July 13-17, 2020 (CANCELLED)

The West Chester University Summer Wind Conducting Symposium is designed to provide musicians the opportunity to sharpen conducting skills, strengthen score study techniques, broaden knowledge of wind literature and refine rehearsal strategies. Conductors may participate in the symposium in one of two different levels. Conducting participants will conduct chamber ensembles during the morning sessions and a full wind ensemble in the afternoon. Participation at this level will be limited to the first sixteen applicants with paid deposits. Observers will be engaged in all of the daily activities but will not conduct the ensembles.


Daily Schedule

Monday, July 13, 2020

8:00-9:00am – Registration and Refreshments

Monday – Friday, July 13-17, 2020

9:00-10:00am – Morning Seminar and Group Conducting

10:00am-12:00pm – Chamber Repertoire

12:00-1:30pm – Lunch on your own

1:30-2:30pm – Afternoon Seminar

2:30-5:30pm – Band Repertoire

Friday, July 17, 2020

6:00pm – Symposium Ends


Chamber Repertoire

Serenade in D minor, Op. 44 - Antonin Dvorak
Petite Symphonie - Charles Gounod

Band Repertoire

Lincolnshire Posy - Percy Aldridge Grainger
Elegy for a Young American - Ronald Lo Presti
Chester - William Schuman

Fees and Registration


Conducting Participant – $500.00
Observer – $300.00

ACT 48 Credit – $150 (Includes Act 48 Fee)

University credit is available at an additional fee. Applicants taking the course for university credit must register as a Conducting participant.



  • Registration is currently not available


Contact Dr. M. Gregory Martin with any additional questions.


Dr. Craig Kirchhoff

Craig Kirchhoff
Guest Clinician

Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner

Cynthia Johnston Turner
Guest Clinician

Dr. Andrew Yozviak

Andrew Yozviak
Symposium Host

Dr. M. Gregory Martin

M. Gregory Martin
Symposium Host

Mr. Adam Gumble

Adam J. Gumble
Symposium Host

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