Conducting positions for 2017 have been filled !

An unlimited number of Observers will be accepted.

Observers will be placed on a wait list for conducting, based on the date their application is received.



Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23

Join us to further develop your skills in the art of Conducting and Music Education Pedagogy. The Sonoma State University Department of Music announces the fifth annual Summer Band Conducting and Music Education Symposium Monday, June19 to Friday, June 23 at the Green Music Center on the beautiful campus of Sonoma State University. 


Participants will have the opportunity to conduct a live ensemble and receive feedback and suggestons.


Daily seminars will explore topics related to conducting and teaching, with in-depth focus on various aspects of instrumental pedagogy in woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments.


The reading sessions will include both standard and newer examples of wind band repertoire. Repertoire will be available for purchase through J.W. Pepper Music.


Conductors and Observers are encouraged to bring scores to all of the titles listed below. Conductors should prepare to conduct approximately 4 works from the list. For multiple movement works, conductors may choose to focus on individual movements.

TITLE/COMPOSER                                                            GRADE/PUBLISHER      
Three Ayres from Gloucester— Stuart                                  (Gr. 2 Shawnee)
Two British Folk Songs— Del Borgo                                    (Gr. 2 Hal Leonard)
Salvation is Created— Tschesnokoff/Houseknecht               (Gr. 2 Kjos)
Tribute— Cross                                                                      (Gr. 2.5 Hal Leonard)          
Sheltering Sky— Mackey                                                       (Gr. 3.5 Ostimusic)              
A Longford Legend— Sheldon                                               (Gr. 3.5  Alfred)
O Magnum Mysterium— Lauridsen/Reynolds                       (Gr. 4 Peer Classical)
Suite No. 2 in F— Holst/Matthews                                       (Gr. 4 Boosey)
Variations on America —Ives/Schuman/Rhoads                   (Gr. 4 Presser)
Chester— Schuman                                                                (Gr. 5 Presser)
Lincolnshire Posy— Grainger/Fennell                                    (Gr. 6 Ludwig)   




Enrollment in the Conducting Symposium is limited to 15. An unlimited number will be accepted as Observers.

2017 Clinicians

Dr. Andy Collinsworth, Director of Bands and Music Education at Sonoma State University, and Gary Hill, Professor of Music and Director of Ensemble Studies at Arizona State University, will collaborate to provide high school and middle school band directors with opportunities to sharpen their conducting skills and music education pedagogy.

Dr. Andy Collinsworth

Gary Hill












Application Form

To apply as either a Participant/Conductor or an Observer, use this linked PDF Application Form.


For information contact Dr. Andy Collinsworth at