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Minnesota Area Conducting Workshop

Choral & Instrumental Sessions

Southwest Minnesota State University
June 22 - 24, 2020

Updated documents will be added in the spring.
**Offered Free of Charge to all Music Educators**

Application Deadline - TBD 

New for 2020: Graduate Seminar Credit now available.  

Contact Dr. John Ginocchio for more information


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

2019 Repetoire (as example of types of works utilized)

Grade 1
     Clouds  by Anne McGinty
     Whirlwind  by Jodie Blackshaw
     Dark Matter  by Nathan Daughtrey
Grade 2
     Chasing Sunlight  by Cait Nishimura
     Little Suite for Band  by Clare Grundman
     Air for Band  by Frank Erickson
Grade 3
     Wayfaring Strainger  by Bill Locklear
     In My Perfect Place  by Leslie Gilreath
     Three Ayres from Gloucester  by Hugh Stuart
Grade 4
     Chorale and Alleluia  by Howard Hanson
     Elegy for a Young American  by Ronald LoPresti


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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. John Herlihy
Director of Bands
University of Northwestern, St. Paul


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Dr. Bradley Miller
Director of Choral Activities
University of Minnesota, Morris

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: 10/30/19 11:56 AM