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Conducting and Teaching Workshop

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Conducting and Teaching Workshop

Wednesday – Friday, June 13-15, 2018

The Conducting and Teaching Workshop will provide an enriching opportunity to blend the artistic and technical growth of the conductor with rehearsal technique, administrative, and teaching skills.  Each conducting participant will conduct daily with ample time on the podium.  The selected repertoire list encompasses recognized masterworks of the band literature as well as newer works that are possible to perform with a variety of ensemble levels.  In addition to conducting a live ensemble, participants will receive feedback and coaching on their conducting, attend master-classes, clinic sessions, and panel discussions.

Enrollment Information

Participant $375
Participants will receive feedback and coaching on their conducting from the Workshop Faculty. The participant track is designed for conductors of all levels with a desire to learn and grow. Preference for the conducting participant track will be given to applicants with a completed bachelor’s degree.

Observer $150
Observers will attend all sessions, but will not conduct the live ensemble.  This track is open to and recommended for all levels of musicians.

Featured Clinicians

John Whitwell
Director of Bands Emeritus
Michigan State University

Richard Crain
Nationally renown music educator and conductor
President, Midwest Clinic Board of Directors

Michael Hancock
Interim Director of Bands
University of Oklahoma

Brian Britt
Director of the Pride of Oklahoma
Associate Dean
University of Oklahoma Weitzenhoffer College of Fine Arts

Brian Wolfe
Assistant Director of Athletic Bands
University of Oklahoma



Conducting participants choose Five movements or pieces of contrasting style from which three will be assigned to conduct.

Score can be ordered through Midwest Sheet Music by clicking here (link will open in new window).

  • Charles Gounod Petite Symphonie
  • Gordon Jacob Old Wine in New Bottles
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade in E-flat Major, KV 375, Mvts. I, III, or IV
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade in C Minor, KV 388 (384a), Mvts. I or II
  • Richard Strauss Serenade in E-flat Major, Op. 7
  • Igor Stravinsky Octet
  • Paul Hindemith Septett für Blasinstrumente, Mvts. II, III, IV
  • Emil Hartmann Serenade, Op. 43