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Conductor's Art

January 20 - 21, 2023  //  LSU Baton Rouge Campus

The Conductor's Art is a multi-day conducting and teaching workshop, presenting band and orchestra directors at all levels an extraordinary professional development opportunity. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct the LSU Wind Ensemble, the LSU Symphony Orchestra & Virtuosi, the LSU Symphonic Winds, and the LSU Chamber Winds, while receiving direct coaching from renowned guest clinicians and individual feedback from the LSU School of Music conducting faculty.


Guest Clinicians

This year, we are excited to welcome an amazing pair of guest clinicians:

kevin sedatole

Kevin Sedatole

Director of Bands
Michigan State University

jeff grogan

Jeff Grogan

Director of Orchestral Activities
Oklahoma City University




Open the dropdown menus below to see the pre-selected repertoire for each type of group at the workshop.

  • Milhaud - La Creation du Monde
  • Mozart - Serenade in Eb Major, K. 375
  • Stravinsky - Suite No. 1 and 2 for small orchestra

  • Elgar - Serenade for Strings
  • Grieg - Holberg Suite (movements 1, 3, 5)

  • Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol
  • Sibelius - Karelia Suite

  • Bernstein/Grundman - Slava!
  • Ives/Rhoads - Variations on 'America'
  • Bernstein/Grundman - Candide Suite (movements 1 or 2)
  • Grioux - One Life Beautiful
  • Simon - Sweet Chariot

Event Schedule

Open the dropdown menus below to see a tentative event schedule for each day. Please note that the schedule is subject to adjustments as we get closer to January. All given times are in Central Standard Time.

8:00 a.m.: Registration Starts

8:30 a.m.: Opening Meeting

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Conducting Session with the LSU Chamber Players

11:00 - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch

12:30 - 3:15 p.m.: Conducting Sessions

  • LSU Wind Ensemble (TBH)
  • LSU String Orchestra (OBH)

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Conducting Session with the LSU Chamber Players

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion

*All events take place in Tiger Band Hall (TBH) on Aster St. unless otherwise noted.

8:30 - 10:20 a.m.: Conducting Session with the LSU Chamber Players

10:30 - 12:45 p.m.: Conducting Sessions

  • LSU Symphonic Winds (TBH)
  • LSU Symphony Orchestra (OBH)

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.: Lunch

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Conducting Session with the LSU Chamber Players

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion & Wrap-up

7:30 p.m.: Reception at The Chimes (3357 Highland Rd.)

*All events take place in Tiger Band Hall (TBH) on Aster St. unless otherwise noted.

Application Process

Please review the information below carefully before applying to attend.

There are three tracks of involvement in Conductor's Art. Regardless of track, all applicants will submit a resume/CV and a statement of interest. Due to high demand, participation is by invitation only. The School of Music conducting faculty will review all applications and then notify those who have been selected via email, with full payment due at that time.

  • Applications Open: November 1, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Applications Close: November 18, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Invitations Sent Out: November 23, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

*All deadlines are in Central Standard Time


Tracks Offered

Full Conductor ($300)  - Participants will be able to conduct at all chamber and large ensemble sessions.

Large Ensemble ($200)  - Participants will conduct once at each large ensemble session.

Observer ($100)  - Participants may observe all sessions and interact with clinicians and musicians, but will have no podium time.


Get Started

Ready to apply for Conductor's Art? Use the button below to start your application.

Please have your CV/resume and interest statement ready as PDF or Microsoft Word (DOCX) files. The application form will have fields for you to upload these documents.