Choral Conducting Symposium

Dates: July 19 – July 23, 2020
Application Open for Summer 2020: December 13, 2019
Application Deadline: July 10, 2020


Eugene Rogers, Director of Choral Activities, and Conductor of Chamber Choir, University of Michigan

Mark Stover, Assistant Professor of Music, Conducting and Associate Director of Choirs, University of Michigan

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

Rollo Dilworth, Guest Composer in Residence

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 curing the Symposium. Students will conduct in call 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. Rollo Dilworth will appear as our composer in residence.

Conducting Masterclasses
Score Study Sessions
Reading Sessions

Sunday – Thursday 9:30AM-6:30PM

2020 Schedule available Winter 2020.

A baton

Please purchase the following scores before arrival:
Brahms–Der Gang Zum Liebchen (E.C. Schirmer)
Carreño–Mañanita Pluberina (Carus)
Beethoven– “Hallelujah” from Christ on the Mount of Olives, op. 85 (Alfred)
Handel –Messiah, HW56 (Bärenreiter edition)

Application Deadline: July 10, 2020

To apply to the Choral Conducting Symposium you must complete the following two steps. Your application will not be considered complete until all of the below requirements have been received by the Office of Engagement & Outreach.

  1. Complete the Online Application
  2. Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee

No audition is required for this program.

All applicants are accepted upon completion of an online application and $50 non-refundable application fee.

Non-Credit Participants
Non-refundable Application Fee: $50
Workshop Fee: $700

Tuition is due in full by July 10, 2020.
No refunds after June 1, 2020.