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Wind Conducting Symposium 2019

Gillian MacKay

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 at 9:00 AM - Friday, 5 July 2019 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Active participant (limited enrolment) 2 Jul 2019 $580.00 $0.00
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Auditor 2 Jul 2019 $420.00 $0.00
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University student auditor 2 Jul 2019 $315.00 $0.00
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Wind Conducting Symposium 2019


July 2-5, 2019

Faculty of Music

University of Toronto


Guest Clinician:

Dr. Wendy McCallum

Brandon University

Gillian MacKay
Jeffrey Reynolds

University of Toronto



Guest Faculty 


Dr. Wendy McCallum Dr. Wendy McCallum is a faculty member in the Brandon University School of Music where she conducts the Symphonic Band and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and conducting.

McCallum taught band and general elementary music before pursuing graduate studies. In addition to designing professional development sessions for music educators, she has presented at provincial music education conferences, College Band Directors National Association regional conference, and the Midwest Clinic. Her work as an adjudicator and clinician has taken her across Canada and the United States. She serves regularly as a guest conductor and as facilitator of conducting symposia.

The Brandon University Symphonic Band, with McCallum as conductor, performed as the featured ensemble at the 2009 Atlantic Band Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the 2013 Con Brio Music Festival in Whistler, British Columbia. McCallum was awarded Brandon University Alumni Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the Manitoba Band Association’s Award of Distinction.

McCallum holds the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from Brandon University and completed a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting at the University of North Dakota with Gordon Brock and James Popejoy. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas.

McCallum worked as Lead Writer of the Manitoba Grade 912 Music Curriculum Framework, has published in Canadian Winds, and is a regular contributor to the publication and recording series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band and Teaching Music Through Performance in Beginning Band. She is a former President of the Manitoba Band Association and Canadian Band Association.


Resident Faculty


 Gillian MacKay is Professor of Music of the University of Toronto, where she conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches conducting and trumpet.

An award-winning teacher, Gillian has an active career as a conductor, adjudicator, and clinician. She has conducted honour bands throughout Canada and the United States.
As an adjudicator, Dr. MacKay has judged Canadian band festivals at local, provincial, and national levels. She has presented clinics and workshops at provincial and state conferences in Canada and the U.S.A., and is known for her work on the relationship between conducting and mime.
Gillian oversees the graduate program in Wind Conducting at the University of Toronto. She holds degrees and diplomas from the University of Lethbridge, McGill University, the University of Calgary, and Northwestern University.



 Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds is a Senior Lecturer at the UofT Faculty of Music, where he is the conductor of the Wind Symphony, as well as instructor of trumpet, chamber music, conducting, and music education.

He regularly conducts student, community and professional ensembles, including Southampton Festival Winds and The Toronto Wind Orchestra.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, after degrees from York University, the University of Calgary and the University of Victoria.
Dr. Reynolds is a founding member of the Canadian Wind Band Repertoire Project, and is active as a guest conductor, clinician, journal contributor and adjudicator across the country. He is the author of the successful pedagogical book, Trumpet for Dummies.




Scores will be available at St. John's Music


Topics of Discussion:

Score Study
Rehearsal Technique
Classroom Problem Solving
Movement and Gesture
Band Pedagogy


Daily Schedule 9-6 each day 

Mornings: lectures, presentations, discussions
Afternoons: live conducting with ensemble consisting of UofT ensemble members and participants


Housing Information

Accommodation is available at a reasonable rate on campus, two blocks from the Faculty of
Music. Please contact Massey College for reservations at:




Wind Conducting Symposium
Faculty of Music University of Toronto
80 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

Fax: 416-946-3353
Phone: 416-978-4798


Have questions about Wind Conducting Symposium 2019? Contact Gillian MacKay

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Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 at 9:00 AM - Friday, 5 July 2019 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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