2023 Eastman School of Music - International Conductors Guild

Frederick Fennell Memorial Conductor Training Workshop

Friday, January 27, 2023 - Sunday, January 29, 2023

Rochester, New York

Applications are now closed for the Frederick Fennell Memorial Conductor Training Workshop, sponsored by the International Conductors Guild and the Eastman School of Music.  Thank you to everyone who provided their materials for this workshop!  You were are excellent candidates!

The following conductors have been selected to participate:

10 Participating Conductors
Caroline Aylward
Justin Conley-Reyes
Louis Menchaca
Joshua Pace
Michael Parker
Luca Peveroni
David Ramos
Ceon Rumphs
Philip Tappan
Lauren Visel

10 Auditor conductors will be contacted regarding their participation.

Please use THIS LINK to make your tuition payment for this workshop.  Contact the ICG office if you have any questions. You may also mail a check if you prefer.

Applications must be submitted using this link:

Frederick Fennell periodically conducted the Eastman Opera Theatre and the Eastman Chamber Orchestra, but will always be remembered as the creator of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. In 1952, encouraged by Director Howard Hanson, Fennell developed a model for wind band performance with one player to each part, a “chamber music” approach that proved there was much more to band music than Sousa marches. 

Instructors will include the eminent wind ensemble conductors Dr. Mark Scatterday, and Dr. Donald Hunsberger at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.  

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Application fee:  $75 

Participant fee:  $850  ($800 for Active International Conductors Guild Member Conductors) 

Auditor fee:  $500 ($475 for Active International Conductors Guild Member Conductors)

Payment information will be provided following the selection of participants in mid-November, 2022. Selected participants are responsible for securing their travel and hotel or other accommodation for this workshop in Rochester, New York. 

If you are already an active International Conductors Guild member and accepted as a participant in this workshop, a discount will be applied to your registration fee.  

You are strongly encouraged to become a member of the International Conductors Guild prior to this workshop.  You may Renew or Join online at www.internationalconductorsguild.org/membership. 


Friday, January 27, 2023 - 

Morning - Registration
1:45pm - Conducting session with the Eastman Wind Orchestra (EWO)
3:45pm - Attend Eastman Wind Ensemble (EWE) Dress Rehearsal
7:30pm - Attend Eastman Wind Ensemble Concert

Saturday, January 28, 2023 -

*We will be joined today by Dr. Neal ZaslawHerbert Gussman Professor of Music Emeritus
Cornell University. Dr. Zaslaw will be giving a presentation on Mozart's Gran Partita during the weekend event.
9:30 - 11:30am - Conducting Sessions with EWO
12:30 -2:30pm - Conducting Sessions with EWE
3:30-5:30pm - Conducting Sessions with the Eastman Harmonie
7:30pm - Attend Rochester Philharmonic Concert (featuring Tchaikovsky 6) 

Sunday, January 29, 2023 -
9:30 - Noon pm - Conducting Sessions with EWE
Noon - 1:30pm - Luncheon/wrap-up

The repertoire for this wind ensemble workshop is:
Eastman Wind Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Toccata Marziale
Jacob:  Williams Byrd Suite
Gould:  Ballad
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis 

Eastman Wind Ensemble -
Mozart: Serenade in B-flat, K. 370a
Hindemith: Symphony in B-flat


  Mark Davis Scatterday is Professor of Conducting at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Scatterday joined a prestigious line of conductors in the past sixty-plus years of the internationally famed ensemble – Frederick Fennell, Clyde Roller, and Donald Hunsberger. Since his appointment, he has led the EWE on tours of Japan, Taiwan, China, Canada, the US, and Europe. He also conducted the EWE in highly acclaimed performances at Carnegie Hall, Severance Hall in Cleveland, the Canadian National Musicfest, and the Midwest Clinic, and has recorded 6 CDs with the EWE and the Eastman Music Nova. Dr. Scatterday has premiered over 30 new works for wind ensemble by composers such as Andre Previn, Roberto Sierra, and Jeff Tyzik. Artists that he has performed with include the Canadian Brass, Nexus, Bela Fleck, James Carter, Al Vizzutti, Jeff Tyzik, Michael Burritt, Chien-Kwan Lin, James Thompson, Jim Pugh, Ian Bousfield, Dennis Smith, Robert Sullivan, Brian Shaw, Clark Terry, Eddie Daniels, Slide Hampton, Ed Shaughnessy, and Lee Konitz. 

Professor Scatterday has directed wind ensembles and orchestras throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Previous to his appointment at Eastman, Dr Scatterday was Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at Cornell University. Professor Scatterday maintains an active guest conducting schedule and researching and writing articles involving score analysis, performance practices, and conducting – most notably the music of Karel Husa and Roberto Sierra. His arrangements for wind ensemble are available through Subito, Schirmer, Alfred, and Hal Leonard publishers. Notable guest conducting appearances include The New World Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic (opening of Ohga Hall, Karuizawa, Japan), the Kunitachi (Japan) Wind Orchestra, the Sante Fe Concordia, as well as many US universities, all-state, and all-county ensembles. 

Dr. Scatterday has conducted the premiere recording of Roberto Sierra’s Cancionero Sefardi with members of the Milwaukee Symphony (2001), Judith Weir’s Consolations of Scholarship with Ensemble X (2005), Danzante with James Thompson and the EWE (2006), Barcelonazo with Musica Nova (nominated for a 2008 Latin Grammy), Manhattan Music with the EWE and the Canadian Brass (2008, nominated for a 2009 JUNO), a CD with the EWE and the Eastman Virtuosi featuring Stravinsky’s music and celebrating the EWE’s 60th year (2013, AVIE, London), a live recording of Roberto Sierra’s music (Summit, 2016), and a recording of Jeff Tyzik’s music, Images, (Summit, 2018).

Donald Hunsberger is conductor emeritus of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, having served as its music director from 1965 to 2002. He also holds the title professor emeritus of conducting and ensembles at Eastman, where he served for many years as chair of the conducting and ensembles department.

Under his leadership, the Eastman Wind Ensemble continued its development as an international performance model in the creation of numerous new works for the wind band, providing a prime example of contemporary performance techniques as demonstrated on numerous recordings on Sony Classics, CBS Masterworks, Mercury Records, DGG Records, Philips, and Decca among others. In 1987 his scores and recording of Carnaval featuring Wynton Marsalis with the Eastman Wind Ensemble were nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Solo Performance with Orchestra category. His most recent recording project with the EWE is a three-CD set (The Eastman Wind Ensemble at 50-DHWL 001CD-WBP) celebrating its 50th anniversary. Under Hunsberger’s direction the EWE performed on six tours of Japan and Taiwan between 1990 and 2000, and one throughout Japan and Southeast Asia in 1978 for the Kambara Agency and the U.S. State Department.

In addition to performing over 100 premiere performances, Hunsberger had been involved in writing projects including the books The Wind Ensemble and Its Repertoire (Warner Bros. Pub.), The Art of Conducting (with Roy Ernst, Random House), The Emory Remington Warmup Studies (Accura Music), and numerous articles published in educational journals. He has been recognized in publications for his innovative scoring techniques for varying instrumentations of the contemporary wind band. His research into the history and development of scoring for wind bands in America has led to numerous articles in WindWorks, a journal for wind conductors, performers and composers.

He has been the recipient of a number of awards for research (Homespun America: The National Association for State and Local Historians), pedagogy (the Eastman Alumni Teaching Award and Herbert Eisenhart Award; Wiley Housewright Fellow, Florida State University), and performance (the Crystal Award from the Asahi Broadcasting Company, Osaka, Japan; the Ehud Eziel Award, Jerusalem, Israel).

He is a past president of the College Band Directors National Association and has served as a member of the boards of CBDNA, the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and the Conductor’s Guild.

In the orchestral world Hunsberger has created and conducted performances of orchestral accompaniments to over 18 silent films with 50 orchestras including the National, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver, Utah, Virginia, San Diego, Syracuse and North Carolina Symphony Orchestras, and the Rochester, Buffalo, and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestras among others.

If you have any questions, please contact 
Jan Wilson, Executive Director, International Conductors Guild at:  [email protected]