Springfield Symphony/SDCO Conducting Workshop

Hosted by the Springfield (MO) Symphony Orchestra, Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra, and Drury University, this workshop will provide aspiring conductors the opportunity to work with a professional chamber ensemble of Springfield Symphony musicians in a nurturing environment. Each participant will receive 25-30 minutes of podium time as well as a preparatory session with the workshop clinicians.


Kyle Wiley Pickett
Music Director/Conductor, Springfield Symphony Orchestra


Christopher Koch
Executive Director & Music Director, Springfield Regional Opera
Music Director, Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra

Christopher Koch


  • Dumbarton Oaks.....Igor Stravinsky
  • Siegfried Idyll.....Richard Wagner


  • Friday, February 23 (Drury Clara Thompson Hall)
    7 - 8:30 p.m. - Opening Session
  • Saturday, February 24 (Drury Clara Thompson Hall)
    Orchestra Session 1: 9 a.m. - Noon
    Orchestra Session 2: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Workshop tuition is $450, payable upon acceptance.

Hotel Recommendations

Accommodation is at the discretion of each participant--there are many options within a 5 minute drive of the workshop site.  Please email Christopher Koch (ckoch@drury.edu) if you would like recommendations.  


Application Procedure

To apply for the workshop please visit:



Please contact Christopher Koch at ckoch@drury.edu