Sonoma Summer Wind Band Conducting Symposium

Sonoma Summer Conducting Symposium postcard 2023

June 26 – June 30, 2023. 
Green Music Center
Sonoma State University

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Andy Collinsworth
Director of Bands
Sonoma State University
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Kevin Sedatole
Director of Bands
Michigan State University

Andy Collinsworth
Director of Bands
Sonoma State University

Kevin Sedatole
Director of Bands
Michigan State University


person conducting with arms pointed inwardWorkshop Overview

All sessions will be held at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. The workshop focuses on the development of movement and gestural skills as a means for communicating musical interpretation. Conducting participants work with a live ensemble each day and receive feedback from master teachers. Additional activities include classroom sessions dealing with rehearsal techniques, score study, repertoire, ensemble motivation and personal growth.


Enrollment Information

person wearing white shirt and conductingConducting Participant

Conducting Participants will conduct a live wind ensemble, as well as attend all sessions. Participant status is designed for music educators currently working with high school, middle school  and community college ensembles and for graduate-level students in conducting. Registration is limited to 16 Conducting Participants.


Observers attend all sessions and participate in all workshop events and activities, but do not conduct the ensemble. Observer status is open to conducting students and musicians at all levels. There is no limit to the number of Observers.

The Sonoma Conducting Symposium proudly supports one participant through the CBDNA Mike Moss Conducting Study Grant.


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Conducting Participant | $600

Observer | $375

1 Units of College Credit | $75




Carmina Burana (mvts. 2-7, 13) – Carl Orff, arr. John Krance

Greek Folk Song Suite – Franco Cesarini

Hail to the Spirit of Liberty – John Philip Sousa (USMC Band edition)

Halcyon Hearts – Katahj Copley             

My Jesus, Oh What Anguish – J.S. Bach, arr. Alfred Reed                  

Mock Morris – Percy Grainger, arr. Joseph Kreines                           

O Magnum Mysterium – Morten Lauridsen, arr. H. Robert Reynolds              

On Shores of Endless Sea – Kevin Day

Symphony No. 6, Mvt. 2 – Vincent Persichetti                                         

Slava! – Leonard Bernstein, arr. Clare Grundman





Housing is not provided on campus. There are several hotels in the Rohnert Park area. The recommended hotel is Oxford Suites in Rohnert Park.



Andy Collinsworth, Workshop Coordinator,

Weill Hall, Green Music Center
Admission Fees
Conducting Participant | $600; Observer | $375; 1 Units of College Credit | $75
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Date and Time Ticket Link
Monday, June, 26, 2023, 8:00am
Tuesday, June, 27, 2023, 8:00am
Wednesday, June, 28, 2023, 8:00am
Thursday, June, 29, 2023, 8:00am
Friday, June, 30, 2023, 8:00am