The University of Oregon Summer Conducting Institute 2016

The University of Oregon Summer Conducting Institute is designed for 8-9 experienced conductors to learn how to better use both musical creativity and gesture to get more of what you want from the orchestra. Master teacher Neil Varon from the Eastman School of Music will show participants how to achieve both technical and musical clarity to their beat.  This year’s workshop will include sessions with the University of Oregon Symphony, the Oregon Camerata, and the NW Navy Harmonie, a fully professional chamber group of wind players.  There will be piano/string quintet sessions, two full orchestra sessions, chamber music sessions, and lectures on a variety of important topics.  Total podium time will be over 90 minutes for full participants.  Auditors will also be allotted a small amount of podium time depending on enrollment.  Dr. David Jacobs, Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Oregon will assist Maestro Varon and give a one-on-one debriefing session to each participant during the course.

In addition to all of the professional experience this workshop offers, there will be ample time to network with colleagues and interact socially with our clinicians.  

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