International masterclass for conductors

International masterclass for conductors led by Jerry Junkin (USA) and Kevin Sedatole (USA)
Mid Europe Raffalt 5 Meisterkurs Ueli Kipfer

Location:         Mid Europe 2017                         8970 Schladming, Austria

Date:               Monday, July 10, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017

The International masterclass for conducting takes place from July 10 – 14, 2017 as part of Mid Europe 2017. A limited number of active participants will conduct and discuss the repertoire listed below and rehearse them with a professional wind band. The masterclass will be held in English. If you would like to observe, you have the option to enroll as a passive participant. Passive participants may attend the entire workshop and contribute in discussions. Active participants are expected to study all works from the repertoire list below, and will conduct during orchestra rehearsals and perform a selected work/movement on stage with the Military Band of Upper Austria on Friday 14, 2017.


In Jerry Junkins 28th year on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Vincent R. and Jane D. DiNino Chair for the Director of Bands, Jerry Junkin is recognized as one of the world’s most highly regarded wind conductors. He also holds the title of University Distinguished Teaching Professor. Previously, he served on the faculties of both the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida. In addition to his responsibilities as Professor of Music and Conductor of the Texas Wind Ensemble, he serves as Head of the Conducting Division and teaches courses in conducting and wind band literature. He is a recipient of multiple teaching awards, and students of Mr. Junkin hold major positions throughout the world.

He has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia since 2003. Additionally, 2015 marks the beginning of his 23rd season as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dallas Winds. In 2005 he was presented the Grainger Medallion by the International Percy Grainger Society in recognition of his championing of Grainger’s works. In 2013 he was the Texas Bandmaster of the Year and in December of 2015, he will be presented with the Medal of Honor by the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. He is past-president of both the College Band Directors National Association as well as the American Bandmasters Association.

Performances under the direction of Mr. Junkin have won the praise of such notable musicians as John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, Gunther Schuller, Karel Husa, William Kraft, Jacob Druckman, Joseph Alessi and Michael Colgrass, among many others. Mr. Junkin has released over 30 compact disc recordings for the Reference, Klavier, Longhorn Music and Naxos labels. The New York Times named his recent release on the Reference Recordings label, Bells for Stokowski, one of the best classical CD’s of the year. His performance of Circus Maximus with The University of Texas Wind Ensemble was recently released on the world’s first Blu Ray audio disc in 5.1 surround sound by Naxos. In 2014 he led The University of Texas Wind Ensemble on a four week tour around the world.

Jerry Junkin is an enthusiastic advocate of public school music education, having conducted All-State bands and festivals in forty-eight states and on five continents. He spends his summers in residence at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, as well as appearing at major music festivals throughout the world.


Kevin Sedatole serves as director of bands, professor of music, and chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. Prior to joining MSU, he was director of bands and associate professor of conducting at Baylor University. Previous to his appointment at Baylor he served as associate director of bands at the University of Texas and director of the Longhorn Band, and as associate director of bands at the University of Michigan and Stephen F. Austin State University.

Sedatole holds both the doctor of musical arts degree and master of music degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his bachelor of music degree from Baylor University. His publications include: One Hundred Years of the Michigan Marching Band, published by the University of Michigan Press; “Michael Daugherty's Niagara Falls: A Conductor's Analysis” and “Gordon Jacob's Music for a Festival: A Conductor's Analysis,” both of which appeared in Teaching Music Through Performance in Band; and “Expressive Conducting: What We Should All Know to Be Musical Conductors,” which appeared in the Texas Music Educators Association publication, Southwestern Musician.

Sedatole has conducted performances for the College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, as well as performances in Carnegie Hall. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, for which he serves as Southwestern Division vice president, the American Bandmasters Association, the Big 12 Band Directors' Association, the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Bandmasters Association. He holds honorary memberships in the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Band Fraternities, as well as the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Musicians Fraternity.

List of Works for the Masterclass

Grad 4 Jan Van der Roos Rikudium De Haske - Hal Leonard, Publishing
Grad 2 Hugh M. Stuart Three Ayres from Gloucester Shawnee Press - Hal Leonard, Publishing
Grad 3 Erich Whitacre October Hal Leonard, Publishing
Grad 4 William Byrd / Gordon Jacob William Byrd Suite mvr. 1,2,3,4 Boosey & Hawkes
Grad 2/3 Percy A. Grainger / Mark Rogers Irish Tune from Counter Derry Southern Music
Grad 4 Percy A. Grainger / Mark Rogers Shepherd's Hey Southern Music
Grad 3 Pavel Tchescnokoff / Hausknecht Salvation is Created Niel A. Kjos Music Company