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June 18, 2004


Conducting Workshop Offered

UW-River Falls is offering Conducting Extravaganza, a summer conducting workshop for school music educators and community conductors from June 27 to July 2.

Participants will immerse themselves in a fun-filled, intensive and practical workshop designed to broaden teaching effectiveness and conducting skills with a focus on new techniques and podium poise.

The workshop is led by Kristin Tjornehoj, associate professor of music at UW-RF. She is joined by several guest artists and lecturers, including: Jack Stamp, professor of music and conductor of bands at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Steve Boehlke, retired music teacher at Rosemount (Minn.) High School; J.W. Park, assistant professor of music and conductor of the concert and chamber choirs at UW-River Falls; composer Daniel Kallman, creator of works for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, and the young musicians; Philip Brunelle, conductor, VocalEssence and Plymouth Music Series; and James Hainlen, Stillwater High School Orchestra.

Participants can enroll for two graduate credits or as a non-credit professional development opportunity. Credit tuition rates are approximately $650 for Wisconsin/Minnesota residents plus a $75 course fee. The non-credit option is $495, and a 10% discount is offered to non-credit participants who register and pay with two or more friends.

Conducting Extravaganza, held in the UW-RF Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, runs June 27, 7 9 p.m., June 28 July 1, 9 a.m. 9 p.m. and July 2, 9 a.m. noon.

For more information on credit fees and to registering for the class, contact the UW-RF Office of Outreach and Graduate Studies at 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607 or visit its Web site at www.uwrf.edu/outreach.

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