The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music is pleased to offer the second annual orchestral conducting symposium

Orchestra Conducting Symposium

  • orchestral conducting class
  • orchestral conducting class

The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music is pleased to offer the second annual orchestral conducting symposium. Hosted on the beautiful CU Boulder campus, this symposium is designed for the aspiring conductor and will focus on conducting technique and movement, rehearsal strategies, professional development, artistic growth, score study and repertoire.

2017 dates coming soon

Past Clinicians

Guest clinician: Donald Schleicher
Associate Professor and Chair of the Orchestra Division

CU Clinician: Gary Lewis
Director of Orchestral Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

Participation

Two levels of participation are available:

Conductor: The conducting participant will conduct in the morning sessions and receive mentoring from the clinicians.  The conducting participant will also be part of the afternoon seminars and lectures. Conducting participants will have the opportunity to conduct works for chamber winds and full ensemble. Only twenty conductors will be accepted, and the positions will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.

Auditor: The auditor will observe all morning and afternoon sessions. This level of participation is designed for the conducting student seeking to develop, refine, and hone their conducting technique. There are an unlimited number of spots available for auditors

Registration and fees

Application opens Feb. 2, 2017

Conductor: $600.00 (includes instruction and clinician resource material) Housing, parking, transportation, & tuition credit are not included.

Auditor: $375.00 (includes observation of all conducting sessions, lectures, and seminars) Housing, parking, transportation, & tuition credit are not included.

A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $200.00 is required with the return of the application form. The balance of the tuition will be due by June 5, 2016.  Deposit and registration payment may be made by check.

Tuition credit

You may take the course for optional tuition credit through the University of Colorado Division of Continuing Education. The course will be offered as Independent Study Music, 5018.

2016 schedule

Sunday, June 5
3:30-5:00 – Registration – CU Boulder College of Music (Dinner on your own)
7:00-9:00 – Opening Session

Monday, June 6
9:00 AM –  Conducting Session
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Afternoon Lectures and Seminars
7:00 PM – Reception for all symposium participants

Tuesday, June 7
9:00 AM – Conducting Session
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Afternoon Lectures and Seminars
5:00 PM – Dinner

Wednesday, June 8
9:00 AM – Conducting Session
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Afternoon Lectures and Seminars

Thursday, June 9
9:00 AM –  Conducting Session
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Afternoon Lectures and Seminars
5:00 PM – Dinner

Friday, June 10
9:00 AM – Final Conducting Session & Wrap-up

Sample repertoire

Final repertoire will be determined by May 1.

  • Grieg – Holberg Suite
  • Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings
  • Barber – Adadio for Strings
  • Coigliano – Voyage for String Orchestra
  • Whitacre – October
  • Elgar – Serenade for Strings
  • Britten  – Simple Symphony
  • Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
  • Mozart – Divertimenti

Contact Information

CU Ensembles Office
cuensembles@colorado.edu
303-492-6584
301 UCB
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0301

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