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June 1-8, 2017

With celebrated Maestros John Farrer & Marin Alsop

Maestro Salvatore Di Vittorio, Artistic Director

All Applicants become candidates of THE RESPIGHI PRIZE IN CONDUCTING.

Winner conducts at Carnegie Hall! (See guidelines below)

Our program has been founded in collaboration with the prestigious London Conducting Workshop. We offer conductors of all ages the opportunity to reflect, discuss and refine their podium experiences with veteran mentor conductors.

The workshop will include a maximum of 20 participating conductors, and an additional number of auditors. Each participating conductor will receive regular/daily podium time, and is required to attend every session, rehearsal and concert(s). Ensembles include string orchestra for the first two days, and the chamber orchestra for the third day. (Candidates on the waiting list receive first refusal on any place that becomes available.)

The New York Conducting Workshop will be held at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) in Long Island on June 1-7 as follows:

  • Workshop Sessions, June 1-3
  • Orchestral Rehearsals (involves Winner conductor), June 5-7
  • Concert(s), June 7th at AUPAC & June 8th at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall

All candidates, participants and auditors, are required to attend all events. Exact times of sessions will be shared via email with all confirmed candidates. Complimentary tickets for all conductors (both participants and auditors) will be given for both concerts above.

All Participants automatically become candidates of THE RESPIGHI PRIZE IN CONDUCTING. The winner will be able to conduct a single movement work or selected movement(s) of a strings work at the orchestra’s season finale concert at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall on June 8, 2017. Winner may also be invited to conduct the same selected work at the orchestra’s June 7, 2017 concert at AUPAC (to be confirmed).

Orchestral Repertoire:

  • Grieg, Holberg Suite
  • Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances No. 3
  • Mozart, Adagio and Fugue
  • Mozart, Symphony No. 29


Application Fee (for both Participants & Auditors): $100 non-refundable [Credited towards tuition.]

Workshop General Fee for Participants: $1,879

Auditor Fee: $485

Lodging (extra):
$650 in total, for one shared AUPAC dorm x 8 nights
$800 in total, for one single AUPAC dorm x 8 nights, upon availability


Each candidacy will be confirmed 10 days after receipt of application. If the application is accepted, a non-refundable 50% deposit of the General Fee (including Lodging if applicable) is payable in December, within 7 days of receiving notice of acceptance. Once the deposit is paid you are committed to the course and no refunds will be given should you later decide not to attend this year. The balance is due March 1, 2017.

Applicants not accepted as Participants will be offered Auditor status.

Checks should be made out to: Chamber Orchestra of New York

OR via Wire Transfer:
Bank Name: HSBC Bank
Bank Address: 1165 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10065 USA
Bank Swift: MRMDUS33
Bank Routing: 021001088
Recipient Name: Chamber Orchestra of New York
Recipient Address: 450 Lexington Avenue, #1514, New York, NY 10163 USA
Recipient Account Number: 692735216
Reference Note: “NY Conducting Workshop – [Name of Artist]”

The workshop fee covers the following: administrative processing, tuition, and certificate of participation. The fee does not cover travel to New York, transport within New York, food and drink during the workshop or lodging (unless requested via the AUPAC offer above).

Participants and auditors must bring their own scores.


Email your completed application, including a bio or CV, and a photo in jpeg to our office. Include any links to your videos:


Special Offer ONLY to our participants and auditors:

We can offer a 30% discount code for the new hard cover version of David Daniels’ indispensable conductor’s catalog ORCHESTRAL MUSIC – EDITION 2015. The offer will be good to all conductors involved until the end of 2017.


Adelphi University
Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
For Directions visit:

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall
57th Street at 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
N, Q, R, or W to 57 Street/Seventh Avenue; A, B, C, D, or 1 to Columbus Circle
E to Seventh Avenue; Buses M5, M6, M7, M30, M57, or M104 stop nearby


Our esteemed Workshop Conductors:

John Farrer:

Marin Alsop:

For questions, please contact:

For more information about the Chamber Orchestra of New York, visit:

For more information about our affiliate, the London Conducting Workshop, visit:


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