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Registration for the 2014 Virginia Tech Band Directors Institute & Conducting Workshop will open soon.
The Institute Registration Fee is $300 for normal conducting participants, $350 for those who wish to engage in the chamber-conducting experience, and $125 for non-conducting participants, which automatically includes a certificate for 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that you may present to your building or district administration to aid in your licensure re-certification process. All participants should include a check for the appropriate registration fee made out to Treasurer, Virginia Tech, along with the registration form. The registration deadline is May 31, 2014.
Additional graduate credits may be available through the Virginia Tech Graduate School. (We are currently revising the graduate course, a process which requires approval from several university committees.) If you are interested in the possibility of Virginia Tech graduate credit, please mark the appropriate box on the registration form, and you will receive additional information about tuition and fees for graduate credit and how to register. Checking this box does not obligate you to register for graduate credit. In 2011, the tuition and fees were approximately $370 in-state and $840 out-of-state for one credit and $660 in-state and $1600 out-of-state for two credits; tuition and fees for 2013 are still to be determined.
Online registration should be available soon. Please visit this page regularly.
Participants who wish to conduct will receive coaching and video feedback from the clinicians in three ten-minute conducting sessions. Participants who elect to participate in the additional chamber-conducting track will also conduct and receive coaching in an additional 15 minute conducting session. All participants session should check the appropriate box on the application form. There are 22 spots available for regular conducting participants, 8 that include the additional chamber conducting experience, and an unlimited number of non-conducting spots. All of these openings will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in either conducting option, be sure to complete your registration as soon as possible. You will be asked to select pieces to conduct from the Institute repertory at a later date.
If you have any questions or desire any assistance, please contact Andrew J. Putnam by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).