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The University of Hawaii Conductor’s Workshop is a biennial, 5-day workshop for conductors to train with live ensembles and master teachers. Wind Band and Choral tracks are available and run concurrently. Our fifth UHCW will take place June 10–14, 2019 on the UH-Mānoa campus. Browse these pages to learn more.

2019 UHCW, June 10–14

Overview

  • Monday, June 10 — Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Wind Band & Choral Sessions: UH-Mānoa Music Complex

2019 Faculty

Registration & Fees

Conducting Labs

Participants will conduct and rehearse the UH Chamber Winds/Wind Ensemble or the UHCW Lab Choir, guided and assisted by our conducting faculty. Each participant will receive extensive podium time and specific feedback tailored to their specific needs. Movement, conducting technique, rehearsal strategies, and score study will all be addressed. Choral participants will have access to each day’s video later that same day.

Discussion Sessions

Daily discussion sessions on Baton Technique, Score Study, Rehearsal Techniques, Rehearsal Planning, and more, in informal meetings with our conducting faculty.

Schedule

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

MONDAY, JUNE 10
10-11:30am      Discussion 1 – Introduction to Gesture (inst/choral)
11:30am            Lunch
1:00-4:15pm     Conducting/Rehearsing Lab 1 (chamber)
4:30-5:15pm     Reflections

TUESDAY, JUNE 11
9:30am-12pm  Conducting/Rehearsing Lab 2 (chamber)
12:00pm            Lunch
1:30-4:15pm     Conducting/Rehearsing Lab 3 (full band)
4:30-5:15pm     Reflections

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
9:30-10:45am   Discussion 2 – Score Study
11am-12:15pm Discussion 3 – Rehearsal Techniques
12:15pm             Lunch
1:45-3pm           Discussion 4 – Windows to the Soul
3:15-4:30pm     Discussion 5 – Literature: Seeking an Informed POV
4:30-5:15pm     Reflections

THURSDAY, JUNE 13
9:30am-12pm  Conducting/Rehearsing Lab 4 (full band)
12:00pm            Lunch
1:30-4:15pm     Conducting/Rehearsing Lab 5 (full band)
4:30-5:15pm     Reflections

FRIDAY, JUNE 14
9-11:30am        One-on-One sessions w/ facult
11:30am            Lunch
1:00-4:15pm     Conducting/Rehearsing Lab 6 (full band)
4:30-5:30pm     Closing Discussion, Reflections
6pm                   Closing Dinner

For further details regarding the Wind Band track, please click here.