New York Conducting Institute presents ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS FOR CONDUCTORS – Opera and Orchestral Conducting Workshop with Maestro David Štech December 19th-22nd, 2016 New York City

This unique workshop focuses on conducting the most difficult passages of the standard repertoire. Upon mastering these excerpts, they will no longer be a distraction in the context of a performance, rehearsal or audition. This intensive workshop is especially tailored to conductors with potential auditions or with a regular group to work with. This class is limited to 10 participants. Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed starting on October 24th, 2016. Applications received after October 24th will be reviewed and processed on a space-available basis.

Accepted participants will have the opportunity to sign up for additional professional audio-video recording sessions. Read below for details.

All workshop sessions will be led by the artistic director of New York Conducting Institute, Maestro David Štech. The ensemble comprises highly experienced, fully professional orchestral and chamber players from the New York City area.

Repertoire not listed may be added, as needed, upon participants’ request and our approval, after acceptance. Concerto repertoire and other selections may appear on future installments of this workshop.

TO APPLY, please visit:


Excerpts from the following:

Beethoven Symphony Nos. 1, 2 & 6
Brahms Symphony No. 3
Copland Appalachian Spring (13 Instruments)*
Dvořák Symphony Nos. 8 & 9
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Mozart Così fan Tutte
Puccini La Bohème
Stravinsky L’histoire du Soldat (Suite)*
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

*COMPLETE INSTRUMENTATION for these works will be available.
All other works will be with string quintet with piano. Singers will also be present for operatic excerpts.

All symphonic repertoire will be possible for all sessions. A study guide and specific list of excerpts will be distributed upon acceptance.


All sessions are held in midtown in Manhattan, New York City.
The majority of the sessions will take place at:
The National Opera Center (Opera America)
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001

A few sessions will be at:
Studios 353
353 W 48th Street, New York, NY 10036

Specific details will be sent to individual participants and auditors upon acceptance.

Monday, December 19th, 2016
10:15am-12:30pm Welcome and Score Review
2:15-4:45pm Piano Session #1
6:30-9:30pm Podium Session #1

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
10:30am-1:30pm Podium Session #2
2:30-5:00pm Piano Session #2
6:30-9:30pm Podium Session #3

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
10:30am-1:30pm Podium Session #4
2:30-4:45pm Score Review
6:30-9:30pm Podium Session #5

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
10:30am-1:30pm Podium Session #6
2:00-4:00pm Conductor Lunch

Participants will receive a total of 124 minutes of podium time over the course of the four days. All podium sessions will be digitally recorded. For session breakdown, please visit


Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
Opera America (National Opera Center)
330 7th Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001

After the workshop is complete, full participants will have the opportunity to make a professional audio-video recording, at the rate of $300 for each 20-minute session. These sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, as there are only 8 slots available. Faculty will not be teaching so this will be an excellent chance to compile a portfolio of rehearsal and conducting clips for applications.

Complete instrumentation for the Copland and L’Histoire will be available. The pianist will also be present to play winds and brass parts for other workshop repertoire.


October 24th, 2016
Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed starting on October 24th, 2016. Applications received after October 24th will be reviewed and processed on a space-available basis. If the class is full, applications will be considered for Auditor status only.

If accepted as an Auditor, s/he may be added to the waiting list for Full Participant status, with the discretion of Maestro David Štech and NYCI. If a Full-Participant must later cancel, tuition will be refunded (minus non-refundable fees) only if a suitable replacement is found.

October 28th, 2016
Admission decisions sent by email.
Decisions for applications received after October 24th, 2016, will be sent within 5 business days.

$400 non-refundable deposit due within 10 days upon acceptance for full participants

November 7th, 2016
For Auditors and Full-Participants, an early tuition payment discount of $35 is offered if entire tuition is paid in full by this date

December 1st, 2016
For Auditors and Full-participants: Tuition Balance due


All fees stated below are in US currency.

Application fee: $35 (non-refundable, must pay online in order to complete your application)
Full-Participant Tuition: $1,250 (see Dates and Deadlines for early-bird discount)
Auditor Tuition: $300 for the entire course; $100 for a day-pass (N.B. early-bird discount does not apply to day-pass auditors)

All fees paid by PayPal will incur a 3.5% service fee.

Online payments are preferred, but US checks, certified checks or money orders will also be accepted. Cash will not be accepted. The application is not complete and will not be processed until the application fee is received. Late payment of tuition deposit or tuition payments may result in loss of spot. All checks should be payable to the New York Conducting Institute and sent to the following address:

New York Conducting Institute
2360 Amsterdam Ave, Ste 6C
New York, NY 10033

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