This is a teaching workshop for instrumental music educators / conductors of all levels
(K-12 through university / professional) with sessions on:
The Advanced Conducting Track is open to six conductors
selected by videotape audition. Selected conductors are given
the opportunity to conduct a professional chamber winds ensemble for forty minutes each day. The repertoire is selected from the finest available music for the medium and conductors are expected to interact with the ensemble in a professional rather than educational manner. This unique format incorporates advanced conducting techniques, score study, and movement awareness exercises. Michael Haithcock, Director of Bands, and UM movement expert, Jerry Schwiebert will provide each participant specific methodologies for personal development.
Interaction with the musicians will also provide valuable insight
into the communication desired by professional performers.
Deadline for submission is May 1, 2013
The Conducting Track is designed for anyone interested in improving their conducting and teaching skills. Participants will conduct the Symposium Wind Band each day; these six sessions will total fifty minutes of podium time. The Michigan Band Faculty and UM movement expert, Jerry Schwiebert will provide each participant specific feedback tailored to their current level of proficiency. Other sessions are taught by Michigan faculty in the areas of rehearsal techniques (jazz and concert band), score study, movement and expression, music education, and arranging. The first twenty-four applicants are accepted; no video is required.
The Observer Track is designed for the educator or undergraduate student interested in obtaining exposure to a variety of conducting and teaching fundamentals. Observers will have the opportunity to attend all workshop sessions and participate in the Symposium Wind Band.
All participants must bring their own instrument.
2013 Schedule forthcoming
Advanced Track: Is available to a limited number of participants. To apply, upload a resume and video recording (no more than 15 mins. rehearsal and/or performance) of your conducting. Applicants will receive an external upload link upon completion of the online application. Notifications for Advanced Track acceptance will be emailed on May 15, 2013.
Conducting Track: Available to the first 24 applicants. No audition required.
Observer Track: No audition required. No limit to the number of Observers.
Advanced Track Application deadline - May 1, 2013
Conducting Track Application deadline - June 1, 2013 (or until full)
Observer Track Application deadline - June 1, 2013
All Adult Workshops may be taken as a workshop for professional development enrichment without college credit, or for graduate credit (NCFD).
Advanced Track: $600
Conducting Track: $500
Observer Track: $450
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:
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