Conductors Collegium

Conductors Collegium 2020: VIRTUAL EDITION
June 8-19, 2020
Collegium Faculty
Director of Wind Studies, University of North Texas
Associate Professor of Wind Studies, University of North Texas
Lecturer in Wind Studies, University of North Texas
Guest Lecturers
Conductor Emeritus of the Wind Ensemble, New England Conservatory of Music;  Author of The New Winds of Change 
Barry Green Lecturer in Strings, Ohio State University; Author of The Inner Game of Music
President, GIA Publications
Director of Bands Emeritus, Arizona State University
Barry Knezek
Psychiatrist, Co-Founder and Chair of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra
Regents Professor of Composition Emerita, University of North Texas
Principal Conductor of the Wind Ensemble, University of Southern California
Music Director Laureate, Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Directeur Musical Honoraire, Orchestre National de Lyon
Jack Stamp Director of Bands Emeritus, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; International Composer-in-Association, Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Bruce Yurko Professor of Composition, Rowan University
Morning Module: Lecture Discussions (9:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT): $200
Afternoon Module: Conducting Sessions (1:30-4:30 PM CDT): $200
(Please note that the original in-person format and fees of $850/$550 are no longer in effect)

The University of North Texas Wind Studies faculty are excited to announce the conversion of the annual summer Conductors Collegium to an online-only format, hosted from June 8th through 19th, 2020. 

Addressing the need—now more than ever—to find ways to connect and grow as conductors, the North Texas Conductors Collegium: Virtual Edition presents an opportunity for instrumental music educators of all levels from around the world to meet and discuss common goals, shared concerns, and practical solutions with colleagues and performers. The format is designed to allow maximum flexibility in examining topics that are of paramount interest to the participants. 

Lecture Discussions will include topics such as masterworks, score study, repertoire and programming, rehearsal techniques, conducting fundamentals, educational philosophy, and will include live discussions with world-renowned guest conductors and composers including Leonard Slatkin, H. Robert Reynolds, Frank Battisti, Barry Green, Cindy McTee, and Jack Stamp. 

Conducting Sessions will include group and individual coachings on select masterowkrs with the Collegium Faculty. The goal of the Collegium is to help participants expand their perspectives and deepen their artistry by providing an environment that creates a positive opportunity for dialogue, investigation, and exchange.

Participants can choose to register for the Morning Module (Lecture Discussions), the Afternoon Module (Conducting Sessions), or choose to register for both of the modules. The fee for each module includes all twelve days of instruction.

Public school educators are especially encouraged to attend the Conductors Collegium. In conjunction with the UNT Professional Development Institute, our faculty are equipped to approve up to ninety (90) continuing education hours for full participation. Individuals attending a select portion of the Collegium may receive a prorated allotment based on instructional hours completed. Our workshop conforms to the SBEC standard for continuing education credits toward re-certification and we offer this service at no additional fee to participants.

Registration and payment for the Conductors Collegium is available through Acceptd. Please visit this link: UNT College of Music: Camps and Workshops and select "Conducting" as the area and "Conductors Collegium" as the program.


Participants in the afternoon Conducting Sessions will choose to conduct from the following scores, all available through Midwest Sheet Music. Bruce Yurko's Chant and Toccata is provided free to participants, through the generosity of the composer. Conductors are welcome and encouraged to purchase all scores, but should choose a mininum of three to five to study in the afternoon Conducting Sessions.

JACK FRERER On-Again, Off-Again
JULIE GIROUX Fields of Gold
PERCY GRAINGER Lincolnshire Posy (ed. Fennell)
PAUL HINDEMITH Symphony in B-flat
GUSTAV HOLST Second Suite in F, Op. 28 (ed. Matthews)
GORDON JACOB William Byrd Suite
MORTEN LAURIDSEN O Magnum Mysterium (trans. Reynolds)
DARIUS MILHAUD Suite Française
WILLIAM SCHUMAN George Washington Bridge
JACK STAMP Divertimento in F
RICHARD WAGNER Trauermusik, WWV 73 (ed. Votta/Boyd) 
BRUCE YURKO Chant and Toccata (to be provided to each participant, compliments of the composer)