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Summer Conducting Workshop

This conducting symposium will be 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 opens January 8

Conductor: $450.00 
     South Carolina Teachers/Conductors: $400.00
Deposit: $200.00 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.

Auditor: $225.00 (Will participate in all sessions but receive no active podium time)
Deposit: $100.00 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.


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 

Cecilia McDowall:  Night Flight, movement 2



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 availlabl for purchase/score will be provided 2 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: TBA


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


Hotel Options and other things to do in Columbia!

Note: Hotels in the Vista and downtown area will be closest to the School of Music

Explore The Vista!


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