Taking place from July 28-30, 2019, the USM Conducting Workshop will be geared towards individuals conducting professionally for instrumental ensembles, including graduate students, educators leading public school band programs, and directors of community and collegiate wind ensembles.

This year, they will be joined by guest artist Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Director of Wind Studies at the University of North Texas.

The USM Conducting Workshop offers three tracks of participation which cater to the individual needs of each participant. All tracks will allow participants to engage in enriching rehearsal labs with the Casco Bay Wind Symphony, Professor Corporon, and Professor Townsend. Tracks 1 and 2 also include entrance into additional lectures/discussions with the clinicians.

Registration is now open at https://usm.maine.edu/music/conducting-workshop-registration

Cost: $814 + fees for Track 1 – Conductors (8 slots available); $300 for Track 2 – Observers (unlimited slots available); $15 – Casco Bay Wind Symphony Performers (open to members of the CBWS only)

Individuals who participate in Track 1 will receive two graduate credits through the University of Southern Maine. They will also receive at least 30 minutes of individual videotaped instruction, as well as being featured as a guest conductor in a final concert with the Casco Bay Wind Symphony at Merrill Auditorium in downtown Portland.

Individuals who participate in Track 2 are eligible for 2 CEUs. These participants will gain from daily score study and lectures as well as observing all rehearsals and the final concert.

Members of the Casco Bay Wind Symphony (the performing ensemble for this event) may select to participate in Track 3 if they wish to receive 2 CEUs for their time as members of the lab ensemble.

Please note that the deadline for registration is May 27, 2019, and Conductor slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Feel free to peruse the USM Conducting Workshop website at https://usm.maine.edu/music/conducting-workshop for more information.