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Summer Conducting Workshop

This conducting symposium will be June 25-28, 2023

Clinicians for 2023:

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 25

Time and Place TBA.                   Meet and Greet

Monday-Wednesday, June 25-28, 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 10

Conductor: $425.00 
     South Carolina Teachers/Conductors: $375.00
Deposit: $200.00 due at 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: $200.00 (Will participate in all sessions but receive no active podium time)
Deposit: $100.00 due at registration. Balance due June 1. 
Cancelation policy: Non-refundable after June 12.


Conductors may pursue one or two of the following:
 Choral Conducting
Orchestral Conducting
Wind Conducting
                   If choosing single track the conductor will have podium sessions in that area twice per day.
                  If choosing dual tracks the conductor will have podium sessions  in each area once per day.


Choral conductors will conduct an ensemble of singers with a  pianist.
Conductors may select from the following repertoire:
J.S. Bach: Crucifixus from B minor mass
      Edition: Barenreiter
Mozart: Kyrie from Missa Brevis in F, K. 192
     Edition: Barenreiter
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb; excerpts pp. 1-13; pp. 27-37
     Boosey & Hawkes
Jocelyn Hagen:  Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci; movements 7, 8
     The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (Choral Score) 
Morton Lauridsen: Mid-Winter Songs, movement 5
    Opus Music Publishers


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:

Weber - Oberon Overture
Brahms - Symphony No. 3
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5



Wind conductors will conduct a chamber wind ensemble.
Participants  may select from the following repertoire:

Carl Orff, arr. Wanek, Carmina Burana (Version for 10 Winds, published by Schott)
Charles Gounod, Petite Symphonie

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 dual 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

Explore The Vista!


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