MSU Conducting Symposium


June 11-16, 2017

Applications for Observer/Auditor participants at this symposium are still being accepted. For online application access, please e-mail msuconductingsym@gmail.com
 

NEW for 2017There will be two tracks, winds OR orchestral, offered for participants. Participants will be required to conduct four times in their primary track and once in the opposing track.

Overview: Each conducting participant will conduct five times, receiving significant individual instructional time. Additionally, participants and observers will be engaged in sessions covering score study, basic movement fundamentals, and repertoire. Participants will have ample opportunities to ask questions and engage in dialogue with the clinicians in panel discussions and daily wrap-up sessions. A special 2017 topic presentation will explore the connection between wine making and score study. 

Wind Conducting Professional Participants: This selective program is designed to allow participants the experience of conducting high-level players in chamber music masterworks. In this program track, you will conduct the chamber winds ensemble four times in movements of your choice from Mozart’s Serenade in Eb K. 375 (2 rounds) and Beethoven’s Octet op. 103 (2 rounds). In addition, wind track participants will conduct the chamber string ensemble one round (repertoire TBD). Outside of these conducting opportunities, you will receive special breakout sessions and participate in all of the other sessions as well as observing the remaining conducting rounds.

(New for 2017!) Orchestral Conducting Professional Participants:  Like the wind conducting track, this selective program is designed to allow participants to immerse themselves in the study of orchestral conducting -  mixing both strings and winds. In this track, you will conduct the orchestral chamber ensemble four times, and repertoire will include the original thirteen instrument version of Copland’s Suite from Appalachian Spring, and an additional Mozart work that is currently TBA). Orchestral track participants will also conduct the chamber winds ensemble during one round on any movement of Mozart’s Eb Serenade, K. 375, and will thus have the benefit of working directly with additional clinicians at the symposium as well. Outside of these conducting opportunities, you will attend all regular breakout sessions, observe all conducting rounds, and participate in group discussions on a variety of topics.

Undergraduate Mentorship Program (Wind Track Only – “UMP’s”):  This selective program is designed to allow eight undergraduate participants the experience of conducting high-level players in chamber music masterworks. In this program, you will conduct the chamber winds ensemble three times in movements of your choice from Mozart’s Serenade in Eb K. 375 (1 round) and Beethoven’s Octet op. 103 (2 rounds). In addition to these conducting opportunities, you will receive special breakout sessions and participate in all of the other sessions as well as observing the remaining conducting rounds.

Wind Conducting Track Repertoire
Mozart - Serenade in Eb, K. 375
Beethoven - Octet, op. 103

String Track Repertoire
Copland - Suite from Appalachian Spring (vers. for 13 instruments)
Mozart - TBD

Symposium Clinicians