Wind Conducting Conference

Second Annual Conductors Conference
March 13 – 16, 2014

This is a four-day intensive session designed for teachers and conductors at all levels. We will explore the Art of Conducting and the Art of Teaching, working to help everyone improve their skills and understanding in a positive learning environment. The conference will be led by Dr. Eddie Smith, professor music and director of bands at the University of Redlands. Guest clinicians are Dr. John West, Carolina University, and Dr. Rodney Dorsey, University of Oregon.

$300 for conducting participants (accepted on a first-come, first-served basis)
$175 for observers

Registration form (pdf)

Dr. John West - Western Carolina University, Director of Bands/Associate Dean
Dr. Rodney Dorsey - University of Oregon, Director of Bands/Conducting
Dr. Eddie R. Smith - University of Redlands, Director of Bands/Assistant Dean


Thursday, March 13    
5:00 p.m. Opening Dinner 
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Conducting Session 
Friday, March 14   
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Conducting Session
2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Conducting Session
4:30- 6:00 p.m. Lecture - John West
Saturday, March 15
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Conducting Session
2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Conducting Session
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Lecture - Rodney Dorsey
Sunday, March 17
11:00 a.m. Lecture - Eddie Smith
12:30 - 3:00 p.m. Conducting Session
3:00 p.m. Closing comments

Conference Repertoire:

University of Redlands Wind Ensemble
Divertimento for Band, Op. 42 - Vincent Persichetti
First Suite for Military Band - Gustav Holst
Commando March - Samuel Barber
O Magnum Mysterium - Morton Lauridsen
The Promise of Living - Aaron Copland/Singleton
Scotch Strathspey and Reel - Percy Grainger
William Byrd Suite - Gordon Jacob
Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo - Malcolm Arnold
Flourish for Wind Band - Ralph Vaughan Williams

University of Redlands Chamber Winds Ensemble (U of R Faculty)
Trevelyan Suite - Malcolm Arnold
Sinfonia fur Blaser - Gaetano Donizetti
Chansons et Danses, Op.50 - Vincent d’Indy
Overture for Winds, Op. 24 - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Sinfonietta - Joachim Raff

Scores are available from M-R Music, Inc. Jeff Gerard
(314) 291 - 4686; Fax (314) 291 - 4166

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