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Oregon State University Music Department is proud to announce the 4th annual Oregon State University Wind Conducting Symposium, with special guest clinician Craig Kirchhoff, professor of music and Director of Bands Emeritus at the University of Minnesota.
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 ($350/person, Max. 15 Participants)
Fifteen 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 PARTICIPANT TRACK ($200/person, Max. 5 Participants)
Five 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.
III. OBSERVER TRACK ($50/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 for registration is December 15, 2023.
Full refunds will be provided up to 30 days prior to the start of the conducting symposium (December 26, 2023). Should a participant cancel or withdraw from the event less than 30 days prior to the start of the symposium, no refund will be provided. In the event of sudden illness, death in the family, or travel-related issues, a refund of 50% will be provided to the participant.
In the case of inclement weather, where Oregon State University closes its main campus, a full refund will be provided to all participants.
Arnold, Malcom, arr. Paynter- Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo
Stuart, Hugh- Three Ayres from Glouchester
Day, Kevin- Rocketship
Chambers, Carol Brittin, Byzantine Dances
Holst, Gustav, ed. Matthews- Second Suite in F
Mackey, John- Sheltering Sky
All scores can be obtained from Midwest Sheet Music
Accommodations, Hilton Garden Inn and Holiday Inn
Friday January 26, 2024
5:00pm Registration and Check-in
5:30pm Introductions and Welcome
6:30pm Workshop Conducting Session #1
Saturday January 27, 2024
7:30am Coffee and Donuts provided by KKPsi
8:00am Topical Sessions, led by Clinicians (TBA)
9:00am Conducting Technique Break Out Session I, led by Clinicians
10:30am Coffee Break
10:45am Topical Sessions, led by Clinicians (TBA)
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 28, 2023
7:30am Coffee and Donuts provided by KKPsi
8:00am Conducting Technique Break Out Session II, led by Clinicians
9:00am Workshop Conducting Session #3
12:30pm Closing/Wrap-Up/Group Picture
Craig Kirchhoff, Professor of Music and Director of Bands Emeritus, University of Minnesota
Erik Leung, Director of Bands, Oregon State University