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Fourth Annual Iowa Band Conductors Forum

University of Iowa Voxman Music Building
​Friday, January 20 – Saturday, January 21, 2017

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The Iowa Band Conductors Forum is a professional development workshop designed for band directors featuring Mike Golemo, Bob Meunier, Ron Johnson, and Mark Heidel, clinicians. The Forum is available to conductors and teachers at all levels including middle/junior high school, high school, and college/university.

Session topics will include rehearsal techniques, repertoire, conducting, and more.

The Forum is offered at no cost to participants, but you are strongly encouraged to register so we can plan the Friday evening meal (complimentary).

The conducting workshop will be limited to 12 conductors, so be sure to indicate your interest on the online registration form.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Mark Heidel at


Mike Golemo, Iowa State University
Mark Heidel, University of Iowa
Ronald Johnson, University of Northern Iowa
Robert Meunier, Drake University


This is a free professional development workshop, but please be sure to register using the online registration form.


Friday, January 20
2:30  Registration (Lobby, Voxman Music Building, 93 E. Burlington St.)
3:00 Welcome and tour of Voxman Music Building
4:00 Back to Basics (Bring your conducting baton!) 
Michael Golemo, Mark Heidel, Ron Johnson, and Robert Meunier
5:30-6:30 Complimentary Dinner 
6:30 Composer Advocacy through Informed Interpretation
Michael Golemo
7:30 Roundtable Discussion:
Golemo, Heidel, Johnson, Meunier
8:30 Fellowship 
Saturday, January 21
9:00 The Rehearsal: A Philosophy
Mark Heidel
10:00 Finding the Music in the Score
Robert Meunier
11:00 Break - refreshments provided
11:15 Performance Considerations for Wagner's Trauermusik
Ronald Johnson
12:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 Conducting Seminar with the University of Iowa Wind Ensemble
4:30 Wrap-up