The String Orchestra of Brooklyn (SOB) is excited to announce our next weekend conducting workshop — October 28–30, 2016 — led by Tito Muñoz (Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony) and Eli Spindel (Artistic Director of the SOB).

The SOB Conducting Workshop offers participants conducting training in a non-competitive, supportive atmosphere with highly professional teaching and an accomplished and critically acclaimed community orchestra. The workshop will be limited to 15 participants to ensure that each participant receives at least 45 minutes of podium time with the orchestra. The focus of the workshop will be on baton technique, leadership psychology, and orchestral pedagogy. A Q&A with Maestros Muñoz and Spindel will follow the conducting sessions on October 29.


Friday, October 28
7:15–9:45 Rehearsal of workshop repertoire led by Maestro Muñoz
Good Shepherd Church, 152 West 66th Street, New York, NY

Saturday, October 29
10:00am–1:00pm: Session 1
2:00–5:00pm: Session 2
5:15–6:15pm: Discussion with Maestros Muñoz and Spindel
Good Shepherd Church, 152 West 66th Street, New York, NY

Sunday, October 30
10:00am–1:00pm: Session 3
2:00–5:00pm: Session 4
The Met Opera Guild, Opera Learning Center, 165 West 65th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings
TAKEMITSU Three Film Scores
ARTURO RODRIGUEZ Introducción, Canción y Fuegos de Artificio

Each session will be videotaped and made available to participants. Participants may use their own video equipment if they prefer.

Please fill out the following application form. You will be asked to provide links to two conducting videos. Make sure the videos represent your best work and show you from a front view.


Applications due: September 1
Decisions announced: September 15
Tuition due: October 1

$500 (non-refundable)
Participants are responsible for their own housing and meals.

There will be a small number of spaces available for highly capable string players to participate in the workshop as both conductors and orchestra members at reduced tuition. If you’re interested in this option, please upload a video of your playing in the online application.

A limited number of auditor spots will be available. Tuition for auditors will be $25 per session ($125 for all 5).

Please email ( with any questions or concerns.


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