Do you want to… Improve your conducting technique, Practice rehearsal strategies, Discuss score study and preparation, and Prepare a professional level video for job applications?

If so, you need to attend the
with members of the Pizazz Music Ensemble
Norwalk, CT.    June 27- July 1, 2016
Conducting Faculty
: Diane Wittry

  • Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 – Tchaikovsky
  • String Serenade, Op. 22 – Dvorak

Some of the participants will be invited to become “Conducting Fellows” with the Allentown Symphony during the 2016 -2017 season.

Course Description:

The Beyond the Baton Conducting Workshop focuses on improving and expanding conducting technique through exercises from the book “Baton Basics” by Diane Wittry and also focuses on artistic leadership and programming from the book “Beyond the Baton.”

Diane Wittry is the conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, PA; Artistic Director of Pizazz Music; and a frequent guest conductor and conducting teacher with orchestras in Europe.

There will be daily conducting sessions for all participants, some rehearsals will be with string quintet, others with a string orchestra. The course will conclude with the participants preparing a professional video which can be used for conducting auditions and job applications. 

For a complete course schedule, go to: (Seminars/Beyond the Baton Conducting Workshop). All conducting sessions will be video taped with a remote microphone. 

Application Fee: $40;
Conducting Participant Fee: $995
Auditor Fee: $295
Priority Application Deadline is:
May 18, 2016
Applications will be accepted after that date if there are still openings in the course. Please apply as soon as possible to reserve a space.

Seminar fess are due upon acceptance to the workshop.

Please download the PDF application document from Conducting Seminars, “Beyond the Baton Workshop” and return it with web links or a DVD of your conducting, and the application fee of $40 made payable to: Pizazz Music.  Applications can be filled out on-line and the payment made with PayPal, or applications and checks can be mailed.

Questions about the seminar should be directed to:
Ben Hackett, Program Director:  210-632-2069
Email: Further information and
the full schedule for the Beyond the Baton Conducting Workshop
can be found at

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