CONDUCTORS GUILD / CABRILLO FESTIVAL CONDUCTOR/COMPOSER TRAINING WORKSHOP, SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA This Conductors Guild workshop is presented as part of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and will take place from August 1-5, 2015. Faculty includes Marin Alsop, James Ross and Huang Ruo as Composition Faculty. The workshop is distinguished by bringing early-career conductors face to face with early-career composers on the subject of interpreting their works. The goal of this program is to give young conductors the skills they need to become partners in creating, and leaders in interpreting, promoting, and performing new works for orchestra. Participating conductors team up with three selected composers to work on subjects including modern score analysis, coaching, practical guides for the rehearsal and the interpretation and performance of contemporary works. The program culminates with a concert called “In the Works” featuring three short works by workshop composers, each performed multiple times, and each time by a different conductor. Repertoire for the Workshop: Dvorak Symphony No. 7; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6; Mozart Symphony 38; Prokofiev Symphony No. 1; and the three student composer works TBA. The Cabrillo Festival’s Bruno Walter Conducting Scholarships will cover each Participant’s tuition and provide a $595 scholarship to help offset out-of-pocket expenses. Application Deadline is Friday, March 20, 2015. For more information, visit the web-site: ( Please allow extra time to familiarize yourself with the new online application process.


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