2023 Wind Conducting Workshop

February 4-5, 2023

 

Featured Clinician

Craig Kirchhoff

Activities

  • Option to conduct the Ball State Wind Ensemble in Concert! See "Conductor - Audition Track" below to apply.
  • Option to receive a conducting lesson with clinician Craig Kirchhoff! See "Conductor - Audition Track" below to apply.
  • Conduct the Ball State University Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony in beautiful Sursa Hall in a workshop setting.
  • Work and collaborate with outstanding conductors and educators.
  • Attend an open rehearsal with renowned conductors and composers.
  • Participate in discussions dealing with repertoire, score study, rehearsal techniques, conducting technique, gesture and movement, and personal growth.
  • Attend a performance by the Ball State Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony


Participation Tracks 

Conductor - Auditioned Track: $250 (includes Saturday continental breakfast and full lunch)

*New Track* Audition for a chance to conduct the Ball State Wind Ensemble IN CONCERT and receive a conducting lesson from clinician Craig Kirchhoff
  • One auditionee will earn the opportunity to conduct the Ball State University Wind Ensemble in Concert on Saturday, February 4! This person will also earn a conducting lesson with Craig Kirchhoff
  • Two additional auditionees will earn the opportunity to have a conducting lesson with Craig Kirchhoff.
  • To apply: submit resume and link to a 10-minute conducting video (front view) to bands@bsu.edu with the subject line "Conducting Workshop Audition". Performance or rehearsal video is acceptable.
  • Applications due by Friday, January 7, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their status by January 14, 2022.
  • Those not selected for the Auditioned Track will be automatically placed in the Participant Track
  • Participants in this track will receive video recordings of the concert and clinic sessions from the conductors's front view

Conductor - Participant Track: $250 (includes Saturday continental breakfast and full lunch)

  • Participants will conduct the Ball State Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony in a workshop setting (approximately 15-20 minutes with each band).
  • Receive on-the-spot feedback from the clinicians.
  • There is a limit of 10 conductors. Conductors will be selected in the order that their enrollment fee is received. Positions fill quickly.
  • No audition video required.
  • Participants in this track will receive video recordings of the clinic sessions from the conductors's front view

Observer: $50; $35 for college students

  • Observe the conducting sessions.
  • Participate in the afternoon lecture and discussion session.
  • There is no limit to the number of people in the observer track.

College Students: Register as an Observer at the discounted rate of $35.


Registration Information

To Register and submit payment, please fill out this form:

REGISTER & SUBMIT PAYMENT

Repertoire selection is based on your preferences and the choices of the other participants.  We ask you select your top 3 and we will notify you of the final selections by January 13, 2023. 

SELECT REPERTOIRE (Available Soon)


Repertoire

Ball State Wind Ensemble (Saturday)

  • TBA

Ball State Wind Symphony (Sunday)

  • TBA

Conductors may purchase scores in one easy location at Midwest Sheet Music


Friday (Optional Rehearsal Attendance)

  • 7:00p.m. - 10:15 p.m. – Open Rehearsal with Ball State Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble with Guest Clinician and Selected Auditionee

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. – Welcome and Continental Breakfast (Hahn Hall)
  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Conducting Session with Wind Ensemble (Sursa Hall)
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Wind Ensemble open rehearsal
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Lunch (Provided)
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Lecture/Discussion Sessions (Band Room, MIB Room 152)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Concert by Ball State Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony (Sursa Hall)

Sunday

  • 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Conducting  Session with Wind Symphony (Sursa Hall)
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Wrap up Lecture/Discussion session (MIB Room 152)

Hotel Information

  • Ball State University Pittenger Hotel — 765-285-1555
  • Comfort Inn & Suites — 765-587-0294
  • Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center — 765-760-4077
  • Days Inn — 765-288-2311
  • Hampton Inn & Suites — 765-288-8500
  • Holiday Inn Express — 765-289-4678

Questions?

For additional information, contact Thomas Caneva at 765-285-5435 or by email.