Jacquie Dawson teaching in wind band conducting workshop

The Desautels Faculty of Music Wind Band Teaching Workshop is designed for band directors of all levels and offers a conducting participant stream and observer stream. Participants in both streams attend all sessions, rehearsals and discussions.

This workshop explores philosophical and practical issues of teaching, rehearsing and conducting. Sessions will address pedagogy, rehearsal techniques, gesture, interpretation, score study, and developing ensemble culture and community. This year's sessions will also provide special focus on program rebuilding.

The 2022 Guest Clinician is renown conductor John P. Lynch, sessions will also be led by Winnipeg Band Director, Darrell Chrisp, and Jacquie Dawson, DFOM Director of Bands. 

This workshop is held in the Desautels Faculty of Music's beautiful facilities on the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus. 

2022 Guest Clinicians

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John P. Lynch - Guest Clinician

John Lynch is a leading international wind band conductor and a dual citizen of the United States and Australia. He is currently the Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a freelance conductor/composer/teacher based in Madison, Wisconsin. He was formerly the Director of Bands and Wind Symphony Conductor at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he created the first graduate degrees in wind conducting and the first comprehensive university band program in Australian history.

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Jacquie Dawson - Facilitator and Clinician

Dr. Jacqueline Dawson is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator across Canada, appearing at numerous festivals and conferences coast to coast. She is currently the Director of Bands at the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music where she conducts the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, teaches courses in music education and oversees the graduate wind conducting program. She was the Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Wind Ensemble from 2009 -2020.

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Darrell Chrisp - Guest Presenter

Darrell Chrisp is a Music Education graduate of Brandon University. She has been teaching Middle School concert and jazz band in Manitoba for twenty-five years. Her current position is Director of Bands and Choir at Golden Gate Middle School. Darrell has served as a clinician and adjudicator at both the provincial as well as national level festivals. One of her career highlights was serving as the guest conductor for the 2004 Manitoba Junior Provincial Honor Band.


2022 registration now open!

Space for the conducting participant stream is limited, and registrations will be processed in the order they are submitted. The deadline for registration for conducting participants is May 25, 2022 and May 15 for observers. We look forward to hosting you for a time of rejuvenation and collaboration.

Register for one of the following options. Please note, there is a cap on conducting participants and they will be selected on a first come basis. 

  • Conducting Participant $200.00 
  • Conducting Participant (Student) $125.00 
  • Observing Participant $150.00 
  • Observing Participant (Student) $75.00 

Following registration, you will receive an email with a link to complete payment (credit card only). 


Repertoire for conducting participants selected from: 

Yukiko Nishimura, Ancient Flower 
Meechan, Zenith 
Stuart, Three Ayres from Gloucester 
Giroux, The Grace in Being
Holst, Second Suite in F 

*multi-movement works - choose up to two movements 


Complete workshop schedule below