Wind Studies

Upcoming Events


All Performaces are held in the Winspear Performance Hall at 7:30pm

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University of North Texas
Conductors Collegium
June 9-20, 2014

Eugene Migliaro Corporon – University of North Texas
Dennis Fisher – University of North Texas
Craig J. Kirchoff - University of Minnesota

The Collegium presents the opportunity for instrumental music educators of all levels from around the world to meet and discuss common goals, shared concerns and practical solutions with colleagues, performers, and composers. The format is designed to allow maximum flexibility in examining topics that are of paramount interest to the participants. The goal of the Collegium is to help participants broaden their perspectives by providing an environment that creates a positive opportunity for dialogue, investigation and exchange.

As many as 40 participants will be selected to rehearse and perform on one of four concerts with the North Texas Wind Symphony. Comments regarding rehearsal approach and conducting pedagogy will be made on video. Non-conducting participants will follow scores and listen to the clinician via headphones, allowing all to learn the repertoire and stay integrally involved as the rehearsals progress. In addition, Eugene Corporon, Dennis Fisher, Craig Kirchoff, and guests will offer lectures and lead discussions throughout the twelve-day session on a variety of related subjects. Morning sessions will focus on masterworks as well as rehearsal skills and conducting technique

Concert Repertoire
Featured on four concerts with the world-renowned North Texas Wind Symphony, conducted by the Collegium Conductors.  Participants may attend for as few as three days or as many as twelve for the same price.  The course must be taken in three-day blocks.  A minimum of two consecutive rounds are required in order to conduct. Participants will be notified prior to event of piece assignment. Only the score for the piece assigned will need to be purchased prior to arrival.


12873465- Daniel Bukvitch

Legend- Paul Creston

A Walk in the Morning Sun- Pierre LaPlante

The Marbled Midnight Mile- Steven Bryant

Alpina Fanfare- Franco Cesarini

Masquerade- Joseph Turrin

Arabian Dances- Brian Balmages

Nathan Hale Trilogy- James Curnow

As Twilight Falls- Robert Sheldon

Overture for Symphonic Band- Bin Kaneda

Barbarossa- William Himes

Panis Angelicus- Cesar Franck/Reed

Benediction- John Stevens

Paper Cut- Alex Shapiro

Elegy for Albinoni- Shelley Hansen

Promenade- David Stanhope

Endless Rainbows- Brian Balmages

Sacred Suite, A- Brant Karrick

Fantasies on Frere Jacques- Yo Goto

Short Stories- Leonard Mark Lewis

Five Little Dances- Creston, Paul/Longfield

Simple Gifts (Four Shaker Songs)- Frank Ticheli

Foundry- John Mackey

Snow through a Window- Andrew Lesser

Heaven's Light- Steven Reineke

Sol y Sombra- Don Grantham

Hymn for Band- Brent Hesinger

Songs of Paradise- Kevin Walczyk

Hymnal on We Shall Overcome- Morton Gould

Speak to Me- Dana Wilson

In Memoriam (For Walter Beeler)- Walter Hartley

Symphonic Overture- Charles Carter

In this Hid Clearing- Jack Stamp

The Bonsai Tree- Julie Giroux

Kentucky- Gregory Fritze

The Old Red Mill- Brant Karrick

La Madre de los Gatos- Brian Beck

Tight Squeeze- Alex Shapiro

Largo- Satoshi Yagisawa

We Meet Again- Samuel Hazo

Daily Schedule
Presentations   9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Rehearsals       1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Concerts          7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Participant Fees
Conducting Participant - $600             
Non-Conducting Participant - $360

  • Housing (single occupancy) is available for $40 per night.  Please contact the Wind Studies office regarding availability.
  • Parking pass $20 unless staying in student housing.
  • Meals arranged individually
  • University class credit is available at an additional cost (admission to UNT is required)

*Non-Refundable Deposit Required with Application - $200

2014 North Texas Conductors Collegium Registration Form

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Wind Studies
Phone: 940-565-3737
Fax: 940-565-3700


Drum Major Camp

June 19-22, 2014

Nicholas Williams, Director of the UNT Green Brigade, in conjunction with leadership consulting firm SASI, will host the annual Drum Major and Leadership camp at UNT. Current and future drum majors and student leaders will receive instruction from Nicholas Williams and the SASI staff.

The camp includes: Contemporary Conducting Preparation - curriculum created by Nicholas Williams and presented in small and large group settings - Modern Marching Instruction - as taught by the country's best high school and college marching bands and top ten DCI Drum and Bugle Corps - Effective Leadership Training - as presented to many outstanding performing groups and Fortune 500 companies

Who may attend:
Current drum majors, future drum majors, student leaders, and potential student leaders are invited to attend!

For an application, go to

Conducting Instruction
Participants will receive conducting training from Dr. Nicholas Williams (Assistant Director of Wind Studies at the University of North Texas) and Amanda Drinkwater (Director of Bands at Marcus High School). The SASI conducting curriculum is a fresh, modern approach to marching band.

Marching Instruction
Participants will receive innovative, corps style marching training from Jeremy Spicer, Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Marching Band at Cedar Park High School.

Leadership Development
Participants will receive leadership training from Ron Morrison, SASI, CEO and Director of Fine Arts for Pearland ISD. The SASI leadership & empowerment curriculum is a fresh, modern approach to leadership.