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Choral Conducting Symposium

Key Information

July 9-13, 2018

Application Deadline: May 15, 2018


Eugene Rogers, Director of Choirs, University of Michigan (designate July 2018)

Mark Stover, Associate Director of Choirs and Director of the Michigan Men's Glee Club, University of Michigan

Julie Skadsem, Associate Professor of Music Education, University of Michigan

Special Guest sponsored in part by Hal Leonard: René Clausen, American composer, and conductor of The Concordia Choir



This workshop is devoted to the enhancement of beautiful and communicative choral singing. Sessions on rehearsal techniques, Dalcroze, vocal technique, African and African-American music, social justice repertoire, score study and movement will take place during the Symposium. Students will conduct in class and be videotaped to aid in the evaluation of their work. Reading sessions of new repertoire will take place daily as well as practical opportunities for workshop participants. Dr. René Clausen will appear for one day as our composer in residence.

Conducting Masterclasses
Score Study Sessions
Reading Sessions


Monday-Friday 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

2018 Schedule

2018 Materials

a baton

Please purchase the following scores before arrival (all available through Musical Resources):

Te Deum for Empress Marie Therese
Joseph Haydn--Carus Verlag
Hob. XXIIIc:2
(full score)

(Concert Selections for Soloists and Choruses)
Leonard Bernstein/ed. Rao - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc
SATB Choral Score (celebrating Bernstein's centenary)

Sure On This Shining Night - René Clausen  SATB/piano Roger Dean Publishing

Mo Li Hua arr.  Hyo-Won Woo --Walton Music

Crucifixion  Adolphus Hailstork--Theodore Presser

Application Procedure

Application deadline: June 1, 2018

All applicants must submit an online application and complete the $45 non-refundable application fee.



No audition is required


Professional Development/Academic Credit

The Choral Conducting Symposium may be taken as part of the Master of Music in Music Education degree program, for Summer graduate credit (NCFD) or for professional development without college credit.  (Course Code: CONDUCT 507.412)

Apply to the Master of Music in Music Education Summer degree program

Questions regarding how to receive academic credit? Contact the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Admissions Office at 734-764-0593 or email at


Tuition / Fees


  • Non-refundable Application Fee: $45
  • Workshop fee: $650
  • A non-refundable deposit is due by June 1, 2018. Tuition is due in full by June 22, 2018.
  • No refunds for cancellations after June 1, 2018

Admission Notification

All applicants are accepted upon completion of an online application and $45 non-refundable application fee.


For more information about this workshop or any of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Summer Workshops, please contact the office of Youth & Adult Programs:


Phone: (734) 936-2660     

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors

Hal Leonard -

Musical Resources of Toledo, OH  -

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower