Director of Bands Leads Concert and Symposium in Portugal

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Director of Bands Shawn Smith recently led a conducting symposium in Tomar, Portugal, leading seven conductors, students and professionals, in a week-long series of seminars. The symposium concluded on August 25 with a concert in which Dr. Smith conducted the 120-piece Wind Orchestra of Medio Tejo. The program, presented in the 16th-century Convento de Cristo in Tomar, celebrated the 100th birthday of American composer Leonard Bernstein, with music from West Side Story and Candide, as well as works by other composers.