Eugene Migliaro Corporon | Andrew Trachsel | Daniel Cook
June 13-24, 2022 (Tentative)

The University of North Texas Wind Studies faculty are excited to announce the continuation of our annual summer NORTH TEXAS CONDUCTORS COLLEGIUM. The Collegium is offered for two total weeks. Individuals desiring to attend have several flexible live in-person OR virtual options to choose from in advancing their growth. Attendees may select any combination of these modules. A summary follows, and more details can be found below.

Conducting Coachings and Wind Symphony Performance: Cost To Be Determined
Conducting Participants may choose (2), (3), or (4) three-day live, in-person rounds to participate. Please see details below.
This fee includes afternoon conducting coaching and the morning lecture/discussion series. This fee is the full workshop experience.
Round 1: June 13-15, Round 2: June 16-18, Round 3: June 19-21, Round 4: June 22-24

June 13-24, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT ONLY: Cost To Be Determined
This module is available in both live and virtual formats. Please see details below.

Non-Conducting Participants may observe conducting rounds live, in-person for the duration of the workshop: Cost To Be Determined
Non-Conducting Participants may observe conducting rounds virtually: Cost To Be Determined

Addressing the need to find ways to connect and grow as conductors, the Collegium 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.

Morning Session Curriculum: Lecture, Discussion, and Small Group Coaching Module (June 13-24, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT)

  • Lecture and Discussions will include topics such as masterworks overview, score study, repertoire and programming, rehearsal techniques, conducting fundamentals, educational philosophy, and will include live discussions with world-renowned guest conductors and educators. This series is available for a single price for all access to the entire series. The lectures and discussion will occur live and virtually simultaneously. Attendees may participate in this in-person, if on campus, or via Zoom access from the comfort of your home.
  • Additionally, in-person participants will be broken up into small groups (generally 9-12 players) to conduct small ensemble excerpts. Conductors will receive coaching in this format as a supplement to the afternoon activiites.

Afternoon Session Curriculum: Conducting Rounds and Coachings (Full Day, Choose Any/All Rounds)

  • Conducting Sessions will consist of live, in-person individual sessions and group coachings on select masterworks with the Collegium Faculty with the North Texas Wind Symphony.
  • The conducting rounds are structured as four sets of three days. Each conductor will have the opportunity to receive coaching for three sessions (one round) and perform in concert with the North Texas Wind Symphony. The performance will be recorded via our sophisticated multi-camera and high-definition audio capabilities.
  • While the fee allows all-access to all 12 days of coachings, participants may select to attend only 6 or 9 days rather than all 12 if desired, to maximize flexibility as per your schedule needs. Our stipulation is that those who conduct one round must observe one other, hence attendance at only 3 days (one round) is not permissible.
  • Rounds available are: Round 1: June 13-15, Round 2: June 16-18, Round 3: June 19-21, Round 4: June 22-24. For example, if you indicate that you would like to participate for Round 2 and 3, you would likely observe the Round 2 coaching and conduct on Round 3. You would have three coaching followed by the concert performance in the evening of the third day).
  • We are only able to accept up to 32 individuals to participate, so please register soon for this if you desire it!
  • All live, in-person conductors will participate in the morning lecture/discussion and small group coaching model for one base fee. There is no need to register separately/additionally for the morning curriculum; this option is for non-conducting participants only. 

Non-Conducting Participation Options (June 13-24, 1:30-5:30 PM CDT)

  • For those unable to visit campus this summer or those wishing to observe but not conduct on the afternoon sessions, two options are possible.
  • 1) Individual may register for the live non-conducting participant option, which allows attendees to visit and learn in the group coaching format that occur in the afternoon sessions.
  • 2) Individuals unable to come to campus may register for the virtual non-conducting participant option. Attendees for this track will be able to view the afternoon coaching sessions via a Zoom stream.

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 continuing education credit for each hour of participation. Individuals attending select rounds 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. Visit the link above labeled "Click Here to Register" and select Conducting as the area and Conductors Collegium as the program.

Past attendees have had the following to say about their Collegium experience:

“I definitely have found new ideas and challenges in how I approach programming, score study, and what I consider repertoire.”

“I thought this was a fantastic experience for me as an educator and conductor. The Collegium has given me a lot to work on and a lot of things to consider when it comes to teaching. I hope that I can attend the Collegium next year and continue to grow through that experience.”

“Thank you SO much for providing such a comprehensive workshop in this format. I am excited to continue developing my abilities and hope to see my friends from the workshop in the future!”

“The afternoon conducting sessions were AWESOME! I felt so privileged to be coached by our three great clinicians and likewise enjoyed watching all my fellow students being coached. It gave me some new ways of freeing-up my baton hand, and more sensible and musical usage of my left hand for expressivity that works! I feel that we all benefited greatly from these things. I watched in awe, the transformation of us all, through the series, from decent to looking like professional conductors!"

"Thank you for giving each and everyone one of us the opportunity and the space for self-exploration in a safe and welcoming musically immersive environment. I watched each and every teacher meet participants where they were at and gave all parties involved the space to show up fully and authentically themselves. Talk about uplifting the minds of the future through the music of our past. This weekend was monumental, and I am honored, blessed, and thankful to have been able to experience such high educational and musical practices over the past week. Thank you for inviting us into your home, this has truly changed my musical and education DNA fibers for the rest of my life, and for the better!"