Conducting Symposium 2019

Participant Spots are Filled, Observer Spots Remain Open.


Symposium 19


Join Christopher Knighten and the University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble for a conducting workshop featuring Jerry Junkin, Professor of Wind Conducting and Director of Bands at the University of Texas. 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 Jerry Junkin and University of Arkansas conducting faculty.

Registration Fees:

$75   Participant  (Participant Spots are Filled, Observer Spots Remain Open)
$50   Observer
Free   Undergraduate Music Education Student Observer

Registration Opens – November 13, 2018


Tentative Schedule:

Friday, March 1 

12:55-2:15 pm

Jerry Junkin conducting session with University of Arkansas students

 7:30-9:00 pm  

 Wind Ensemble Concert


Saturday, March 2

8:30 am

Symposium check-in Epley Band Building


Welcome and Introductory remarks by Jerry Junkin and Christopher Knighten

9:30-12:30 pm

Conducting Session 1 


Lunch - provided


Conducting Session 2


Q & A session with Jerry Junkin & Christopher Knighten


The Repertoire:

Eric Whitacre  October
Percy Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry
Frank Ticheli Simple Gifts – Four Shaker Songs, movement III
Frank Ticheli Cajun Folk Songs, movement II
Ralph Vaughan Williams     English Folk Song Suite, movement I
Percy Grainger   Shepherd’s Hey


The Clinicians:

Jerry Junkin, University of Texas

Christopher Knighten, 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 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.


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