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, and personal musical growth.
Sunday, June 12 – Thursday, June 16, 2022
Jerry F. Junkin- Vincent R. DiNino Chair for the Director of Bands, University Distinguished Teaching Professor
Craig Kirchhoff- Professor Emeritus of Conducting at the University of Minnesota
Richard Floyd- Director Emeritus, University Interscholastic League (UIL)
Ryan Kelly- Associate Professor of Practice in Conducting, Associate Director of Bands, Associate Director of the Butler School of Music
Cliff Croomes- Associate Director of Bands, Director of the Longhorn Band
Joshua Gall- Assistant Professor of Practice in Conducting, Associate Director of Longhorn Band, Director of Longhorn Pep Band
LaToya Webb- Assistant Professor of Practice in Conducting, Assistant Director of Longhorn Band, Assistant Director of Longhorn Pep Band
Robert Duke- Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning, University of Texas and University of Texas System Distinguished Teaching Professor
Nathan Langfitt – Director of Career Services at UT, Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas
$750 for Conducting Participants (in-person only)
- 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
$400.00 for Observers (in-person only)
- 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
Overall Cost Considerations:
- Workshop fee
- Parking on-campus
- Exploring Austin
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 will not be offered. All participants must plan accordingly.
Potential participants must include both a CV (PDF: last name_first name-CV) and a 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). Video submissions will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until February 15. Participants will be notified of their status by Friday, March 18, 2022.
- 20 Conducting Participants
- Unlimited Observers
Note: Please save the CV as a PDF file. If using Google Drive or YouTube, please verify that the sharing permissions have been updated before posting the link.
In-Person Conducting with Lecture Sessions and Video Reviews.
The Art of Band Conducting and Rehearsing Workshop adheres to campus, county, and state COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants. The final format will be determined closer to the workshop date as health conditions warrant. We will communicate timely updates regarding the policies and protocols.
Related Health Resources:
Mozart – Serenade No. 11 in E-flat (Barenreiter ed.)
- I. Allegro Maestoso
- III. Adagio
- V. Finale/Allegro
Strauss – Serenade in E-flat, Op. 7
Krommer – Octet-Partita in F, Op. 57
- I. Allegro vivace
- II. Minuetto: Presto
- III. Adagio: Andante cantabile
- IV. Alla polacca
Stravinsky – Octet for Wind Instruments
- I. Sinfonia
- II. Tema con Variazioni
Katahj Copley – Serenade for Wind Nonet
- II. Animato
- IV. Dance
Elizabeth Raum – Suite from Carmen, The Passion for WW Octet
- II. Fortune Teller
- III. Girls at the Cigar Factory
- IV. Carmen’s Theme
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).
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. CST on Tuesday, February 1 and closes on Tuesday, February 15. A registration link will be shared on this website and on our social platforms on Feb. 1 for all interested in applying. Please visit this website and our social media occasionally to receive workshop updates and the registration link.
Dr. LaToya Webb, workshop coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org