JUNE 6-10, 2022
2022 GUEST ARTIST
Dr. Mark Laycock is a Professor of Music at Wichita State University, where he holds the Ann Walenta Faculty of Distinction Endowed Professorship. He has been recognized with the WSU Excellence in Creative Activity Award and the College of Fine Arts Excellence in Teaching Award. He serves as Director of Orchestras and Coordinator of Strings. WSU Symphony Orchestra appearances under his direction include international tours to Spain and Canada, a concert at Carnegie Hall, and multiple invited performances at Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshops. Dr. Laycock is a member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic; he serves as Chair of Orchestra Activities. He is Conductor of the Wichita Youth Symphony and Director of the Wichita Youth Orchestras Program.
The Texas Conducting Workshop will be held at the University of Texas at Arlington and is meant to foster the development of conducting and teaching skills for orchestra directors of all levels. Up to twenty conductors will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. An unlimited number of auditing positions are also available.
TCW is designed to help professional teachers improve their conducting skills so they can become even more expressive, effective educators. We also welcome student conductors and aspiring teachers to register so they can study conducting on an advanced level, further preparing them for the challenges they will face in the classroom.
There will be a number of presentations on other related topics, including Score Study, Right and Left Hand Independence, Rehearsal Techniques, etc.