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University of Montana Summer Conducting Workshop

"The critiques were helpful, encouraging, and non-confrontational, and every conductor at every level came away with useful musical skills."

"Prior to this class I had no idea of the power of a facial expression, or a slight difference in a hand gesture in influencing the music.  I feel I learned a lot from this experience."

 
For Conductors and Music Educators of all Levels
July 7-11, 2013
 
Dr. James Smart, University of Montana
Dr. Kevin Sedatole, Michigan State University
 
Discover, Create, Energize, Connect, Express
The University of Montana Summer Conducting Workshop is a teaching workshop designed for music educators of all levels from elementary through university.  Twenty-four spots are available on a first-come first-served basis.  Daily activities include aesthetic movement sessions, special topics lectures, and conducting a laboratory ensemble (full and chamber).  While the repertoire and instrumentation of this workshop is a wind ensemble, the concepts of communication through gesture, serving as a conduit between the composer and the ensemble, and rehearsal management are universal in the wind, string, and voice mediums.  The full ensemble will be comprised of workshop participants, auditors, and available members of the UM Symphonic Wind Ensemble.  In an effort to encourage the youngest members of our profession, current undergraduates who have taken two or more semesters of conducting may apply for a reduced registration fee (Student Participant).
  
Levels of Participation
Conducting Participant (No Graduate Credit) - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  • Conduct the Lab Ensemble daily in recorded sessions.
  • Receive digital recordings on your HD card
  • Play in the Lab Ensemble daily
  • Attend all sessions,  discussions and lectures
  • Receive Montana OPI Renewal Units
Conducting Participant (2 Graduate Credits) - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  • Conduct the Lab Ensemble daily in recorded sessions
  • Receive digital recordings on your HD card
  • Play in the Lab Ensemble
  • Attend all sessions, discussions and lectures
  • Receive UM Graduate credit but NOT Montana OPI Renewal Units
Workshop Auditor - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  • Play in Lab Ensemble daily
  • Attend all sessions, discussions and lectures
  • Receive Montana OPI Renewal Units

Clinicians
  Director of Bands
  Instructor of Trumpet
  Associate Professor of Music
  University of Montana
 
 
 
  Director of Bands
  Chair of Conducting
  Professor of Music
  Michigan State University
 
 

Cost
Conducting Participant (No Credit): $300
Workshop Auditor: $200
Conducting Participant (UM Graduate Credit): Contact the registration office for Tuition fee.
 
Registration deadline: June 15, 2013
 

Lodging
744 E Broadway St  Missoula, Mt 59802
(406) 549-5134

 


Schedule
 
Sunday, July 7
6:00 - 7:00pm - Introduction
7:00 - 9:00pm - Band Rehearsal/Readings
 
Monday, July 8
8:30 – Movement
9:00 – Conducting Sessions – Full Band
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 – Special Topics Discussion – Dr. Sedatole
2:00 – Conducting Sessions – Full Band
5:00 – Sessions end
 
Tuesday, July 9
8:30 – Movement
9:00 – Conducting Sessions – Chamber
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 – Special Topics Discussion – Dr. Smart
2:00 – Conducting Sessions – Full Band
5:00 – Sessions end
 
Wednesday, July 10
8:30 – Movement
9:00 – Conducting Sessions – Full Band
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 – Special Topics Discussion – Dr. Sedatole
2:00 – Conducting Sessions – Full Band
5:00 – Sessions end
 
Thursday, July 11
8:30 – Movement
9:00 – Conducting Sessions - Chamber
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 – Special Topics Discussion – Dr. Smart
2:00 – Conducting Sessions – Full Band
5:00 – BBQ @ Dr. Smart’s house.

Repertoire (choose 4 pieces/movements)
 
Folk Song Suite– Ralph Vaughan Williams
I. March
II. Intermezzo
III. March
 
Suite in Eb– Gustav Holst/ed. Matthews
I. Chaconne
II. Intermezzo
III. March
 
Salvation is Created- Pavel Tschesnokoff/arr. Houseknecht
 
Slava! - Leonard Bernstein/arr. Grundman
 
“Almighty Father” from Mass – Leonard Bernstein-Download File (Out of Print)
 
Huldigungsmarsch– Richard Wagner/arr. Schaeffer
 
Aegean Festival – Andreas Makris (Reh. 22 – 30)-Download File (Out of Print)
 
Conducting participants must have original scores. Scores are available for purchase from Shattinger Music (800-444-2408) or JW Pepper
 

Information
Dr. James Smart
Director of Bands and Trumpet
406.243-4382