Conducting Symposium 2022

Symposium 22


Join Christopher Knighten and the University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble for a conducting workshop featuring Robert Carnochan, Director of Wind Ensemble Activities, Music Director/Conductor of the Frost Wind Ensemble, and Professor of Conducting at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Designed for instrumental music educators, graduate conducting students, and undergraduate music education majors, this one-day symposium allows twelve participants two opportunities to conduct the University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble and receive conducting feedback from Robert Carnochan and University of Arkansas conducting faculty.


$75   Participant - registration closed
$50   Observer - register here
Free   Undergraduate Music Education Student Observer - register here


Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, February 12th

8:30 am

Symposium check-in Epley Band Building


Welcome and Introductory remarks by Robert Carnochan and Christopher Knighten

9:30-12:30 pm

Conducting Session 1 


Lunch - provided


Conducting Session 2


Q & A session with Robert Carnochan & Christopher Knighten


The Repertoire - select one from each list:

List 1

Katajh Copley - Starlight
Dwayne Milburn - "Ballad on 'Balm in Gilead'," second movement of American Hymnsong Suite
Pavel Tschesnokoff, arr. by Bruce Houseknecht - Salvation is Created

List 2

Carol Brittin Chambers – Kalos Eidos, measure 58-112
Frank Ticheli - "In Yonder Valley," first movement of Simple Gifts - Four Shaker Songs
Ralph Vaughan Williams, “March – Folk Songs from Somerset,” third movement of Folk Song Suite


The Clinicians:

Robert Carnochan, University of Miami

Christopher Knighten, University of Arkansas

Benjamin Lorenzo, University of Arkansas

Jeff Summers, University of Arkansas

Professional Development

The University of Arkansas Bands is excited to partner with the Arkansas Department of Education to offer up to 7 hours of professional development at no additional cost to registered participants.

Submission of Materials

Conducting Participant positions are limited to twelve applicants.  Selection will be based on resume and time of application. 

An applicant's resume/CV may also be submitted by email to: