Conduct Verdi’s Requiem with Professional Orchestra and Choir at Conducting Choral Masterpieces Workshop: June 3 – 17, 2017



The International Institute for Conductors will accept up to 15 conductors for 2 weeks of conducting study and performance in Bacau, Romania with master teachers Will Kesling, Director or Choral Studies at the University of Florida; Robert Gutter, Music Director Emeritus, Springfield Symphony (MA) and Philharmonia of Greensboro (NC); and Charles Gambetta, creator of the Embodied Conducting™ method.


The workshop repertoire includes the Verdi Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C major, Op. 86 and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Participating conductors each receive over 200 minutes of podium time including instructional sessions with piano sextet and vocal quartet, full chorus with piano sextet, full orchestra alone and orchestra with full chorus. The faculty will also present classes in vocal techniques for conductors, score study and Charles Gambetta’s Embodied Conducting™ method; and all conductors will perform selections from the workshop repertoire on two of 4 public concerts.


This program was created to provide choral and orchestral conductors the extraordinary opportunity work with a professional orchestra and choir as they acquire and master the crucial skills and techniques for conducting choral works with orchestral accompaniment. It is also an excellent program for conductors interested in professional development opportunities or for those preparing for auditions.


Applications are accepted until the program is full, but those submitted by March 31, 2017 receive priority consideration. Find complete details including faculty bios, host orchestra and choir, accommodations, schedule, alumni endorsements, fees and online application portal at or contact Charles Gambetta at or 336.317.3921. Be sure to check out our ad in the March, 2017 issue of The Choral Journal.

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