June 11 - 16, 2020

Cumberland Valley
Conducting Summit

Applications now being accepted!
Early Bird Deadline is January 15th and applications close February 1st. 

Join us!

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. Robert M. Carnochan

Director of Wind Ensemble Activities

University of Miami – Frost School of Music

Dr. Tyler G. Austin

Artistic Director and Conductor

Maryland Chamber Winds

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.

Participant Categories

Conducting Fellow

Tuition: $600

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.

Apply Now!

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.

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