2021 ASU Wind Conducting Workshop

October 1-3, 2021

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Geared towards wind band teachers of all levels, including aspiring graduate students, this three-day workshop offers significant podium time with the ASU Chamber Winds, one-on-one time with the clinicians and sessions in score study, movement, and more. Join us Oct. 1-3, 2021!

Schedule (tentative)

Friday, October 1

7 p.m. - Meet and Greet / Announcements

7:15 p.m. - Lecture 1 (Caslor)

8:45 p.m. - Social Gathering

Saturday, October 2

8 a.m. - Registration/Coffee (provided)

8:15 a.m. - Announcements

8:30 a.m. - Conducting Session 1

11:15 a.m. - Lunch (provided)

1 p.m. - Lecture 2 (Duncan)

2:30 p.m. - Conducting Session 2

5:30 p.m. - Question and Answer Session

6 p.m. - Social Gathering

Sunday, October 3          

Sunrise Hike (optional)

8:30 a.m. - Coffee (provided)

8:45 a.m. - Announcements

9 a.m. - Conducting Session 3    

12 p.m. - Wrap-Up 

Suggested Afternoon Excursions (on your own)

Musical Instrument Museum
Campus Tour
Botanical Gardens
Phoenix Zoo



Jason Caslor
director of ASU bands

Director of ASU Bands
Associate Professor of Music
Arizona State University

From 2015-19, Caslor served as assistant professor and associate director of bands and orchestras at ASU. From 2010-15, he served as assistant professor of instrumental conducting at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada where he conducted the wind ensemble and oversaw the undergraduate and graduate instrumental conducting programs. Prior to that, Caslor spent three seasons as resident conductor with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra where he conducted more than 75 concerts (including a CBC Radio national broadcast) and recorded a full-length, internationally distributed CD with Canadian blues artist Rita Chiarelli. Recipient of an “Excellence in Teaching Award” from Memorial University’s Students’ Union in 2012, Caslor also spent several years teaching in the public school system as an instrumental and choral instructor.

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Jamal Duncan
assoc. director of ASU bands

Associate Director of ASU Bands
Assistant Professor of Music
Arizona State University

Prior to arriving to Tempe, Duncan was the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He served as Director or the Hogwild Pep Band, Assistant Director of the Razorback Marching Band, conductor of the symphonic band, and co-conductor of the wind symphony and concert band. He also taught the first semester of Instrumental Conducting in the Music Education curriculum. An advocate of new Music, Duncan conducted the University of Arkansas New Music Ensemble. He is actively involved in the commissioning of new works and performing works of the cutting edge of contemporary concert music. Duncan taught in the public schools of Lansing Michigan for seven years where he taught middle school band, music appreciation and elementary general music. He also served as the music director and conductor of the Flint Youth Wind Ensemble, one of several youth ensembles in the Flint School of Performing Arts..

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James Hudson
director of ASU athletic bands

Director of ASU Athletic Bands
Professor of Practice
Arizona State University

In his 15th year at ASU, Hudson coordinates and directs the Sun Devil Marching Band, and Athletic Bands. During his tenure with the SDMB, they have consistanly been selected by the College Band Directors National Association as an exemplary collegiate program. They have performed with Tower of Power, Little Richard, OAR, and the Boston Brass and are one of two bands in the Pac 12 to have been awarded the prestigious Sudler Trophy. Prior to his appointment at the ASU, he served for three years as Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Kansas and for eleven years as Director of Bands at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University). While at the University of Kansas, he directed the University of Kansas Marching Jayhawks, the Volleyball and Basketball Bands, KU Jazz Ensemble II and the University Band. He also serves as coordinator of the Midwest Music Camps. While at Southwest Texas, the Pride of the Hillcountry Marching Band performed internationally in Switzerland, Italy, France, and Ireland and nationally at the 1999 Bands of America Grand National Championships. His public school teaching experience includes one year at Harmony Community Schools in Farmington, IA and nine years at Oskaloosa Community Schools in Oskaloosa, IA.

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Registration and Travel

Participant options

Conducting Participants ($200) - Limited to 12 conductors

Observer ($75) - No limit

ASU Music Student Observer (Free) - No limit, provided application is received by Friday, September 3.

How to apply

Complete the application here. Applications received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2021, will be reviewed, and acceptance or waitlist notifications (along with payment instructions) will be sent via e-mail by Friday, August 20, 2021. Payment in full is due Friday, September 3.


Serenade in Eb Major – W. A. Mozart
Octet-Partita in Eb – J. N. Hummel
Consort for Ten Winds – R. Spittal


Parking is available in LOT 3. Rate: $3 per hour. Maximum rate: $15.

Monday through Saturday, 24-hours a day.


The two closest hotels within walking distance of ASU Gammage are the Graduate Tempe and University Inn and Suites.


Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) is among the largest commercial airports in the United States. It is only a 15-minute UBER/LYFT ride to ASU Gammage.


Contact Phil Vallejo at pvallej2@asu.edu.