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.
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
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