UA Little Rock Choral Conducting Symposium

The UA Little Rock Choral Conducting Symposium, hosted by UA Little Rock music faculty members Dr. Lorissa Mason and Dr. Nickolas Doshier, is an opportunity for full conductors, auditors, and ensemble participants to explore the various facets of choral conducting. Designed for music educators, graduate student conductors, church musicians, community choir conductors, and any conductors looking to grow as artists, this symposium will offer you an exciting opportunity to delve deeper into your skills as a conductor.

Sessions on rehearsal techniques, conducting gesture, score study and analysis, choral literature, vocal technique, and commissioning a piece will be part of the three-day symposium. Full conductors will conduct each day and auditors on the final day, with video recording of podium time to assist in growth and self-assessment. Up to 18 Professional Development units are available for Arkansas music educators at no extra cost.

A flier for the Choral Conducting Symposium, presented by the School of Literary and Performing Arts. Headshots of Dr. Lorissa Mason and Dr. Nick Doshier are featured. The dates—July 1-3, 2024—and location—Fine Arts building on the UA Little Rock campus—are listed along with the UA Little Rock School of Literary and Performing Arts logo.

Program Dates: July 1 – July 3, 2024


Enrollment for full conductors and auditors is limited, so register now.

  • Preferred Registration Deadline: June 17, 2024
  • Early Bird Registration (on or before June 17):
    • Full Conductor: $200
    • Auditor: $100
    • Ensemble participant: $50
  • After June 17 (if space is available):
    • Full Conductor: $250
    • Auditor: $135
    • Ensemble participant: $75

All registration fees are non-refundable.

Music Selections

All participants (Full Conductors, Auditors, and Ensemble Participants) will need to pre-purchase repertoire packets. Order your repertoire packet through J&B Music.

Titles include:

  • Sicut Cervus (Palestrina)
  • Alles hat seine zeit (Haydn)
  • “Selig Sind die Toten” from Requiem (Brahms)
  • The Coolin (Barber)
  • Hope Lingers On (Ramsey)
  • The Word was God (Powell)
  • Midwinter Songs #1 & #2 (Lauridsen)
  • Music of Life – SSAA (B.E. Boykin)

Email Lorissa Mason or Nick Doshier with questions, or you can contact the School of Literary and Performing Arts.

Additional Information

View a sample symposium itinerary.

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