LSU Summer Conducting Institute 2015: Orchestral Immersion
John Dickson – Director of Choral Studies, LSU
Maestro Carlos Riazuelo – Director of Orchestral Studies, LSU
The focus is on orchestral conducting for the choral conductor. Maestro Carlos Riazuelo and Dr. Dickson will co-teach the conductors who will get to work with a chamber orchestra each day, along with a workshop chorus. We will prepare the Haydn Theresienmesse and have a series of workshops on string techniques, score study, vocal masterclasses, choral warm-ups and so forth.
*This intensive one-week symposium is intended for the advanced training of professional and graduate level conductors who live in the world of choral music in the church and/or the academy and who would benefit from a workshop in orchestral conducting.
- podium time with orchestra
- podium time with choir
- orchestral techniques with a chamber orchestra
- score study
- vocal master-class
- choral techniques
- participation in the Institute Chorus.
- Individual coachings with Riazuelo and Dickson
- Practical workshops in orchestral study and string techniques
- Conducting and Preparation of the Haydn, Theresienmesse, for chorus and orchestra
Chorus Workshop: LSU chamber choir will serve as a lab chorus for participants registered for podium time. Sessions will include individual conducting critiques and documented video. (4 sessions; Carlos Riazuelo and John Dickson, clinicians)
Orchestra Workshop: LSU chamber orchestra will serve as a lab orchestra for participants registered for podium time. Sessions will include individual rehearsal conducting critiques and documented video. (4 sessions; Maestro Riazuelo, clinician)
Vocal Master-class: LSU Voice faculty will focus on vocal pedagogy and singing techniques. Singers will be afforded opportunities to sing in a master-class setting and receive vocal coaching. Individual voice lessons may also be arranged. (2 sessions; Voice Faculty member and Trey Davis, clinicians)
Vocal Warm-ups and Kinesthetics: Trey Davis will demonstrate the use of vocal warm-ups to improve choral ensemble in the areas of intonation, blend, dynamic contrasts, and balance. (1 session; Trey Davis, clinician)
Score Study: Haydn’s Theresienmesse will serve as the model for effective methods of analyzing and marking a choral/orchestral score. (1 session; John Dickson, clinician)
String techniques and terminology for the conductor: Yova Milanovo, professional violnist, and Maestro Carlos Riazuelo will demonstrate the techniques of string playing and make known the necessary terminology and methods of working with string players. (1 session; [Yova Milanova] and Carlos Riazuelo, clinicians)
Theresienmesse — Historical Perspectives and Performance Practice Issues: John Dickson, will lecture on historical period issues and current performance practice research related to Haydn’sTheresienmesse. (1 session; John Dickson, clinician)
Institute Chorus: LSU chamber choir and institute participants will unite to form a masterworks chorus. Daily rehearsals for chorus and orchestra with Maestro Carlos Riazuelo will culminate in a performance of Haydn’s Theresienmesse.
Level 1: Observation and participation in the chorus $450
Level 2: 2 orchestral and 2 choral conducting sessions plus full
Level 3: 4 orchestral and 4 choral conducting sessions plus full
Please contact Chris Rosborough, DMA Candidate at LSU with any questions you might have at firstname.lastname@example.org