Sonoma Wind Band Conducting Workshop

The 2020 Sonoma Summer Wind Band Conducting Workshop has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registrants for the 2020 Workshop will receive full refunds. Next year’s event will be held June 21-25, 2021.


2020 Workshop

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Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26, 2020

Join us to further develop your skills at the Summer Wind Band Conducting Symposium. The Sonoma State University Department of Music announces the eighth annual Summer Wind Band Conducting Symposium Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26 at the Green Music Center on the beautiful campus of Sonoma State University. 

Workshop Overview

All sessions will be held at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. The workshop focuses on the development of movement and gestural skills as a means for communicating musical interpretation.

Conducting participants will work with a live ensemble each day and receive feedback from master teachers. Additional activities include classroom sessions dealing with rehearsal techniques, score study, repertoire, ensemble motivation and personal growth.


Clinicians for the 2020 Symposium will be Dr. Andy Collinsworth, Director of Bands and Music Education at Sonoma State University, and Kevin Sedatole, Director of Bands at Michigan State University. 

Kevin Sedatole PortraitKevin Sedatole serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. At MSU, Professor Sedatole serves as administrator of the entire band program totaling over 700 students that includes the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, Campus Bands, Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He also guides the graduate wind-conducting program in addition to conducting the MSU Wind Symphony.

Prior to joining MSU, he was director of bands and associate professor of conducting at Baylor University. Previous to his appointment at Baylor he served as associate director of bands at the University of Texas and director of the Longhorn Band, and as associate director of bands at the University of Michigan and Stephen F. Austin State University.
Sedatole has conducted performances for the College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, as well as performances in Carnegie Hall.  He has conducted across the United States, Europe and Japan. Most recently the MSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Professor Sedatole, has given featured performances at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the national convention of the College Band Directors’ National Association, the prestigious American Bandmasters Association convention and Carnegie Hall.  Performances conducted by Professor Sedatole have won accolades from prominent composers including John Corigliano, Michael Colgrass, Donald Grantham, David Maslanka, Ricardo Lorenz, Michael Daugherty, John Mackey, Jonathan Newman, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Dan Welcher as well as many others. Professor Sedatole also serves on the summer faculty of the Interlochen Music Camp and the Board of Directors of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.


Andy Collinsworth

Andy Collinsworth has been the Director of Bands and Program Director for Music Education at Sonoma State University since 2008. In addition to leading the university Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, he teaches courses in conducting, instrumental music methods and music education, and is the classical saxophone instructor at SSU. As Director of the Music Education program at SSU, he advises and guides students aspiring to become music educators and supervises student teachers in the single subject credential program in music.

Dr. Collinsworth maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician with bands throughout the western states. He is the founder and artistic director of the Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival; a signature event that draws ensembles from throughout California. Dr. Collinsworth received the Doctor of the Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Arizona State University (2008), and he holds degrees in Music Education (1987) and in Saxophone Performance (1989) from the University of Nevada—Reno.  


Enrollment Information

Conducting Participant

Conducting Participants will conduct a live wind ensemble, as well as attend all sessions. Participant status is designed for music educators currently working with high school and middle school ensembles. Registration for Conducting Participants is limited to 16.


Observers will attend all sessions but will not conduct the ensembles. Observer status is recommended for and open to musicians at all levels. Observer registration is not limited.


Conducting Participant  $600

Observer  $375

2 Units of College Credit  $130



For questions about the workshop, contact Dr. Andy Collinsworth at

2020 Repertoire List

Dello Joio | Satiric Dances Gr. 4 Associated (Hal Leonard)

Giroux | Always Gr. 4 Musica Propria

Grainger | Shepherd's Hey Gr. 4 Carl Fischer

La Plante | Early One Morning (English Country Settings II) Gr. 2.5 Daehn

Mackey | This Cruel Moon Gr. 4 Osti Music

Saint Saëns, arr. Frackenpohl | Pas Redouble Gr. 4 Shawnee (Hal Leonard)

Thomas | Shenandoah Gr. 3 

Ticheli | Amazing Grace Gr. 3 Manhattan Beach

Van der Roost | Suite Provençale Gr. 3 De Haske

Williams | Symphonic Suite Gr. 5 Belwin (Alfred)

Scores are available at J.W. Pepper of Northern California. Contact store manager Ashli Rulien


Kevin Sedatole, Michigan State University

Andy Collinsworth, Sonoma State University




On campus housing is not available. Recommended hotels in the area are Oxford Suites and the Doubletree Hilton in Rohnert Park.