Fort Wayne Philharmonic – Conductors Guild International Conductor Workshop February 22 – 27, 2019 Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Conductors Guild again join together to host an
International Conductor Training Workshop designed to provide the widely acknowledged
principles and techniques of one of the most celebrated conducting
teachers of the Twentieth Century, Maestro Ilya Musin.

Musin’s legendary teaching career spanned 60 years and included students Vassily Sinaisky, Valery Gergiev, Ennio Nicotra, Yuri Temirkanov, Sian Edwards, Semyon Bychkov, Andrew Constantine, Konstantin Simeonov, Victor Fedotov, Martin Brabbins, and many others.

This intensive workshop is a continuation of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s International
Conductor Workshop and will be led by Musin protégé and internationally renowned
conducting teacher, Ennio Nicotra. Additional instruction and commentary will be
provided by Fort Wayne Philharmonic Music Director, Andrew Constantine.

Aspiring conductors from several countries and continents
have participated in this workshop in past years,
often returning to hone their skills in this intensive,
fast-paced, and supportive environment

This year’s workshop schedule includes several new opportunities to participants;

opportunity to win a coveted spot as guest conductor on the Philharmonic’s 2019-20 Chamber Orchestra Series. Additionally, a travel honorarium and stipend will be awarded to the one winner.
extensive orchestra rehearsal sessions with the outstanding Fort Wayne Philharmonic,
rehearsal sessions with two pianos and orchestral score reductions,
individual instruction, lessons, and reviews,
opportunity for two chosen participants to lead a masterclass on conducting at Purdue University Fort Wayne,
lunch session with founder and president Chuck Surack at Sweetwater, a leading retailer of musical instruments and audio equipment,
lunch session with Philharmonic Marketing Director Emily Shannon to learn about promotional techniques for conductors in the music business,
lunch session with the Philharmonic Managing Director Jim Palermo about how to navigate the music business and fit within an orchestra organization,
hosted dinner and social time with Fort Wayne Philharmonic sponsors and other community leaders,
a concluding public performance with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic on Wednesday, February 27, 2019,

Repertoire –

Egmont: Overture, Op. 84 (1809-1810)

Tragische Ouvertüre, op. 81 “Tragic Overture” (1880)

Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune” (1891-1894)

Don Giovanni, K. 527: Overture (1787)

I vespri siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers): Overture (1854)

Tannhäuser, WWV 70: Overture (Dresden version) (1843-1845)

Euryanthe, J.291: Overture (1822-1823)
Oberon, J.306: Overture (1801-1802)

Click Here for the Schedule:

Participants should look into Airbnb residences in Fort Wayne which can be quite reasonable. There are also moderate local hotels available. Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own accommodations. The Philharmonic can supply detailed recommendations. Please email for more information.

Workshop Tuition:

Participating Conductor – $900 (USD)
Auditor Conductor – $450 (USD)

All payments must be made in US dollars and are payable using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. An online payment portal will be provided for credit card payments. Participants may also send a check made out to the Conductors Guild and mailed to:
Conductors Guild
15 E. Market Street, #22
Leesburg, VA 20178

The deadline to apply for this workshop is January 2, 2019. Accepted participants and auditors will be notified by the second week of January, 2019. All workshop tuition payments must be received in the Conductors Guild office by February 9, 2019.


For more information or if you have questions, please contact Jan Wilson at the Conductors Guild at:


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