Conducting Symposium

2018 Wind Conducting Symposium

With guest clinicians Thomas McCauley and Shelley Axelson (Cali School of Music, Montclair State University)
and UofT’s Gillian MacKay and Jeffrey Reynolds.

This is a four-day intensive session designed for teachers and conductors at all levels.

We will explore the Art of Conducting and the Art of Teaching, working to help everyone improve their skills and understanding in a positive learning environment.

Topics of Discussion

  • Repertoire
  • Score Study
  • Rehearsal Technique
  • Leadership
  • Classroom Problem Solving
  • Movement and Gesture
  • Band Pedagogy

Daily Schedule

9:00am-6:00pm each day
Mornings:  lectures, presentations, discussions
Afternoons:  live conducting with ensemble consisting of UofT ensemble members and participants

Come recharge your batteries with us this summer.

Wind Conducting Symposium Brochure

Online Registration:
Registration deadline: June 15, 2018

The 2018 UofT Wind Conducting Symposium is now FULL for Active Participants.
There are still places left for Auditors. If you wish to be placed on a Wait List for an Active Participant spot, please contact Gillian MacKay directly at

For more information please contact Gillian MacKay.