Wind Conducting Conference

wind conducting conference participants 2015

Fourth Annual Conductors Conference
March 17 – 20, 2016

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 of music and director of bands at the University of Redlands. Guest clinicians are Dr. Russel Mikkelson, Ohio State University, and Dr. Gary Hill, Arizona State University.

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

Registration form (pdf)

Russel Mikkelson - Ohio State University
Gary Hill - Arizona State University
Eddie R. Smith - University of Redlands, Director of Bands/Assistant Dean


Thursday, March 17    
5 p.m. Opening Dinner 
7 - 10 p.m. Conducting Session 
Friday, March 18   
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Conducting Session
2 - 4:30 p.m. Conducting Session
4:30- 6 p.m. Lecture
Saturday, March 19
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Conducting Session
2 - 4:30 p.m. Conducting Session
4:30 - 6 p.m. Lecture
Sunday, March 20
11 a.m. Lecture
12:30 - 3 p.m. Final Concert
3 p.m. Closing comments

Conference Repertoire:

University of Redlands Wind Ensemble (possible changes)
An Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copland
Marching Song by Gustav Holst
Kentucky 1800 by Clare Grundman
Variants on a Medieval Tune by Norman Dello Joio
Colonial Song by Percy Grainger
Hammersmith by Gustav Holst
Fanfares from the Opera Libuse Smetana/Nelhybel
Sketches on a Tudor Psalm by Fisher Tull
Symphony in Bb by Paul Hindemith

University of Redlands Chamber Winds Ensemble (U of R Faculty) 
Septet by Paul Hindemith
Serenade in Eb, Op. 7 by Richard Strauss
Petite Symphony by Charles Gounod

Scores are available from Midwest Sheet Music
Phone: 314-291-4686
Fax: 314-291-4166

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