The Art of Conducting Wind Conducting Symposium June 14-17, 2016


Professor Allan McMurrary is Distinguished and Emeritus

Professor of Conducting at the University of Colorado-Boulder

College of Music. He served for 35 years as Director of Bands

and Chair of the Conducting Faculty before retiring in 2013.

Considered one of the world’s leading teachers of conducting,

Professor McMurray has guest conducted and taught

conductors in 48 states and 16 foreign countries. He has been

a featured guest conductor at over 200 universities and

conservatories internationally.

Stanley DeRusha is Music Director and Conductor of the Pro Arte

Chamber Orchestra of Indianapolis, Principal American Guest

Conductor of La Orquesta Filarmonica de Montevideo, Uruguay, and

former Resident Conductor of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

American born and trained, he has conducted throughout the United

States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America. His credits include

numerous American and world premiere performances, and he has

won the praise of many distinguished composers including William

Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, Karel Husa, Ernst Krenek, Joseph

Schwantner, Gunther Schuller, Michael Schelle, John Downey, Blas

Emilio Atehortua, and John Corigliano, among others, for his

interpretation of their music as well as receiving critical acclaim for

his interpretation of the standard repertoire.

The Art of Conducting

Wind Conducting Symposium

June 14-17, 2016

All sessions will be held in the facilities of The

Palm Beach Gardens Double Tree Convention

Center and hosted by the Weiss Conservatory

of Music. Activities will include conducting the

Weiss Festival Summer Winds, as well as

panel discussions and classroom sessions

dealing with literature, score study, rehearsal

techniques, ensemble motivation, conducting

technique, and personal musical growth.

Enrollment Information

Participants will conduct the Weiss Summer Winds -comprised of college and professional

musicians, as well as attend all sessions. Participant status is designed for conductors with a

minimum of a completed bachelor’s degree in music and one year of experience in either a

teaching situation or graduate conducting study. Registration is limited. Participants will be

selected in order of date of receipt of paid deposit and registration.

Observers will attend all sessions but will not conduct the ensembles. recommended for and

open to musicians at all levels. Observer registration is not limited.

“Old Wine In New Bottles” Gordon Jacob

“Petite Symphonie” Charles Gounod

“First Suite in Eb” Gustav Holst

“Dusk Steven Bryant

“Lincolnshire Posy” Percy Grainger

“Elegy for a Young American Ronald LoPresti

Schedule (subject to change)

3:00pm-5:00pm Registration

7:00pm-8:30pm Opening Seminar

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – Thursday, June 16, 2016

9:00am – 12:00pm Morning Seminar and Chamber Works

12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm-5:00pm Wind Ensemble Repertoire

9:00am- 12:00pm Chamber Works

12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm-5:00pm Wind Ensemble Repertoire

5:00pm-6:30pm Ending Social with Clinicians, Conductors and Observers

Email Andrew Gekoskie, Director of Music at

The Art of Conducting

Wind Conducting Symposium

DoubleTree Convention Center – Palm Beach Gardens, FL

June 14-17, 2016

Fees: Non-refundable Deposit $100

Conducting Participant $550

Observer $300






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**non-refundable deposit is due with registration form to reserve a conducting participant slot.

Balance is due on or before May 1, 2016.

Please Make Checks payable to “The Weiss School”

Return Registration Form and Deposit to:

Andrew Gekoskie, Director

Weiss Conservatory of Music

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

There are several hotels within close proximity to The Palm Beach Gardens DoubleTree

Convention Center. Those listed below represent a partial listing of those closest to the

Convention Center and located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Palm Beach Gardens

PGA Boulevard – HOST HOTEL – Symposium Discount Prices

Rooms with balconies in a modern hotel with poolside cabanas, an elegant restaurant & local

Palm Beach Gardens Marriott

Upscale property with American dining & a Starbucks, plus an outdoor pool & a fitness center.

Embassy Suites Palm Beach Gardens – PGA Boulevard

Modern all-suite lodging with free made-to-order breakfast, plus a wine bar & an outdoor pool.

Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens

Modern lakeside hotel with an American restaurant, pool & terrace, plus free WiFi & parking.

Homewood Suites Hilton Palm Beach Gardens

Mediterranean-style extended-stay lodging with kitchens, a putting green, outdoor pool & shuttle.

Hampton Inn Palm Beach Gardens

Best Western Plus Windsor Gardens Hotel & Suites

Low-key lodging offering relaxed rooms & suites, plus free hot breakfast, a pool & a restaurant.

Super 8 North Palm Beach Pga Blvd

Modern budget hotel offering en suite bathrooms & a pool, plus free continental breakfast & WiFi.

PGA National Resort & Spa

A sprawling golf destination offering elegant rooms & suites, thermal pools & fine to casual dining.

Wind Conducting Symposium

DoubleTree Convention Center – Palm Beach Gardens, FL

The Art of Conducting

June 14-17, 2016

Scores can be secured from Menchey Music.

Contact: Diane Myers

“Dusk” perusal scores can be seen on

All conductors will receive a 20% discount from Menchey Music. Just

mention the Wind Conducting Symposium when ordering.

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