WWU Future Conductors Symposium

Time and Location

Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 am PDT Performing Arts Center 024 - Band Room

Register below

Deadline for registration is May 3

Presented in partnership with Girls Who Conduct.

Focus on providing opportunities for emerging young conductors to experience a conducting symposium and training. This symposium is open free of charge to high school or college students interested or entering the music profession.

High School students will also receive free zoom conducting lessons prior to the symposium.

Tentative Schedule

  • 9 am - 11:30 am: Conducting Round 1 (12 participants, 10 minutes each)
  • 1:30am - 12:30pm: Lunch & Group discussion: Gender in music and career advice
  • 12:30 - 3:00pm: Conducting Round 2 (12 participants, 10 minutes each)

Clinic Band

WWU Wind Symphony


  • Holst/Matthews, First Suite in E-flat
  • Nishimura, Ancient Flower
  • Duarte, Song for Mother Gaia
  • Stuart, Three Ayres from Gloucester
  • Hanson, Albanian Dance
  • Sheldon, Lindbergh Variations

High School students will have the opportunity to discuss repertoire selection for their conducting clinic


  • Christopher Bianco: Dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts, Western Washington University
  • Kaitlin Bove: Assistant Professor of Music at Pierce College

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Disability Accommodations

For disability accommodations, please contact the department presenting the event. Disability access information is available online at Parking Services, and further resources can be found by contacting Western's Disability Access Center.