Minnesota Area Conducting Workshop

Choral & Instrumental Sessions

Southwest Minnesota State University
June 25 - 27, 2018

Updated information will be added in the spring, but please examine last year's materials for more information.

**Offered Free of Charge to all Music Educators**

Application Deadline - May 30 


All musicians know that learning to sing or play an instrument at an advanced level takes years of practice, assessment, and feedback.  This is no less true for conducting, but most university programs cannot offer more than two conducting classes for undergraduates. 

The purpose of the Minnesota Area Conducting Workshop is to provide Minnesota music educators with a forum in which they can practice their conducting skills, receive feedback from trained conductors, practice self-evaluation skills, discuss issues in music education, and network with other Minnesota music educators in a musical and supportive environment.

Choral Workshop Repertoire

To be announced in April

Instrumental Workshop Repertoire

When the Wind Whispers     by Rob Romeyn
Dark Adventure     by Ralph Ford
Forever     by Brian Balmages
Nordic Sketches     by Pierre LaPlante
Canticum      by James Curnow
Lightning Field     by John Mackey
Aria di Chiesa     by Alessandro Stradella/arr. Fraschillo
Cenotaph     by Jack Stamp
A Bernstein Tribute     by Leonard Bernstein/arr. Grundman
River of Life     by Steven Reineke


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Dr. John Ginocchio

Professor of Music/Director of Bands
Southwest Minnesota State University

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Dr .Stephen Kingsbury
Director of Choral Activities
Southwest Minnesota State University

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Dr. Haley ArmstrongDirector of Bands
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology


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Darcy Lease Gubrud
Choir Director
Ridgewater College

Contact Information

For more information on the Minnesota Area Conducting Workshop, contact:

Dr. John Ginocchio
(507) 537-7209
Dr. Stephen Kingsbury
(507) 537-7247

Last Modified: 6/11/18 9:31 AM