BEYOND THE BATON – Conducting Workshop with Diane Wittry Piźazz Symphony Chamber Players, Norwalk, CT



Monday June 26, 2017 –  Friday, June 30, 2017

Faculty:  Diane Wittry, Music Director & Conductor of the Allentown Symphony, PA.


The Beyond the Baton – Conducting Workshop is workshop that focuses on improving and expanding each conductor’s technique through a variety of exercises and concepts from the book “Baton Basics”  and also focuses on discussions of Artistic leadership and concepts from the book “Beyond the Baton” by Diane Wittry.


The repertoire for the workshop is: Tchaikovsky- String Serenade &  Grieg – Holberg Suite

Participants will have the opportunity of making a professional level conducting video for job applications. All conducting sessions will be video-taped with a remote microphone. Total podium time for each active participant is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes. Some sessions will be with String Quintet, some with string orchestra.  Some participants will be invited to become “Conducting Fellows” for the Allentown Symphony, (PA) for the 2017-2018 Season.


Application Fee: $40

Conducting Participant in Seminar fee: $ 995

Auditor Fee: $295

Priority Deadline – May 19, 2017


Further information, a PDF or on-line application, and a schedule is available at  (Conducting Seminars/Beyond the Baton – Conducting Workshop). Questions about the seminar should be directed to Ben Hackett-Program Director:  (210) 632-2069.  Email:



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