National Conductors’ Symposium February 6-11, 2017

National Conductors’ Symposium

February 6-11, 2017



The National Conductors’ Symposium provides advanced training in choral conducting to university, school, church and community choir directors from around the world. Jon Washburn is the Master Teacher for this week-long workshop.

Five applicants will be chosen to be Conductors and will be given significant time to conduct the Vancouver Chamber Choir in rehearsal and performance. Up to ten more applicants will be selected as Observers and will be involved in all aspects of the Symposium, including one opportunity to conduct, if they wish.

In the conducting and evaluation sessions, emphasis is given to choral techniques, conducting gestures, and score interpretation under the direction of Mr. Washburn. Each conducting session is recorded to video so that participants can review their conducting between sessions. The five Conducting Participants each conduct a portion of a concert at the end of the week.

Click HERE for more information and to download the application form for the 37thAnnual National Conductors’ Symposium, February 6-11, 2017.

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