2021 Summer Conducting Workshop - July 11-15
Discover, Create, Energize, Connect, Express
The University of Montana Summer Conducting Workshop is designed for conductors, music educators, and music education majors no matter what type of ensemble you direct. Daily activities include conducting a live ensemble of workshop participants and members of the UM Symphonic Winds, discussions/lectures, aesthetic movement sessions, chats over dinner, and more. River tubing, backyard grilling, and hiking are workshop traditions. License renewal hours (33) or affordable college credits (2) are offered for educators.
Registration for Conducting Workshop participants will be limited to 25. Applications will be accepted until the workshop is filled. Lectures, discussions, and conducting sessions will be held in-person in an auditorium or outdoors. UM School of Music COVID protocol will be followed requiring masks (performance and standard), spacing, breaks, and sanitizing. Vaccination verification is also being considered for all people involved in the workshop. We will reassess protocol as time progresses.
Update: In order to provide the highest quality and safest experience for everyone, we will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for workshop participants, clinicians, and outside musicians needed to fill out the ensemble. This is necessary due to the wide geographic area of the participants. IMPORTANT: If this is not possible, please contact Dr. Smart (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately so we can fully refund your registration fee.
Conducting Participant - $500
- Contact Dr. Smart
Participant spots are full for 2021. We still welcome more auditors who are able to receive credit or hours toward maintaining their license.
Participants and auditors must have original scores of the excerpts they choose. It is recommended that you buy or borrow all scores. Purchase option: Midwest Sheet Music
*Available on IMSLP or you may purchase bound editions.
**Original available on IMSLP. I will be arranging it for our ensemble.
*Serenade in dm, op. 44, Antonin Dvorak
- I. Moderato, quasi Marcia
- III. Andante con moto
*Petite Symphony, Charles Gounod
- I. Adagio, Allegro
- II. Andante Cantabile
Full Ensemble Repertoire
Puszta, Jan Van der Roost
- I. Andante Moderato
- III. Allegro Molto
- IV. Marcato
Carmina Burana, Carl Orff/arr. Krance
- Approved by Montana Office of Public Instruction for 33 renewal units if not taking it for credit.
- Approved by Washington (WMEA) for 33 clock hours if not taking it for credit.
- 33 hours of professional development for other states added on request.
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