Intercollegiate Honor Band


Allan McMurray is an internationally acclaimed artist conductor, teacher, author and collaborator.  He has conducted professional orchestras, ballet, opera and contemporary chamber ensembles, but it is his passion for wind music and the teaching of conducting that has inspired the majority of his artistic career.

As Professor of Conducting Emeritus and Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, Professor McMurray has been recognized as one of the leading teachers of wind conducting in America and abroad. In demand as a visiting artist, he has guest conducted and taught conducting in over 200 colleges and universities internationally. During the thirty-five years prior to his 2013 retirement as Director of Bands, Professor McMurray founded CUs Master of Music in Wind Conducting and the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting and for over 25 years he hosted the CBDNA Conducting Symposium. He has also created and published a groundbreaking set of three DVDs on the teaching of conducting entitled Conducting from the Inside Out. 

Professor McMurray is past president of the College Band Directors National Association and is a recent recipient  of CBDNA’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also received numerous other professional honors and awards including the Bohumil Makovsky Award from Kappa Kappa Psi, and the Distinguished Artist in Classical Music Award from California State University at Long Beach. In 2004 he was recognized by the Board of Regents as Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado for his professional achievements in the field of the teaching of conducting.

Allan McMurray and his wife, Judy, currently reside in California and British Columbia and he remains active as a guest conductor and teacher of conducting. Included in his 2022 schedule are engagements in Oklahoma, Texas, California, Maine, Kentucky, New York and Canada.

  • Directors/students notified of acceptance—Monday, January 24, 2022
  • $75 participation fee per student due—Friday, February 11, 2022
  • Audition excerpts made available—Saturday, February 19, 2022
  • Online student chair placement audition submission due—Friday, March 4, 2022
  • Notification of chair placement/part assignments—Wednesday, March 23, 2022
  • Rehearsals begin with Prof. McMurray—Thursday, March 31, 2022
Main Conference Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott - Waco
101 Washington Avenue
Waco, Texas 76701

Chair Placement Auditions
(more info coming soon)

For rehearsals Thursday and Friday, please bring your own music stand.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

6:00-7:00pm - Arrival/check-in/section meeting/pizza dinner provided (Jones Concert Hall Lobby)
7:30-8:30pm - Washburn University Wind Ensemble (Jones Concert Hall)

Thursday, March 31, 2022

8:30am-12:00pm - Rehearsal (Chisholm Hall, Waco Convention Center)
2:00-5:30pm -  Rehearsal (Chisholm Hall, Waco Convention Center)
7:30-9:00pm - Baylor University Wind Ensemble (Jones Concert Hall)

Friday, April 1, 2022

8:30-10:30am - Rehearsal (Chisholm Hall, Waco Convention Center)
11:00am-12:00pm - Conducting Symposium w/Allan McMurray with IHB (Chisholm Hall, Waco Convention Center)
2:00-5:30pm - Rehearsal (Chisholm Hall, Waco Convention Center)
7:30-9:00pm - University of North Texas Wind Orchestra (Jones Concert Hall)

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Check out of hotel (unless staying through Sunday)
9:15-10:45am - Rehearsal  (Rm #118, McCrary Music Building)
11:00am-12:00pm - University of Central Oklahoma Wind Symphony (Jones Concert Hall)
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch at Penland Dining Hall (short walk from Jones Concert Hall)
1:00-2:00pm - Sound check/Rehearsal (Jones Concert Hall)
2:30-3:30pm - Intercollegiate Honor Band (Jones Concert Hall)

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