NorCal Wind Conducting Symposium


American River College, Sacramento CA

June 16 - 21, 2019

About Our Clinicians

ConductorDr. Kevin Sedatole, serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. At MSU, Professor Sedatole serves as administrator of the entire band program totaling over 700 students that includes the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Chamber Winds, Campus Bands, Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He also guides the graduate wind-conducting program in addition to conducting the MSU Wind Symphony.

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 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 has conducted across the United States and Europe. Most recently the MSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Professor Sedatole, has given featured performances at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic held in Chicago, IL and at the national conventions of the College Band Directors’ National Association held in Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri. Performances conducted by Professor Sedatole have won accolades from prominent composers including Robert Beaser, John Corigliano, Michael Colgrass, Donald Grantham, David Maslanka, Ricardo Lorenz, Michael Daugherty, John Mackey, Jonathan Newman, Carter Pann, Joel Puckett, Dan Welcher as well as many others. Professor Sedatole also serves on the summer faculty of the Interlochen Music Camp, Board of Directors for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and as the president of the CBDNA North Central division. His international engagements include residencies at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Tokyo, Japan and the Mid Europe Festival, Schladming, Austria.

Conductor HalsethDr. Robert Halseth is Conductor/Music Director of Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra and Director of Bands Emeritus at California State University, Sacramento, a position he held from 1993- 2016. Previously, he served as Director of Bands at University of the Pacific and Carroll College (WI). He began his instrumental teaching career in the public schools of Oceanside, CA. For 50 years he played bass trombone professionally. He has appeared as a frequent guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician in the US as well as Australia, Guam, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. He received the Dave Goedecke Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Band Directors Association and in 2016 was inducted into the California Music Educators Hall of Fame.

Previous Guest Clinicians:

Conducting Workshop

  • Dr. Peter Boonshaft
  • Dr. Emily Threinen
  • John Whitwell
  • Harvey Benstein
  • Frederick Fennell
  • Eugene Corporon
  • Jerry Junkin
  • Jack Stamp
  • Craig Kirchhoff
  • Mike Haithcock
  • Gary Hill
  • Allan McMurray
  • Stan DeRusha
  • H. Robert Reynolds
  • Mallory Thompson

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