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Daily Schedule


9:30am-11:15am- Workshops (varied each day)

11:15am-12:30pm- Lunch (on your own)

12:30pm-4:30pm- Large Ensemble Conducting (All participants and observers will be asked to bring their instruments and play as members of the full ensemble.)

4:30pm-5:00pm- Wrap up and Questions

6:00pm- Group dinner (attendance optional)


*Up to thirty one clock hours, based upon attendance, will be provided by the Washington Music Educators Association. Clock hours are free to WMEA members. Non-members pay $2 per clock hour claimed.

Unfortunately, the Seattle Conducting Symposium for July 18-22, 2022, is CANCELLED. We hope you will be able to join us in the summer of 2023!
July 18-22, 2022
The Seattle Conducting Symposium, a week long event held on the beautiful campus of the University of Washington, is open to conductors and educators of all levels. Morning sessions will include discussion of repertoire selection, rehearsal technique, score analysis and gestural vocabulary. Participants will spend the afternoon sessions conducting full ensemble works while receiving instruction from guest clinicians.


Repertoire List

Three Ayers from Gloucester, Hugh M. Stuart
Simple Gifts, Frank Ticheli
Prelude Siciliano and Rondo, Arnold/Paynter
Chester, William Schuman
Lincolnshire Posy (mvts. 2, 3, 5, ), Percy Grainger
First Suite in Eb, Gustav Holst
Second Suite in F, Gustav Holst

More Repertoire TBA



1- Conductor Track: $700 (Current UW students will receive $50 off registration cost)


2- Observer Track: $400 (Current UW students who perform in the large ensemble will have their fees waived)


For registration information, contact Timothy Salzman at





Timothy Salzman

Director of Concert Bands

University of Washington

Dr. Courtney Snyder

Associate Director of Bands

University of Michigan


Dr. Courtney Snyder is Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Conducting at the University of Michigan, where she conducts the Concert Band, teaches conducting, and conducts the Michigan Youth Symphonic Band. Under her artistic leadership, the Concert Band was invited to perform at the College Band Directors Association North-Central Division Conference.
Previously, Snyder served as the assistant director of bands and director of athletic bands at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where she conducted the “Maverick” Marching Band, conducted the Concert Band, served as associate conductor of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and taught courses in conducting, music education, and brass methods. While in Omaha, Snyder also served as music director for the Nebraska Wind Symphony, which, under her direction, was invited to perform at the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association annual conference. Prior to teaching at the collegiate level, Snyder taught high school and middle school band and orchestra in the Michigan public schools.
Dr. Snyder is an active guest conductor and clinician. She has presented at national and international conferences including the Midwest Clinic, World Association of Symphonic Band Ensembles, College Band Directors National Association, College Music Society, and Women Band Directors International. Her current projects include research in conducting movement kinesiology, promoting equity through programming and commissioning works by women and minority composers, and building a strong community of women band directors. She is President of Women Band Directors International and serves on the editorial board for The Woman Conductor journal.

Snyder is published in Music Educators Journal, The Instrumentalist, several volumes of Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, School Band & Orchestra Magazine, The Woman Conductor, and Association of Concert Bands Journal. In 2018 she received Tau Beta Sigma’s Paula Crider Award.  She earned 2nd Place of the 2017-2018 American Prize in Conducting, Band/Wind Ensemble Division Competition and was given a Citation of Excellence award by the National Band Association. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Michigan (DMA – conducting), Baylor University (MM – conducting) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (BME).  She is a member of College Band Directors National Association, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, Women Band Directors International, National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, College Music Society, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and Pi Kappa Lambda.

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