Michigan State University Conducting Symposium: Registration Open

The Michigan State University Conducting Symposium will be held on June 3-7 on the MSU campus in East Lansing.

The symposium provides participants with daily conducting experiences and significant individual instruction 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 a dialogue with the clinicians in the panel discussions and daily wrap-up sessions. The new Undergraduate Mentorship Program will give five participants the experience of conducting high-level players in chamber music masterworks.

This year's repertoire includes Stravinksy's Octet (Boosey & Hawkes), Mozart's Serenade in E-flat Major K. K375 (Bärenreiter), and Rossini/Sedlak/De Rusha's Overture to the Barber of Seville (Nova Music). 

Featured conductors include Kevin L. Sedatole, director of bands, professor of music, and chair of the Conducting Area, MSU College of Music; Gary Lewis, director of orchestral studies and professor of music, University of Colorado Boulder; John T. Madden, associate director of bands, associate professor of music, and director, Spartan Marching Band, MSU College of Music; and Cormac Cannon, assistant director of bands, assistant professor of music and associate director, Spartan Marching Band, MSU College of Music. 

Chris Blount of Custom Batons will be in residence during the symposium. 

For more information, visit the symposium website or email Jamal Duncan at duncan23@msu.edu.

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