Missouri State Conducting Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 2019


Please join us on the beautiful campus of Missouri State University for the 2019 Conducting Workshop! This year we welcome internationally recognized conductor and pedagogue Michael Haithcock, Director of Bands at the University of Michigan, along with MSU Band Faculty, Dr. John Zastoupil (Director of Concert Bands), Dr. Brad Snow (Director of Athletic Bands), and Sarah Wilcoxon (Assistant Professor of Dance).


Registration resources

Registration is full for Participants!  If you choose to register as a Participant, your name will be placed on a WAIT LIST and we will notify you of any openings.  If no slots open, you will receive a full refund.

Registration is still available for Observers.

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Workshop details


When: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8:00am-5:30pm

Who: Music Educators, graduate and undergraduate conducting students

Where: Wehr Band Hall on the Missouri State University Campus

What: All day workshop including morning and afternoon conducting sessions with the MSU Wind Ensemble and MSU Wind Symphony.  Movement session by dance/movement professor, Sarah Wilcoxon, and a presentation by internationally recognized conductor and pedagogue Michael Haithcock.

Workshop Fees (Fees include lunch and symposium materials):

  • Participant $75 (Limited to 16) - Initial Deposit $40 ($35 additional due for those selected to conduct)
    • Participating Conductors receive podium time with each ensemble and coaching by our clinicians
    • Achieve professional development hours
  • Observer $40 / Student (non-MSU) Observer $20 (Unlimited enrollment for both)
    • Attend all sessions and achieve professional development hours

Workshop schedule

Time Event
7:45 am Registration / Coffee and Continental Breakfast (Foyer, Room 125)
8:00 am Welcome (Room 125)
8:15 am Morning "Tune-Up:" Sarah Wilcoxon (Room 125)
9:00 am Conducting Session I with MSU Wind Symphony (Room 123)
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Conducting Session I, cont.
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Presentation by Michael Haithcock (Room 125)
1:50 pm Break
2:00 pm Conducting Session II with MSU Wind Ensemble (Room 123)
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Conducting Session II, cont.

4:45 pm

Wrap-Up (Room 125)
5:30 pm Dinner (Location TBA, Dutch Treat)


Email Dr. Zastoupil or bands@missouristate.edu with questions.

Michael Haithcock assumed his duties as director of bands and professor of music (conducting) at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2001 following twenty-three years on the faculty of Baylor University. Following in the footsteps of William D. Revelli and H. Robert Reynolds, Professor Haithcock conducts the internationally renowned University of Michigan Symphony Band, guides the acclaimed graduate band and wind ensemble conducting program, and provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the University of Michigan’s diverse and historic band program.

Ensembles under Haithcock’s guidance have received a wide array of critical acclaim for their high artistic standards of performance and repertoire. These accolades have come through concerts at national and state conventions, performances in major concert venues, and recordings on the Albany, Arsis, and Equilibrium labels. Haithcock was selected to conduct the world premiere of Daron Hagen’s Bandanna, an opera for voice and wind band, commissioned by the College Band Directors’ National Association. He is a leader in commissioning and premiering new works for concert band.

Haithcock has earned the praise of both composers and conductors for his innovative approaches to developing the wind ensemble repertoire and programming. Haithcock is in constant demand as a guest conductor and as a resource person for symposiums and workshops in a variety of instructional settings as well as festival and all-state appearances throughout the country.

A graduate of East Carolina University – where he received the 1996 Outstanding Alumni Award from the School of Music – and Baylor University, Haithcock has done additional study at a variety of conducting workshops including the Herbert Blomstedt Orchestral Conducting Institute. The Instrumentalist, the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, the School Musician, the Southwest Music Educator, and WINDS magazine have published his articles on conducting and wind literature.