MSU Conducting Symposium

Registration for this symposium is now closed.

 

June 5-10, 2016

Overview: Each conducting participant will conduct daily, receiving significant individual instructional time. In addition, participants and observers will be engaged in sessions covering score study, basic movement fundamentals, and repertoire. Participants will have ample opportunities to ask questions and engage in dialogue with the clinicians in panel discussions and daily wrap-up sessions. 

Professional Track
This selective program is designed to allow twenty-two participants the experience of conducting high-level players in chamber music masterworks. In this program, you will conduct the chamber ensemble five times in movements/selections of your choice from Copland’s Appalachian Spring (2 rounds), Stravinsky’s Octet (2 rounds), and Dvorak’s Serenade in d minor, op. 44. In addition to these conducting opportunities, you will receive special breakout sessions and participate in all of the other sessions as well as observing the remaining conducting rounds.

Undergraduate Mentorship Program (UMP)
This selective program is designed to allow ten undergraduate participants the experience of conducting high-level players in chamber music masterworks. In this program, you will conduct the chamber ensemble three times in movements of your choice from Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Stravinsky’s Octet, and Dvorak’s Serenade in d minor, op. 44. In addition to these conducting opportunities, you will receive special breakout sessions and participate in all of the other sessions as well as observing the remaining conducting rounds.

Repertoire
Aaron Copland – Appalachian Spring, Suite for 13 Instruments (Boosey & Hawkes)
Igor Stravinsky - Octet (Boosey and Hawkes)
Antonín Dvorák - Serenade in D minor, Op. 44. (Download available through IMSLP at this link)

We are proud to announce that Chris Blount of Custom Batons will be in residence at the symposium.  

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