University of Arizona Bands Conducting Workshop will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Fred Fox School of Music’s Crowder Hall!

The Conducting Workshop, open to school band directors, provides teachers with exciting and innovative tools for conducting and rehearsing school band ensembles. This year our day-long clinic has an exciting new addition—conducting participants will get to try new techniques and new ideas with a LIVE high school wind ensemble! This gives our participants the opportunity to adapt new ideas in a very real and practical setting that will allow for rapid and meaningful growth as conductors and rehearsal technicians.

The Workshop clinicians are Arizona Bands Faculty Dr. Chad R. Nicholson, Prof. Chad Shoopman, and Prof. Yudai Ueda. The conducting participant spots are limited and will be set on a first-come, first-serve basis. Unlimited positions are available for observers. We hope you will join us!

2019 Conducting Workshop Repertoire:

Grainger/Sousa/Brion – Country Gardens

Morten Lauridsen – Contre Qui, Rose

Ralph Vaughan Williams – English Folk Song Suite

Additional Information:

Lunch: Please bring a lunch, or lunch money. The group will plan to walk to University Blvd, where there are many food options.

Instruments: We encourage you to bring instruments for the early portion of the clinic.

Certificates: There will be certificates of participation available for you at the end of the event.

Conducting Videos: We will record the conducting sessions for you and post them on Google Drive to individual folders.



Once your status as a Participant has been determined, the following fees will apply. If you are on the waitlist, then you may join as an Observer! Thank you!

Conducting Participants ( Must be notified before making payment, as limited spots are available): $65

Observers: $40

Please mail your check payable to THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA and mail to:
Arizona Bands
Attn: Conducting Workshop
Fred Fox School of Music
1017 N. Olive Road, Room 166
Tucson, AZ 85721

University of Arizona – Fred Fox School of Music
Park Avenue Garage on the north side of the building is free on weekends.

Tentative Schedule:
9:00am- 5:00pm