January 11 - 13, 2018

Sheraton - Fort Worth - Fort Worth, TX

1701 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX  76102


*Please note:  The Conductors Guild reserves the right to change/modify session times and presenters.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018 -   Bass Performance Hall,  525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX  76102

9:00am - 10:00am
Registration - Bass Performance Hall, Main Lobby
10:00am - 12:30pm

Open Rehearsal - Fort  Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya     "Nights in the Garden of Spain"
de Falla  -Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Albéniz - Rhapsody Española
Granados - Intermezzo from Goyescas
Debussy - Ibéria from Image
Please gather toward front of stage for a photo with Maestro Harth-Bedoya. Following the open rehearsal, all activities return to the Sheraton Forth Worth

1:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch on your own. - See list of nearby restaurants.
2:40pm - 3:15pm The Next Step:  Building New Communities with Music
Barbara Yahr, Greenwich Village Orchestra
3:25pm - 4:15pm

"Everything but the Kitchen Sink" - Percussion for Conductors
Anthony Robinson, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra 

4:20pm - 4:30pm

Welcome - Dr. John Farrer, President Conductors Guild,

Conference Committee - Mark Crim, Marc-Andre Bougie, Dominique Royem

4:30pm - 5:15pm

Really Inventive Stuff - Educational Programs with Symphony Orchestras
Michael Boudewyns

6:15pm   Bus departs for Dallas, Meyerson Symphony Center from Sheraton Lobby
6:45pm - 7:15pm Dinner on your own - (restaurant list near Meyerson Center will be provided)
7:30pm - 10:00pm

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concert -
Meyerson Symphony Center - 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX

**Delegates: Contact [email protected] for Box Office discount ticket code.
Cristian Macelaru, Conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
Bradley Hunter Welch, Organ

Barber - Toccata Festiva
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dance

Following the DSO performance, make your way to the backstage Green Room to meet Cristian Macelaru, and Peter Czornyz, VP of Artistic Operations


10:15pm - 10:30pm

Bus returns to Sheraton - Fort Worth

2, 2018   
All sessions on 2nd Floor, Magnolia Rooms, Sheraton Fort Worth

8:00am - 9:10am Mentoring Sessions
8:00am - 9:10am Breakfast on your own
8:30am - 9:15am Registration - Magnolia Floor
9:15am - 10:15am

Putting it Together:  Conducting Festival and Honor Ensembles
Jeffrey Grogan, Oklahoma City University

10:15am - 10:30am Visit Exhibitors - Magnolia Room
10:30am - 11:30am

Retrospective:  Eduardo Mata
Wilfred Roberts, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Bassoon, retired) 

11:30am - 12:00pm John Gingrich
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Conference Luncheon
Keynote Speaker - Michelle Merrill, Assistant Conductor, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

1:45pm - 2:30pm

Conducting Concerti
David Itkin, University of North Texas

2:35pm - 3:15pm

Perfect Landings:  Ballet for Conductors
Kermit Poling, Shreveport Ballet

3:20pm - 4:10pm

Choral Rehearsal Techniques of Robert Shaw
Pam Elrod-Huffman, Southern Methodist University

4:10pm - 4:45pm

League of American Orchestras
Jesse Rosen, President & CEO

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Delegate Reception - Dr. John Farrer, Residence


Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concert
Bass Performance Hall - 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX  76102

Delegates: Contact [email protected] for Box Office discount ticket code.

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Joaquín Achúcarro, Piano

"Nights in the Garden of Spain"
de Falla - Nights in the Gardens of Spain
AlbénizRhapsody Española
GranadosIntermezzo from Goyescas
DebussyIbéria from Images

10:00pm - 

Time on your own!



8:00am- 9:30am Mentoring Session
8:00am - 9:30am Breakfast on your own/ Visit Exhibitors - Magnolia Room
9:30am - 10:30am

The Life and Work of Elizabeth A.H. Green - The Modern Conductor
John Whitwell, Michigan State University, Professor Emeritus

10:30am - 11:30am Conductors Guild Board of Directors Meeting (Board Members Only, please)
10:30am - 11:30am  Free Time on Your Own
12:00pm - 1:15pm  Lunch on your own
 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Composition Tools For Discriminating Conductors
Programming New Music
Steven Lebetkin

 2:00pm - 2:45pm  Eugene Corporon - University of North Texas
 3:00pm - 4:00pm  Annual Meeting of the Conductors Guild - Members Only
 4:00pm - 5:00pm  Ending Reception - Special Performance by Candace Taylor and Friends