MSU Conducting Symposium


June 7-12, 2020

Registration opens on January 6, 2020 and will remain open until the symposium is filled (no limit for observer positions).

The symposium is led by Dr. Kevin Sedatole and welcomes Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner, Director of Bands at the Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, as a guest clinician. Dr. Gordon Sly, professor of music theory at MSU will deliver insight and lead discussion on the repertoire and performance implications. Additionally, we're excited to feature MSU violin faculty member and former member of Eighth Blackbird, Yvonne Lam as soloist on L'histoire du soldathttps://www.yvonnelam.com/

Application Process: Please complete the online registration form linked here (link will go live on January 6). Additionally, please upload a copy of your resume or CV to this Google Folder. New this year, we are asking that applicants upload approximately 5 minutes of conducting footage of a rehearsal or performance as part of their application.

Online Registration Form (registration opens January 6)

Overview:
Each conducting participant will conduct five times, receiving significant individual instructional time. Additionally, participants and observers will be engaged in sessions covering score study, 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.

Pricing options for attendance

  • Participant: $675
  • Undergrad Mentorship Program: $450
  • Observer: $300

Wind Conducting Professional Participants:
This selective program is designed to allow participants the experience of conducting high-level players in chamber music masterworks. In this program track, you will conduct the MSU Chamber Winds five times in movements of your choice of Mozart: Serenade in C minor, K. 388/384a, Emile Bernard: Divertissement , and Stravinsky: L’Histoire du soldat. Outside of 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 (Wind Track Only – “UMP’s”): 

This selective program is designed to allow eight undergraduate participants the experience of conducting high-level players in chamber music masterworks. In this program, you will conduct the MSU Chamber Winds three times in movements of your choice of Mozart: Serenade in C minor, K. 388/384a and Emile Bernard: Divertissement. In addition to these conducting opportunities, you will receive special breakout sessions and participate in all of the other sessions aswell as observing the remaining conducting rounds.

Wind Conducting Track Repertoire

Mozart – Serenade no. 12 in C minor, K. 388/384a

Emile Bernard – Divertissement

Stravinsky – L’Histoire du soldat

For further questions, please contact Hunter Kopczynski via email.

Symposium Clinicians