The Symposium will include lecture-demonstration sessions on effective rehearsal techniques and two conducting sessions devoted to issues of effective communication from the podium. There will be score study and analysis sessions on selected pieces, in addition to discussion on public school instrumental curriculum and philosophy. Students will be required to obtain five scores from the repertoire list and perform a minimum of 4 hours of score study per score prior to the Symposium. The Symposium features two guest clinicians: Craig Kirchhoff and Rick Blatti.
Richard Mayne currently serves as Professor of Music/Associate Director of Bands and Director of the “Pride of the Rockies” Marching Band at UNC. In addition to his conducting responsibilities, Dr. Mayne teaches a variety of music education courses including conducting and secondary instrumental methods courses. Dr Mayne also spends a significant amount of time out in the public schools supervising student teachers.
Dr. Mayne is the conductor of the UNC Symphonic Band. This ensemble serves as the official ensemble for the annual UNC Conducting Symposium, which brings 75 music educators to campus each January. The Symphonic Band also is featured annually on the CD recording by Grand Mesa Music company. Numerous clinics and concerts have been given by the Symphonic Band at the annual Colorado Music Educators Association Convention in Colorado Springs. An annual concert tour is also part of the Symphonic Band schedule.
If any prerequisites are required, they will be listed above. Prerequisites require an instructor override in advance of your registration in Ursa. Please contact the instructor before registering to provide proof of completion of the prerequisite course. Other UNC staff are not able to assist with prerequisite overrides for registration.
Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.
Non-degree seeking graduate status refers to a student who has at least a Bachelor's degree and has either applied to our Graduate School and not yet been admitted or is wanting to take classes but not pursue a degree. Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.
Juniors and seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher are permitted to take 500-level courses.
Please note that if you are not a UNC student you will need to submit your official transcripts for evaluation. This could take up to 4 weeks for evaluation.
Please fill out the registration form and submit to Extended Campus (see Contact Us section below).
Instructor email: Richard Mayne
UNC Extended Campus
Campus Box 21, Michener Library, Room L54
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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