Conducting Symposium 2018



Join Christopher Knighten and the University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble for a conducting workshop featuring Steven D. Davis, University of Missouri- Kansas City Conservatory Director of Bands and Wind Ensembles. 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 Steven D. Davis and University of Arkansas conducting faculty.

Registration Fees:

$75   Participant
$50   Observer
Free   Undergraduate Music Education Student Observer

Registration Opens – November 13, 2017 


Tentative Schedule:

Thursday, March 1

7:30-9:30 pm

Wind Ensemble Concert – Faulkner Center for the Performing Arts


Friday, March 2 

5:00-6:30 pm

Steven Davis conducting session with University of Arkansas students

 7:30-9:00 pm  

 Opening Reception for participants


Saturday, March 3

8:30 am

Symposium check-in Epley Band Building


Welcome and Introductory remarks by Steven Davis and Christopher Knighten

9:30-12:30 pm

Conducting Session 1 


Lunch - provided


Conducting Session 2


Q & A session with Steven Davis & Christopher Knighten


The Repertoire:

Ralph Vaughan Williams  English Folk Song Suite (any movement)
Morten Lauridsen/Reynolds O Magnum Mysterium
Frank Ticheli Simple Gifts (movement 2 or 3)


The Clinicians:

Christopher Knighten, University of Arkansas
Steven D. Davis, University of Missouri-Kansas City
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 13. 

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.


Click Here to Download the Symposium Registration Form