Art of Band Conducting and Rehearsal Workshop

June 13-17, 2017

Workshop Overview

All sessions will be held in the facilities of The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music. Activities will include conducting the UT Summer Chamber Winds, as well as panel discussions and classroom sessions dealing with literature, score study, rehearsal techniques, ensemble motivation, conducting technique, and personal musical growth.

Enrollment Information


Participants will conduct the UT Summer Chamber Winds, as well as attend all sessions. Participant status is designed for conductors with a minimum of a completed bachelor’s degree in music and one year of experience in either a teaching situation or graduate conducting study.


Observers will attend all sessions but will not conduct the ensembles. Observer status is recommended for and open to musicians at all levels. Observer registration is not limited.


Registration for participant positions is now closed. Observer positions remain open until May 1, 2017.


Dormitory housing is available on campus. Complete dormitory and some hotel information will accompany your confirmation if requested on the registration form. Please note that Austin hotels run at a 95% occupancy year round. The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau online has hotel information at:

Tax Deduction

Treasury regulation 1.162-5 permits an income tax deduction for educational expenses (including travel, meals, lodging) undertaken to maintain or improve professional skills.


Jason Missal, Workshop Coordinator –

Registration for the 2017 Workshop is now closed

Featured Clinicians


  • Charles Gounod-Petite Symphonie (Kalmus) – Mvts. 1 and 2
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart-Serenade no. 10 in B-flat major “Gran Partita” (Barenreiter) – Mvts. 1, 3, and 5
  • Richard Strauss-Serenade in E-flat, op. 7 (Kalmus)
  • Igor Stravinsky-Octet (Boosey & Hawkes) – Mvts. 1, 2, and 3