January 7-9, 2022

Description

The Music Program at Oregon State University is proud to announce The Oregon State University Wind Conducting Symposium, with special guest clinician Kevin Sedatole, professor of music and Director of Bands at the Michigan State University. 

Join other music educators from around Oregon and beyond for a weekend of professional development, community, and music-making. The purpose of the workshop is for band directors at all stages of their careers to develop skills in both conducting and teaching. The limited numbers of participants is intended to allow for greater personal contact and increased time for the participants to connect with each other and the clinicians, and to allow for a more intimate setting. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct the Workshop Band (of which each participant will play his or her instrument), as well as attend Topical Discussions dealing with rehearsal techniques, literature and programming ideas, conducting technique and personal musical growth. 

The Wind Conducting Symposium provides opportunities to participate in one of three ways:

I. CONDUCTING PARTICIPANT TRACK ($250 per person, maximum 15 participants)

Sixteen participants of all levels and interests will work intensively with Clinicians and the Workshop Band. The Conducting Participant Track is designed for improvement of conducting and teaching at all levels. Each Conductor is expected to perform his or her instrument in the Workshop Band.

II. UNIVERSITY STUDENT CONDUCTOR TRACK ($150 per person, maximum 5 participants)

Four undergraduate participants from various colleges and universities will work intensively with Clinicians and the Workshop Band. The University Student Participant Track is designed for improvement of conducting and teaching for undergraduate music students. Each Conductor is expected to perform his or her instrument in the Workshop Band. NOTE: University Students must have taken at least one prior course in conducting. 

NOTE: University Students must have taken at least one prior course in conducting. 

III. OBSERVER TRACK ($50 per person,unlimited participants)

Unlimited Observer Track participants are welcome to attend all sessions of the Workshop including the conducting technique session but will not conduct the Workshop Band. The Observer Track is designed for any participant interested in learning more about conducting and teaching, without the pressure of preparing scores. Each Observer is expected to perform their instrument in the Workshop Band.

DEADLINE

Registration deadline: December 17, 2021

Repertoire 

  • All 2022 Repertoire TBD 

Tentative Workshop Schedule

Friday, January 7, 2022

  • 5:00pm - Registration and Check-in
  • 5:30pm - Introductions and Welcome 
  • 6:30pm - Workshop Conducting Session #1

Saturday, January 8, 2022

  • 7:30am - Coffee and Donuts provided by KKPsi
  • 8:00am - Sessions, led by Clinicians (TBA)
  • 9:00am - Conducting Technique Break Out Session, led by Clinicians
  • 10:30am - Coffee Break
  • 10:45am - Topical Sessions, led by Clinicians (TBA)
  • 11:45pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - Workshop Conducting Session #2
  • 5:00pm - “Hot Topics Session,” led by Clinicians
  • 6:00pm - Optional Dinner outing at local restaurant with all Participants and Clinicians

Sunday, January 9, 2022

  • 7:30am - Coffee and Donuts provided by KKPsi
  • 8:00am - Workshop Conducting Session #3
  • 12:00pm - Closing/Wrap-Up/Group Picture

Housing and Accommodations

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Workshop Clinicians

Workshop Clinicians

  • Kevin Sedatole, Professor of Music and Director of Bands, Michigan State University
  • Erik Leung, Director of Bands, Oregon State University