Summer Conducting Workshop
Registration is open for a two-day training workshop on Conducting on June 14-15 (Thursday-Friday).
The Summer Conducting Workshop will provide educators and aspiring conductors an intensive, two-day professional development opportunity to focus on score study, conducting technique, repertoire selection and podium time with the New Horizons Band of Sioux Falls (a member of the New Horizons International Music Association, which encourages people over 50 to play an instrument).
- Workshop costs:
- $50 for one undergraduate or graduate credit from Augustana University (optional)
- $50 participation fee includes classroom sessions, podium time and Thursday evening (June 14) BBQ meal
- Cancellation and refund will be honored up to 10 days prior to Thursday, June 14.
- Workshop is limited to 50 participants.
- NOTE: Podium time with the laboratory ensemble will be limited to the first 10 registrants.
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- Thursday, June 14 — Roosevelt High School, Band Room
- Friday, June 15 — O’Gorman High School, Band Room
- Arnold/Paynter: Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo
- *Conducting participants should choose one or two selections from the list below:
- Arnold/Paynter: Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo
** (all participants should purchase this score for combined study sessions)
- Stuart: Three Ayres from Gloucester
- Grundman: Kentucky 1800
- Bach/Moehlmann: Prelude and Fugue in Bb
- LaPlante: American Riversongs
- Robert W. Smith: The Great Locomotive Chase
- Barnes: Yorkshire Ballad
Thursday, June 14 (Roosevelt HS):
- Session 1: 8:00-9:25 a.m. — Welcome. Fundamentals of Conducting - Part 1 (review)
- Session 2: 9:35-10:50 a.m. — Fundamentals of Score Study - A Practical Approach to Score Preparation (using Arnold/Paynter: Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo)
- Session 3: 11a.m. -12 p.m. — General Seminar: Rehearsal Planning
- Session 4: 1:30-5:10 p.m. — Podium time
- Session 5: 6-8 p.m. — Barbeque fellowship and networking at Perkins residence
Friday, June 15 (O’Gorman HS)
- Session 6: 8:00 a.m.-12:10 p.m. — Podium time
- Session 7: 1:30-2:30 p.m. — Fundamentals of Conducting - Part 2 (review)
- Session 8: 2:40-3:30 p.m. — Score Study - Part 2
- Session 9: 3:30-4:30 p.m. — General Seminar - Part 2: Repertoire Selection, Rehearsal Techniques and General Program Discussion
*Schedule is subject to change
Prof. Scott Guidry, Assistant Professor and Director of Bands — Bemidji State University
BSU Assistant Professor and Director of Bands Scott Guidry holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a Master of Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. His primary conducting teachers include Dr. Joseph Hebert and Prof. Anthony Maiello. Prior to joining the BSU faculty, he served a 20-year Air Force career, and was most recently the Director of Operations for The United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he was the officer in charge of the Ceremonial Brass and Airmen of Note. Before joining the Air Force, he was Director of Bands at Carencro High School and Lafayette High School in Louisiana, earning numerous superior ratings at the district and state levels.
Dr. Boyd Perkins, Coordinator of Fine Arts — Sioux Falls School District
A native of Brookings, South Dakota, Dr. Boyd Perkins earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Iowa. Additional degrees include a Master of Arts degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from South Dakota State University. With successful public school teaching experience in Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota, Dr. Perkins has developed a strong multifaceted reputation as a music educator in the areas of concert band, marching band and jazz.
Dr. Peter Folliard, Director of Orchestras — Augustana University
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Dr. Peter Folliard’s first conducting position was with the United States Air Force Bands program. Prior to coming to Augustana, he served at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, where he served as interim director of orchestras. Dr. Folliard holds undergraduate degrees in music education and instrumental performance from the University of North Texas; master’s degrees in instrumental performance and conducting from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University; and a doctor of musical arts degree in orchestral conducting from the Eastman School of Music.
“Technique is communication. The two words are synonymous in conductors.”
— Leonard Bernstein
This workshop is sponsored in part by the Sioux Falls School District.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Peter Folliard at 201.390.9054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.