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Conductors' Symposium

The 2016 Conductors Symposium - again including both instrumental and choral tracks - will be held on Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6, with Featured Clinicians, Dr. Donald McKinney, Director of Bands at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Dr. Allen Hightower, Director of Choral Activities at Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa.

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!

Click here for a symposium brochure (.pdf), including registration instructions


Dr. Scott Lubaroff
Director of Bands
(660) 543-4680
Dr. Alan Zabriskie
Director of Choral Activities
(660) 543-4162


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