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Band Conducting and Pedagogy Workshop


Program Description: Designed for instrumental conductors and educators of all levels
 (K-12 through professional), this workshop will focus on developing the skills and concepts necessary to inspire compelling music making from the podium with any level of ensemble. Group sessions and individual instruction will present unique ideas regarding: movement, score preparation
a musical approach to rehearsal techniques, repertoire selection.

Michael Haithcock, Director of Bands, and Jerry Schwiebert, renowned movement expert and member of U-M’s theatre department faculty, will provide each participant with specific methodologies for personal development in merging the demands of musically prepared and responsive conducting gestures with performance pressures. Additional faculty will offer lectures on their specific areas of expertise as well as individual instruction throughout the week.

Contact Information

Sarah J Rau

University of Michigan
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
1100 Baits Drive Room 1281
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085

Phone: (734) 936-2660
E-mail: smtd-youthandadult@umich.edu

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The program is primarily a(n):

Summer Program

Program End Date


Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Music, Theatre & Dance

Sponsoring Department(s)

School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Program Available to these Counties


Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor

Subject Area(s)

Arts, Continuing & Community, Early Childhood and Elementary (pre-6), Education: Higher Ed, Middle and High School (7-12)