One-week session (July 9-14, 2023) w/ Mallory Thompson & Michael Haithcock
Taught by Mallory Thompson, Director of Bands at Northwestern University and Michael Haithcock, Director of Bands at the University of Michigan. This symposium is designed to enhance your conducting, teaching, and musical skills. Participants will be sent a list of scores to prepare in advance, with repertoire for a variety of ensembles and levels. In addition to conducting a live ensemble and receiving feedback from the faculty, participants will attend lectures and discussions on choosing repertoire, score study, rehearsal techniques, movement, and interpretation.
The symposium is recommended for conductors of all levels with a desire to learn and explore new ideas. There are two ways to participate in the workshop: as a conducting participant or as an observing auditor. All attendees will participate in lectures and discussions. We value the diverse identities and experiences of participants as everyone contributes their own unique perspective: everyone’s experience is enhanced and enriched through a more diverse group of participants. Preference will be given to those with a completed bachelor's degree and some teaching experience.
There are no audition requirements.