Wind Conducting Workshop

 

Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop -- with Guest Clinicians Ray Cramer and Richard Mayne

Application (download and print)

for wind educators at all levels, July 7-10, 2014

Workshop description

The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Cal State L.A. is proud to announce the first summer Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop for wind educators. 

Participants will have the opportunity to conduct the Workshop Band (of which each participant will play his or her instrument), as well as attend Topical Discussions dealing with rehearsal and listening techniques, score study, literature and programming ideas, ensemble motivation, conducting technique and personal musical growth.

The Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop provides opportunities to participate in one of two ways:

I. CONDUCTING PARTICPIANT

Twenty participants of all levels and interests will work intensively with Clinicians and the Workshop Band, receiving 10-20 minutes of podium time each day (divided by morning and afternoon sessions).  The Conducting Participant Track is designed for improvement of conducting and teaching at all levels. Each Conductor is expected to perform his or her instrument in the Workshop Band.

Workshop Band repertoire to be studied: 

  • Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo, Malcolm Arnold/Paynter
  • Old Churches, Michael Colgrass
  • In a French Garden, Richard Meyer
  • Toccata for Band, Frank Erickson
  • Harvest Hymn, Percy Grainger/Kreines
  • Chorale and Alleluia, Howard Hanson
  • Salvation is Created, Pavel Tchesnokov/Houseknecht
  • First Suite in E-Flat, Gustav Holst/Matthews
  • Chester Overture for Band, William Schuman
  • Three Ayres from Gloucester, Hugh M. Stuart
  • Cajun Folk Songs, Frank Ticheli
  • Lux Aurumque, Eric Whitacre

II. OBSERVER PARTICIPANT

Unlimited Observer Participants are welcome to attend all sessions of the Workshop.

The Observer Participant Track is designed for any participant interested in learning more about conducting and teaching.

Each Observer is expected to perform their instrument in the Workshop Band.

Deadline for registration is June 1, 2014.

The workshop application can be found HERE

Workshop Schedule:

SUNDAY, July 6, 2014

4:00pm – Registration and Check-In begins


5:00pm – Introductions and Welcome


6:00pm –
 Reading Session with Workshop Band, led by Clinicians

 

MONDAY, JULY 7—WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014

8:30am – Opening Session with Workshop Faculty (Monday)

Individual Score study; Scheduled one-on-one time with

Clinicians (Tues-Wed)

10:00am – Conductors rehearse the Workshop Band

12:00pm – Topical Sessions, led by Clinicians
(TBA)          

1:00pm – Lunch Break


2:30pm – Baton Technique Sessions for all Conductors, led by Clinicians


3:00pm – Conductors rehearse the Workshop Band

4:30pm – Break


5:00pm – Conductors rehearse the Workshop Band, continued


6:30pm – Dinner: Restaurant gathering different each evening (optional)

 

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014

8:30am – Individual Score study; Scheduled one-on-one time with Clinicians

10:00am – Conductors rehearse the Workshop Band

12:00pm –
Topical Session: Literature Selection, led by Clinicians

1:00pm – Lunch Break


2:30pm – Question and Answer Session, led by Clinicians

3:30pm – Conductors rehearse the Workshop Band

5:00pm – Closing/Wrap-Up


Fees

SESSION FEES

  • Registration Fee = $20.00 (non-refundable and is not included in fee, both Tracks)
  • Participant Track = $400.00*
  • Observer Track = $250.00*

* = Fees include all sessions, daily video-recorded podium time, and materials provided by clinicians throughout the week. Registration, Housing, Meals, Transportation, Parking, and College Credit expenses are not included in the Session Fees.

OPTIONAL FEES

  • College credit is available — fees per credit TBA
  • Housing fees range from approximately $40 per night (on-campus dormitory housing) to $150 per night (off-campus hotels).

Lot Parking is available for $6 per day.  Overnight parking must be arranged in advance.

WORKSHOP CLINICIANS 

Click here for for information about our Guest Clinicians.

   Dr. Ray Cramer, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University

   Dr. Richard Mayne, Associate Director of Bands, University of Northern Colorado

   Dr. Emily A. Moss, Director of Bands, California State University, Los Angeles