The Conductor/Participant slots are full. Observer slots still available.
WIND BAND CONDUCTING AND MUSIC EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM
JUNE 23-27, 2014
Green Music Center at Sonoma State University
The Sonoma State University Department of Music announces the second annual Summer Band Conducting and Music Education Symposium June 23-27, 2014 at the Green Music Center on the beautiful campus of Sonoma State University.
Join us to further develop your skills in the art of conducting and music education pedagogy.
Dr. Andy Collinsworth, Director of Bands and Music Education at Sonoma State University and John Alan Carnahan, Director of Bands and Director of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach, will collaborate to provide high school and middle school band directors opportunities to sharpen their conducting skills and music education pedagogy.
Participants will have the opportunity to conduct a live wind ensemble and receive critical feedback and suggestions from clinician.
Conducting participants will focus on improving their awareness and skill in the art of conducting.
Conductors and Observers are encouraged to bring the scores listed below.
Conductors should prepare to conduct 3 or 4 works from the list. For multiple movement works, conductors may choose to focus on individual movements.
…and the antelope play — John Carnahan (Gr. 3 C. Alan)
Horkstow Grange — Grainger/Michael Sweeney (Gr. 2 Hal Leonard)
In The Forest of the King — Pierre LaPlante (Gr. 3 Daehn)
Rest — Frank Ticheli (Gr. 4 Manhattan Beach)
Sheltering Sky — John Mackey (Gr. 3 Osti Music)
Suite Provençale —Jan Van der Roost (Gr. 4 DeHaske)
Second Suite in F — Gustav Holst (Gr. 4 Matthews Edition/Boosey & Hawkes)
A Tallis Prelude — Douglas Akey (Gr. 2 Queenswood)
Three Ayres from Gloucester — Hugh Stuart (Gr. 2 Shawnee)
Three London Miniatures— Mark Camphouse (Gr. 4 TRN)
Lincolnshire Posy, mvmts. I, II, VI — Percy Grainger/Fennell edition (Gr. 6 Ludwig)
Explore issues related to rehearsing, conducting and teaching, including score study, expressive conducting, and rehearsal issues related to achieving better blend, balance, intonation and precision.
Investigate teaching strategies related to wind, brass and percussion instruments.
Discover a wide variety of wind band repertoire at various grade levels in two reading sessions. This session is generously sponsored by Ryan Blauvelt at J.W. Pepper of San Francisco.
Conductor-Participants will conduct a live ensemble each day, and will receive additional one-on-one sessions with the clinicians.
Observers will be engaged in all of the activities, but will not conduct.
Conducting participation will be limited to the first 15 applicants.
Applicants wishing to conduct are encouraged to register early.
APPLICATION FORM (pdf)
COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE: $110