University of Illinois Choral Conducting Symposium
Andrew Megill, Instructor
Christopher Mason, Coordinator
Stephen Burian, Public Engagement Assistant Director

2019 Repertoire
Each participant chooses one in each of the following categories:

Conductor’s choice
Each participant brings a piece of their choice

20th-century Partsongs 
Barber The Coolin
Barber Sure on this shining night
Britten Evening Primrose
Finzi My spirit sang all day

Arcadelt Il bianco e dolce cigno
Bennet Weep o mine eyes
Monteverdi Luci serene e chiare
Ward Come sable night

Mozart Requiem
Introit (does not include Kyrie)

Der Abend (op 64/2)
Abendlied (op 92/3)
Der Gang zum Liebchen (op 31/3)
Spaetherbst (op 92/2)


2019 Schedule

5:15 pm – 6:20 pm       Dinner/Meet & Greet @ Bread Company
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm       Session 1: Conductor’s choice

Session 2                      Conductor’s choice
Seminar                        Introduction, Dr. Megill
Session 3                      20th-Century Partsongs

Session 4                      20thcentury Partsongs
Seminar                        Choral Rehearsal Techniques, Dr. Shangkuan
Session 5                      Madrigals

Session 6                      Madrigals
Seminar                         Working with Instruments, Dr. Boyer
Session 7                      Mozart Requiem

Session 8                      Mozart Requiem
Seminar                        ISYM Rehearsal Techniques Q & A, Dr. Solya
Session 9                      Brahms

9:00 am – 12:00 pm     Session 10: Brahms
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm   Wrap-up

Topics for the seminar sessions will include rehearsal techniques, working with instruments, and preparing choral-orchestral works.

Conductor slots are limited and each conductor-participant will have at least 90 minutes of podium time through the week. 

A digital video camera will be available for recording yourself. Please bring your own regular size SD card with sufficient capacity and speed rating.