Eugene Migliaro Corporon | Andrew Trachsel | Daniel Cook
June 14-25, 2021

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: $750
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 14-16, Round 2: June 17-19, Round 3: June 20-22, Round 4: June 23-25

June 14-25, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT ONLY: $250
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: $200
Non-Conducting Participants may attend virtual sessions to observe conducting rounds, with the possibility of individual virtual coaching sessions: $200

Addressing the need—now more than ever—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.

Lecture and Discussion ONLY Module Offerings (June 14-25, 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.

Conducting Sessions 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 14-16, Round 2: June 17-19, Round 3: June 20-22, Round 4: June 23-25. For example, if you indicate that you would like to participate for Round 2 and 3, you would likely observe Round 2's coaching and conduct on Round 3. You would have three coachings (June 20, 21, 22, followed by the concert performance June 22 in the evening).
  • 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. This total fee is $750. (It is not a separate $250 registration; this option is for non-conducting participants only). 

Non-Conducting Participation Options (June 14-25, 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. These individuals may also have the opportunity to receive individual Zoom coachings with faculty. This facet will be clarified pending the number of registrants to this track.

Participants attending in-person events should understand in good faith that it will likely be necessary for us to employ mitigation measures as dictated by the university. We are currently abiding by 9-foot social distancing, masking is not required but allowed for anyone who wishes to wear one, and MERV filtration bell covering. You may see examples of our measures via photos and videos on our social media. Per UNT, all participants of commuter programs longer than one week that allow for social distancing and face coverings for the duration of the program must have a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the first day of the program.

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 and select Conducting as the area and Conductors Collegium as the program.

“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! It worked VERY well in this format.”