Creating Carmen, An Opera Conducting Bootcamp at CCM July 27 – August 8, 2015

Creating Carmen, An Opera Conducting Bootcamp at CCM
July 27 – August 8, 2015

This workshop is accepting applications through March 15, 2015.

Join us for a unique course, focusing exclusively on the challenging craft of opera. Up to 12 conductors and pianists, along with a carefully selected cast, will be invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience while in residence at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Working with an internationally renowned faculty led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM, conductors and pianists will have daily French instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching master classes. Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals. Advanced opera singers will have the opportunity to learn a role in its entirety, and work with renowned faculty and industry professionals, along with daily coachings and French diction work. The course culminates in a semi-staged performance, with orchestra, of Carmen.

Conductors: $3000
Pianists: $2000
Auditors: $1000
Singers, principal roles: $650
Singers, non-principal roles: $400
Singers, covers or observers: $250


Mark Gibson
Director of Orchestral Studies, College-Conservatory of Music

For application requirements or other information, please visit:

Sara Danner Dukic

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