July 15 – 19, 2024

The West Chester University Summer Wind Conducting Symposium is designed to provide musicians the opportunity to sharpen conducting skills, strengthen score study techniques, broaden knowledge of wind literature and refine rehearsal strategies. Conductors may participate in the symposium in one of two different levels. Conducting participants will conduct chamber ensembles during the morning sessions and a full wind ensemble in the afternoon. Participation at this level will be limited to the first sixteen applicants with paid deposits. Observers will be engaged in all of the daily activities but will not conduct the ensembles.

Registration opens at noon on Monday, January 15, 2024. Payment is required to secure a participant slot.


2024 Wind Band Conducting Symposium Brochure

Daily Schedule

Monday, July 15, 2024

8:00-9:00am – Registration and Refreshments

Monday–Friday, July 15 - 19, 2024

9:00-10:00am – Morning Seminar

10:00am-12:00pm – Morning Chamber Conducting

12:00-1:30pm – Lunch

1:30-2:30pm – Afternoon Seminar

2:30-5:30pm – Full Wind Band Conducting

Friday, July 19, 2024

6:00pm – Symposium Concludes


Morning Chamber Works

Serenade, Op. 102 – Wilhelm Berger (Phylloscopus Publications)
Seascape, Op. 33 – Ruth Gipps (Warner Brothers Publications)

Afternoon Band Classics

Dancing Fire – Kevin Day (Murphy Music Press)
Keepers of the House – Conni Ellis (Murphy Music Press)
Second Suite in F – Gustav Holst (Boosey and Hawkes, ed. Matthews)
Nocturne – Zhou Tian (Zhou Tian Music)

Fees and Registration


Conducting Participant – $500
Observer – $300
Act 48 Credit Registrant - $150

Contact Dr. Andrew Yozviak at ayozviak@wcupa.edu if you are interested in registering for graduate credit.


Registration opens at noon on Monday, January 15, 2024. Payment is required to secure a participant slot.

Wind Conducting Symposium Registration

Contact Dr. Andrew Yozviak with any additional questions.


* click on the pictures to learn more about our clinicians

Mallory Thompson

Mallory Thompson
Guest Clinician

Jerry Junkin

Jerry Junkin
Guest Clinician

Dr. Andrew Yozviak

Andrew Yozviak
Symposium Host

Dr. M. Gregory Martin

M. Gregory Martin
Symposium Host

Mr. Adam Gumble

Adam J. Gumble
Symposium Host