Conductors Collegium

June 14-25, 2021
Format To Be Determined
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

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. The goal of the Collegium is to help those in attendance expand their perspectives and deepen their artistry by providing an environment that creates a positive opportunity for dialogue, investigation, and exchange.

As many as 40 conductors will be selected to rehearse and perform on one of four concerts with the North Texas Wind Symphony. In addition to real-time interaction, comments regarding conducting gesture, rehearsal approach, and pedagogy will be made on video recordings. Auditing attendees will have the opportunity to attend all events and observe rehearsals, where commentary will be provided and discussion facilitated regarding the on-stage activities.

We are pleased to partner with GIA Publications in producing this event and we are grateful for more than two decades of their support of this project. Collegium repertoire will be selected from standard wind masterworks as well as the forthcoming Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Volume 12 (GIA). The faculty will lead discussions and offer lectures throughout the twelve-day event on a variety of related subjects. Morning sessions will focus on exposition of the selected masterworks as well as musical and philosophical issues, combined with analytical, technical, and pedagogical concerns. The fee for this twelve-day event for conducting participants is only $850, and $650 for non-conducting participants. Please save the date and continue to visit periodically.