2022 ASU Wind Conducting Workshop

October 14-16, 2022

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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.

View last year's schedule and information. Check back soon for details on the next conducting workshop in fall 2023.


Friday, October 14

7 p.m. - Meet and Greet / Announcements

7:15 p.m. - Lecture 1

8:45 p.m. - Social Gathering

Saturday, October 15

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

2:30 p.m. - Conducting Session 2

5:30 p.m. - Social gathering

7:30 p.m. - Options

                  ASU Symphony Orchestra performs "The Rite of Spring"
                  ASU Sun Devils vs Colgate (men's hockey)

Sunday, October 16         

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

8:45 a.m. - Announcements

9 a.m. - Conducting Session 3    

12 p.m. - Wrap-Up



Jason Caslor
director of bands

Director of Bands
Associate Professor of Music
Arizona State University

Jason Caslor, an educational clinicain for Conn-Selmer, directs the wind ensemble, mentors graduate conducting students and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting courses. 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 instrumental conducting programs. 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, He spent several years as an instrumental and choral instructor in the public school system . Caslor has conducted the National Youth Band of Canada, the South Dakota All State Band, the South Dakota Intercollegiate Band and the Alberta Wind Symphony and has presented his work at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the WASBE International Conference, and the CBDNA National Conference., He completed his doctorate in conducting at ASU, a master's in conducting from the University of Manitoba and dual bachelor's in music and education from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Jamal Duncan
associate director of bands

Associate Director of Bands
Assistant Professor of Music
Arizona State University

Jamal Duncan joined the faculty of Arizona State University in Fall of 2020 as associate director of bands and assistant professor of instrumental conducting. His primary responsibilities are conducting the Wind Symphony and teaching classes in conducting. A winner of the 2022 American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble conducting, Duncan has conducted and adjudicated ensembles of all levels throughout the U.S. and internationally. Duncan is also committed to programming music that tells the stories of different cultures with an intentional focus on the diverse composers who tell these stories. Duncan received the doctor of musical arts in wind conducting and a master of music in wind conducting degrees from Michigan State University where he studied with Dr. Kevin L. Sedatole. Duncan received a bachelor of music degree from the University of Michigan with a dual emphasis in clarinet performance and music education.

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James Hudson
director of athletic bands

Director of 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 Monday, August 15, 2022, will be reviewed, and acceptance or waitlist notifications (along with payment instructions) will be sent via e-mail by Friday, August 19, 2022. Payment in full is due Friday, September 2, 2022.


Serenade in c minor – W. A. Mozart

Figures in the Garden – Jonathan Dove



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 Dylan Maddix at dmaddix@asu.edu.