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April 14, 4 p.m. – April 15, 6 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall
Contact: Sam Sager
Phone: 205-639-9777

Samford University's School of the Arts is pleased to announce the second annual Samford University Conducting Symposium that will take place in April 2023! This symposium is an opportunity for music educators and conductors to hone their conducting skills with a live collegiate ensemble and world-renowned clinicians. The symposium will include conducting sessions featuring the Samford University Wind Ensemble where participating conductors will receive individualized coaching sessions. The symposium will also offer engaging and informational sessions presented by the guest clinicians.

Conductors will be selected through an application process. At this time only ten (10) conductors will be accepted. We will, however, extend this symposium to an unlimited number of auditors. Auditors will be able to observe and attend all conducting and informational sessions without receiving individual conducting coaching.

Tentative Calendar Dates:

March 14: Selected Conductors Notified

March 21: Deadline for Selected Conductors to Confirm Participation

April 7: Auditor Registration Closes

2023 Schedule

Conductor  | $200 | Registration has closed

  • Limited to 10 conductors (please provide your own scores)
  • After slots are filled, additional applicants may elect auditor status and/or waiting list
  • All fees are non-refundable upon confirmation of slot
  • Includes all clinician fees and lunch

Auditor  | $80

  • Unlimited spots (please provide your own scores)
  • Auditors attend all sessions and clinics, but without one-on-one conducting time
  • All fees are non-refundable upon confirmation of slot
  • Includes all clinician fees and lunch


Purchase Scores 

Session 1: Select any one movement

First Suite in Eb - Holst

Session 2: Select one of the following

Hymn for the Innocent - Giroux

Riptides - Copley

Toccata for Band - Erickson

Prevailing Fire - Grant

2023 Featured Clinicians

Dr. Thomas Caneva 

Dr. Thomas Caneva

Catherine Rand

Dr. Catherine Rand

Local Hotel Information

Courtyard Birmingham Homewood
500 Shades Creek Parkway, 
Homewood, Alabama 35209

Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham
160 State Farm Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 940-9500

For more information please contact:

Sam Sager
Conducting Symposium Coordinator