2020 UCLA Wind Conducting Workshop

Questions? Please e-mail graduate teaching assistant Janet Kim at

Designed for wind band teachers of all levels,

the five-day symposium includes full-band and chamber conducting opportunities, as well as open rehearsals and discussion sessions with master teachers. Activities appeal to the dual roles of musician and educator and provide a growth experience for anyone interested in the art of teaching and conducting.


Applicants may elect the Blue Track or the Gold Track.

Cost for the Blue Track is $550.
Cost for the Gold Track is $250.


Participants in the Blue Track conduct in small-group sessions and four times with either the workshop wind ensemble or chamber winds. There are 24 spots available in the blue track, and they are awarded to teachers with at least one year of experience on an application basis; this allows us to create a community of learners with diversity of demographics, aspirations, and experiences.


Participants in the Gold Track conduct in small-group sessions or may choose instead to play and observe, rather than conduct. Many pre-professional teachers and first-time attendees choose this option, as well as experienced teachers who wish to engage with the content and support the growth of their colleagues without having to take a turn on the podium. Applicants who are not selected for the blue track may subsequently opt for the gold track.
The fellowship program enables up to eight undergraduate or graduate student conductors to attend at the significantly reduced cost of $150. Fellows conduct in small-group sessions and once with either the workshop wind ensemble or chamber winds and participate in all other sessions, providing an introduction to the conducting workshop experience and invaluable opportunities to network with more experienced teachers in the Blue and Gold Tracks.

Students interested in a fellowship should ask their college band director of conducting teacher to e-mail a brief letter of endorsement for their participation in the workshop to Applications will be reviewed on the same timeline as the Blue Track.


Application Deadline

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, January 31, 2020, will be reviewed.


Acceptance or waitlist notifications (along with payment instructions) will be sent via e-mail by Friday, February 7, 2019.

Payment Deadline

Payment in full is due Friday, February 28, 2019.

It is unlikely any spots in the blue track will remain after that time.

Application Process

  1. Complete the application. Please apply now by clicking the button below.
  2. Include a one-to-two-paragraph personal statement describing your professional goals as a conductor and music educator and why you wish to attend the UCLA Wind Conducting Workshop.
  3. Email a one-to-two-page résumé.
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We anticipate offering limited on-campus housing, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Single and shared double rooms are available in standard (non-air conditioned) residence halls from Sunday through Friday evenings. Rates for 2020 will be announced and e-mailed to interested applicants shortly, but rates in 2019 were $100/night for a single room and $60/night for a shared double room (including breakfast).

Three university affiliated hotel options are the brand-new 254-room UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, UCLA Guest House on campus, and the UCLA Tiverton House in downtown Westwood. Participants interested in finding a roommate to minimize hotel costs should e-mail Janet Kim at
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Full-band and chamber-ensemble repertoire will be announced in early spring and include standard masterworks that appear frequently on workshop lists, as well as some pieces for younger players.

Questions? Please e-mail graduate teaching assistant Janet Kim at