Utah Tech University

Conducting Symposium


Please join us for the 2022 Utah Tech University Conducting Symposium! You will have the opportunity to spend two days learning and growing musically with two outstanding musicians, educators, and clinicians, Dr. Craig Jessop and Tom Davoren. This experience will leave you inspired and ready to take great tools into your life and career.

Title:  Utah Tech University Conducting Symposium

Dates:  November 18-19, 2022

Location:  Eccles Fine Arts Center, Utah Tech University, St. George, UT

***Zoom Livestream Available***

Featured Guest Clinicians Dr. Craig Jessop and Tom Davoren

Contact: Dr. Bryant Smith, Director of Bands, 435-652-7997 bryant.smith@utahtech.edu


Friday, 18 November 2022

1:30-3:30pm               Check in and/or late Registration.

2:00-3:00pm               Lecture Session to Collegiate Music Ed Students

3:00-4:15pm               Welcome and Lecture Session

4:15-4:30pm               Break

4:30-6:00pm               Conducting Session #1 with the UT Symphonic Band

6:30-8:00pm               Dinner/Social for Conductor participants

Saturday, 19 November 2022

8:15-9:00am               Donuts

9:00-10:15am             Lecture Session

10:15-10:30am           Break

10:30-12:00pm           Conducting Session #2 with the UT Symphonic Band

12:00-1:00pm             Lunch

1:00-2:15pm               Lecture Session

2:15-2:30pm               Break

2:30-3:45pm               Lecture Session

3:45-4:00pm               Break

4:00-5:00pm               Closing Thoughts/Question and Answer Session

7:30pm                       Symphonic Band Concert

Participant Options:

Conductor Participant

Those who choose this option, and are selected, will conduct members of the UT Symphonic Band and will be learning personally from Craig Jessop and Tom Davoren 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:

Those who choose this option will be participating in person or virtually through a zoom livestream, for all lectures and conducting sessions.  There will be assistants monitoring of the zoom chat features to allow for interaction between online participants and the clinicians.  Observers will also have the opportunity to watch others conduct and learn from the insights given them by the clinicians.


A Little Symphony of English Carols by Martin Ellerby


The fees for the 2022 symposium are as follows:

1)    UT Students – $15

1)    Observer track – $100.00

Includes live and/or zoom access to all sessions, including the UT Symphonic Band Concert.

2)    Conductor track – $125.00  (limited number of participants for 2022)

Includes access to all sessions on UT campus, dinner on Friday evening, Lunch on Saturday, and a ticket to the UT Symphonic Band concert on Saturday.

Includes access to all sessions on UT campus, dinner on Friday evening, Lunch on Saturday, and a ticket to the UT Symphonic Band concert on Saturday.

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 UT.


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

We look forward to seeing you on November 18-19, 2022 for this amazing experience!

Dr. Bryant Smith

Symposium Director

Email: Bryant.smith@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7997