Conductor's Art | LSU Department of Bands

Conductor's Art

About The Symposium

January 17-19, 2020

The Conductor's Art is a multi-day conducting and teaching workshop. Participants will conduct the LSU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, and Chamber Winds while receiving direct coaching from our guest clinicians and individual feedback from the LSU Department of Bands faculty. This year, we are excited to welcome an amazing slate of guest clinicians, including:


Robert CarnochanRobert Carnochan
Director of Bands, University of Miami
Jamie NixJamie Nix
Director of Wind Ensembles, Columbus State University

Event Schedule

Complete schedule of events will be released to registered applicants closer to the event date. 

Friday, January 17, 2020, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Participants will the have the option to select from amongst the following choices:

Full Ensemble

  • Holst - Second Suite in F
  • Shostakovich / Reynolds - Folk Dances
  • Erickson - Air for Band
  • Ives / Rhodes - Variations on "America"
  • Mackey - Sheltering Sky
  • Vaughan Williams - Toccata Marziale

Chamber Ensemble

  • Dove - Figures in the Garden
  • Mozart / Wendt - Abduction from the Seraglio 

Application Process

Applications should be submitted electronically beginning November 6 through the link provided below.  After November 13, only observer applications will be accepted.

Participant applicants should be ready to upload their resume / CV and a brief essay explaining why you would like to attend the Conductor's Art Symposium. Participants will be selected and notified via email November 18, with full payment due at that time. Those not selected as participants will then have the opportunity to apply as an observer instead. Accepted participants will be provided a repertoire from which to select a prepared piece to conduct during the symposium.

Participant cost is $350. Applications will be accepted only between November 6 - 13.

Observer applicants only need to provide their basic information and will be contacted on November 18 to provide payment. A resume / CV and essay are not required.

Observer cost is $200. Applications will be accepted starting November 6.

Campus parking permits will be a $10 optional add-on with registration payment.  Permits are required for parking on the LSU campus.  These visitor passes will allow for parking in the gravel lot at Tiger Band Hall, designated Zone X.

Please note that all registration fees are non-refundable.

Click the button below to register as an Observer.  For any issues with the registration process, please email or contact Kara Duplantier at 225-578-2384.

Observer Registration