Something special is happening this year to mark Allan McMurray's final Conducting Symposium at CU Boulder. This year, his kindred spirits Richard Floyd, Craig Kirchhoff, Tom Lee, H. Robert Reynolds, and Frank Ticheli will be joining him for the entire week. This will be a week of intensive exploration of expressive conducting technique; repertoire; rehearsal techniques, analysis, and interpretation of scores; and the full-band repertoire will center largely on Franks works.
In addition, a man of great resources, Jim Cochran from Shattinger Music will be present to share his amazing knowledge of music, publishers, contacts and will have a large selection of scores, books, cds, dvds and everything else imaginable available.
This workshop is intended for the experienced conductor who would like to sharpen skills, expand knowledge of repertoire and stimulate creativity. Applicants must be current members of CBDNA.
Two levels of participation are available:
1. The Conductor-participant will conduct for evaluation in the morning hours and participate in seminars in the afternoon. (Only 22 conductors, selected by earliest postmarked return of application, will be accommodated.)
2. The Observer-participant will observe the morning sessions and participate in seminars in the afternoon. This track is not only of value to the student of conducting but serves as a master class to the teacher of conducting as well.
In addition to the class sessions, a resource room loaded with scores and recordings will be available before and after each days activities. On-campus housing is available for an additional fee, which includes room and board.
You may take the course for optional tuition credit through the University of Colorado Division of Continuing Education. The course will be offered as Independent Study Music, 5018.
To apply, you may download the application form from http://bands.colorado.edu (click on the quick link CBDNA and return it with the required deposit to: CBDNA CONDUCTING SYMPOSIUM, Band Office ˆ 301 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0301
Telephone Allan McMurray or Diana Wilson: (303) 492-6584 or email Diana at Diana.Wilson@colorado.edu to request an application form.