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Summer Conducting Workshop

This conducting symposium will be June 26-29, 2022

Clinicians for 2022:

Dr. Cormac Cannon
 Director of Bands, University of South Carolina

Dr. Alicia W. Walker
Director of Choral Studies, University of South Carolina

Dr. Scott Weiss
Sarah Bolick Smith Distinguished Professor of Music/Director of Orchestras, University of South Carolina

Proposed Schedule (subject to change):

Sunday, June 26

Time and Place TBA.                   Meet and Greet

Monday-Wednesday, June 27-29, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.   

9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.                    Morning Conducting Sessions
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.                     Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.                       Afternoon Conducting Sessions
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                      Discussion Sessions
Evening social gatherings on Monday and Tuesday


Registration opens January 15

Conductor: $300.00
Deposit: $150.00 due at time of registration. Balance due June 1.
Conductor spots are open until filled.
Cancelation policy: Refunds will be given only if a suitable replacement is found to fill the vacant spot.

Auditor: $150.00 (Will participate in all sessions but receive no active podium time)
Deposit: $75.00 due at time of registration. Balance due June 1. 
Cancelation policy: Non-refundable after June 13.


Conductors may pursue one or two of the following:
 Choral Conducting
Orchestral Conducting
Wind Conducting
                   If choosing one track the conductor will have podium sessions twice per day.
                  If choosing two tracks the conductor will have podium sessions  with one track in the
                  morning and the other track in the afternoon.


Choral conductors will conduct an ensemble of singers with a  pianist.
Participants may select from the following repertoire:
Corigliano-Fern Hill
Bernstein-Chichester Psalms, movement 1
Todd-Mass in Blue, Gloria


Orchestral conductors will conduct a sextet consisting of a string quintet and a pianist covering the woodwind and brass parts. 
Participants may select from the following repertoire:
Barber-Adagio for Strings
Beethoven-Symphony No. 5
Dvořák-Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"


Wind conductors will conduct a chamber wind ensemble or wind ensemble depending on repertoire selected.
Participants  may select from the following repertoire:
Grainger-Lincolnshire Posy (Movements I, II, and/or V)
Spittal-Consort for Ten Winds
Stravinsky-Octet for Wind Instruments (1952 version)
Stuart-Three Ayres from Gloucester

Choose your primary track to register:  

Track 1-Choral Conducting
Track 2-Orchestral Conducting
Track 3-Wind Conducting

     Note: You will be able to select the optional secondary track in the cart


Hotel Options and other things to do in Columbia!

Note: Hotels in the Vista and downtown area will be closest to the School of Music

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Questions?: Email or call 803-777-5369

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