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Wind Conducting Workshop

Workshop Information

  • Clinicians:

    • Anthony C. Marinello, III, Director of Bands, Illinois State University
    • Rodney Dorsey, Director of Bands, Indiana University


    Lunch included for paying participants and observers

    • Conductor $125 (Maximum of 16)
      • Participate in morning and afternoon conducting sessions
      • Achieve professional development hours
    • Observer $50 (Unlimited)
      • Attend all sessions and achieve professional development hours
    • Student Observer (non-ISU/Unlimited) $25
      • Attend all sessions
  • Repertoire

    Conductors will select their repertoire choices after being notified of acceptance.

    Morning Repertoire (Symphonic Winds):

    • Gustav Holst (1874-1934), ed. Matthews – First Suite in Eb (1909/1922/1984)
      1. Chaconne
      2. Intermezzo
      3. March
    • Frank Ticheli (b. 1958) – Sanctuary (2006)
    • Arturo Marquez (b. 1950), trans. Nickel – Danzon No. 2 (1998/2009)

    Afternoon Repertoire (Wind Symphony):

    • Katahj Copley (b. 1998) – Serenade for Wind Nonet (2019)
    • Jennifer Jolley (b. 1981) – Ash (2018)
    • Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961), ed. Fennell & Rogers – Lincolnshire Posy (1937/1987/2010/2020)
      1. Dublin Bay (Lisbon)
      2. Horkstow Grange
      5. Lord Melbourne

Workshop Schedule


  • 8:00 a.m.

    Registration and Continental Breakfast
    CPA Lobby

  • 8:30 a.m.

    Formal Welcome
    CPA Concert Hall

  • 9:00 a.m.

    Conducting Session I
    ISU Symphonic Winds
    CPA Concert Hall

  • 10:45 a.m.


  • 11:00 a.m.

    Conducting Session I, cont.

  • Noon

    Lunch (provided)

  • 1:00 p.m.


  • 1:50 p.m.


  • 2:00 p.m.

    Conducting Session II
    ISU Wind Symphony
    CPA Concert Hall

  • 3:15 p.m.


  • 3:30 p.m.

    Conducting Session II, cont.

  • 4:45 p.m.

    Workshop Wrap-Up

  • 5:30 p.m.

    Dinner (location TBA, Dutch treat)


Guest Clinician: Rodney Dorsey

Rodney Dorsey

Rodney Dorsey is professor of music in bands and chair of the Department of Bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, a position he has held since fall 2018. He is the conductor of the internationally recognized Indiana Wind Ensemble and guides all aspects of the graduate wind-conducting program. Dorsey’s positions have included director of bands at the University of Oregon, associate director of Bands at the University of Michigan, associate professor of music at DePaul University, and director of Athletic Bands at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. He also taught public school for eight years in Florida and Georgia. Ensembles under Dorsey’s direction have performed at state and national events including the College Band Directors National Conference North/Northwest Regional Conference and the Music for All National Festival. He is an active guest conductor, having led intercollegiate, all-state, and regional honors bands around the country. International engagements include Hungary, Canada, and Bulgaria. An active advocate for the composition of new wind repertoire, Dorsey has been involved in a number of commissioning projects, including with composers Andrea Reinkemeyer, Steven Mackey, D. J. Sparr, Anthony Barfield, Stacy Garrop, Andrew Rindfleisch, and John Mackey. Dorsey has presented clinic sessions at national and state conferences, including the College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education, College Music Society, and the Midwest Clinic. He has also presented at numerous state music conferences around the country. Dorsey’s professional memberships include the College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education, Indiana Bandmasters Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma (honorary), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. His commitment to the music community has been demonstrated by his participation on boards of directors for the Midwest Clinic and Music for All. He is an elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. His lifelong commitment to teaching saw him recognized as a Yamaha Master Educator. A native of Gainesville, Florida, Dorsey is a graduate of Florida State University and Northwestern University in Evanston. He studied conducting with James Croft, John Paynter, and Mallory Thompson, and clarinet with Fred Ormand and Frank Kowalsky.