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Minnesota Area Conducting Workshop

Choral & Instrumental Sessions

Southwest Minnesota State University
June 22 - 24, 2020

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel this year's conducting workshop.  We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  We hope you'll consider joining us for next year's workshop which will be held June 28-30, 2021.


Updated documents will be added in the spring.

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

Application Deadline - May 30, 2020 

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

2020 Repetoire 

Grade 1
     Midnight Mission  by Brian Balmages
     Imperium  by Michael Sweeney
     Simple Song  by Ralph Hultgren
Grade 2
     Creed  by William Himes
     Night Flight of the Gargoyles  by Timothy Loest
     Australian Up-Country Tune  by Percy Grainger
Grade 3
     Encanto  by Robert W. Smith
     Ginger Marmelade  by Warren Benson
     Good Night, Dear Heart  by Dan Forrest
Grade 4
     Chorale and Shaker Dance  by John Zdechlik
     O' Magnum Mysterium  by Morten Lauridsen/arr. Reynolds


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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



Dr. Aaron Humble
Director of Choral Activities
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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: 4/14/20 12:56 PM