Student Leadership Intensive - INACTIVE



July 5 – 8, 2017

Steinbrenner Band Center, Ohio Stadium

Student Leadership Intensive 2015 participants, faculty and staff

The Student Leadership Intensive is a four-day program designed to develop leadership and musicianship skills for students in high school marching bands. Instruction consists of marching fundamentals, personal discipline and group dynamics, in addition to all conducting styles. Break-out sessions for non-conductors emphasize team-building, problem solving and effective rehearsal techniques. Instructional staff consists of Ohio State music faculty, and Ohio State Marching Band student leadership and guest clinicians from around the country. While this program does not include a color guard unit of instruction, guard leaders are encouraged to attend for leadership development.

David Hedgecoth, director of Student Leadership IntensiveProgram director: Professor David Hedgecoth



Eligibility: For students entering grades 10 – 12 in the 2017 – 2018 school year who are current members of their school's marching band. Open to all instrumentalists (brass, woodwind and percussion).

Program fee commuter: $325—Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals.

Program fee resident: $425—Tuition, T-shirt and housing with three meals per day.

Reduced tuition available for groups of 4 or more students from the same school.
Contact the YSMP registrar for details.

Registration Information

  • Guaranteed registration (all amenities of the program available) closed June 19.
  • Limited registration (housing and/or T-shirt may not be available; email YSMP registrar to verify) closed June 30.

This program may reach capacity before the deadline. We will accept the first 200 students who have registered, paid and submitted required forms. 

Program registration consists of three steps:


After submitting the online registration, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive it, one of three things has happened:

  • The email address you entered on your form may be incorrect
  • The confirmation email was sent to your SPAM box
  • The online registration was not received by our system

If you do not receive the confirmation email within two hours of submitting a registration, contact the Youth Summer Music Programs registrar for further instructions.

Step TwoPayment. Pay the participation fee online according to the instructions contained in your confirmation email. You will receive an email receipt within a few moments of submitting payment.

If you choose to pay with a check or money order (made payable to "The Ohio State University"), mail payment to the School of Music at the address below. You will receive confirmation by email within 7 – 10 business days.

Mail to:

The Ohio State University School of Music
ATTN: Student Leadership Intensive—YSMP Registrar
110 Weigel Hall
1866 College Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210

Step ThreeRequired forms. Parents or guardians are required to print out, complete, sign, and send the following forms:

  1. Parental Permission Form [pdf]
  2. Ohio State Photo Release Form [pdf]
  3. Standards of Behavior Form [pdf]

Mail the completed and signed forms to the address above, or scan and email them to the YSMP registrar.

You will receive a welcome email with further instructions about program attendance approximately two weeks before the event.

Visit the School of Music


  • For questions regarding Student Leadership Intensive curriculum, contact David Hedgecoth at or call (614) 688-2161.
  • For questions regarding summer programming, contact the YSMP director, Scott A. Jones.

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