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TXST & Conspirare Choral Symposium

Daily Schedule*
8:20 AM Morning Gathering. A time to center and focus
9:00AM Session 1
10:30AM Session 2
1:00PM Master Class Sessions
5:00PM End of sessions
Schedule subject to change. The final schedule will be
provided two weeks before the symposium.

Interest Sessions

  • Centering self -- finding calm and gaining focus.

  • Leadership from the podium.

  • Highly effective repertoire for teaching and artistry.

  • Vocal pedagogy in the choral rehearsal.

  • Conducting 101 - a return to the basics.

  • Conducting 202 - advanced concepts.

  • Round Robin - each participant shares!

June 24-28, 2018

Texas State Performing Arts Center | 405 Moon Street

San Marcos, TX

The Choral Conducting Symposium sponsored by the Choral Faculty at Texas State University and Conspirare is a unique opportunity for participants in the choral art to RENEW and REFINE their skills at the podium. Professional and non-professional choristers, graduate students, music educators, church musicians, and conductors from all aspects of the choral experience will gather for shared learning, renewal, and growth.

RENEW. One focus of the symposium is to help us re-center and re-focus from the myriad distractions that keep us from exploring creativity. A return to the inspirations that called us to this art. Interest sessions and daily activities during the Symposium are designed to reaffirm our calling and provide participants with skills.

REFINE. A second focus of the symposium is to provide participants with opportunities to refine their skills as a choral leader – including conducting gesture, rehearsal technique, repertoire selection, score study & preparation, and leadership development. 


Registration opens

January 1, 2019