The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts.
The competitions took place during the first week of January at Hill Auditorium. Each of the winners will perform their competition piece with one of the School's orchestras in an upcoming SMTD concert at Hill.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
June 18-23, 2017
Application Deadline: May 15, 2017
Designed for instrumental conductors and educators of all levels (K-12 through professional), this workshop will focus on developing the skills and concepts necessary to inspire compelling music making from the podium with any level of ensemble. Group sessions and individual instruction will present unique ideas regarding:
Michael Haithcock, Director of Bands, and Jerry Schwiebert, renowned movement expert and member of U-M's theatre department faculty, will provide each participant with specific methodologies for personal development in merging the demands of musically prepared and responsive conducting gestures with performance pressures. Additional faculty will offer lectures on their specific areas of expertise as well as individual instruction throughout the week.
All participants must bring their own instrument and copies of scores they are scheduled to conduct.
All conducting applicants must submit:
The first 32 applicants who complete an online application and application fee, and provide the requested video, will be accepted. Each conducting participant will also perform as part of the Symposium Wind Band.
An unlimited number of observers are welcome. Observers will have the opportunity to attend all workshop sessions and participate in the Symposium Wind Band. Observers only need submit an online application.
All applicants wishing to conduct on the podium must submit a resume and video recording. An online link for uploading audition materials will be provided once an online application has been completed.
The Band Conducting & Pedagogy Workshop may be taken as part of the Master of Music in Music Education degree program, for Summer graduate credit (NCFD) or for professional development without college credit. (Course Code: CONDUCT 507.035)
Questions regarding how to receive academic credit? Contact the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Admissions Office at 734-764-0593 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Observer : $350
The first 32 applicants to complete an online application, audition upload, and $30 non-refundable application fee, will be admitted to the workshop as a conductor. All applicants will receive an email notification when their application is complete, confirming their admission.
The website will indicate when there are no longer available spaces for conductors.
Observers are automatically admitted to the workshop upon completion of an online application and non-refundable application fee payment. There is an unlimited amount as to the number of observers.
For more information about this workshop or any of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Summer Workshops, please contact the office of Youth & Adult Programs:
Phone: (734) 936-2660
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