Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium

Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium

The third annual Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium will be held July 4-13 2016 at Palazzo Bassi Brugnatelli in Robbiate, Italy. The faculty includes: John Ratledge–Founder and Artistic Director, The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; Rebecca Turner–Artist in Residence, Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina; Annalisa Monticelli–Collaborative Pianist, Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Ireland; Dan Perkins, Guest Conductor/Lecturer/Collaborative pianist at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

The Conducting Masterworks Program will study Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Carus Verlag or Kalmus Edition), including the Overture and all recitatives and arias, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, as well as operatic arias to be announced. The symposium pays particular attention to the unique problems that occur between orchestral conductors and singers. Conductors will receive daily podium time with professional soloists, a chamber orchestra, and a collaborative pianist.

Performances will include faculty recitals, a concert of operatic arias presented by the participants, a choral concert given by a guest professional choir, and a grand concert featuring conductors and singers.

To apply, please submit:
1. A completed application form: – !application/mb3ye
2. Links to representative online video
3. Your curriculum vitae, including reference list
4. Non-refundable application fee of $50 USD* paid via PayPal or by check

DEADLINE: 1 April 2016 (early application preferred)

Full Participant Fee: €2250
Lessons and master classes, coachings, workshops, lodging based on double occupancy, breakfast and lunch daily, five dinners, non-inclusive of transportation to or within Italy

Scholarships are available. Please see our website for how to receive scholarship consideration.


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