Eastern Music Festival Conducting Fellowship

Eastern Music Festival

Eastern Music Festival’s intensive conducting fellowship program offers career and professional development through an accelerated learning process in a technically challenging and positive environment. June 25-July 20, 2016. Conductors Gerard Schwarz, Grant Cooper, Jose-Luis Novo. EMF accepts up to 9 conducting fellows (age 18 or older) to work with master conductors and the festival’s student and faculty ensembles.

Each Conducting Fellow receives an average of 45 minutes podium time per week culminating in 2 to 3 public performances with both young artist and faculty
ensembles during the five-week Festival. In addition to working with the three resident orchestras, participants conduct weekly string and wind repertoire sessions as well as work with instrumental faculty in student sectionals.

A core component of the program is the instruction each Fellow will receive from the three conducting faculty through a series of private lessons, group
sessions and seminars. Some of the topics scheduled include; score study and preparation, analysis, repertoire and seminars with Festival Orchestra faculty
covering specific instrument needs and considerations.

During the festival, Conducting Fellows have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of musical repertoire by attending over 35 diverse performances
by the Festival faculty, young artists and guests.

All fellows are permitted (and expected) to video record all of their rehearsals and performances for educational purposes and for critique by the EMF
conducting faculty. Participants must provide their own equipment and ensure that they have video playback capability for use in their private lessons.
Deadline: 03/01/2016

All applicants must complete an application and upload the required materials through Acceptd. Visit the EMF website for audition requirements and details.

Contact Melissa Edwards
Director of Education & Admissions
336.333.7450 x227


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