The University of New Mexico Bands
Department of Music
MSC04 2570
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505- 277-8998



Welcome to the 1st Annual Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop at the
University of New Mexico!

June 9 - June 13, 2024

Albuquerque, NM

We are excited to present UNM's first Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop hosted by the Department of Music. We are holding the event  at the UNM's Main Campus in the Center for Fine Arts Building.


 Richard Mayne
 Professor Emeritus
 University of Northern Colorado



Ray Cramer 
Professor Emeritus 
Indiana University 


 Emily Moss
 Director of Bands
 University of New Mexico




Levels of Participation:

Conducting Participant: (Maximum number of participants: 18)

Conducting Participants of all levels are welcome. They will work receive instruction and feedback on their conducting from the clinicians while conducting the Workshop Band. Each conductor will receive 10-20 minutes of individualized podium time for three days, plus a private lesson with each of the three clinicians during the week. The week also includes daily topical sessions/presentations, baton technique and exercises, and opportunities for connecting with fellow participants for meaningful discussions about conducting and teaching. Each conductor is expected to perform their instrument in the Workshop Band sessions.

Cost: $575

Student Participant: (Maximum number of participants: 3)

If you are a current undergraduate student interested in participating in the Workshop but are not yet ready to commit to at the full Conducting Participant level, you may register as a Student Participant. You will receive a single opportunity for 10-15 minutes of podium time, as well as a minimum of one private lessons with our clinicians. You will otherwise participate fully in the week’s activities, including performing in the Workshop Band sessions.

Cost: $350

Observer Participant: (No Limit)

Observer Participants do not get any podium time or private lessons, but otherwise take part in all aspects of the Workshop. There are an unlimited number of participants who may register at this level.

Cost: $350


Workshop Repertoire:

Autumn by Cait Nishimura
Courtly Airs and Dances by Ron Nelson
Little Mexican Suite - Movement 3 “Sahuaro” by Nubia Jaime-Donjuan
Satiric Dances by Norman Dello Joio
Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs by Frank Ticheli
Symphony for Band (No. 6, Op. 69) – Movement 2 by Vincent Persichetti
Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance
Variations on “America” by Charles Ives/Schuman/Rhoads

Registration Form (PDF)

Local Area Information (PDF)

Once completed, we will send you information for online payment.
Or if you wish to pay by check, please address the check to "UNM Bands" and mail it to:

UNM Bands
MSC04 2570
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

For any questions, email bands@unm.edu.