BCO Winter Conducting Workshop with Markand Thakar Baltimore, MD; December 16-20, 2019

Under the supervision of renowned pedagogue Markand Thakar the 2019 Winter Conducting Workshop, held on the campus of the Peabody Conservatory, will focus on building musical understanding, with special attention to gaining technical control.

Up to ten Fellows will conduct the internationally acclaimed Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in works by Mozart, Elgar, Schubert, and Beethoven. Outside of conducting the ensembles, Associates participate in all activities, including sessions on making music, twice daily technique development sessions, daily video review, and daily lunch conversations (lunch provided) with Maestro Thakar, covering topics from the practical to the profound.

Each Fellow will have over 90 minutes total conducting time, including three sessions with BCO and four with a 1-per-part ensemble. All sessions will be recorded on digital video, which participants can use without conditions.

Deadline for Fellow applications: November 1, 2019.
Associate applications will continue to be accepted.

Acceptances will go out shortly after November 1, but openings may occur post-deadline; do not hesitate to inquire.

Fees: $50 non-refundable application fee; Fellows $1800; Associates $900

video: BCO Conducting Programs with Markand Thakar
website: http://www.thebco.org/conducting
contact: conductingprograms at thebco.org

“It opened my ears to a whole new world of sound and listening. It was hard, but worth it…this is a fantastic course with a world-class teacher.”
Chelsea Tipton
Music Director, The Symphony of Southeast Texas
Principal Pops Conductor, New Haven Symphony

“It was more than a musical approach to the conductor’s duty, more than a theoretical explanation of why do we exist as conductors, for me it was a philosophical moment to think on music as a lifestyle. Each day there was a new goal to achieve, and new issues to resolve, from our mind and from our bodies, everything together in order to ‘be the music’ and let the music be itself. It was absolutely an inspiring experience.”
Santiago Piñeros-Serrano
Oxford University Brookes Orchestra

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