Summer Wind Band Conducting Symposium

2019 Summer Wind Band Conducting Symposium

Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28, 2019

Join us to further develop your skills at the Summer Wind Band Conducting Symposium. The Sonoma State University Department of Music announces the seventh annual Summer Wind Band Conducting Symposium Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28 at the Green Music Center on the beautiful campus of Sonoma State University. 

Apply

To apply as either a Participant/Conductor or an Observer, use this online Application Form.

For information contact Dr. Andy Collinsworth at racworth@sonoma.edu

Conducting

Participants will have the opportunity to conduct a live ensemble and receive feedback and suggestons.

Seminars

Daily seminars will explore topics related to conducting and teaching, with in-depth focus on various aspects of instrumental pedagogy in woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments. 

Participation

Enrollment in the Conducting Symposium is limited to 15. An unlimited number will be accepted as Observers. 

Clinicians

Clinicians for the 2019 Symposium will be Dr. Andy Collinsworth, Director of Bands and Music Education at Sonoma State University, and Emily Threinen, Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. 

Emily Threinen currently serves as Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. In this position, she conducts the acclaimed Wind Ensemble, guides the graduate wind band conducting program, instructs undergraduate advanced conducting, and provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the University of Minnesota Bands. Prior to her appointment at Minnesota, Threinen served as Director of Bands and Artistic Director of Winds and Brass at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Emily Threinen

Andy Collinsworth

Andy Collinsworth has been the Director of Bands and Program Director for Music Education at Sonoma State University since 2008. In addition to leading the university Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, he teaches courses in conducting, instrumental music methods and music education, and is the classical saxophone instructor at SSU. As Director of the Music Education program at SSU, he advises and guides students aspiring to become music educators and supervises student teachers in the single subject credential program in music.

Dr. Collinsworth maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician with bands throughout the western states. He is the founder and artistic director of the Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival; a signature event that draws ensembles from throughout California. Dr. Collinsworth received the Doctor of the Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Arizona State University (2008), and he holds degrees in Music Education (1987) and in Saxophone Performance (1989) from the University of Nevada—Reno.  

Repertoire

The reading sessions will include both standard and newer examples of wind band repertoire. Repertoire will be available for purchase through J.W. Pepper Music.

Conductors and Observers are encouraged to bring scores to all of the titles listed below. Conductors should prepare to conduct at least 4 works from the list. For multiple movement works, conductors may choose to focus on individual movements. 

2018 Repertoire

  1. Gustav Holst/Colin Matthews | First Suite in E-flat | Gr. 4 Boosey
  2. Charles Ives/Rhoads | Variations on America | Gr. 5 Presser
  3. Gordon Jacob/C.P. Heidenreich | An Original Suite | Gr. 5 Boosey/Windependence
  4. Frank Ticheli | Rest | Gr. 4 Manhattan Beach
  5. Joseph Rheinberger/Shelley Hanson | Abendlied | Gr. 3 Boosey/Windependence
  6. John Philip Sousa/Fennell | Washington Post March | Gr. 3 Carl Fischer
  7. Johann Sebastian Bach/Reed | Come Sweet Death | Gr. 3 Barnhouse
  8. Rick Kirby  | Different Voices | Gr. 3 Boosey/Windependence 
  9. Ralph Hultgren | Simple Song | Gr. 2 Brolga Music/ C. Alan
  10. Frank Erickson | Air for Band | Gr. 2 Bourne 

 

Schedule

2018 Daily Schedule 

MONDAY June 25                                                                                                     
7:30 am                   Orientation meeting for all Participants & Observers: GMC 1027
8:30 am-12:30 pm    Live Conducting Rounds: GMC 1028
12:30-2:00                Lunch                                                                                             
2:00 - 3:30               2:00-3:00                  Session 1: Mindfulness, Michelle Jamieson
3:00-4:30                 3:00-4:30                  Session 2: Is Your Conducting Hurting or Helping your Ensemble?  
4:30-6:00                  Individual Video Review: Group 1 with CK; Group 2 with AC   
                                                                                                           
TUESDAY June 26 
7:45-8:15 am           Mindfulness Warmup: GMC 1027
8:30 am-12:30 pm    Live Conducting Rounds: GMC 1028
12:30-2:00                Lunch
2:00-3:30                  Session 3: Score Study - A Different Perspective 
3:30-3:45                  Break
3:45-5:45                  Video Review: Group 2 with CK; Group 1 with AC
6:30 pm                   Dinner/Social: Restaurant TBA (Optional)

WEDNESDAY June 27 
7:45-8:15 am           Mindfulness Warmup: GMC 1027
8:30 am-12:30 pm    Live Conducting Rounds: GMC 1028
12:30-2:00                Lunch
2:00-4:00                  Session 4: The Rehearsal Technique - It's Not What You Say, But How You Say It
4:00-4:15                  Break
4:15-6:15                  Video Review: Group 1 with CK; Group 2 with AC   

THURSDAY June 28 
7:45-8:15 am           Mindfulness Warmup: GMC 1027
8:30 am-12:30 pm    Live Conducting Rounds: GMC 1028
12:30-2:00                Lunch
2:00-3:00                  Session 5: Teaching the Art of Listening in Rehearsal 
3:00-5:00                  Video Review: Group 2 with CK; Group 1 with AC
6:30 pm                    BBQ/Social at Andy’s house 

FRIDAY June 29 
7:45-8:15 am           Mindfulness Warmup: Weill Hall Green Room
8:30 am-12:30 pm    Live Conducting Rounds: Weill Hall
12:30-2:00                Session 5: Wrap Up: Q & A Session

Note: all activities take place at the Green Music Center (GMC), Sonoma State University