Princeton festival conducting masterclass

This 8-day professional conducting master class is open to conductors and auditors by application. The master class offers select conductors the opportunity to develop their gesture, learn useful rehearsal techniques, study and perform examples of Baroque repertoire, undertake performance-practice tutorials, and lead rehearsals with the Festival chamber chorus and Baroque orchestra.

Conductors and auditors will participate in daily master class sessions with Dr. Jan Harrington and each conductor will conduct the Festival chorus and Baroque orchestra. The master class will culminate in a public performance on June 25th, led by the participant conductors.

Enrollment is limited to 8 conductors, with no limit for auditors. Auditors attend all sessions, including the master classes and seminars, but will not conduct the Festival chorus. Auditors may request a private conducting session with the clinician for an additional fee of $75, payable to “The Princeton Festival,” during the course of the master class.

Master class goals for conductors —

Enhance practical conducting skills during daily master classes.
        Daily seminars on a variety of topics related to choral & orchestral conducting.
        Conduct the Festival chamber chorus twice daily.
        Conduct the Festival chorus and Baroque orchestra in a public performance at the end of the master class.
        Video and audio recording of your performance.
        Have fun making great music, make new friends.


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