*Conducting Participant registration has closed; Observer registration is ongoing
The Art of Band Conducting and Rehearsing Workshop will take place at the Butler School of Music on the campus of UT Austin. Planned in-person activities will include: conducting the UT Summer Chamber Winds, panel discussions, and lecture sessions highlighting literature, score study, rehearsal techniques, ensemble motivation, conducting technique, building relationships, and personal musical growth.
June 16-20, 2024
Jerry F. Junkin
Vincent R. DiNino Chair for the Director of Bands, University Distinguished Teaching Professor
Director of Bands, Northwestern University
Director Emeritus, University Interscholastic League (UIL)
Associate Director of Bands
Associate Director of Bands, Director of the Longhorn Band
Assistant Director of Bands, Associate Director of the Longhorn Band
Assistant Director of Bands, Director of the UT New Music Ensemble
Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning, University of Texas and University of Texas System Distinguished Teaching Professor
Director of Undergraduate Career Education, UT Austin/Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas
IMPORTANT: All Conducting Participants are selected through a screening process and will be notified of their acceptance. Observer slots are open to all and are not screened. At the end of registration, a credit card is required to confirm your position. You may elect to pay in full or make two partial payments (50% due immediately + 50% due at a later date) to attend the workshop.
Conducting Participants will be notified of their acceptance by the third week of March. Once you are approved after the application and video screening process, you will receive an email to confirm your attendance as a Conducting Participant. If you are not selected as a Conducting Participant, you will be encouraged to attend as an Observer.
$750 for Conducting Participants (in-person only) – registration window: Jan. 16 – Feb. 7
- Conduct UT Summer Chamber Winds
- Work alongside distinguished guest clinicians
- Attend lecture and discussion sessions
- Observe remaining conducting participants
- Receive 50 minutes (total) of conducting time and one-on-one video feedback
$450.00 for Observers (in-person only) – registration window: Jan. 16- May 31
- Observe and attend conducting, lecture and discussion sessions
- Opportunity to develop, refine, and nurture individual conducting and rehearsing techniques through observation, personal note taking, and reflection
Note: The Conducting Participant and Observer fees only cover attendance for the workshop. This fee does not include meals, lodging, parking, or travel. A virtual option as a Conducting Participant or an Observer will not be offered. All participants must plan accordingly.
Overall Cost Considerations:
- Workshop fee
- Parking on-campus
- Exploring Austin
Potential participants must include both a CV/Resume (PDF: first name initial and full last name-CV / BEary-CV) and a shareable link to a 10-minute video containing a full run-through of a piece or movement. Interested attendees will upload a CV and video link to the application once the registration link opens (see registration below). Conducting Participant submissions will be reviewed immediately and accepted until February 7. We will notify participants of their status by the third week of March.
- 20 Conducting Participants
- Unlimited Observers
Note: Please save the CV as a PDF file. If using Google Drive or YouTube (unlisted video), please verify that the sharing permissions have been updated before posting the link.
In-Person Conducting with Lecture Sessions and Video Reviews directly after your conducting round.
- MCTEE – Notezart (for Brass Ensemble and Percussion)
- MOZART – Serenade No. 10 in Bb Major K361/370A “Gran Partita” (Bärenreiter edition)
- Movements: III-VI-VII
- STRAUSS – Suite in Bb, Op. 4 (1884)
- Movements: I-II-III
- STRAVINSKY – L’Histoire du Soldat
- Movements: The Royal March, Three Dances (Tango, Valse, Ragtime – choose one), The Devil’s Dance
Workshop participants can purchase scores from Midwest Sheet Music. Select the UT Austin Conducting Workshop, and select the scores you wish to purchase.
Hotel and Lodging
We encourage all workshop participants to research hotel and lodging options in the Austin area, preferably near the university. You will want to book your reservation as soon as notified of your acceptance. Please view hotel information on the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
If you need to park on campus, we recommend parking in the San Jacinto Parking Garage right across from the Butler School of Music ($3 per hour/$18 per day).
Optional Event (additional $45)
Celebration Dinner Cruise
Join us on Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm for an evening of fellowship, fun, and dinner as we cruise for 3-hours on Lady Bird Lake, nestled in the heart of Austin. We will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, fajitas, dessert, and a variety of beverages. We will also observe the sunset and may see the bat emergence; it’s quite a unique and popular experience in Austin. Please dress in any comfortable or casual attire. Save your ballroom attire for another time. We’re looking forward to seeing and fellowshipping with you!
If you are interested in testing out or purchasing a baton, Chris Blount, owner of Custom Batons, Inc., will attend the conducting workshop. Custom Batons offer various handle shapes, shaft options, handle selections, and durable cases. If you do not find what you are looking for during the workshop, Chris can always create a custom order typically completed in 1-2 weeks.
Please visit the Custom Batons website to learn more. If you have any additional questions, please contact Chris Blount directly. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. CST on January 16 and closes on February 7 (for Conducting Participants) and May 31 (for observers). A registration link will be shared on this website and on our social platforms for all interested in applying. Please visit this website and our social media occasionally to receive workshop updates and the registration link.
IMPORTANT: Please be sure to read the important information about payments/charges above in the “Cost” section.
Dr. Marc Sosnowchik, workshop coordinator: email@example.com
Mr. Drew Eary, workshop assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Butler School of Music, 2406 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712