Conductor slots are filled to capacity. Observer slots still available.



Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1

Green Music Center at Sonoma State University

The Sonoma State University Department of Music announces the fourth annual Summer Band Conducting and Music Education Symposium Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1at the Green Music Center on the beautiful campus of Sonoma State University. 

Join us to further develop your skills in the art of conducting and music education pedagogy.



Dr. Andy Collinsworth, Director of Bands and Music Education at Sonoma State University and Dr. Kevin Sedatole, Director of Bands from Michigan State University will collaborate to provide high school and middle school band directors with opportunities to sharpen their conducting skills and music education pedagogy.


Participants will have the opportunity to conduct a live wind ensemble and receive critical feedback and suggestions from clinician.

Conducting participants will focus on improving their awareness and skill in the art of conducting.





4th Annual Sonoma State Summer Wind Band Conducting Symposium

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                           
Four Shaker Songs— Frank Ticheli                                   (Gr. 2.5 Manhattan Beach)            
The Red Balloon— Anne McGinty                                      (Gr. 2 Queenswood)                                   
Amazing Grace— Frank Ticheli                                           (Gr. 3 Manhattan Beach)               
American Riversongs— Pierre LaPlante                           (Gr. 3 Daehn)                                               
March of the Belgian Paratroopers— Leemans/Wiley   (Gr. 3 TRN)                                        
Handel in the Strand— Grainger/ed. Thomas Rohrer    (Gr. 4 Alfred)                                    
Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo—Arnold/Paynter              (Gr. 4 Carl Fischer)              
Two Chorale Preludes— Brahms/Guenther                    (Gr. 4 Masters Music)                                 
Divertimento, op. 42— Persichetti                                     (Gr. 5 Presser)
Variations on a Korean Folksong— Chance                    (Gr. 5 Boosey & Hawkes)               

All repertoire selections are available for purchase through JW Pepper at or please feel free to email to place an order.


Conducting Seminars

Explore issues related to rehearsing, conducting and teaching, including score study, expressive conducting, and rehearsal issues related to achieving better blend, balance, intonation and precision.















Conductor-Participants will conduct a live ensemble each day, and will receive additional one-on-one sessions with the clinicians.
Observers will be engaged in all of the activities, but will not conduct.

Conducting participation will be limited to the first 15 applicants.

Applicants wishing to conduct are encouraged to register early.



For information contact Dr. Andy Collinsworth at