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2018 Conductors' Symposium

The 2018 Conductors Symposium - again including both instrumental and choral tracks - will be held on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20, with Featured Clinicians, Dr. Travis Cross Director of Wind Ensemble Activities at the University California, Los Angeles, and Dr. Cara Tasher, Director of Choral Activities at the University of North Florida.

UCM's annual Conductors Symposium brings together musicians from around North America for two days of camaraderie and musical growth. Symposium participants have included college, high school, and middle school directors, graduate students and undergraduates from New York to North and South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Wyoming, Maryland, Ohio, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and from Canada - interested in refining their conducting skills, improving their score study and rehearsal techniques, and expanding their knowledge of literature.

Applications are accepted on a first-come basis. Registrants have two options:
Conductor Status
(limited number of conductors accepted):
Opportunity to conduct the UCM Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band (Instrumental Track) or Concert Choir & Women's Choir (Choral Track) in two (2) twenty-minute sessions (once each day), receiving comments and instruction from our featured clinicians. Video of the conducting sessions is provided.

Participant Status (unlimited): Participants are actively involved in all sessions, discussions, and presentations, and observe all conducting sessions.

Graduate Credit Is Available! (additional fee)

Click here for a symposium brochure (.pdf)

Click here to register (via Google Form).  You will have the option to pay via credit card at the end of the process.


Dr. Anthony Pursell

Director of Bands

(660) 543-4680


Dr. Adam Zrust
Director of Choral Activities
(660) 543-4162


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