Summer Conducting Workshop

Dr. Peter Folliard conducting the Augustana Vespers performance

Event Details

Date: June 14 - June 15, 2018

Register today.

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).

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  • Thursday, June 14 — Roosevelt High School, Band Room
  • Friday, June 15 — O’Gorman High School, Band Room

Required Materials



  • 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 GuidryProf. 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 PerkinsDr. 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 FolliardDr. 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

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Workshop Sponsor

This workshop is sponsored in part by the Sioux Falls School District.

Workshop Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Peter Folliard at 201.390.9054 or