Art of Band Conducting and Rehearsal Workshop June 19-23, 2018 University of Texas at Austin

Art of Band Conducting and Rehearsal Workshop

June 19-23, 2018

Workshop Overview

All sessions will be held in the facilities of The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music. Activities will include conducting the UT Summer Chamber 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 UT Summer Chamber Winds, 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.

Interested participants will be required to submit a CV and 10-minute video containing conducting footage that includes 1 complete run-through of a piece.


Observers will attend all sessions but will not conduct the ensembles. Observer status is recommended for and open to musicians at all levels. Observer registration is not limited.


$650 for participants; $350 for observers


Dormitory housing is available on campus. Complete dormitory and some hotel information will accompany your confirmation if requested on the registration form. Please note that Austin hotels run at a 95% occupancy year round. The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau online has hotel information at:

Tax Deduction

Treasury regulation 1.162-5 permits an income tax deduction for educational expenses (including travel, meals, lodging) undertaken to maintain or improve professional skills.


Tiffany Galus, workshop coordinator,


Registration opens Tuesday, January 16 at 8:00 a.m. Potential Participants must include both a CV and a link to a 10-minute video containing a full run-through of a piece. There is no limit to observer positions. Video submissions will begin being reviewed immediately and will be accepted through February 1. Participants will be notified of their status in February.

Featured Clinicians


  • Mozart – Serenade in Bb Major for 13 Winds, K. 361, “Gran Partita”
    • I. Largo. Allegro molto.
    • III. Adagio
    • V. Romanze. Adagio – Allegretto – Adagio
  • Beethoven – Wind Octet in Eb Major, Op. 103
    • I. Allegro
    • II. Andante
    • IV. Presto
  • Gordon Jacob – Old Wine in New Bottles
    • I. The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies
    • II. The Three Ravens
  • Dvorak – Serenade in D minor, Opus 44
    • I. Moderato quasi Marcia
    • II. Tempo di Menuetto
    • III. Andante con Moto
    • IV. Allegro molto

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