Summer Conducting Symposium

Wind Conducting Symposium – July 17-21, 2017

Guest Clinicians – Michael Haithcock and Robert Carnochan
Symposium Hosts – Andrew Yozviak and M. Gregory Martin

Download 2017 Brochure and Registration Form:

2017 Conducting Symposium Brochure (PDF)


The West Chester University Summer Wind Conducting Symposium is designed to provide musicians the opportunity to sharpen conducting skills, strengthen score study techniques, broaden knowledge of wind literature and refine rehearsal strategies.  Students may participate in the symposium in one of two different levels.  Conducting participants will conduct chamber ensembles during morning sessions and a full wind ensemble in the afternoon.  Participation at this level will be limited to the first 14 applicants with paid deposits.  Observers will be engaged in all of the day’s activities but will not conduct the ensembles.

Daily Schedule

Monday, July 17, 2017

8:00-9:00 AM         Registration and Refreshments

Monday – Friday, July 17-21, 2017

9:00-10:00 AM       Morning Seminar and Group Conducting
10:00-12:00 noon  Chamber Repertoire
12:00-1:30 PM        Lunch on your own
1:30-2:30 PM          Afternoon Seminar
2:30-5:30 PM          Band Repertoire

Friday, July 21, 2017

6:00 PM                   Symposium Ends


Non-refundable deposit          $100.00
Conducting Participant            $500.00
Observer                                    $300.00

University credit is available at an additional fee.

Applicants taking the course for university credit must register as a Conducting participant.


Morning Chamber Works

  • Serenade in C minor – W. A. Mozart/Leeson (Barenreiter Edition)
  • Petite symphonie – Charles Gounod/Fennell (Ludwig Masters)

Afternoon Band Classics

  • Second Suite in F – Gustav Holst (Boosey & Hawkes, Ed. Matthews)
  • Elegy for a Young America – Ronald Lo Presti (Theodore Presser)
  • New England Triptych – William Schuman (Theodore Presser)
    • Be Glad Then, America
    • When Jesus Wept
    • Chester

Contact Information

Contact Dr. M. Gregory Martin at with any additional questions.



Mhaithcockichael Haithcock – Director of Bands, University of Michigan

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. Professor 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 and 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. Professor 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.


carnochan242x242Robert Carnochan – Director of Bands, University of Miami

Robert M. Carnochan (Car-na-han) is director of wind ensemble activities, conductor of the Frost Wind Ensemble, and professor of music at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.  Carnochan holds degrees from Towson University (B.S. Music Education), the University of Colorado at Boulder (M.M. conducting) and The University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A. conducting).

A Maryland native, Carnochan’s career began as director of bands at Dundalk High School and has since held appointments at Stephen F. Austin State University, Northeastern Oklahoma State University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, The University of Texas at Austin, and, most recently, The University of Miami.  Throughout his career, Dr. Carnochan has collaborated with and received praise from a number of leading composers including; Steven Bryant, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Donald Grantham, Daniel Kellogg, David T. Little, John Mackey, David Maslanka, James Mobberly, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Kevin Puts, Gunther Schuller, Frank Ticheli, and Dan Welcher.  He also invests much time commissioning and performing works of the next generation of talented composers such David Biedenbender, Viet Cuong, Paul Dooley, Ian Dicke, Aaron Perrine, and Zack Stanton.  Dr. Carnochan is active as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States, and has conducted concerts in London, Spain, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Singapore.  His recording of Donald Grantham’s Tuba Concerto, with soloist Charles Villarrubia, was recently released and is available for download from iTunes.



Andrew Yozviak – Director of Bands, West Chester University

Dr. Andrew Yozviak is the Director of Bands at West Chester University.  Dr. Yozviak’s primary responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds, directing the Golden Rams Marching Band, and teaching graduate and undergraduate conducting classes.  Prior to this appointment, Yozviak served as Visiting Director of Bands at Susquehanna University and taught thirteen years in the Pennsylvania public schools.

Dr. Yozviak has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Music Degree in Composition from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting from Rutgers University where he studied with William Berz.

Dr. Yozviak maintains a busy schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician, regularly presenting at conferences and workshops.  His research in the area of eighteenth century Harmoniemusik has produced two modern editions of wind partitas by the Bohemian composer, Antonio Rosetti (1750-1792).  His scholarly edition of Antonio Rosetti’s Partita in E-flat is published by Amadeus Verlag, Winterthur, Switzerland.

Dr. Yozviak is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the National Band Association, the Music Educators National Conference, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, the Pennsylvania Bandmasters Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

M. Gregory Martin – Associate Director of Bands, West Chester University

M. Gregory Martin, Assistant Professor of Music Education / Associate Director of Bands received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Eastern Kentucky University, a Master of Musical Arts degree from James Madison University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin where he studied conducting with Jerry F. Junkin. He recently completed a six-year tenure as the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Director of Bands at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Prior to returning to Florida, Dr. Martin was the Assistant Director for the Longhorn Band and Lecturer in the School of Music at UT. His past teaching experience includes fourteen years in the Florida and Virginia public school system and two years as a teaching assistant at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he taught music education courses and conducted the Concert and Symphonic Bands. In addition to his public school and collegiate teaching duties, Dr. Martin has also served as a Color Guard Instructor and Marching Caption head / Visual Coordinator for the Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle Corps (’82 -’88) and Marching Caption head / Visual Coordinator for the Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps (’92 -’94). He also serves extensively as an adjudicator and clinician around the Southern and Midwestern United States and writes drill for several High School and college bands around the country including The University of Michigan. Dr. Martin is a member of the College Band Director’s National Association, National Band Association, Music Educator’s National Conference, College Music Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.