Conducting Symposium

2019 Wind Conducting Symposium – July 2-5

With Dr. Wendy McCallum from Brandon 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
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 2019

Online Registration:
Registration deadline: June 7, 2019

For more information please contact Gillian MacKay.


2019 Choral Conducting Symposium – July 3-5

With UofT’s Lori-Anne Dolloff and Mark Ramsay

For secondary school, church and community chorus conductors.  This intensive, three-day seminar is an excellent opportunity for music teachers and community chorus conductors to gain professional development and continuing education credits (graduate and undergraduate). The combination of learning and camaraderie of fellow music teachers and other conductors makes for a stimulating and enjoyable experience.

The seminar will focus on:

  • Leading adolescent choral ensembles
  • Choral repertoire and resources, including world musics
  • Choral pedagogy and conducting
  • Vocal health and singing technique

and will include:

  • Daily rehearsals with the Symposium Singers
  • Individual voice consultations
  • Networking opportunities with peers

Come and get new teaching ideas, repertoire and resources, meet friendly colleagues, sing in daily choral rehearsals with master teachers, and enjoy a few days of rejuvenation and inspiration.

Choral Conducting Symposium Brochure to come

Online Registration: to come
Registration deadline: TBA

For more information please contact Lori-Anne Dolloff or Mark Ramsay