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.
LIVE CONDUCTING/PERFORMANCE MODULES:
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
LECTURE/DISCUSSION MODULES ONLY:
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 PARTICIPANT OPTIONS:
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)
Conducting Sessions and Coachings (Full Day, Choose Any/All Rounds)
Non-Conducting Participation Options (June 14-25, 1:30-5:30 PM CDT)
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 (performers included, with double-layer overlaid slitted masks for mouthpieces), 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 https://getacceptd.com/untmusicworkshops 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.”