MSU Conducting Symposium


June 9-14, 2019

Registration will open online Monday, January 7, 2019, and will remain open until the symposium is filled (no limit for observer positions).
The symposium is led by Dr. Kevin Sedatole in the Wind track and Prof. Kevin Noe in the Orchestral track, and welcomes Dr. Craig Kirchhoff, Professor Emeritus from the University of Minnesota, as a guest clinician. Both Wind and Orchestral Participants will conduct four times in their primary track and once in their non-primary track. 

Online Registration Form (registration will begin on January 7, 2019)

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 four times in movements of your choice from Rossini’s Overture to “The Barber of Seville,” Stravinsky’s Octet, and Strauss’s Suite in B-flat, op. 4. In addition, wind track participants will conduct the Chamber Orchestra one round (repertoire TBD). 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.

Orchestral Conducting ProfessionalParticipants: 
This selective program is designed to allow participants to immerse themselves in the study of orchestral conducting -  mixing both strings and winds. In this track, you will conduct the Chamber Orchestra four times and the Chamber Winds during one round on a movement of Strauss’s Suite in B-flat, op. 4. Repertoire to be determined. 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 theexperience 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 from Rossini’s Overture to “The Barber of Seville” and Strauss’s Suite in B-flat, op. 4. 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.

Wind Conducting Track Repertoire
Rossini/arr. Sedlak – Overture “The Barber of Seville”
Stravinsky – Octet
Strauss – Suite in B-flat, op. 4

Orchestral Track Repertoire
(TBA)

For further questions, please contact Travis Higa via email. 

Symposium Clinicians