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Summer Conducting Workshop

USC School of Music’s summer conducting workshop with tracks in orchestral, choral and wind conducting is scheduled for June 23-26, 2024.

Clinicians for 2024

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 23

Time and Place TBA.                   Meet and Greet

Monday-Wednesday, June 24-26, 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 is open.

Conductor Track

Conductors: $450
South Carolina Teachers/Conductors: $400
Deposit: $200 due at registration. Balance due June 3.
Conductor spots are open until filled.
Cancelation policy: Refunds will be given only if a suitable replacement is found to fill the vacant spot.


$225 (Auditors participate in all sessions but receive no active podium time.)
Deposit: $100 due at registration. Balance due June 3. 
Cancelation policy: Non-refundable after June 10.


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.

All scores may be purchased through a special link provided by Midwest Sheet Music. After reviewing the information below, you may click here to be directed to the website.


NOTE: The Choral Conducting track is full.  Email to be placed on a waiting list.  Auditing remains open.

Choral conductors will conduct an ensemble of singers with a pianist.
Conductors may select from the following repertoire: 

Bach: Magnificat, movement 1

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, mvmnt. 4
   Breitkopf and Hartel

Duruflé Requiem:  Introit and Kyrie

Joel Thompson:  The Caged Bird Sings  (Excerpt)

Cecilia McDowall:  Night Flight, movement 2


NOTE: Orchestral Track is full for conductors.  Email to be placed on a waiting list.  Auditing is open.

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:

Mozart - Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings, Op. 48
George Walker - Lyric for Strings (Not available for purchase. Score will be provided two weeks prior to workshop.)


Wind conductors will conduct a chamber wind ensemble and full concert band.
Participants  will select from the following repertoire:

Chamber Repertoire:

Mozart, Serenade in E-flat Major, KV 375 (No. 11) (Bärenreiter)
Richard Strauss, Serenade for Wind Instruments in E-flat Major, op. 7

Full Band Repertoire: 

Brahms/Buehlman, Blessed Are They
Day, Rocketship
Holst, First Suite in E-flat (Movements I & II)
Price/Williams, Adoration
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 dual track in the cart.


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