UMN Fall 2021 Conducting Workshop

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Music educators are invited to attend a one-day in-person workshop to hone conducting skills in a concert band setting. Led by University of Minnesota Bands Faculty, on the stage of Ted Mann Concert Hall, the day will include conducting sessions with University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Chamber Ensemble. Two tracks of participation are available: Conductor (limited to 14) or Observer (unlimited).


To Be Determined; pieces listed below are under consideration.

University Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band

  • The Red Balloon by Anne McGinty
  • Salvation is Created by Pavel Tschesnokoff/Houseknecht
  • American Guernica by Adolphus Hailstork/Levine
  • First Suite in E-Flat by Gustav Holst/Matthews 
  • Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst/Matthews

Chamber Ensemble

  • Old Wine in New Bottles by Gordon Jacob
  • Carmina Burana by Carl Orff/Wanek

UMN Bands Faculty

Name Title
Emily Threinen Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Conducting, University of Minnesota
Jerry Luckhardt Associate Director of Bands, University of Minnesota
Betsy McCann Assistant Director of Bands, Director of Athletic Bands, University of Minnesota

Tentative Schedule

  • 8:00am - Check-in
  • 8:30am - Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:00am - Conducting Session I with University Wind Ensemble
  • 11:30am - Lunch (included in cost)
  • 1:00pm - Chamber Conducting Session with University Chamber Musicians OR DEI Discussion Session with UMN Bands Faculty
  • 2:30pm - Conducting Session II with Symphonic Band
  • 5:15pm - Closing Remarks 
  • 6:00 pm Workshop Ends
  • 6:30 pm Optional Happy Hour - on own - at restaurant near campus


$95 includes catered lunch on campus.


Parking is available at the 21st Avenue Ramp ($13 daily max), 19th Avenue Ramp ($13 daily max), or Lot 94 ($5 daily max). Payment is cash or credit card. Note: Non-event rates are listed.


Information coming soon.


Online registration will launch in June.