Conducting Symposium 2017



Join Christopher Knighten and the University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble for a conducting workshop featuring Kevin Sedatole, Director of Bands at Michigan State University. Designed for instrumental music educators, graduate conducting students, and undergraduate music education majors, this two-day symposium allows twelve participants two opportunities to conduct the University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble and receive conducting feedback from Kevin Sedatole and University of Arkansas conducting faculty.

Registration Fees:

$50   Participant
$35   Observer
Free   Undergraduate Music Education Student Observer

Registration Opens – November 15, 2016 

Tentative Schedule:

Friday, February 24 

2:00 pm 

Open rehearsal – Christopher Knighten and featured guest Kevin Sedatole rehearse the University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble


Kevin Sedatole conducting clinic with U of A graduate students 


Wind Ensemble Concert – Faulkner Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, February 25

8:30 am

Symposium check-in Epley Band Building


Welcome and Introductory remarks by Kevin Sedatole

9:30-12:30 pm

Conducting Session 1 


Lunch - provided


Conducting Session 2


Q & A session with Kevin Sedatole & Christopher Knighten

The Repertoire:

Earth Song, Frank Ticheli (Manhattan Beach)
Variants on a Medieval Tune, Norman Dello Joio (Hal Leonard/Marks Music)
William Byrd Suite, Gordon Jacob (Boosey & Hawkes)

The Clinicians:

Christopher Knighten, University of Arkansas
Kevin Sedatole, Michigan State University
W. Dale Warren, University of Arkansas

Benjamin Lorenzo, University of Arkansas
Jamal Duncan, University of Arkansas

Professional Development:

The University of Arkansas Bands is excited to partner with the Arkansas Department of Education to offer up to ten hours of professional development at no additional cost to registered participants. Friday’s sessions total four hours of PD and Saturday’s sessions are an additional six hours.

Submission of Materials:

Conducting Participant positions are limited to twelve applicants.  Selection of applicants will be based on resume and postmark. 
Applications will be accepted starting November 15. 

Please submit this registration form, current resume or CV, and payment to the following address: 

University of Arkansas Bands
ATTN: Dr. Jamal Duncan
103 Lewis E. Epley Jr. Band Hall
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

An applicant's resume/CV may also be submitted by email to: however applications are not considered until payment via check or money order made payable to “University of Arkansas Bands” is received.

All conductor spots are filled. There are unlimited observer spots still available.

Click Here to Access the Registration Form