Please join us for the 2019 Dixie State University Conducting Symposium! You will have the opportunity to spend two days learning and growing musically with two outstanding musicians, educators, and clinicians, Dr. Richard Mayne and Dr. David Fullmer. This experience will leave you inspired and ready to take great tools into your life and career.

Title:  Dixie State University Conducting Symposium

Dates:  November 22-23, 2019

Featured Guest Clinicians Dr. Richard Mayne and Dr. Dave Fullmer

Contact: Dr. Bryant Smith, Director of Bands, 435-652-7997


Friday, 22 November 2019

1:30-3:30pmCheck in and/or late Registration.
2:00-3:00pmLecture Session to Collegiate Music Ed Students – Mayne/Fullmer
3:00-4:15pmWelcome and Lecture Session – Mayne
4:30-6:00pmConducting Session #1 with the DSU Symphony Band
6:30-8:00pmDinner/Social for all Conductor and Observer participants

Saturday, 23 November 2019

9:00-10:15amLecture Session – Fullmer
10:30-12:00pmConducting Session #2 with the DSU Symphony Band or Workshop TBD
1:00-2:15pmLecture Session – Mayne
2:30-3:45pmLecture Session - Fullmer
4:00-5:00pmClosing Thoughts/Question and Answer Session – Mayne/Fullmer
7:30pmSymphony Band Concert

Participant Options:

Conductor Participant:
Those who select this option will conduct the DSU Symphony Band and will be learning personally from Richard Mayne and David Fullmer while on the podium. Your session will be recorded and sent digitally to you. Those who wish to conduct should indicate this on the registration form. Conductors may choose one selection from the repertoire list below. Conductors will be selected on a “first-come-first-serve” basis and will be notified of their status in mid-October.

Observer Participant:
The conducting sessions are designed to highlight and demonstrate conducting and rehearsal techniques and strategies that each of us can utilize in our daily rehearsals. Those who select this option will have the opportunity to watch others conduct and learn from the insights given by the clinicians.


The Lighthouse – Joanne Harris
On A Hymnsong of Philip Bliss – Holsinger
Beyond the Horizon – Rossano Galante
Toccata for Band – Frank Erickson
Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst, arr. Matthews


The fee for the 2019 symposium is $40.00. Registration includes all sessions of the symposium, dinner on Friday Evening, juice and donuts for breakfast and a lunch on Saturday, and a ticket to the DSU Symphony Band concert on Saturday night.

Professional Development:

Current teachers may receive professional development certificates for participation in this symposium. Certificates will be made available at the end of Saturday by Robert Schmidt of Washington County School District and Bryant Smith from DSU.


Please feel free to call or email Dr. Bryant Smith with any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the festival. or 435-652-7997.

We look forward to seeing you on November 22-23, 2019 for this amazing experience!