Carolina Conductors ConferenceActivities will include active sessions with the Directors Band, as well as panel discussions and clinics on topics including literature, score study, rehearsal techniques, ensemble motivation, conducting technique, and personal musical growth.  All attendees perform with the Directors Band, so plan to bring your instrument.

Active Conductor

Eighteen active conductors will conduct the Directors Band, as well as attend all sessions. Active status is designed for conductors with a minimum of a completed bachelor’s degree in music and one year of experience in either a teaching situation or graduate conducting study.

Active participant slots are first come, first served. Register early if you would like to conduct!

Observer

Observers will attend all sessions but will not conduct the ensembles. Observer status is recommended for and open to musicians at all levels. Observer registration is not limited.

Cost

The $85 registration fee includes a catered lunch and dinner on Friday, parking, and all sessions and materials.

Conductors Conference Repertoire 2023 (Tentative)

Air for Band — Frank Erickson
Australian Up-Country Tune — Percy Grainger
Chester — William Schuman
Cumberland Cross — Carl Strommen
English Folk Song Suite — Ralph Vaughan Williams
Second Suite in F — Gustav Holst
Kentucky 1800 — Clare Grundman
O Magnum Mysterium — Morton Lauridsen
Overture for Winds — Charles Carter
Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo — Malcolm Arnold
The Red Balloon — Anne McGinty
Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs — Frank Ticheli
Variations on a Korean Folk Song — John Barnes Chance


Scott Temple

Scott Teeple serves as a professor of music, director of bands, and chair of the conducting area at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His duties include overseeing the UW–Madison Band program, conducting the wind ensemble, and teaching graduate conducting.

Mr. Teeple is in demand as a conducting clinician and guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad. He is regularly invited to teach conducting symposia and conduct all-state honor bands. He has conducted the World Youth Wind Symphony at the Interlochen Arts Camp, the American School in Singapore, and the IASAS Cultural Festival of the International American Schools in Doha, Qatar.

Under his leadership, ensembles have performed with guest soloists, composers, and conductors of international renown. The UW–Madison faculty frequently perform as guest soloists. The Wind Ensemble has performed at the Wisconsin School Music Educator’s Conference and at the College Band Director’s National Association. The ensemble has toured extensively throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Midwest, while also performing in Carnegie Hall, (NY). The UW–Madison Band program continues to offer the “Wisconsin Summit,” a workshop for middle and high school band directors. The workshop regularly features internationally praised clinicians, including Andrea Brown, Eugene Corporon, Cheryl Floyd, Richard Floyd, Craig Kirchhoff, Mary Land, Allan McMurray, Russel Mikkelson, H. Robert Reynolds, and William Wiedrich. The Wind Ensemble recently recorded John Stevens’ “Concerto for Euphonium” with Dr. Matthew Mireles.

Before his appointment at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Teeple served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, and taught in the public schools at Port Huron Northern High School (MI). He has served on the executive board of the Wisconsin Music Educators’ Association and the Arts Alliance Executive Board. He has also served as president of the Big Ten Band Directors Association.

Mr. Teeple received degrees in Music Education and Conducting from the University of Michigan, where he studied with H. Robert Reynolds. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. He is the 2012 recipient of the UW Edna Weicher’s Award. Other honors include membership in Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Eta Sigma.

Sample Schedule

THURSDAY
6:30–7:10 p.m.Arrive at UNCG; report to Music Building Lobby for check-in
7:15–9:00 p.m.Opening Lecture
FRIDAY
8:30–10:00 a.m.Conducting Session – (have your instrument & have your baton!) Room 146, Music Building
10:00–10:28 a.m.Break, Refreshments in the Atrium, 2nd floor
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Conducting Sessions, Music Building
12:00–1:05 p.m.Catered Lunch for Conductors Conference & Clinicians (included in fee)
1:05–2:30 p.m.Conducting Sessions (have your instrument & have your baton!), Music Building
2:30–2:45 p.m.Break, Refreshments in the Atrium, 2nd floor
2:45–3:45 p.m.Instrumental Pedagogy Clinic(s) with UNCG School of Music Faculty
3:45–4:00 p.m.Break
4:00–5:00 p.m.Instrumental Pedagogy Clinic(s) with UNCG School of Music Faculty
5:00–6:00 p.m.Catered Dinner for Conductors Conference & Clinicians (included in fee)
6:00–7:00 p.m.Observe Honor Band Rehearsal
Symphonic Band in Room 111, Music Bldg.
Concert Band in UNCG Auditorium
7:30–9:15 p.m.UNCG Wind Ensemble Concert, UNCG Auditorium
SATURDAY
9:00–10:00 a.m.Conducting Sessions, Music Building
10:00 –10:15 a.m.Coffee Break
10:15 –11:15 a.m.Panel Discussion
11:30 a.m.Students change into concert clothes, check out of hotel, have lunch on your own
2:00 p.m.Honor Band Concerts in UNCG Auditorium (open to the public)
Concert Band, Prof. Damien Crutcher
Symphonic Band, Dr. Eric Wilson

After completing and submitting the online registration form, you will be redirected to etix.com to pay the registration fee online using a Visa or MasterCard. A copy of your registration will be emailed to the address provided.

Register Online for the Carolina Conductors Conference

The Carolina Band Festival and Conductors Conference has brought the very finest guest conductors and conducting clinicians in America to the UNCG Campus each year since 1990.

Carolina Band Festival and Conductors Conference Clinicians

2022

Symphonic Band: Dr. Eric Wilson – Director of Bands, Baylor University
Concert Band: Prof. Damien Crutcher – CEO, Crescendo Detroit, Wayne State University
Conductors Conference: H. Robert Reynolds – Director of Bands Emeritus, University of Michigan

2020 (cancelled due to inclement weather)

11-12 Honor Band: Sarah McKoin – Director of Bands, Texas Tech University
9-10 Honor Band: Andrea Brown – Associate Director of Bands, University of Maryland
Conductors Conference: Jerry Junkin – Director of Bands, University of Texas at Austin

2019

11-12 Honor Band: Col. Michael Colburn (Ret.) – Director of Bands, Butler University; “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
9-10 Honor Band: Catherine Rand – Director of Bands, University of Southern Mississippi
Conductors Conference: Mallory Thompson – Director of Bands, Northwestern University

2018

11-12 Honor Band: Stephen Peterson – Director of Bands, University of Illinois
9-10 Honor Band: Elizabeth Peterson – Associate Director of Bands, University of Illinois
Conductors Conference: Craig Kirchoff – Director of Bands Emeritus, University of Minnesota

 2017

11-12 Honor Band: Col. Lowell Graham – Director of Orchestral Activities, University of Texas at El Paso, Retired Conductor U.S. Air Force Band, Washington, DC
9-10 Honor Band: Stuart Sims – Director of Instrumental Studies California State University, Stanislaus
Conductors Conference: Scott Rush – Conductor, Charleston Wind Symphony, Author, “Habits” Series for GIA Publications

2016

11-12 Honor Band: Russel Mikkelson – Director of Bands, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
9-10 Honor Band: Damon Talley – Director of Bands, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Conductors Conference: Eric Wilson – Director of Bands, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

2015

11-12 Honor Band: John Locke and Kevin Geraldi, Conductors, UNCG
9-10 Honor Band: Terry Austin – Director of Bands, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Conductors Conference: Jack Stamp – Director of Bands, Composer & Department Chair, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania

2014

Snowed Out!

2013

11-12 Honor Band: Frank Wickes – Director of Bands Emeritus, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
9-10 Honor Band: Bruce Moss – Director of Bands, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
Conductors Conference: Gary Green – Director of Bands, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

2012

11-12 Honor Band: Eugene Migliaro Corporon – Director of Wind Studies, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
9-10 Honor Band: Mark Camphouse – Director of Wind Ensemble & composer in Residence, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Conductors Conference: Ed Lisk – Internationally acclaimed author/clinician/conductor

2011

11-12 Honor Band: Richard Floyd – State Director of Music, University of Texas, Conductor, Austin Symphonic Band
9-10 Honor Band: Sue Samuels – Director of Bands, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Conductors Conference: Michael Haithcock – Director of Bands, University of Michigan

2010

11-12 Honor Band: Gary Green – Director of Bands, University of Miami
9-10 Honor Band: Rodney Dorsey – Associate Director of Bands, University of Michigan
Conductors Conference: Donald Hunsberger – Conductor Emeritus, Eastman Wind Ensemble

2009

11-12 Honor Band: Frank Ticheli – Professor of Composition, University of Southern California
9-10 Honor Band: Eric Wilson – Director of Bands, Baylor University
Conductors Conference: H. Robert Reynolds – Director of Bands Emeritus, University of Michigan

2008

11-12 Honor Band: Don Wilcox – Director of Bands Emeritus, West Virginia University
9-10 Honor Band: Brian Doyle – Director of Bands, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam
Conductors Conference: Richard Clary – Wind Ensemble Conductor, Florida State University

2007

11-12 Honor Band: Kevin Sedatole – Director of Bands, Michigan State University
9-10 Honor Band: Scott Teeple – Director of Bands, University of Wisconsin
Conductors Conference: Craig Kirchhoff – Director of Bands, University of Minnesota

2006

11-12 Honor Band: Michael Haithcock – Director of Bands, University of Michigan
9-10 Honor Band: Marcellus Brown – Director of Bands, Boise State University
Conductors Conference: Richard Gregory – Conductor, Tara Winds

2005

11-12 Honor Band: Tom Fraschillo – Director of Bands, University of Southern Mississippi
9-10 Honor Band: Timothy Rhea – Director of Bands, Texas A & M University
Conductors Conference: Ed Lisk – Internationally acclaimed author/clinician/conductor

2004

11-12 Honor Band: Tom Leslie – Director of Bands, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
9-10 Honor Band: Julian White – Director of Bands, Florida A & M State University
Conductors Conference: Jerry Junkin – Director of Bands, University of Texas

2003

11-12 Honor Band: Gary Hill – Director of Bands, Arizona State University
9-10 Honor Band: John Carmichael – Director of Bands, Western Kentucky University
Conductors Conference: Stanley Michalski – Director of Bands Emeritus, Clarion University

2002

11-12 Honor Band: Ray Cramer – Director of Bands, Indiana University
9-10 Honor Band: Hal Cooper – Director of Bands, Arkansas Tech University
Conductors Conference: Mark Kelly – Director of Bands Emeritus, Bowling Green State University

2001

11-12 Honor Band: Gary Green – Director of Bands, University of Miami
9-10 Honor Band: Stephen Gage – Director of Bands, Youngstown State University
Conductors Conference: W. Francis McBeth – Internationally acclaimed composer/clinician

2000

11-12 Honor Band: Ken Bloomquist – Director of Bands Emeritus, Michigan State University
9-10 Honor Band: Linda Moorhouse – Associate Director of Bands, Louisiana State University
Conductors Conference: Richard Miles – Director of Bands, Morehead State University

1999

11-12 Honor Band: Jack Stamp – Director of Bands, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
9-10 Honor Band: Andrea Strauss – Director of Bands, Georgia Tech University
Conductors Conference: Ed Lisk – Internationally acclaimed author/clinician/conductor

1998

11-12 Honor Band: James Croft – Director of Bands, Florida State University
9-10 Honor Band: Les Hicken – Director of Bands, Furman University
Conductors Conference: Frank Wickes – Director of Bands, Louisiana State University

1997

11-12 Honor Band: David Waybright – Director of Bands, University of Florida
9-10 Honor Band: Paula Crider – Director of Longhorn Bands, University of Texas
Conductors Conference: Craig Kirchhoff – Director of Bands, University of Minnesota

1996

11-12 Honor Band: Col. John Bourgeois – Conductor, United States Marine Band
9-10 Honor Band: Barbara Payne – University of Hawaii
Conductors Conference: Myron Welch – Director of Bands, University of Iowa

1995

11-12 Honor Band: James Curnow – Internationally acclaimed composer/conductor
9-10 Honor Band: William Keith – Director of Bands, Armstrong State College
Conductors Conference: Jerry Junkin – Director of Bands, University of Texas

1994

11-12 Honor Band: Gerald Welker – Director of Bands, University of Alabama
9-10 Honor Band: William Fry – Director of Bands, Columbus College
Conductors Conference: Ed Lisk – Internationally acclaimed author/clinician/conductor

1993

11-12 Honor Band: Col. Arnald Gabriel – Conductor Emeritus, U.S. Air Force Band
9-10 Honor Band: John Zdechlik – Internationally acclaimed composer/conductor
Conductors Conference: Jack Williamson – Director of Bands, Central Michigan

1992

11-12 Honor Band: Don Wilcox – Director of Bands, West Virginia University
9-10 Honor Band: James Barnes – Internationally acclaimed composer/conductor
Conductors Conference: Gerald Welker – Director of Bands, University of Alabama

1991

11-12 Honor Band: Thomas Dvorak – Director of Bands, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
9-10 Honor Band: Robert Jager – Director of Bands, Columbus College
Conductors Conference: Robert Gutter – Director of Orchestras, UNCG

1990

11-12 Honor Band: Frank Wickes – Director of Bands, Louisiana State University
9-10 Honor Band: Joseph Scagnoli – Director of Bands, Ball State University
Conductors Conference: Jack Stamp – Director of Bands, Indiana University of Pennsylvania