The 2014 Advanced Conducting Academy, June 7-21: 210 Minutes of Podium Time, Exciting Repertoire, Professional Orchestra and an Outstanding Faculty.

The 2014 Advanced Conducting Academy, June 7-21: 210 Minutes of Podium Time, Exciting Repertoire, Professional Orchestra and an Outstanding Faculty.


The International Institute for Conductors will accept up to 12 conductors for two weeks of conducting study and performance at the 15th Advanced Conducting Academy from June 7-21, 2014 in Bacau, Romania. The Institute faculty includes Robert Gutter, Conductor Emeritus, Springfield Symphony (MA) and Music Director Emeritus, Philharmonia of Greensboro; Ovidiu Balan, Music Director, Bacau Philharmonic; and Charles Gambetta, creator of the Laban inspired Embodied Conducting™ method.


Week 1 offers a choice between an emphasis on the “Classical” sized orchestra repertoire and the enormously successful “Conducting Concertos” program in which students work with soloist and orchestra on a concerto they select from an extensive list of the standard concerto repertoire. Week 2 is devoted to 19th and 20th century repertoire for large orchestra.


Participating conductors each receive 150+ minutes of podium time with full orchestra, 60 additional minutes with string quintet and piano plus daily video review sessions with faculty, weekly score study and musicianship masterclasses and daily Embodied Conducting™ instruction.


The 2014 Institute repertoire includes:


  • ·         Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 3
  • ·         Beethoven – Symphony No. 9
  • ·         Copland – Appalachian Spring
  • ·         Haydn – Symphony No. 94
  • ·         Mozart – Die Zauberflöte Overture
  • ·         Mozart – Symphony No. 41
  • ·         Wagner – Siegfried Idyll
  • ·         Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra
  • ·         Berlioz – Roman Carnival Overture
  • ·         Brahms – Symphony No. 1
  • ·         Ravel – Alborada del gracioso
  • ·         Respighi – Pines of Rome
  • ·         R. Strauss – Death and Transfiguration
  • ·         Sibelius – Symphony No. 2
  • ·         Tchaikovsky – Capriccio Italien and more.


See the complete list including concertos on the website


The Bacau Philharmonic, a 75 member professional orchestra that presents more than 120 concerts a year throughout Europe and Asia, returns for its 11th year as host orchestra.


All participants will conduct on two of the Institute’s four public concerts. The faculty may extend an invitation to one conductor for a full concert guest conducting engagement with the Bacau Philharmonic next season.


Fee: US $2,995 includes hotel (shared double room) with breakfast for 14 nights. Applications are accepted until the program is full, but those submitted by March 31, 2014 receive priority consideration. Find complete details including faculty bios, repertoire, student endorsements and online application portal at: or contact Charles Gambetta  (336) 643-8730.


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