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The Holistic Conductor: Artist, Teacher, Leader

Conducting Symposium June 21-25, 2020

University of South Carolina School of Music


Schedule (subject to change):

Sunday 21 June

5:00 PM Check in at registration
6:00 PM Welcome dinner
7:30 PM Reading of “Jubilate Deo”

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 22-25 June

8:30 Coffee & Gather
9:00 Conducting Class
10:00 Breakout sessions (topics will include the following):
Score Preparation
Repertoire Selection
Rehearsal Techniques
Intentional Leadership
Creating a Collaborative Culture
11:15 Breakout Sessions (topics as above)
12:15 Lunch (on your own
1:30 Private conducting lessons (@Conductor level registration)
2:00 Reading sessions (packets provided)
2:30 Conducting Master Classes
4:00 Break - Dinner on your own
7:00-9:00 Monday-Wednesday Rehearsal of Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest w/UofSC Summer Chorus
Thursday, 25 June, 7:30 PM, Performance, School of Music Recital Hall, Alicia W. Walker, conductor

Symposium Faculty:

Alicia W. Walker, Director of Choral Studies, University of South Carolina
Jabarie Glass, Associate Director of Choral Studies, University of South Carolina
Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin, Assistant Director of Bands, University of South Carolina

Registration (preregistration closes April 30):

Auditor: $310

  • Participation in all sessions
  • Sing in lab chorus
  • Perform Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo”

Conductor: $510

  • Participation in all sessions
  • Private conducting lessons
  • Sing in lab chorus
  • Perform “Jubilate Deo”

Conductor+ 3 CEU’s: $670

  • Same as Conductor level, with 3 CEU’s toward re-certification (South Carolina teachers)*

Graduate Course credit is also available for degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students.
Graduate tuition rates apply
Contact Dr. Walker for more information:

*CEU’s for other states may require a different fee

Late Registration after April 30 (Closes May 31)
Auditor: $375
Conductor: $600
Conductor + 3 CEU’s: $775

Online Registration

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