as symposium clinician.

This 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.

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. The registration fee for Participant conductors is $350, and the Observer fee is $50. Professional development credit will be available. Music will be sent to attendees in the Spring.

Participants Track ($350)
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 ($50)
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.

Parking
Street parking is available around the UK College of Fine Arts Building. More detailed information will be provided as the event approaches.

Housing
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.

Repertoire
The repertoire chosen is of the highest quality from the Wind Band medium. Music will be sent to attendees in the Spring, and conducting assignments will be chosen by participants at a later date.

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

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