About the Symposium


Conducting spots have been filled for the 2017 Symposium, but you may join the waiting list or register as an Auditor. Please visit the Registration and Fees and Register pages for more information.

Symposium dates: June 18-23, 2017

KCCS is an inspirational program for instrumental conductors (orchestral and wind ensemble) wanting to improve at the art and skill of conducting. In its ten-year history, college and university faculty, conductors in the schools, as well as graduate students and upper-division undergraduates studying conducting have attended.

KCCS participants conduct a chamber music ensemble five times during the week on repertoire chosen by Steven D. Davis. Postural analysis to help move in a healthy manner is a vital part of the week as well. Additional sessions have been presented on topics such as: pedagogy, gesture, rehearsal techniques, chamber music coaching, historical contexts, philosophy and literature. Steven D. Davis, alongside numerous UMKC Conservatory faculty and distinguished guest clinicians have designed a symposium to help conductors serve their musicians, and offer ways to make an immediate difference with any ensemble

This program has a NEW NAME! Previously called the “Wind Band Teaching Symposium,” our instrumental conducting workshop is now the Kansas City Conducting Symposium at UMKC.

Please explore the tabs above for information about the symposium. Registration forms will be found at the tab “Register for KCCS.”

Questions? Contact us!
(816) 235-2931

Mailing Address:
Kansas City Conducting Symposium
Conservatory of Music and Dance
5227 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO 64110