June 11 - 16, 2020
Applications now being accepted!
Early Bird Deadline is January 15th and applications close February 1st.
The inaugural Cumberland Valley Conducting Summit will bring together a group of driven professionals with developing careers for a unique experience of study and performance. Conductors will collaborate with the Maryland Chamber Winds in rehearsal labs and performances. Round table discussions will cover relevant issues in the profession and nightly social events will foster opportunities for developing collegial relationship. Come be a part of this exciting, unique program!
Mozart – Serenade in Eb Major, K. 375
Beethoven – Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 (trans. Schmitt)
Dvorak – Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 (trans. Austin)
meet the clinicians
Dr. Kevin L. Sedatole
Director of Bands
Michigan State University – College of Music
DR. KEVIN L. SEDATOLE serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. At MSU, Professor Sedatole serves as administrator of the entire band program totaling over 700 students that includes the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, Campus Bands, Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He also guides the graduate wind-conducting program in addition to conducting the MSU Wind Symphony.
Before joining MSU, he was Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Conducting at Baylor University. Previous to his appointment at Baylor he served as Associate Director of Bands at the University of Texas and Director of the Longhorn Band, and as Associate Director of Bands at the University of Michigan and Stephen F. Austin State University.
Sedatole has conducted performances for the College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, as well as performances in Carnegie Hall. He has conducted across the United States and Europe. Most recently the MSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Professor Sedatole, has given featured performances at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic held in Chicago, Ill. and at the national conventions of the College Band Directors’ National Association held in Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri. Performances conducted by Professor Sedatole have won accolades from prominent composers including Robert Beaser, John Corigliano, Michael Colgrass, Donald Grantham, David Maslanka, Ricardo Lorenz, Michael Daugherty, John Mackey, Jonathan Newman, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Dan Welcher as well as many others. Professor Sedatole also serves on the summer faculty of the Interlochen Music Camp, Board of Directors for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and as the president of the CBDNA North Central division. His international engagements include residencies at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Tokyo, Japan, and the Mid Europe Festival, Schladming, Austria.
Dr. Robert M. Carnochan
Director of Wind Ensemble Activities
University of Miami – Frost School of Music
Dr. ROBERT M. CARNOCHAN is Director of Wind Ensemble Activities, Music Director/Conductor of the Frost Wind Ensemble and Professor of Conducting at the Frost School of Music. Besides overseeing all aspects of the wind band program, Professor Carnochan also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting and wind repertoire.
Dr. Carnochan’s multi-faceted career has included numerous high-profile collaborations with a number of esteemed colleagues and composers, including Andy Akiho, Steven Bryant, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Donald Grantham, Daniel Kellogg, Jonathan Leshnoff, John Mackey, David Maslanka, James Mobberly, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Frank Ticheli, and Dan Welcher. He also invests substantial time in commissioning and performing works of the new generation of talented composers, among them, such rising stars as David Biedenbender, Andrew Boss, Viet Cuong, Paul Dooley, Ian Dicke, Aaron Perrine, and Zack Stanton.
In addition, Dr. Carnochan maintains a vibrant career as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in performances throughout the United States, and has conducted concerts overseas in London, Spain, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Singapore. He has also produced a number of acclaimed recordings by both The University of Texas Wind Ensemble and the Dallas Wind Symphony and his own recording of Donald Grantham’s Tuba Concerto with soloist Charles Villarrubia and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble were recently released on the Longhorn Music Label and is available for download from iTunes. He has conducted five recordings with the world-renowned University of Texas Longhorn Band and has appeared with them in numerous nationally and internationally televised events, including three Rose Bowl halftime performances, two Rose Parades and three performances at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin Texas.
Before joining the faculty at the Frost School of Music, Dr. Carnochan was Professor of Music and Director of the Longhorn Band at The University of Texas in Austin for 13 years. He also served as Associate Director of Bands at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Director of Bands at Northeastern Oklahoma State University, and Associate Director of Bands at Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Carnochan began his professional teaching career as Director of Bands at Dundalk High School in Baltimore, Maryland, a position he still cherishes.
Dr. Carnochan’s efforts have gained him induction into the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious service and teaching awards, including The Eyes of Texas Award, The Texas Blazers award, the DeCloux Fellowship, and the Marinus Smith Award. He holds memberships in the American Bandmasters Association, the Band Directors National Association, the Conductors Guild, the Florida Music Educators Association and the Texas Music Educators Association. His degrees include a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Towson University, a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting from The University of Texas. He counts among his teachers of note Allan McMurray, Jerry Junkin, and Dana Rothlisberger.
Dr. Tyler G. Austin
Artistic Director and Conductor
Maryland Chamber Winds
Austin completed the D.M.A. in Wind Conducting at Michigan State University. Before his doctoral work, Austin spent summers studying conducting with Andrew Yozviak. Austin holds an M.M. in Bassoon Performance from the University of North Texas with Kathleen Reynolds. While serving as Director of Bands at St. John’s Catholic Prep in Buckeystown, Maryland, Austin freelanced with professional wind bands, orchestras, and chamber groups throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Where you'll be
The Cumberland Valley Conducting Summit will take place in western Maryland, with performances and evening social events held in the cities of Frederick and Hagerstown. Rehearsal labs and discussion sessions will take place in the newly-opened View Studio of the Maryland Theatre, a historic venue that serves as the cultural hub of the region.
8-14 Conducting Fellows with establishing teaching/performing careers will be selected by résumé submission and video audition. Conducting fellows will receive daily podium time totaling over 90 minutes throughout the summit. Top fellows will be chosen based on application materials by Dr. Carnochan and Dr. Sedatole to perform in a public concert with Maryland Chamber Winds. All participants will receive high-quality concert footage shot in a controlled environment for use in job applications and professional auditions.
Conducting Fellows will be notified of their invitation to attend the summit in early February. A $100 DEPOSIT will be required by February 15, 2020. FULL PAYMENT is due by March 15, 2020. Notice of cancellation must be received before March 15, 2020, to refund registration fees.
Single Day: $20
6-Day Registration: $100
Unlimited positions available. Auditors may pay in advance or upon arriving at summit sessions.
Early application deadline: January 15th!
Apply by January 15, 2020 so you can take advantage of our $30 early application fee!
After January 15th, the application fee will be $50. Applications close on February 1, 2020.