Guest Conducting

The Columbia Wind Ensemble - Teachers College Conducting Partnership

About the Partnership

Every semester, the Columbia University Wind Ensemble selects one qualified Teachers College student to participate in the Conducting Partnership. Each participant serves as a guest conductor of the Columbia Wind Ensemble over a six-week (half-semester) period. The guest conductor rehearses one piece with the ensemble at regular rehearsals, culminating in a live concert performance of that piece.

The participants conduct music chosen by the music director, in consultation with the participants. Past repertoire includes works by Holst, Grainger, Ticheli, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Nelson, Copland, Sousa, Persichetti, Bernstein, and many more.

Each participant also plays his or her major instrument in the ensemble for the full duration of the semester.

Optional Teachers College credit (1) is available.

To Apply

Please send resume, including conducting experience and repertoire studied, via e-mail to music director . Qualified candidates will be contacted for audition.

Auditions will be held at a regular Wind Ensemble rehearsal on a Monday in November.

Deadlines for application are October 15th for the spring semester and March 15th for the fall semester.

Minimum experience: one semester of graduate or undergraduate conducting or equivalent.