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  1. Hi. I’m very impressed by your blog, by its thoroughness and its up-to-date-ness. I’m a professional conductor, based in the UK. I’d love to know where you are, and if you’re getting any feedback from any of us conductors over this side of the pond. Please send me an email at your leisure, or let me know how I can get hold of you. All good wishes, and keep up the good work, Robin

    1. I am based in New York. So far I have not gotten much replies to the blog. I have pretty much been the only person posting new info. I am not sure I will continue with the blog as it seems like no one really cares to share information about masterclasses, job postings and competitions.

      1. Hi, I took a look because we are getting applicants referring to your information as their original source. The fact that you are not getting replies is probably just that people are busy – but I think they are finding the info very helpful. I think its extremely useful to have a one-stop information point and do urge you to continue.

      2. Thank you for your encouragement. But everyone is busy.

      3. Hi! I am agree with Mr. Brett, your blog is important information platform for conductors.
        I can say, it’s not clear on your index page, where is a button or link for posting new information.

        I would like to share information about International Conducting Masterclass with Maestro Alim Shakh (Russia, St. Petersburg) and The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic). Masterclass will take place in Olomouc – beautiful town from the UNESCO list.

        It is 7-day orchestral conducting masterclass for students and professional conductors lead by Maestro Alim Shakh: http://www.mariinsky.ru/en/company/conductors/alim_shakh/.
        There is no age limit for participants.
        Masterclass includes orchestral rehearsals, individual lessons with two piano players, Dress rehearsal and Final concert.

        REPERTOIRE
        W.A. Mozart – Die Zauberfloete (Ouverture)
        C. M. von Weber, Ouverture d’Oberon
        L. Beethoven – Symphony No. 2
        P.Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5
        P.Tchaikovsky – Concerto for violin and orchestra
        S. Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet (Suite No. 2)

        SCHEDULE
        26.6 – arriving, accommodation, opening of the masterclass.
        27.6 – individual lessons, analysis of conducting techniques, lessons with two piano players.
        28.6 – individual lessons, analysis of conducting techniques, lessons with two piano players.
        29.6 – orchestra rehearsal, rehearsal with piano players,
        30.6 – orchestra rehearsal, rehearsal with piano players,
        1.7 – orchestra rehearsal with the soloist, rehearsal with two piano players and the soloist. individual lessons,
        2.7 – Dress rehearsal, Final public concert

        All the sessions with the symphonic orchestra will be video recorded, anyway, conductors are welcomed to bring their own camera during the rehearsals.

        Number of Active Participants is limited to 10.

        DEADLINE: May 1st, 2015.

        For more information about the masterclass please, visit the site: http://conductingmasterclasses.eu/

        The masterclass is organized by Euterpe Artists Agency, please mail us to conductingmasterclass.eu@gmail.com or info@conductingmasterclass.eu

      4. @Conductingmasterclass: please email me . I have a professional conducting job posting with a major orchestra I would like to share. Thank you.

      5. Hi! I want an information, in which way can i publish masterclass on you site “al conducting masterclasses”?

      6. I would like to share information about an incredible conducting training opportunity: The 17th annual Varna International Conducting Workshop, June 10 – 21, 2016 in picturesque Bulgaria!

        This highly-acclaimed workshop will include conducting in orchestra, choral-orchestral and opera. Conducting fellows and Associate Conductors will study Vivaldi’s Gloria and Schubert’s Mass in G, under the tutelage of our internationally recognized conducting faculty, Maestros Bruce Chamberlain, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arizona and Dian Tchobanov, Music Director of the Plovdiv State Opera, Bulgaria. The workshop admits few conductors into the program and offers ample podium time!

        Additionally, The Opera Academy Assistant Conducting Track will be offered, as part of the 5th Varna International Opera Academy (http://www.varnainternational.com/2016-academies-and-workshops). This program is designed for conductors who are interested in opera conducting training. The appointed conducting assistants will receive training by the maestros in all stages of the elaborate process of opera production.

        Participants are eligible to apply for the Conducting Award, which will be the prestigious position of Assistant Conductor to world-renowned conductor, Maestro Tchobanov, for a two week period during the 2016/2017 Plovdiv State Opera!

      7. Great blog! Keep on pushing ;-)
        Here you have news from Barcelona…

        X Edition of Internacional Conducting Course, maestro Antoni Ros Marbà

        Ajuntament de Sant Cugat del Vallès, ESMUC, Conservatori del Liceu, Fundació Pau Casals and Fundació Victòria de los Ángeles, are presenting the X Edition of Internacional Conducting Course, maestro Antoni Ros Marbà, convinced that, as in the earlier editions, it will meet the expectations of orchestra conductors and students of conducting. The Course offers an opportunity for further study and training, including the possibility of conducting a professional orchestra under the supervision of an internationally renowned conductor as maestro Antoni Ros Marbà.

        The International Conducting Course was established in order to provide further training for conductors. On this course they will be able to conduct two professional orchestras, Sant Cugat del Vallès Symphony Orchestra, and Granollers Chamber Orchestra, under de supervision of an internationally famous conductor.

        Visit Website here

        Best regards!

    2. Hello, I would like to share the information about a great masterclass in New York City. Best regards.

      —————————————–
      New York City – International Orchestral Conducting Masterclass and Competition with Maestro Piero Bellugi and The New York Chamber Virtuosi – June 14th through June 21st, 2010

      This course is organized by AMC Productions, Inc. and will give a unique opportunity to conductors of ANY LEVEL AND AGE to learn from one of the greatest Italian Maestros currently living. For Advanced Conductors, the course will end in a Final Concert where the Finalist Conductors will conduct the New York Chamber Virtuosi in St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York City. The Concert will include Mozart Piano Concerto N. 21 K467 interpreted by Italian pianist Giacomo Battarino, a young Italian star of the international classical music scene.

      COURSE STRUCTURE
      The course will be divided into advanced, intermediate and beginner.

      – Advanced Course: Maximum of 6 Conductors. Resume/Curriculum Vitae and DVD or YouTube link (if appropriate), including a rehearsal or an excerpt from concert, is required (not more than 15 minutes). Advanced Conductors pay $1,800 to participate in the Course.

      – Intermediate Course and Beginner Course: Maximum of 6 Conductors for both courses. Resume/Curriculum Vitae is required. Intermediate and Beginner Conductors pay $990 to participate in the Course.

      – Passive Participants will be admitted to all rehearsals and pay $250.

      COURSE PROGRAM
      Conductors may choose any piece among the following:

      – Mozart Overture from Don Giovanni, Nozze di Figaro or Clemenza di Tito.
      – Mozart Symphony N. 35 K 385 (Haffner)
      – Mozart Piano Concerto N. 21, K 467 C Major (Mandatory for Advanced Students to be performed in Concert)
      – Beethoven Symphony N. 5, All Movements (for beginners/intermediate beginning of 1st and 3rd Movement).
      – Beethoven Symphony N. 7, 1st and 2nd Movement
      – Beethoven Symphony N. 9 Instrumental Recitatives Only
      – Schubert Symphony N. 2
      – Rossini Il Signor Bruschino Overture
      – Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
      – Mahler Symphony N. 5, Adagietto

      BELLUGI
      Bellugi studied conducting with Leonard Bernstein and Rafael Kubelik and taught Master Classes in conducting at the New England Conservatory in Boston, at the University of California, at the Siena Academy, at the Italian Conservatories of Florence, Rome and Turin. He has been a regular guest of major orchestras conducting concerts and operas in Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Vienna, Brussel, Tel-Aviv, Praga, Madrid, Riga, South Africa, North and South America, Russia, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand and all over in Italy. For more information about the Maestro, please visit http://www.pierobellugi.com.

      For information about the Orchestra, please visit http://www.thenewyorkchambervirtuosi.com

      SCHEDULE

      All Conductors
      June 14th: All Admitted Conductors will meet with Maestro Bellugi on the fundamentals of his method and conducting technique.

      June 15th-18th: Rehearsals with String Quintet. 30 Minutes per Conductor

      For Advanced Conductors Only
      June 19th-20th: Rehearsals with Full Professional Orchestra. 30 Minutes per Conductor.

      For Finalist Conductors only
      June 21st: Dress Rehearsal and Final Concert at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY (venue subject to change)

      All Conductors are selected in the sole and absolute discretion of Maestro Bellugi. The Finalist Conductors are selected among the Advanced Conductors at the sole and absolute discretion of the Orchestra and Maestro Bellugi.

      DEADLINE
      Final deadline is April 30, 2010. In case of a high number of requests, a first round of applicants will be processed on April 15th. Decisions will be made within one week.

      At the end of the course, the Orchestra may invite one or two participants to perform as a guest conductor during the next season.

      At the request of each participant, at the end of the course, each of the Orchestra professionals (or the quintet for beginner/intermediate) will fill out a questionnaire indicating the strengths and weaknesses of each conductor.

      Price includes participation in the course only. Conductors traveling from outside of the United States will need to comply with the US Immigration requirements prior to traveling to the United States.

      Conductors are welcomed to bring their own camera during the rehearsals. Recording of the Concerto is possible at an additional charge.

      For information about how to send your application, please send an email to AMCProductionsNY@gmail.com

    3. Dear Conductors,
      Filharmonia Hungary is happy to announce the Solti International Conducting Competition (SICC), which will be taking place in October and December 2017, in Budapest and Pécs, Hungary. The competition that will be followed by wide media coverage and will be broadcast on TV, provides an excellent opportunity for young conductors born not earlier than 1 January 1979 to prove their talent by performing before a prestigious international jury and live audience.

      Prizes:
      1st: 20,000 EUR
      2nd: 10,000 EUR
      3d: 5,000 EUR

      Course of the competition and repertoire:

      Pre-selection: Based on the videos submitted by the applicants, the Jury will select 45 applicants maximum to participate in the first round of the competition.

      First round: preliminaries – Competitors will be expected to conduct one of the overtures below:
      1. W. A. Mozart: The Magic Flute
      2. L. v. Beethoven: Egmont
      3. G. Rossini: The Barber of Seville
      4. C. M. v. Weber: Der Freischütz (The Marksman)
      5. G. Verdi: Nabucco
      6. F. Erkel: Hunyadi László
      7. R. Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
      8. B. Smetana: The Bartered Bride

      Second round: semi finals
      Competitors will be expected to conduct one of the arias or one of the concertos, and one of the symphonies listed below:

      Arias:
      1. G. Rossini: The Barber of Seville – Cavatina of Rosina
      2. G. Verdi: A Masked Ball – Aria of Renato, 3th act
      3. Ch. Gounod: Faust – Ballad and Jewel song – recitativo and one verse
      4. G. Puccini: Manon Lescaut – Aria of Manon „Manon’s death” 4th act
      5. R. Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – Prologue – from the return of introduction l

      Concertos:
      1. F. Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major; 1st and 3rd movements (3/4)
      2. F. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor; 2nd and 3rd movements
      3. A. Dvořak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104; 1st and 2nd movements
      4. B. Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2; 1st and 2nd movements
      5. D. Shostakovich: Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra, Op. 35; 2nd and 3rd movements

      Symphonies:
      1. J. Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major
      2. W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C major; K. 425
      3. F. Schubert: Symphony No. 5; D. 485

      Third round: finals
      Competitors will be expected to conduct one of the symphonic works listed below:
      1. L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
      2. R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
      3. C. Debussy: The Sea (La Mer)
      4. B. Bartók: Dance Suite
      5. Z. Kodály: Dances of Galánta
      6. E. Dohnányi: Symphonic Minutes

      Deadline for submission of applications: 1 May 2017

      How to apply?

      Only applicants born after 1 January 1979 will be accepted
      Application forms completed by the applicants and other requested documents can be submitted by email to the following address: solticompetition@filharmonia.hu
      Besides the completed application form, the following documents are required:
      a copy of the receipt of the bank transfer of the application fee
      a copy of the applicant’s identity card (only EU citizens) or passport (EU and non-EU citizens)
      the applicant’s curriculum vitae focusing on the applicant’s professional and artistic development
      a recent photograph (of at least 2-3 MB file size) of the applicant
      an at least 15-minute-long HD quality video of an orchestral rehearsal or a concert conducted by the applicant, in which the applicant’s movements can be clearly seen

      Application fee
      Early bird application fee by 28 February 2017: 190 EUR
      Application fee from 1 March to 1 May 2017: 350 EUR

      For more information, please visit http://www.solticompetition.com or contact us at solticompetition@filharmonia.hu

  2. Hey this isn’t true – or if it is, then something needs to change (over here as well as over there). As conductors, at any & every level, we always work alone and it can become very isolated. Plus, despite the internet, it’s tough to find out info about some things (Classes, courses, auditions, competitions) even in your own country, let alone abroad. I for one think you should definitely carry this on, it’s brilliant and VERY helpful. Once my website is up (a few weeks) I’ll put up a link for you too. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. Robin

  3. You are doing a good job with your blog! A couple of years ago I was hosting a Yahoo group for conducting students at my school and I had also collected a vast amount of links to competitions, auditions and master classes. After a year or so with no positive feedback whatsoever I closed the group… I felt my colleagues thought I’m a bit stupid giving all this info out for free! This profession is full of people with fragile egos and actually many young conductors are afraid of a fair competition… Isn’t that sad! But anyway, a blog like this is a great resource and the freedom of information will even up the unfair competition and inside trading, though ever so slightly. Will recommend to my friends!

  4. Thanks for the feedback. I have gotten similar comments from my colleagues.I do believe when the info is readily available to all it will unlock opportunities for all.

  5. Thank you so much for this blog!! It’s a wonderful resource and so much more thorough than anything else out there (conductor’s guild, asol, musical chairs, etc.)

    1. Thank you for your kind note.
      If you would like to post reports from masterclasses you will attend in the future please contact me.
      So far we will have a conductors sending in daily reports from the upcoming Fennell workshop.

  6. You need to have some other way to tip the blog about new masterclasses etc. except posting comments to the earlier entries. Or maybe I just missed it? Here’s a total news to me, a conducting competition in South Africa! The deadline has passed and it is only for South Africans but interesting info nevertheless:

    http://www.cpo.org.za/competitions.q;jsessionid=C133893C6594E34BEC41E802CB2578EC

  7. I already added you as a contributor. You may need to get a wordpress.com login to post articles. I already posted this back in December 28.
    https://conductingmasterclass.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/len-van-zyl-conductors%E2%80%99-competition-south-africa/

  8. I’m sure I’m missing it but I can’t find your email address anywhere. I’d like to ask you a few questions and potentially post some items but can’t find where to do so. Thanks.

  9. Good morning,

    My name is Jason and I am a DMA wind conducting student at Arizona State University. Thank you for all of your updates. I will do my best to forward anything I hear/see. Speaking of which, would you be able to post a summer workshop? I have pasted it below (there is a website link). If possible, stress the fact that, currently, the 1 Canadian dollar = 0.81 US.

    Thanks,

    The Canadian Wind Conductors Development Program will be held in Winnipeg from July 17 – 23, 2009. Faculty includes Tim Reynish from England, Dale Lonis, Fraser Linklater, and Jason Caslor. The workshop offers three levels of participation resulting in a certificate. Activities include daily conducting; practicum’s in rehearsal pedagogy, listening skills development, the philosophical, psychological and physical aspects of conducting and score preparation; and professional development and promotion. Students receive podium time in front of a live ensemble. Visit http://www.canadianconductor.ca or contact John at john.balsillie@stjohnsmusic.com (204-975-4305).

    1. Thanks for the info Jason.
      It is now up on the main page.

  10. I have to agree, I just yesterday found this blog, but it is fantastic. It is nice to have all of this information in one place, and nicely presented as well. Thanks.

  11. Thank you so much for this unique and wonderful site.

  12. Hey great site! The Neeme Jarvi academy has changes to an other organisation and an other place! And has a new website http://www.jarviacademy.ee/. I am working for this organisation, but how can this (new) course be added to the list??

    1. I have already posted about this at;
      https://conductingmasterclass.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/neeme-jarvi-master-class/

      You can support such postings by donating to the Cornell orchestras or downloading one of the recent concerts at Instantencore.com

  13. You have until Monday, May 11, 2009, to remove your Gustavo Dudamel NY Phil content or it will be referred to his lawyers. Thank you.

    His Management

  14. The video has been removed.

  15. maestro Piero Bellugi will be in Rome for a conducting masterclass from the 8 of november to the 15 of november 2009.
    for program and information please use my e-mail

  16. Hello,

    I’m happy to announce you the launch of Classissima (in January), a collaborative website dedicated to classical music and opera (in English, French, Spanish, Italian and, coming soon, in German). Its point of view ? Internet must serve diversity of classical music and opera (we are not an classical music actor … but a french management consultant company !).

    Take a moment to visit Classissima. You will discover that Classissima’s vocation is to integrate contents, for classic music lovers, giving them access to many resources (news, forums, blogs, websites, videos,…).

    We have chosen your blog for its quality and regular activity. It is presented in the news section (blogs part) : http://www.classissima.com/eng/news/look/03Blogs/

    I hope that you’ll like Classissima. If you think Classissima is a good initiative, feel free to add a simple link from your blog to Classissima. It could help us to gain in visibility … on the huge anglo-saxon web ;-).

    Thank you in advance.

    Best regards,

    Laurent Houmeau

    NB : do not hesitate to give me your feedback on Classissima.

  17. Chorus America will hold an A Cappella Conducting Masterclass, January 14-17, 2010, in Houston, Texas. Hosted by the Houston Chamber Choir, this professional training program provides choral conductors with intensive conducting sessions in a cappella repertoire, focused enrichment sessions, interactions with master conductors, and valuable networking forums.

    Podium coaches for the conducting sessions include Marguerite Brooks of Yale University and Robert Sund of Sweden’s Orphei Drängar; special guest Hans Graf of the Houston Symphony and others will present professional development and enrichment sessions. Private coaches include David Hayes of The Philadelphia Singers and Mannes College of Music, Allen Hightower of Sam Houston State University, Charles Hausmann of University of Houston, and Robert Simpson of Houston Chamber Choir.

    Conductors may apply to participate in the Masterclass as Conducting Fellows. The Fellows program is designed for working professionals in the choral field, age 22 or older, preferably holding a position with a chorus or orchestra. Conducting Fellows will lead the Houston Chamber Choir in assigned excerpts from major works of a cappella choral repertoire during podium sessions throughout the Masterclass. Applications for the Fellows program are due October 26, 2009. Eighteen applicants will be selected for the Fellows program; selections will be announced by early November 2009.

    Conductors can also register to participate in the Masterclass as Conducting Associates or Auditors. Conducting Associates attend all conducting and enrichment sessions, two Associates-only enrichment sessions with mentors, and an individual private lesson. Auditors observe all podium and enrichment sessions, and can choose to attend the entire Masterclass or individual days only. Applications for Associate and Auditor positions are due December 18, 2009.

    For more information about the Masterclass and how to apply, visit http://www.chorusamerica.org/masterclass10/index10.cfm or call Jonas Cartano, director of programs, at 202.331.7577 ext. 247. This Conducting Masterclass is supported in part by generous funding from the Houston Arts Alliance, The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, Houston Endowment, Chorus America’s John Alexander Conducting Faculty Chair Endowment, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  18. Bainbridge Chorale seeks a new music director to begin with the Fall 2010 Season. We are looking for an experienced choral conductor with extensive knowlege of the choral repertoire. The job description and application information may be found on the Chorale’s homepage: http://www.bainbridgechorale.org. Applications may be submitted to “info@bainbridgechorale.org”, att: Angela de Oliveira.
    Thank you.

  19. Proud to Announce Maestro Günther Herbig’s first Conducting Workshop in Asia!!!

    Philharmonia Taiwan is proud to announce The Conducting Workshop with Maestro Günther Herbig that will take place during April 5th to April 11th, 2010. This intense professional workshop is for conductors who are entering or preparing to enter the field. The active participants will have the opportunity to work with Maestro Herbig intensively. Furthermore, the selected participants will have chance to conduct Philharmonia Taiwan, the National Symphony Orchestra in a concert.
    For more information please visit us at http://nso.ntch.edu.tw Contact: Sarah Tu

  20. To whom it may concern:

    How would the following information about a conducting workshop be listed on your site?

    Thank you.

    Baltimore Chamber Orchestra conducting workshop with MARKAND THAKAR, January 9-12, 2010

    Up to 10 participants will conduct the internationally acclaimed Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in works by Barber, Mozart and Brahms under the supervision of BCO music director Markand Thakar, co-director of Graduate Conducting (with Gustav Meier) at the Peabody Conservatory.

    One participant will be chosen to conduct Barber’s Adagio for Strings on the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra’s February 14, 2010 concert.

    WORKSHOP FOCUS
    The workshop will focus on the conductor’s role in achieving the most magical musical experience, with special attention to consummate technical control. Each participant will have over 70 minutes total podium time, with all sessions recorded. In addition to orchestra and quintet/piano sessions, the workshop will include daily video review and technique development sessions. Additionally, participants are invited to daily breakfast conversations with Maestro Thakar, covering topics from the practical to the profound.

    REPERTOIRE
    BARBER Adagio for Strings*
    MOZART Divertimento K. 136
    MOZART Symphony no. 36, “Linz”
    BRAHMS Symphony no. 1

    *One participant will be chosen to conduct the Barber Adagio on an upcoming BCO concert

    MARKAND THAKAR is the Charles A. and Carolyn M. Russell Music Director of the Duluth Superior Symphony, music director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and principal conductor of the Duluth Festival Opera. A student of the legendary Sergiu Celibidache and former assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Thakar is the author of Counterpoint: Fundamentals of Music Making (Yale University Press, 1990) and the forthcoming In Pursuit of Beauty: Looking for the “Harp” Quartet (University of Rochester Press, 2010). For the past 13 seasons he has been co-director (with Gustav Meier) of Graduate Conducting at the Peabody Conservatory.

    Students of Maestros Meier and Thakar at Peabody have won significant conducting positions across North America, including music directorships with the Winnipeg, Eugene, Lubbock, Muncie, Williamsport, Young Musician’s Foundation, Mid-Atlantic, Sioux City, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Washington-Idaho, and Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestras; staff conducting positions with the orchestras of Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, Richmond, Winnipeg, Kansas City, Canton, and El Paso; as well as numerous collegiate positions.

    In its 27th season, BALTIMORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA is Maryland’s premiere small orchestra. Recently lauded by the New York Times for its “warmth and substance,” in 2009 the BCO released two CD’s on the Naxos label, and will be performing a series of five concerts in China. Baltimore Chamber Orchestra is comprised of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians and top area professionals. BCO concerts are reviewed by the Baltimore Sun’s Tim Smith.

    FEES
    Participants – $1250
    Auditors – $300

    CONTACT
    Grant Gilman
    ggmuze@yahoo.com
    (443) 286-2160

    WEBSITE
    http://www.thebco.org/conductingworkshop

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE
    Applications are accepted immediately, and will continue to be accepted until enrollment is filled with qualified applicants. (Interested parties are thus advised to apply sooner rather than later.)

    Please see website for application procedure and more information

    1. I have posted the info on the blog. Good luck on your masterclass. I am glad to offer assistance in spreading the word about the masterclass.

      Would you consider helping students of the Cornell Orchestras on their current fundraising efforts for a service tour to New Orleans?
      http://www.arts.cornell.edu/orchestra/tour.html

  21. To Whom it May concern:
    Would you be so kind to help us post the following information about a conducting workshop on you site? Thank you very much.

    Philharmonia Taiwan is proud to announce The Conducting Workshop with Maestro Günther Herbig that will take place during April 5th to April 11th, 2010. This intense professional workshop is for conductors who are entering or preparing to enter the field. The active participants will have the opportunity to work with Maestro Herbig intensively. Furthermore, the selected participants will have chance to conduct Philharmonia Taiwan, the National Symphony Orchestra in a concert.
    PARTICIPANTS

    Active Participant Status
    ․Applicants between the ages of 18 and 32 are eligible to apply for active participation.
    ․Limited to 10 active participants.
    ․Active participants will be invited to the workshop and receive personal coaching with Maestro Herbig on piano reduction sessions.
    ․Among 10 active participants, a few will be further selected into the 2nd stage of the workshop, where the participants will be able to work with NSO and perform in a concert.

    Passive Participant Status
    ․Applicants who have not been selected as active participants may automatically become passive participants.
    ․No age limitation for passive participants.
    ․Limited to 20 passive participants.
    ․Passive participants will observe all rehearsal sessions and join all lectures and discussion forum.

    The only difference between active and passive participants is that active participants will be coached by Maestro Herbig on a one-on-one basis.

    LANGUAGE
    The workshop will be held mainly in English. However, participants may also be coached in German or French in individual sessions upon request.

    SCHEDULE
    April 5 – April 7 9:30-15:00
    First stage- Piano Reduction Sessions
    April 5 & 7 15:00
    Lectures on:
    1. How to Prepare the Score?
    2. Efficient and Engaging Approaches to Rehearsing.
    April 8 – April 10 9:20-12:30
    Second stage- Orchestral Sessions and Rehearsals
    13:30
    Discussion Forum
    April 11 Concert

    FEES

    Application Fee- NTD 1,600 (Equivalent to US $ 50.00 dollars.)
    Active Participant Course Fee- NTD 35,000
    Passive Participant Course Fee- NTD 18,000
    (Course Fee does not include travel and accommodations.)

    10 active participants and up to 20 passive participants will be notified of acceptance on February 15th 2010. The course fees must be paid in full no latter than February 28th. The fees will considered as deposit to obtain the participants spots, the refund can only be made if the withdrawing applicant’s place in the workshop is filled by other applicants. There will be absolutely no refund for any reason after March 10th 2010.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:
    Application deadline is January 10th, 2010.
    The completed applications form, video and application fee of NTD 1,600.must be postmarked by January 10th, 2010.
    Mailing Address:
    National Symphony Orchestra, Atten: Ms. Sarah Tu.
    National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center 21-1 Chung-Shan S. Rd., Taipei 10048, Taiwan, R.O.C.

    1. I have posted the info on the blog.

      Would you consider helping students of the Cornell Orchestras on their current fundraising efforts for a service tour to New Orleans?
      http://www.arts.cornell.edu/orchestra/tour.html

      1. https://conductingmasterclass.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/dirigierkurs-wettbewerb-with-michael-dittrich/

        I refer to your blog entry and comment above. The content of the comment to your blog entry is unacceptable. After consultation with my lawyer I want to inform you that it is defamation and legally qualifies as slander and libel.

        You have until Wednesday December 30, 2009 to remove either the entire content or just the comment entry, before I refer this to my lawyer.

        Best regards
        Prof Michael Dittrich

  22. Would you consider posting this to your blog?

    The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras (EPSYOs) has been selected as a finalist in the Clorox Clean-Up Power A Bright Future contest through Facebook. Out of nearly 5,000 submissions the EPSYOs is among the top thirty (30) programs moving to the voting phase. The five (5) programs with the most votes will each win a $10,000 grant and a feature in People magazine! Please show your support and vote for us here. You can vote daily through January 17th. We are the only music program nominated for this grant that will be a great help to an excellent program. Please vote today!

    Follow this link to vote: http://apps.facebook.com/brightfuture/causes/4624

    Sincerely,
    Andy Moran
    Music Director, EPSYOs

  23. https://conductingmasterclass.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/dirigierkurs-wettbewerb-with-michael-dittrich/

    I refer to your blog entry and comment above. The content in the comment of your blog entry is unacceptable. After consultation with my lawyer I want to inform you that it is defamation and legally qualifies as slander and libel.

    You have until Wednesday December 30, 2009 to remove either the entire content or just the comment entry, before I refer this to my lawyer.

    Best regards
    Prof Michael Dittrich

    1. The comment is from one of the readers of this blog and not by me.
      I simply stated that your website does not indicate the price of the workshop, how many participants would be accepted, and pointed out there is a lack of schedule of any kind.
      These are information that prospective participants would find valuable when trying to decide whether to take part in your course.

      Nothing I have written is slander or libel.
      I am simply stating facts. I will not censor what the readers of this blog have posted as a comment to each posts, just as I have posted your response.

      If your website would include these information, I would be happy to update the blog post.

      1. I do not object to the posting of the workshop on your site or your indication regarding the usefulness of more detailed information. Quite on the contrary – the advice you provide is accurate and appropriate.

        However my lawyers and I do not accept the comment of “Maurice” as it legally qualifies as slander and libel. You might have overlooked the nature of the comment, which is why I make you aware of the violation. Since you are the publisher of the site we will hold you responsible and take further action if the comment of “Maurice” is not removed by Wednesday December 30, 2009.

        Best regards
        Prof Michael Dittrich

      2. I have removes the comment of “Maurice”.
        If you could list the information many are requesting such as price of the workshop, how many participants are accepted and how much podium time is offered and what kind of schedule is kept during the workshop, many would appreciate this kind of information.

      3. Thank you.

        I will send update information about the course in 2010 as soon as the details are ready to be published.

        In the meanwhile I refer to the website that already includes some of the information. http://www.conducting-course.com/

        Best regards
        Prof Michael Dittrich

  24. Would you consider posting this article to your website?

    http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_14072409?IADID=Search-www.elpasotimes.com-www.elpasotimes.com

    Sincerely,
    Andy Moran

    1. It is up.
      Would you consider donating to the Cornell orchestras’ tour to New Orleans to build houses for Habitat for Humanity?
      Thanks
      Here is the link.
      http://www.arts.cornell.edu/orchestra/tour.html

      1. Absolutely…this blog has been a great reference that I have passed along to many others in the field.

        Andy

      2. Thanks for the donation. My students and I appreciate your support.

      3. Haven’t seen it on the blog. Is there a delay for posts?

      4. Here is the link to the post. I will leave it in the top position for a while.
        https://conductingmasterclass.wordpress.com/2009/12/30/give-youth-symphonies-a-click-help-them-win-money/

  25. Dear All,

    we organize a masterclass for choral conductors with a subject-matter of contemporary compositions based partly on the compulsory works of the Béla Bartók International Choir Competition.
    The masterclass will be held as part of the competition, between 28th July – 6th August 2010, in Debrecen, Hungary.
    For more information please visit: http://www.bbcc.hu

    Best wishes,

    Katalin Daróczi

  26. Dear Team of this great site! Would you consider to post this:

  27. Dear Team of this great site! Would you please consider to post this? I found this job posted on your site! Thank you!

    Press Release from January 29, 2010
    Alexander Mayer appointed Music Director in Switzerland
    From next season the German conductor Alexander Mayer will begin his tenure as Music Director of the Ensemble Symphonique de Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He was the clear choice of both the orchestra and the management from over 200 applicants for the post. Mayer, a past winner of the Tokyo International Conducting Competition, studied at the Saarbrücken Conservatory of Music with Max Pommer, and continued his education studying with Neeme Järvi and Jorma Panula. He has worked as assistant conductor to John Nelson and Donald Runnicles, and has in recent years made successful debuts with orchestras in Europe, Japan and Mexico. Last season saw his first work in the opera house, with performances in Geneva and Karlsruhe. The orchestra and management commented in an initial press release that they believe Mayer’s combination of youthfulness and experience will tremendously benefit both the orchestra and the entire region of Neuchâtel.

    more information: http://www.alexander-mayer.com
    http://www.esn-ne.ch

  28. Thanks for posting!

  29. THE ART OF CONDUCTING WITH MAESTRO GEORGE PEHLIVANIAN – SECOND EDITION-

    Valencia -Spain
    August, 7th to 15th 2010
    SECOND EDITION

    Training the leaders of the Future

    For the second consecutive year, the International Music Academy of Valencia is organizing the International Master Class for Orchestral Conductors “The Art Of Conducting, Valencia”, taught by renowned conductor George Pehlivanian. Like the last edition the course will consist of two phases: the first with two pianos and the second with the collaboration once more of the
    L´Ensemble Orchestral de Valencia.

    Given the success of the 1st edition, new collaborators have joined: SH Hotels will provide their 5 star facilities to host the first phase of the course and the stay of all participants.

    The City of Paiporta (Valencia) , once again, will provide the Auditorium in order to perform the second phase and the final concert.

    Website of the Course:

    http://theartofconducting.ensemblevalencia.com/en/

  30. Charlotte Symphony
    Assistant Conductor
    Position Announcement

    The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra seeks a talented and dynamic conductor to lead education, family, and community concerts, to act as cover conductor for its classical series rehearsals and concerts, and to perform other conducting and non‐conducting duties as assigned. Candidates must have meaningful orchestral conducting experience in an academic or professional setting, a broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire and concert programming, be fluent and articulate in English, and be willing to reside in the Charlotte‐Mecklenburg County metro region.

    About the Charlotte Symphony
    Founded in 1932, the Charlotte Symphony is one of the cornerstone cultural organizations in the Charlotte region and the oldest continuously‐performing orchestra in the Southeast. One of only two full‐time professional orchestras in the state of North Carolina, the Charlotte Symphony is the largest employer of professional artists in the Charlotte area, with 62 full‐time musicians who have come to Charlotte from across the globe.

    The Charlotte Symphony is the resident orchestra for Opera Carolina and the North Carolina Dance Theatre, and partners each season with dozens of local cultural groups to present rich, inter‐disciplinary programs that serve a diverse region. In addition, CSO musicians serve as teachers and performers in multiple community settings.

    In May of 2009, the Charlotte Symphony appointed Christopher Warren‐Green as its next music director. Mr. Warren‐Green will assume artistic leadership of the orchestra this fall.

    For more information about the Charlotte Symphony and its activities, visit http://www.charlottesymphony.org

    Compensation
    Annual salary in the low to mid‐30’s, depending on experience
    Comprehensive benefits package

    Audition Process
    Initial applicants will be notified by May 3rd, 2010 if they have been selected as a finalist for an interview and audition with the Charlotte Symphony, to take place in a two day period between June 9 and 20, 2010 (exact dates and times to be confirmed). Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the candidate.

    Application Procedure
    Individuals should submit a cover letter, current résumé, three letters of recommendation and contact information for three professional references. Candidates are also required to submit a current video‐taped work sample in high quality North American format DVD. Video should be a close front‐view perspective of either a rehearsal or performance with a full symphonic or large chamber orchestra ensemble. ALL MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY APRIL 12, 2010.

    Please submit all materials by mail to:
    Assistant Conductor Search
    Charlotte Symphony
    Two Wachovia Center
    301 S. Tryon St. Suite 1700
    Charlotte, NC 28282

    CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    POSITION DESCRIPTION
    TITLE: Assistant Conductor
    REPORTS TO: Music Director
    DEPARTMENT: Conducting Staff
    STATUS: Full‐time, Exempt
    DATE: September 2010

    SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
    The Assistant Conductor is responsible for rehearsing and conducting educational, outreach and community concerts, rehearsing and conducting other performances as assigned, serving as cover conductor for rehearsals and concerts as determined by the Music Director, and other duties as assigned.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    1. Working in conjunction with the Music Director, Executive Director, Director of Artistic Planning and other key staff, the Assistant Conductor will plan and conduct educational concerts, community concerts and other special concerts as assigned to include but not be limited to Lollipops Family concerts, private concerts, CSO On Campus concerts, and runouts.
    2. Serve as cover conductor for rehearsals and concerts and other programs as assigned. This includes personal preparation of all scores and providing written and verbal feedback on artistic matters relating to repertory (balance, intonation, dynamics, ensemble issues, etc.).
    3. If so directed, to assist the technical staff in the post‐production editing of Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performance recordings for archival or broadcast use.
    4. Participate as directed in planning meetings, media events, fund‐raising activities, speaking engagements, educational and outreach opportunities, development meetings and activities, administrative meetings and other activities as determined and identified by management.
    5. Perform other duties and functions as assigned by the Music Director.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS
    1. Meaningful orchestral conducting experience and broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire and concert programming.
    2. Master’s degree (or equivalent) in orchestral/instrumental conducting strongly preferred.
    3. Fluent in English and able to communicate effectively to musicians, staff and a wide range of audience members. A deep appreciation for, understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of professional musicians.
    4. Candidate must be legally entitled to be employed in the U.S. at the time of application submission.

  31. Hi there, could you please alter the entry on the Halle’s appointment of Andrew Gourlay so that it matches the official press release? Your entry is just an announcement from his old school. The official press release is at: http://www.halle.co.uk/publishedSite/media.asp#gourlay
    Many thanks!

  32. The London Sinfonietta is delighted to offer, as part of its Academy 2010, the opportunity for 3 young conductors, at the very start of their careers, an unparalleled opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading contemporary music ensembles and conductor Elgar Howarth.

    The conductors’ programme will take place in sessions within the London Sinfonietta Academy week Sunday 4 July – Thursday 8 July 2010.

    Application process:
    Applications should contain the following items, and must be submitted by Friday 7 May 2010

    1. Application form: please complete (download available at http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk or email info@londonsinfonietta.org.uk) and use a continuation sheet if necessary
    2. Personal statement of no more than one side of A4 paper (up to 500 words) describing musical achievements and aspirations
    3. A written reference from your conducting teacher/head of department (max 500 words), to confirm your suitability for the scheme
    4. A DVD of recent conducting work demonstrating, where possible, any work in the field of contemporary music
    5. Repertoire list

    When applications close, the selection will be made by a panel of London Sinfonietta players. Repertoire will be chosen by Elgar Howarth.

    Candidates should be of British nationality, or be studying in the UK, or have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years.

    For more information about London Sinfonietta Academy 2010, email info@londonsinfonietta.org.uk or call 020 7239 934.

  33. VI International Course of Orchestral Art

    Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra, in partnership with the University of Aveiro (PT) and AIDIMOS – International Academy of Musical Interpretation for Symphonic Orchestra (EU), organizes, from 10th to 18th July 2010 the Sixth Edition of the International Course of Orchestral Art, under the pedagogical and artistic directorship of Conductor Ernst Schelle. Deadline for registration until 18th June 2010.

    The main objective of this international course is to contribute to the technical and artistic soundness of all those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Orchestral Art, whether as young conductors, students of orchestral conducting, teachers or students of music, or young musicians.

    The CONDUCTING COURSE, as well as a PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRAL TRAINING COURSE, will therefore be opened to all young instrumentalists.

    REPERTOIRE
    BEETHOVEN – “Creatures of Prometheus” Overture
    RACHMANINOV – “Piano and Orchestra Concert nº 2”, Dóm, Op. 18 (soloist: João Bettencourt da Câmara)
    PROKOFIEV – Extracts from “War and Peace” Suite
    Introduction (“Fanfare”)
    “Waltz Dance”
    TCHAIKOWSKY – 2º Mvt. of “Symphony nº 6”
    FREDERICO DE FREITAS – “Muro do Derrête”

    GENERAL CONDITIONS OF THE COURSE
    Registration is by completion of the attached registration form, which must be sent to the organization (by post or email) by 18th June 2010.

    The registration form must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae.

    There will take place a selection of candidates, both for the Conducting Course and the Professional Orchestral Training Course, taken into account musical qualifications and experience.

    Selected candidates will be contacted by letter and by email. After the admission confirmation, the registration fee appropriate to the course must be paid, to the account that will be given for this purpose, until 30th June 2010.

    Lessons will take place in the Communication and Art Department of the University of Aveiro (DeCA) .

    Schedule of lessons and rehearsals will be sent to the selected candidates.

    Participants will receive a certificate of participation, provided that they attend at least 80% of the lessons.

    The organization reserves the right to modify these conditions in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

    All participants must agree to these conditions.

    PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRAL TRAINING COURSE
    Successful candidates will be qualified musicians or students of music who intend to follow a professional musical career, and who wish to expand their experience within the context of a symphony orchestra, with the Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra.

    Candidates will be selected in accordance with the available instrumental positions and by their previous experience.

    The instruments required are:
    3 flutes (piccolo), 3 oboes (english horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, violins, violas, cellos, double basses, percussion(5), 1 piano, 1 harp.

    After the admission confirmation, a registration fee of € 50 must be paid for accommodation and food throughout the duration of the course.

    The participation of the instrumentalists is subsidized so there are no other costs involved except any personal expenses.

    The instrumentalists must be prepared to play the announced repertoire.

    CONDUCTING COURSE
    The candidates must have received a high standard of training and have proven musical professional experience.

    Participants will be selected taking into account their training and experience.

    As this course does not include an initiation into conducting, all those who intend to enroll themselves as participant pupils must already know how to conduct at least 80% of the repertoire, and must be prepared to conduct the works that the teacher requests during practical lessons.

    A total of 16 candidates will be accepted for orchestral conducting, and the course will be divided into 2 categories:

    8 Actives – Conduct 5 rehearsals and one piece in at least one concert with the Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra.

    8 Students – Conduct small instrumental groups formed for the purpose.

    Each candidate must present a minimum of 5 movements/pieces from the program, of which 3 are mandatory:

    “Creatures of Prometheus” Overture by Beethoven, one part of “Muro do Derrête” (from beggining until bar 450, or from bar 451 until the end) and one of the movements of Rachmaninov’s “Piano and Orquestra Concert nº 2”.

    The other 2 works are of free choice.

    The teacher will work in the practical lessons with a maximum number of 8 participating pupils.

    Listeners will be accepted, whit unlimited vacancies.

    The candidates for Active Conductors will be selected during 10th and 11th July 2010. Those selected as “Active” will need to make a second payment of 225 Euros. Those candidates who are not accepted will automatically be considered for selection as “Students”.

    Registration costs* are as follows:
    Actives – 200 € at inscription + 225 € at selection.
    Students – 200 € at inscription
    Listeners – 75 €

    The organization will provide lodging in the Hotel Imperial or in the University of Aveiro Halls of Residence for any participants on the conducting course who request it.

    The price of the lodging is €35/night for individual rooms (Hotel) and €15/night for individual rooms (Hall of Residence)

    Please indicate your accommodation requirement on the registration form to enable the organization to make the necessary reservations.

    Prospective candidates for “Active” conducting should send documentary evidence of relevant training in the domain of conducting and of musical activity in general, and, if possible, annex documentation in DVD or CD.

    All participants must accept these conditions.

    For more information and registration form contact:
    Telf.: 234 371 001 | E-Mail: formacao@orquestradasbeiras.com

  34. MASTER CLASS IN ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING
    – Final concert with orchestra conducted by the participants –

    Organization
    Aria Italiana, Musica Arte e Creatività, an organization devoted to the creation and management of cultural and musical events, based in Mercatello sul Metauro, presents a master class in orchestral conducting culminating in a final concert with Orchestra conducted by the participants.

    Admission
    The course is open to young orchestra conductors of any nationality who speak English or Italian.
    The number of active participants is limited to eight people and ten auditors.

    Teacher
    The course will be taught by Maestro Lanfranco Marcelletti, Director of Orchestras at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). He is Music Director of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca (U.S.A.) and assistant to Maestro Alberto Zedda in the direction of the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro (ITA).

    Venue
    The classes will be held in Mercatello sul Metauro (PU) from the 2nd to the 14th of august 2010 in the Palazzo Gasparini, a seventeenth century prestigious palace that opens onto the main square of the village.
    The final concert and general rehearsals will be performed in San Francis Church, a thirteenth century monumental church with excellent acoustics and main venue for the concert season of Musica&Musica.

    Program
    There will be a total of 64 hours of coursework. Lessons will be normally accompanied by a pianist. Later in the course of study each active student will have the opportunity to rehearse the assigned piece with the Rossini Orchestra.
    Lessons will be based on the program arranged for the final concert, which is composed of the following pieces:

    B. Bartok Romanian Folk Dances
    L. van Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D mayor Op. 36
    G. Bizet Les dragons de Alcala and Seguidilla from Suite No. 1 in Carmen
    W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 32 in G mayor K. 318
    I. Stravinsky Eight Instrumental Miniatures
    A. Copland Prelude from Symphony No. 1

    Final concert
    At the end of the course, Saturday, August 14th, the active participants will conduct the final concert of Musica&Musica’s 2010 concert season. The concert will be recorded and downloaded in a DVD that will then be sent to each participant.

    Costs and requirements
    The tuition fee of the Master Class is € 1.800,00 for the active participants and € 300,00 for the auditors.

    For more information on the course, accommodation and venue please visit the website http://www.ariaitaliana.it or contact info@ariaitaliana.it

  35. Aria Italiana would like to inform that the deadline for the application to the Master Class in Orchestral Conducting taught by Maestro Lanfranco Marcelletti has been postponed to Thursday 10th June.
    For info contact info@ariaitaliana.it or visit http://www.ariaitaliana.it
    Thank you!

  36. Participants and Auditors list for the 2010 Oregon Bach Festival Master Class in Choral-Orchestral Conducting. (Helmuth Rilling, Jeffrey Kahane, and Monica Huggett, master teachers)

    Participants:
    Sergey Bogza (Ellensburg, WA)
    M. Lauren Buckley (Los Angeles, CA)
    Patrick Chiu (Hong Kong, China)
    Kimberly Dunn Adams (Madison, WI)
    Julian Alejandro Gomez-Guillen (Boulder, CO)
    Matilda Hofman (Davis, CA)
    Ian Loeppky (Florence, AL)
    Nathan Lofton (Jamaica Plain, MA)
    Dennis Malfatti (Evansville, IN)
    Michael Peters (Cleveland Heights, OH)
    Michael Slon (Charlottesville, VA)
    Jeffrey Stern (Miami, FL)

    Auditors:
    Mark Bartley (Canyon, TX)
    Jeffrey Benson (Tallahassee, FL)
    Kathy Cary (Eugene, OR)
    Victoria Chang (Stanford, CA)
    Chris Clark (Bowling Green, OH)
    Ellwood Cushman (Eugene, OR)
    Lori Depew (Colorado Springs, CO)
    Matthew Forman (Hanover, NH)
    Michael Hanawalt (Tallahassee, FL)
    Behty Harrison (Oak Park, IL)
    Suzanne Kellow (Ridgewood, NJ)
    Randall Kempton (Rexburg, ID)
    David Link (Sacramento, CA)
    Kate Longo (Eugene, OR)
    Eric Nisula (Saginaw, MI)
    Webb Parker (Eugene, OR)
    Maria Sellner (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Susan Swerdlow (Oakland, CA)
    Cassandra Tarantino (San Luis Obispo, CA)
    Elena Teteryadchenko (Irkutsk, Russia)
    Jeremy Wirths (Dallas, TX)

  37. Hey, here’s a band job. You could add that the audition will probably be in October/November. The point of contact at the bottom of the ad isn’t very good at returning calls, so you can put my name and email on it if you want.

    Rob

    1. Thanks for posting this article. The reporter took the trouble to attend the entire conducting masterclass.

  38. Some information that might be of interest for your blog:

    Conductor/composer Gregory Vajda premieres opera based in Thomas Mann’s Zauberberg

    As part of the events programmed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Davos Festival (Switzerland) Gregory Vajda, Resident Conductor of the Oregon Symphony and Artistic Director of Music in the Mountains Festival, is conducting the premiere of his own opera based on Thomas Mann’s Zauberberg on July 30th and 31st. Last year he was invited by Ensemble Laboratorium, an European new music group, to appear as guest conductor in concerts at the Davos Festival; there, while performing in the city that inspired Mann’s novel the idea was born and this year Vajda and Ensemble Laboratorium, alongside librettist/stage director Bettina Geyer and an international cast of singers, are back in Davos for the first performances of this opera.

    More information can be found at:
    Davos Festival http://www.davosfestival.ch
    Ensemble Laboratorium http://www.ensemblelaboratorium.com/
    Gregory Vajda: http://www.vajdag.com

  39. Dear,

    We would like to post this wind band conducting seminar to your blog. There is still one place free.
    In the link below , you can find all the info.

    Thank you very much for posting ,and congratulations for an excellent work with this up to date blog.

    OrkesterkamP 2010 -Portorose Slovenia- conducting masterclass

    http://www.upol.si/en/orkesterkamp-2010/243-mojstrski-teaj-za-dirigiranje-2010

  40. Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Extends Music Director

    Edwin Outwater’s Contract to 2015

    Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony is thrilled to announce a five-year extension of Edwin Outwater’s contract as Music Director. Mr. Outwater began his post as Music Director of the KWS in 2007. The continuation of this partnership will provide continuity of artistic leadership, vision and high performance standards for Waterloo Region’s largest performing arts organization for many years to come.

    “We welcome with much enthusiasm the renewal of the contract of our creative and dynamic conductor,” states KWS Board Chair Ron Craigen. “Since joining the KWS, Edwin has brought new energy to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The orchestra is playing at an extremely high standard under his leadership, and his artistic vision inspires audiences and musicians alike. We are certain he will continue to nurture and expand the horizons of this wonderful orchestra over the next five years.”

    “It is with great honour that I have accepted the KWS’ invitation to extend my contract,” said Edwin Outwater. “This is a remarkable orchestra. Over the past three seasons, I have enjoyed working with these outstanding musicians, whose versatility has allowed us to perform everything and anything from Monteverdi’s Vespers to Electronica. It is this unique combination of tradition and innovation that has inspired me and has enabled us to create a wonderful rapport with our audiences, while allowing us to push the envelope as artists.”

    In three short years, Outwater has revitalized the orchestra and gained international attention for his brilliant performances and innovative projects, including Intersections. This series has linked orchestral music to diverse musical genres and other creative disciplines, and has caught the attention of the national media. He is also recognized for attracting some of today’s great artists to Waterloo Region and Guelph to work with the KWS, including Measha Brueggergosman, James Ehnes, Frederica von Stade, Kirill Gerstein and Yuja Wang. Outwater takes an active role in the development of KWS education and outreach programs and mentors young conductors, composers and musicians.

    The KWS’s Executive Director Genevieve Twomey says, “Edwin has been an inspiration to the orchestra, the organization, the community and to me personally for the past three years. He has immersed himself in this community and understands the role that an orchestra can play in fostering cultural development in a vibrant community. We are excited that Edwin will continue to lead the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony for another five years.”

    California native Edwin Outwater appears internationally as a guest conductor and has worked with the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as the orchestras of Chicago, Baltimore, Washington DC, Toronto, Ottawa, Victoria, and further afield in Wales, New Zealand, Tokyo, Mexico City, Hong Kong, among many others. In 2009 he made his professional opera debut with the San Francisco Opera conducting Verdi’s La Traviata. That season, he also conducted the YouTube Symphony at Carnegie Hall with Michael Tilson Thomas and Tan Dun. Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony from 2001-2006, Mr. Outwater worked closely with Michael Tilson Thomas, accompanied the orchestra on tour, conducted numerous concerts each season, and collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Evelyn Glennie, and many others. He has served as Resident Conductor and Associate Guest Conductor of the Florida Philharmonic. He has also held posts as Associate Conductor of the Festival-Institute at Round Top (a renowned music-training program based in Texas), Principal Conductor of the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Molise, Italy, and Assistant Conductor of the Tulsa Philharmonic.

    Edwin Outwater will open the 2010-2011 Season with renowned violinst James Ehnes and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony on Saturday, September 18th at the Centre In The Square.

  41. Greetings, I would like to share my information about the Graduate Conducting Program at McGill University
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    McGill University Graduate Conducting Program:

    – 2 year program
    – Podium time each week (30-40m) with a classical-sized orchestra
    – 1 graduate recital with the Beethoven Orchestra
    – 1 graduate recital with the McGill Sinfonietta
    – Personal instruction from renowned teacher and conductor Alexis Hauser
    http://www.alexishauser.webs.com/
    Frequent interaction with guest conductors
    A myriad of musical opportunities within the school

    Schulich facts
    180 faculty members
    700+ public performances in 2009 – more than two a day on average
    5 orchestras (2 full, 1 opera, 1 baroque, 1 contemporary)
    4 performing arts halls
    100 practice rooms
    275 bursaries, scholarships and fellowships awarded annually

    McGILL’S SCHULICH SCHOOL OF MUSIC is the best in Canada, and one of the best in the world.
    Don’t believe us?  For each of the last 15 years, the Schulich School has helped McGill rank among the top 15 universities worldwide for Arts and Humanities, placing ahead of many illustrious institutions.  Other schools focus on either performance or research – Schulich excels at both, and when game-changing research meets world-class performance, the results become a powerful reminder of why we do music.
    Schulich offers diploma, undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral programs in all disciplines.    And we’re nestled in the heart of Montreal – a bilingual city with a celebrated symphony orchestra, dozens of annual festivals and hundreds of live music venues large and small.
    If you’re serious about pursuing music as both a passion and a profession, your road passes through our doors.  We lead the way in professional music training and research.  And we’ve been doing it since 1904.
    ————————–
    For further information contact:
    André Roy – Andre.Roy@mcgill.ca
    Alexis Hauser – Alexis.Hauser@mcgill.ca
    Alexis Carter – Alexis.Carter@mcgill.ca

    1. Might I add, the deadline for Applications is December 15, 2010

  42. Baltimore Chamber Orchestra announces the 2nd annual BCO Conducting Workshop with MARKAND THAKAR, December 19-22, 2010

    Up to 10 conductors will work with the internationally renowned Baltimore Chamber Orchestra under the supervision of music director Markand Thakar. One participant will conduct a work on BCO’s January 9 subscription concert.

    Video of the extremely successful first conducting workshop last January is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJLsgtJK22g.

    For more information, visit http://www.thebco.org/conductingworkshop

    contact: conductingworkshop@thebco.org

  43. RNCM Junior Fellow in Conducting – Applicants sought

    Applicants sought for RNCM’s high-flying conductors’ scheme
    The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK will be holding the annual auditions for its Junior Fellowship in Conducting Scheme in February 2011.

    The RNCM scheme is widely regarded as the UK’s finest programme for conductors. The benefits for the successful candidate include:
    Working with Sir Mark Elder, holder of the International Chair in Conducting at the RNCM and Music Director of the Hallé Orchestra, and Visiting Tutor in Conducting Mark Shanahan and RNCM Head of Conducting Clark Rundell
    Significant practical experience conducting RNCM’s Symphony, Chamber and Concert Orchestra’s, Opera and other ensembles
    Masterclasses and tuition from guest conductors, who have included Gianandrea Noseda, Jac van Steen, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Paul Daniel, Martyn Brabbins and André de Ridder
    A yearly stipend which is currently UK £9,000
    Opportunities, subject to agreement, for engagements with the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic & Manchester Camerata orchestras
    The successful candidate is likely to be a graduate with professional experience. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 30 November 2010. Auditions (by invitation only) will be held in Manchester on 4, 5 and 6 February 2011.

    For further information, audition requirements and an application form, please contact or click here:
    Esther Wakeman, Royal Northern College of Music,124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD, T 0161 907 5334, or E esther.wakeman@rncm.ac.uk

  44. BEYOND THE SOUND
    I would like to announce an International Master Class for Orchestral Conducting, diretor: Konrad von Abel. The next class will take place in Bacau (Romania) from March 25 to April 5, 2011. The master class is based on Sergiu Celibidache’s approach to music “the phenomenology of Music”.The course is for advanced students and conductors who are seeking a gateway to the intrinsic laws of music. This approach to music differs fundamentally to what in all probability most of you got in touch till now.

  45. Syracuse Opera and Ithaca College Create Conductors’ Training Program
    -Collaboration allows students a unique opportunity to learn opera conducting-

    Syracuse, N.Y., November 4, 2010 – Syracuse Opera and the School of Music at Ithaca College have announced a cutting-edge conductors’ training program for the study and performance of opera. Beginning the 2010-2011 academic year, three graduate-level students from the School of Music will be selected annually as Syracuse Opera conducting fellows to study the operatic repertoire, languages, and the human singing voice as well as to learn about the responsibilities associated with leading an orchestra in opera performance.

    Established by Syracuse Opera’s Director of Music Douglas Kinney Frost with Ithaca College faculty Brian DeMaris and Jeffery Meyer, the program spans the Syracuse Opera season. This will allow the three conducting fellows to observe the orchestra, chorus, and staging rehearsals from several productions as well as work with Syracuse Opera staff, performing artists, and conductors. This initiative exemplifies Ithaca College’s ongoing quest to provide its students with real-life, hands-on experiences and Syracuse Opera’s commitment to professional opportunities for emerging artists.

    In addition, Syracuse Opera and the School of Music will host a conductors’ training master class focusing on the standard opera repertoire. Participants are anticipated from throughout the United States. These individuals will have the opportunity to work with Syracuse Opera’s resident artists and Ithaca College graduate voice students performing with the School’s Chamber Orchestra. For the inaugural session, master conducting teacher Kenneth Kiesler will lead the class set for March 24-27, 2011, in Ithaca and focus on Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro. More information regarding the application process will become available in December.

    “Learning how to conduct opera is an often-overlooked element in the professional training of conductors in the United States and we are proud to be launching what we believe is the first such program specifically targeted at conductor training for opera in the country,” said Douglas Kinney Frost. “There are many young artist programs for singers and pianists in the opera world, and, in turn, opportunities for young conductors in the purely orchestral world. Those of us who create opera understand that a division between the two areas of training is senseless; we see this as a definitive step toward bridging the gap,” he added.

    “This collaboration provides Ithaca College graduate conducting students with an invaluable experience under the tutelage of the expert artistic staff and performers of Syracuse Opera,” said Brian DeMaris. “Being a part of this partnership between two nationally recognized institutions is an honor for me, as I’m sure it will be for our graduate students,” he added.

    About Syracuse Opera

    Now in its 36th year, Syracuse Opera enriches the lives of the people of upstate New York through locally produced opera, the all-inclusive art form which features the beauty of the human singing voice energized by the spectacle of live theater. Offering three mainstage productions each season and year-round community performances and education programs, Syracuse Opera is a professional company reaching over 60,000 people each year. For more information, please visit http://www.SyracuseOpera.com or call (315) 475-5915.

    About Ithaca College’s School of Music

    Since its founding in 1892 as a conservatory, Ithaca College’s School of Music has earned a reputation as one of the best in the nation, offering a superb blend of full-time resident faculty, performance opportunities, state-of-the-art facilities, access to liberal arts courses, and success in career placement. It’s a place where students work with world-class professionals every day to become world-class professionals themselves. For more information, please go to http://www.ithaca.edu/music or call (607) 274-3171.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Lisa Sasser
    Director of Communications, Syracuse Opera
    (315) 475-5915
    lsasser@SyracuseOpera.com

    Christy Voytko
    Senior Assistant to the Deans, Ithaca College
    (607) 274-5769
    cvoytko@ithaca.edu

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  46. Hello, we want to become a contributor. We are organizing master classes for orchestral conducting (especially on phenomenology of music based on Sergiu Celibidaches teachings) with Konrad von Abel in certain European cities and we would like to inform worldwide students, conductors and musicians about our activities.

    Best

    Evelyne Hoeflich, Munich, Germany

  47. ARIA ITALIANA – Musica Arte e Creatività, an organization devoted to the creation and management of cultural and musical events based in Mercatello sul Metauro, Italy, presents a master class in orchestral conducting culminating in a final concert with Orchestra conducted by the participants.

    Admission

    The course is open to young orchestra conductors of any nationality who speak English or Italian.
    The number of active participants is limited to eight people and ten auditors.

    Instruction

    The course will be taught by Maestro Lanfranco Marcelletti, Director of Orchestras at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and Director of the American Rossini Academy based in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

    Orchestra

    The final concert conducted by the participants will be performed by the new Orchestra del Festival Musica&Musica, formed by the professors of the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini.
    The Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini is the orchestra of the Italian province of Pesaro and Urbino (PU) and has been acknowledged by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

    Venue

    The classes will be held in Mercatello sul Metauro (PU) from the 8th to the 20th of August 2011 in the Palazzo Gasparini, a seventeenth century prestigious palace.

    Program

    There will be a total of more than 60 hours of coursework. Morning and afternoon lessons will cover conducting techniques, score analysis and preparation.
    Lessons will be normally accompanied by a pianist. Later in the course of study each active student will have the opportunity to rehearse the assigned piece with the Rossini Orchestra (podium time: at least 50 minutes each).

    Lessons will be based on the program arranged for the final concert which is composed of the following pieces:

    B. Bartok
    Romanian Folk Dances
    L. van Beethoven
    Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36
    G. Bizet
    Les dragons de Alcala and Seguidilla from Suite No. 1 in Carmen
    W.A. Mozart
    Symphony No. 32 in G major K. 318
    I. Stravinsky
    Eight Instrumental Miniatures
    A. Copland
    Prelude from Symphony No. 1

    During the two weeks of the course, Maestro Lanfranco Marcelletti will conduct a concert for Musica&Musica‘s concert season, with the title “Viva V.E.R.D.I.” on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the national Unity of Italy. The rehearsals and the concert will become extra possibilities of study for the participants who will have free access to the events.

    Final concert

    At the end of the course, Saturday, August 20th, the active participants will conduct the final concert of Musica&Musica’s 2011 concert season.

    Registration

    An application form should be sent to Aria Italiana, via e-mail info@ariaitaliana.it not later than the 31st March 2011

    Confirmation

    The materials sent with the application form will be evaluated by Maestro Lanfranco Marcelletti. The selected candidates will receive confirmation of their attendance not later than the 30th April 2011.

    Costs and requirements

    The tuition fee of the Master Class is €1.600 (onethousandsixhundred/00) for the active participants and €500 (fivehundred/00) for the auditors.

    Contacts
    ARIA ITALIANA – musica, arte e creatività
    Via Roma 12, 61040 Mercatello sul Metauro (PU) Italy

    http://www.ariaitaliana.it
    info@ariaitaliana.it

  48. Due to an overwhelming demand for Markand Thakar’s Baltimore Chamber Orchestra conducting workshop this December, the Duluth Superior Symphony is pleased to announce that Maestro Thakar will be offering a workshop with the DSSO in Duluth, Minnesota, March 11-14.

    For information please visit the website:

    http://www.dsso.com/conductingworkshop

    AYouTube video of Maestro Thakar’s January, 2010 workshop with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra is available at:

  49. Hi, we would like to submit information about the Music Director opening at our orchestra, but cannot find your email or other contact info. Please advise how to proceed.

    Thank you

    1. You can post the info as a comment and I would be happy to post it on the blog for you.

      1. 1st “EDUARD TOLDRÀ” ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING COURSE with Mº DONATO RENZETTI

        GENERAL INFORMATION

        The course will take place from the 1st to the 7th of July 2012 at Auditori Municipal de Terrassa (Barcelona-Spain).

        Contact
        WEBSITE: http://www.toldraconductingcourse.com
        E-MAIL: info@toldraconductingcourse.com
        FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/toldraconductingcourse

        Requisites
        The course is open to professional conductors and advanced students no matter the nationality.

        Rules to apply
        Application deadline: May 25th, 2012.
        Documents to be sent to apply@toldraconductingcourse.com

        Active
        – Filled-in application form
        – A video recording no longer than 15 minutes
        – A recent photography in high quality
        – A copy of your IdCard or Passport
        – Application fee receipt of payment (30Eur, non-refundable)

        Auditors
        – Filled-in application form
        – Application fee receipt of payment (30Eur, non-refundable)

        Once we have received all the applications, Maestro Renzetti will choose no more than 12 active students. The results will be communicated personally to each candidate during the first week of June.

        Repertoire
        Every single active student must prepare all the titles included in the repertoire list:
        Haydn: Symphony No. 104
        Mozart: Cosi fan tutte, Overture
        Mozart: Symphony No. 39
        Rossini: Il signor Bruschino, Overture
        Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
        Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
        Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin

        Strings technique lessons
        Active students will have to submit bowings for the first movement of one of the symphonies included in the repertoire list (to be decided by the concertmaster Raúl García) and send the score to the course office before the 22th of June.

        Sending your video
        Your video must:
        – be no longer than 15 minutes
        – show a front view of the conductor
        – ideally demonstrate a varied selection of repertoire
        We recommend you to attach links from online services like youtube, vimeo… in your application email.
        Having trouble with this? Please contact us: info@toldraconductingcourse.com

        Piano
        Although there will be a pianist for the lessons in the morning we strongly believe that you know really good a piece only when you have played it. That means that everybody will play the piano for the other fellows. Not just the active students but also the auditors (don’t worry, it will be 2 pianos four hands). If you want to have a look at the piano scores before the beginning of the course, contact us and we will send you them.

        Fees and grants
        Application fee: 30Eur (non-refundable)
        Active students: 1.300Eur
        Accomodation included.
        Active students may apply for grants.

        Auditors: 160Eur (application fee and Final Concert ticket included)
        You are invited to attend all the orchestra sessions during the course but also to take active part in the conducting technique lessons held every morning. You can also ask for accommodation at the Residence Hall if you want
        Single day tickets: 30 Eur

        Account holder: Associació cultural de la Filharmònica de Cambra
        Bank: La Caixa
        Bank account: 2100-1076-66-0200160116
        IBAN: ES6821001076660200160116
        BIC-SWIFT: CAIXESBBXXX

        Accomodation
        Included in the fee we offer you accomodation at the Residence hall 5min walking to the course headquarters. There you will have a single room, wifi, laundry, kitchen, fitness, cleaning service… In order to take the most from the course we strongly recommend to choose this option.

  50. Thanks in advance for posting this:

    The Prince George Symphony Orchestra invites applications for the position of Music Director.

    The PGSO is currently in its 40th season of presenting live orchestral music to the people who live and work in northern British Columbia. We perform a full series of main stage concerts, special events and chamber recitals.

    The Music Director will be responsible for the planning and fulfillment of the artistic programming of the orchestra and contributing to our awareness and visibility in the community. Working within the approved budget, primary duties of this part-time position include conducting scheduled rehearsals, concerts and auditions, developing program repertoire and selecting guest artists.

    The Music Director will have a degree in music, be a proven orchestral instrumentalist, and demonstrate excellent communication skills. The Music Director will work closely with the General Manager and is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.

    Salary is commensurate with experience.

    A short list of candidates will be invited to guest conduct a concert in the 2011-12 concert season from which the successful applicant will be chosen.

    Please send your CV, together with a DVD of your work and 3 references, on or before January 15th, 2011 to:

    Prince George Symphony Orchestra
    Attention: General Manager
    2880 – 15th Avenue
    Prince George, BC
    V2M 1T1

  51. Kenneth Kiesler Leads Opera Conducting Master Class for Syracuse Opera and Ithaca College
    –Opportunity with internationally recognized conducting mentor is set for March 24-27, 2011–
    Syracuse, N.Y., December 15, 2010 – A master class with Kenneth Kiesler will be offered March 24-27, 2011, on the Ithaca campus as a component of the Syracuse Opera/Ithaca College Opera Conductor Training Program. The in-depth study will be of Mozart’s Italian operas, focusing on Le nozze di Figaro, from the conductor’s perspective and is open to qualified candidates on an international basis through a competitive application process.

    The master class activities will include:

    *20-minutes of podium time with Kenneth Kiesler EACH day, all sessions recorded
    (Thursday: singers and piano; Friday: string quintet/piano; Saturday: singers and string quintet/piano);
    *Conducting Technique;
    *Score Study;
    *Vocal coaching;
    *Recitativo: secco and accompagnato;
    *Dramaturgy/Language;
    *Instrumental techniques of the 17th-century;
    *Career opportunities in opera for conductors.

    Twelve participant conductors will be selected. Up to twelve auditors will be invited to attend all sessions. A list of excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro will be forwarded upon acceptance; participants choose which excerpts they will conduct during the master class.

    Applications must be received by February 1, 2011

    To be considered for participation all applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae including three references, by February 1, 2011 via e-mail to conductors@syracuseopera.com, or Conducting Masterclass, SYRACUSE OPERA, P.O. Box 1223, Syracuse, NY 13201-1223. Applicants must also submit a DVD (NTSC format) or link to an online video of a recent performance or rehearsal no longer than 15 minutes.

    There is an application fee of $25 for both participants and auditors. The application fee must be received by February 1, 2011. All checks or US money orders should be payable to Syracuse Opera. No bank transfers will be accepted.

    The participant fee is $800. Auditors are welcome to attend all sessions for a fee of $300.
    Payment is due upon notice of acceptance. Refunds will be made up to four weeks before the first day of the workshop. After that date, fess will be refunded only if the withdrawing applicant’s place in the workshop is filled by another Participant/Auditor. All checks or US money orders should be payable to Syracuse Opera. No bank transfers will be accepted. The participant fee or auditor fee does NOT include travel, housing, or meals.

    Additional details are available by request through conductors@syracuseopera.com.

  52. Thank you for this site! It is a wonderful resource!

  53. The Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK) will hold it’s annual Conducting Weekend from 13 – 15 May 2011. Three days of masterclasses with RNCM conducting faculty Clark Rundell and Mark Heron with guest faculty Timothy Reynish and Paul McGrath.

    Many students considering applying for the RNCM’s world class Masters and Junior Fellowship programmes see this as a useful way to experience the College and meet the faculty. The weekend is also an excellent opportunity for those working in music education, or for whom conducting is part of a wider musical career, to receive expert guidance over a short intensive course.

    Full details of repertoire and how to apply:

    http://www.rncm.ac.uk/images/pdfs/conducting%20weekend%202011%20leaflet.pdf

    or email Esther.Wakeman@rncm.ac.uk

  54. Dear Madame / Sir!

    I would like to draw your attention to an event: the International Conducting Masterclass of MÁV Symphony Orchestra led by prof. Ilona Meskó.

    Prof. Ilona Meskó is a recognized and well-known conductor, composer and pianist in the Hungarian music scene, founder and leader of Ventoscala Symphony Orchestra (Budapest). She has built up a massive repertoire as a conductor from baroque to contemporary, and has a 10 year experience in teaching and lecturing.

    Please read the following summary:

    INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASS FOR ORCHESTRA CONDUCTING

    led by prof. Ilona Meskó

    August 29 – September 6 2011 Budapest, Hungary, EU

    With: MÁV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    List of works:

    Vivaldi: The four seasons

    Grieg: Holberg suite

    Beethoven: 1st symphony

    Mendelssohn: Hebrides overture

    Brahms: Violin concerto in D major

    Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture

    Dvorak: 9th Symphony (From the new world)

    Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

    Agenda:

    Lessons with piano accompaniment (4 pianists) and orchestra every day. Altogether 120 minutes with pianists and 80 minutes with orchestra are available for each participant.

    Prof. László Stachó, music historian and psychologist is going to give a lecture every day concerning the following topics:

    reviewing composers and their works listed in the curriculum
    stress management in the conductor profession
    development of musical imagination
    attentional styles, alternating attention, concentration

    Aim of the course:

    Bringing the art and technique of conducting to perfection – examining Hungarian and Russian schools, personality improvement, social and psychological studies (focusing on exquisite communication with the orchestra)

    Active participants are required to be prepared of each piece.

    Competition:

    The best performing participant conducts the MÁV Symphony Orchestra in the final concert in the Hungarian National Museum on 6. September 2011. with the following programme: Brahms: Violin concerto in D major, Dvorak: 9th Symphony (From the new world)
    Tuition fee:

    Active participant € 750, Passive participant € 200
    Application:

    deadline: 28. April 2011.

    contact: Mr. Ákos Lustyik, assistant: masterclass@meskoilona.hu

    For additional information, please visit http://www.meskoilona.hu/en homepage, or feel free to contact me on this email address.

    Best Regards,

    Ákos Lustyik

    assistant

  55. Hello,

    Your blog is such a great resource! Thank you. I was wondering if you may be able to share the following information with your community? I really appreciate it. If you have questions, please email me at ggrefe@pure-brand.com.

    As you may know, LA Phil LIVE was created to give classical music lovers a new and exciting way to experience an orchestral performance live. And, by sharing these performances on a national level, the LA Phil would be able to achieve its goal of rejuvenating interest and building support for classical music. By teaming with NCM Fathom, a division of National Cinemedia, the LA Phil was able to simulcast live in high-definition the first of three programs led by the dynamic conductor Gustavo Dudamel from iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to movie theatres nationwide. Through the first LA Phil LIVE program, attendees had the opportunity to experience the dramatic sights and sounds of the one-and-only Gustavo Dudamel accompanied by the LA Phil orchestra. The broadcast also included an insider’s look at the LA Phil including never-seen-before footage and exclusive interviews with Gustavo Dudamel, world-renowned guest soloists, and the orchestra’s musicians. All three of the LA Phil LIVE performances are shared in local movie theaters through multiple HD cameras and in thrilling 5.1 surround sound.

    Looking ahead, here’s information about the second performance on March 13: Dudamel Conducts Tchaikovsky. This all-Tchaikovsky program features his three Overture-Fantasies inspired by Shakespeare plays, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Tempest. Interspersed between these wonderful symphonic poems will be readings from the Bard’s immortal works by a cast of leading actors to be named in mid-February. The performance will take place at 5 pm (Eastern), 4 pm (Central), 3 pm (Mountain) and 2 pm (Pacific).

    We hope you’ll mark your calendar and share this news with your blog readers and network. Tickets for LA Phil LIVE are available now at participating theater box offices and online at http://www.fathomevents.com (U.S.) and http://www.cineplex.com (Canada). Check out the trailer here: http://www.laphil.com/press/video.cfm.
    Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information. Also, additional information about LA Phil LIVE is available at: LAPhil.com/LAPhilLIVE.

  56. Pitesti Philharmonic / Dumitru Goia, ROMANIA: Tchaikovsky Program — Maestro Dumitru Goia leads a conducting course with the Pitesti Philharmonic, ROMANIA. Repertoire: Tchaikovsky 6, Rococo Variations, Swan Lake (excerpts). Limited to 8-10 participants, who will conduct final concert. 2 July to 7 July, 2011. More information at http://www.internationalconductors.org

  57. Hello!

    Would you mind including a link to the following summer program? It’s sure to be of interest to many choral conductors.

    http://www.professionalchoralinstitute.org/

  58. Aria Italiana would like to inform you that the dates of the Master Class in Orchestral Conducting with Maestro Lanfranco Marcelletti, to be held in Mercatello sul Metauro (Italy), have been changed. The course will take place from the 2nd to the 17th of August 2011. The final concert conducted by the participants will be performed on Wednesday 17th.
    For more detailed information, please check http://www.ariaitaliana.it
    Thank you.

  59. The Memphis Symphony Orchestra First International Conducting Competition

    The Memphis Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will host its First International Conducting Competition at the prestigious Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis, TN during May 25th-May 27th, 2011. Up to ten contestants and two alternates will be selected and notified by April 15th, 2011 to participate in the 3-day event. The two alternates must be available to compete if one or more of the ten contestants can no longer attend.
    All contestants will compete in the 1st round of competition and have 12 minutes each to conduct. Six semi-finalists will proceed to the 2nd round of competition and have 20 minutes each to conduct. Three finalists will compete in the 3rd and final round and have 40 minutes each to conduct.

    The winners will have an opportunity to conduct the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at its 2nd Masterworks Concert of the 2011/2012 Season. The winners must be available to return and stay in Memphis during the week of October 9th- October 16th, 2011. In addition, the 1st prize winner will receive $7,500, the 2nd prize winner will receive $3,000, and the Special Mention will receive $1,000.

    The jury currently includes Robert Spano, Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Anthony Fogg, Artistic Administrator of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

    Contact:
    For an application form and more information about the competition’s rules and requirements, please visit the MSO website at: http://www.memphissymphony.org/conductingcompetition

    Questions?
    Veronica Bashbush, Competition Coordinator and MSO Director of Strategic Operations
    veronica.bashbush@memphissymphony.org, 901.537.2518

  60. You provide a great service. Please tell me how to post a summer conducting workshop.

    1. Post the info as a reply here and I will post it for you.

      1. London Sinfonietta Academy – 25-29 July 2011

        Call for Conductors

        Following last year’s successful LS Academy Conducting masterclasses, we are delighted to again be offering three conductors at the beginning of their careers the chance to conduct the London Sinfonietta in masterclasses led by distinguished conductor and composer, Elgar Howarth, during the week of the LS Academy. The repertoire this year will include a brand new work, commissioned especially for the LS Academy, which the chosen conductors will have the opportunity to bring to life for the first time.

        We are looking for conductors at the beginning of their careers dedicated to the exploration and performance of new music. There is no age limit but applicants should be either of British nationality, be studying in the UK, or have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years. When applications close, the selection will be made by a panel of London Sinfonietta Principal Players.

        To apply, please send the following materials to Emma Kraemer, London Sinfonietta, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG:

        A DVD of recent conducting work that clearly demonstrates work in the field of contemporary music
        Completed application form which can be found at http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/project/london-sinfonietta-academy-2011
        A personal statement (no more than 500 words) referring specifically to your interest in and experience of conducting contemporary music
        A written reference to confirm your suitability for the course from someone who knows you as a conductor (conducting teacher/head of department where appropriate)
        A repertoire list

        Deadline for applications: Thursday 21 April 2011

  61. I’d like to advertise our summer Conducting Masterclass on your siet, could you please let me know how? If you’d like to use the below, please do; Thanks in advance for your help!

    Conducting Masterclass with Kenneth Kiesler at Waterville Valley Music Center, Waterville Valley New Hampshire.

    The Conducting Masterclass at Waterville Valley Music Center is a week-long program for advanced conductors seeking to work with Maestro Kiesler and a professional-level orchestra. Participants receive a minimum of 120 minutes of podium time not including dress rehearsal and final performance as well as daily score-study sessions. Cost includes tuition, room, meals, and video recordings of all rehearsals and performance. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.wvmusiccenter.org.

  62. Helmuth Rilling awarded 2011 Herbert von Karajan Music Prize

    http://oregonmusicnews.com/blog/2011/03/12/rilling-picks-up-karajan-music-prize/

  63. We would like to inform you that due to administrative reasons, application submissions for the Master Class in Orchestral Conducting taught by M° Lanfranco Marcelletti to be held in Mercatello sul Metauro (Italy) have been extended to April 30th.
    For applications received after April 30th there will be a € 150 late fee charge.
    For more information please visit http://www.ariaitaliana.it
    Thank you

  64. Manfred Huss teaches conducting course Wiener Meisterkurse August 2011

    Masterclass for Conductors and Singers
    31.7. – 11.8. 2011 Vienna
    Application deadline: 15 May 2011

    The well-renowned Wiener Meisterkurse are offering a special course for this year: upcoming conductors have the rare opportunity to conduct the Haydn Sinfonietta Wien on historical instruments in an 18th Century Hall: Schloss Laudon, famous through their use by the Viennese State Opera Ballet in the 2011 New Year’s Concert. Also, young singers can take part in this course and study important works in their right style and context.

    For more information please visit http://www.haydn.or.at/en/music/conducting_mastercourse_2011

  65. Pacific Music Festival 2011 Conducting Academy

    Invited by Artistic Director, Fabio Luisi, the following conductors are invited to the first Conducting Academy at Pacific Music Festival.

    Keitaro HARADA
    Fuad IBRAHIMOV
    Qinqing QIAN
    Anton TORBEEV

    as of April 8, 2011
    http://www.pmf.or.jp/en/participate/acceptance/

  66. Graduate student finds art in war

    War has been trapped in negativity for centuries, but one ASU student is passionate to show the Tempe community the beauty of it.
    Orchestral conducting graduate student Timothy Verville has organized a musical and artistic event called the “Art of War,” and after more than a year of strategizing, his orchestra is taking arms against ASU Gammage Wednesday night.
    “We’re essentially exploring art as a product of war,” Verville said.
    and finding musical and artistic significance behind infamous battles.
    “The music on the program itself depict battles,” he said, including Napoleon’s invasion of Russia and invasions of the Holy Roman Empire.
    Trumpet performance sophomore Tyler Richardson said exploring the art of war through playing his trumpet has been an engaging experience.
    “He’s a very good conductor,” Richardson said. “He’s very approachable, and the art of war is a very cool concept.”
    Microbiology senior and violinist Hansa Thompson said practicing and preparing to perform the Art of War concept has been a challenge, but it has helped her improve as an artist.
    “The music is very exciting,” she said. “It is very emotional music, and it’s been great to work under a wonderful conductor.”
    Prior to the concert, an art show will exhibit creative works of a dozen visual artists, exploring the concept of war with mediums ranging from paintings to iron-welded sculptures.
    The visual art will stem from the music performed in the concert, Verville said.
    In addition to the orchestra and art show, war will be portrayed in ways beyond paintbrushes and instruments.
    Martial art performers will be spread outside Gammage to express the art of war through body movement.
    “It ties in nicely to the art of war because the moves are almost poetic,” Verville said.
    Students and artists have been investing much time in preparation all semester, but Verville has been planning the event for more than a year.
    “It’s a large amount of work,” he said. “But as an artist we do these things not for ourselves but for others.”
    The art show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the concert at 7:30 p.m. Verville is hoping to give all who attend a refreshing perspective on war.
    “These artists will try to give something to the audience, and possibly cause them to think of war in a new way.”

    http://www.statepress.com/2011/04/19/graduate-student-finds-art-in-war/

  67. Dear Madame / Sir!

    I would like to draw your attention to an event: the International Conducting Masterclass of MÁV Symphony Orchestra led by prof. Ilona Meskó.

    EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 28th
    There are 2 more active places available.

    Ilona Meskó is a recognized and well-known conductor, composer and pianist in the Hungarian music scene, founder and leader of Ventoscala Symphony Orchestra (Budapest). She has built up a massive repertoire as a conductor from baroque to contemporary, and has a 10 year experience in teaching and lecturing.

    Please read the following summary:

    INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASS FOR ORCHESTRA CONDUCTING

    led by prof. Ilona Meskó

    August 29 – September 6 2011 Budapest, Hungary, EU

    With: MÁV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    List of works:

    Vivaldi: The four seasons

    Grieg: Holberg suite

    Beethoven: 1st symphony

    Mendelssohn: Hebrides overture

    Brahms: Violin concerto in D major

    Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture

    Dvorak: 9th Symphony (From the new world)

    Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

    Agenda:

    Lessons with piano accompaniment (4 pianists) and orchestra every day. Altogether 120 minutes with pianists and 80 minutes with orchestra are available for each participant.

    Prof. László Stachó, music historian and psychologist is going to give a lecture every day concerning the following topics:

    reviewing composers and their works listed in the curriculum
    stress management in the conductor profession
    development of musical imagination
    attentional styles, alternating attention, concentration

    Aim of the course:

    Bringing the art and technique of conducting to perfection – examining Hungarian and Russian schools, personality improvement, social and psychological studies (focusing on exquisite communication with the orchestra)

    Active participants are required to be prepared of each piece.

    Competition:

    The best performing participant conducts the MÁV Symphony Orchestra in the final concert in the Hungarian National Museum on 6. September 2011. with the following programme: Brahms: Violin concerto in D major, Dvorak: 9th Symphony (From the new world)
    Tuition fee:

    Active participant € 750, Passive participant € 200
    Application:

    deadline: 28. April 2011.

    contact: Mr. Ákos Lustyik, assistant: masterclass@meskoilona.hu

    For additional information, please visit http://www.meskoilona.hu/en homepage, or feel free to contact me on this email address.

  68. Dear Sir/Madame.
    I would like to inform the followers of your site about a conducting masterclass in Greece-Thessaloniki.
    I would really appreciate if you could post it to your front page.
    Thank you in advance.

    Konstantinos Diminakis

    Aims to show the way into a deeper understanding of music
    and to discover new sources of potential and capacity for music performance

    Leader: GMD KAROLOS TRIKOLIDIS Greek State Orchestra – Thessaloniki
    Orchestra: SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUNICIPALITY of THESSALONIKI
    Activities: 20 Orchestra sessions & 52 Lecture, Workshop, Individual preparation sessions
    2 Final public concerts conducted by all active participants
    3 Excursions to historical and cultural places in Northern Greece
    Awards to support promising participants on their further steps

    Participation in four graduated levels chosen by the applicants themselves
    Repertoire, podium time, workshops and the seminar fees are adjusted to each level group

    Groups – active participants
    Administration fee € 100

    A. VERY ADVANCED
    12-14 x 30′
    8 hours
    890.-
    B. ADVANCED
    8-10 x 25′
    5 hours
    780.-
    C. INTERMEDIATE
    8-10 x 20′
    4 hours
    680.-
    D. BEGINNERS
    6-7 x 15′
    2 hours
    560.-
    Groups of passive participation

    ACTIVE ATTENDANTS
    Administration fee € 50
    280.-
    GUEST ATTENDANTS PER DAY

    40.-

    Some indicative contents of Lectures and Workshops
    – Individual preparation of each participant’s appearance with the orchestra
    – Cycles of workshop for each group upon common matters of their repertoire with pianos & ensembles
    – Creativity in analysis and realization of performance on substantial works of the selected repertoire
    – The way to a deeper understanding of musical performance and its transmission
    – “Beethoven – his overtures and symphonies” Central Cycle of the seminar with 10 lectures
    – “What the orchestra musicians await from the conductor that he should know”. Listening to those who are
    playing the music: Cycle of 5 guest lectures by the concert master and principal players of the Greek State
    Orchestra on specifics of high & low strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion for the efficacy of rehearsing

    Further information

    Accommodation near to the Music Center can be arranged on the participants’ behalf,
    with a reasonably price of approximately € 20 per person per day in a double room.
    The seminar is located at the halls of the Municipality’s Music Center.
    Arrival on Thursday the 25th of August – Departure on Friday the 16th of September
    Beginning of the seminar on the 26th at 9: 30: meeting and the first orchestra session,.
    End of the seminar on the15th Sep., after the 2nd Final concert and the Awards’ announcement.

    The seminar language can be German or English according to the agreement of all participants

    Video-DVD: All sessions can be videotaped by the participants with their own equipment

    Participants’ places are open as long as podium time remains free.

    Certificates of Participation and Attendance will be given by the end of the 2nd final concert

    Regulations

    Applications can be submitted until 20th of July and will be subject to a selection progress
    Requested are
    a.Completed application form
    b.Detailed curriculum vitae (studies, teachers, activities)
    c.List of conducted works/movements at rehearsals, concerts, seminars, competitions
    DVD of your conducting is not requested. Each application will be answered within one week

    Payment
    a.Within one week of the acceptance to the course the administration fee of € 100 must be paid
    b.Until the 1st of July an account deposit of €400
    c.Until the 1st of August the balance of the rest amount of the seminar fee
    Information regarding the bank transfer arrangements will be communicated to the participants

    In spirit and conception this seminar gives quite different opportunities, also more podium time, lectures, workshops, individual preparation with lowest seminar fees.

    Contact for further details e-mail : conductorseminar.thes@yahoo.gr

    Vasilopoulou Artemis +306945984956, +302310251177

    http://conductorseminar.blogspot.com/

  69. Please remove my name from the post. Im just the middle man for the information about the masterclass. Thank you

  70. Dear Sirs,

    I would like to annouce the 2011 conducting masterclass organized in Florence by Associazione Artes, details:

    from 6 to 11 September 2011, in Florence, Italy. With the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina and his chief conductor, M°Giuseppe Lanzetta (also teacher in Santa Cecilia Conservatoire in Rome) there will be a conducting masterclass open up to a maximum of 12 effective students.

    The best students will also be enrolled for a concert in 2012 season of Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina.

    With the collaboration of Polo Museale Fiorentino, the masterclass is very cheap but rich in the contents.

    Details: http://www.artes.prato.it/masterclass/settembre2011/orchestra/home.htm

    Thnak you !

  71. To all future conductors. After a great year working with Elizabeth Askren, the brass ensemble KABrass, based in Paris, France, is accepting applications for conductor the 2011/2012 season. We are a small brass ensemble, professional in organization and in marketing; semi-professional in musical interpretation.

    Start your career in Europe with an organization ready to rehearse and perform in Paris on a regular basis. A small stipend is rewarded at the end of each session.

    For more information, contact Tim Rarick, president, at tim.rarick@yahoo.com. Visit our web site http://www.kabrass.com.

  72. Conducting Masterclass for wind band
    with Maestro Douglas Bostock

    20. – 25. 8. 2011 Auditorium Portorož/Portorose (Slovenia)

    The course it is a part of the festival and school “OrkesterkamP 2011” .

    Arrival time, registration and location:
    Saturday , 20. 8. 2011 at 14.00 (registration)
    Congress Center: Avditorij Portorož – Portorose; Senčna pot 10, 6320 Portorož, Slovenia
    Deadline for application is 15th of June 2011.

    Course Repertoire:

    Jubilee Overture: Philip Sparke edition – Hal Leonard

    Norman Dello Joio: Satiric Dances edition – Hal Leonard

    Colonial Song: P.A.Grainger / M. Rogers edition – Southern Music Company

    Jalan-jalan: Shin’ya Takahashi edtion – Bravo Music

    The Full Band is made up of the advanced course students, ages 16 – 27.

    Additional sessions with Maestro Bostock can be arranged as required.

    Registration and fee: 250 € active (scores and accommodation excluded)
    80 € passive (scores and accommodation excluded)

    Accommodation (Youth hostel, (3 beds)) and food (full board) at the auditorium will cost 180 euro in total.
    Every conductor can also book his own arrangement for accommodation and food.

    Maximum 8 active applicants will be accepted. Coruse languages will be English (main) and German.

    Maestro Bostock will select the conductors for each concert. Every conductor accepted to the course will conduct also in the concert.

    Fee payment to be transferred to the following bank account:

    BIC: SKBASI2X
    IBAN: SI5603171 1000678788

    Kulturno društvo UNIVERZITETNI PIHALNI ORKESTER LJUBLJANA
    Ižanska cesta 261 A, SI – 1000 Ljubljana
    e-mail: orkesterkamp@gmail.com
    tel.: +386 (0)41 201 127 (Simon)
    http://www.upol.si

    Deadline for application is 15th of June 2011.

  73. We would like to inform you that there is still an open place as active participant in the Master Class in Orchestral Conducting with M° Marcelletti to be held in Mercatello sul Metauro (PU, Italy) from the 2 to the 18 of August.
    For more information, please contact: info@ariaitaliana.it
    http://www.ariaitaliana.it

  74. Extention of application deadline for the Conducting Masterclass in Vienna July 2011 hold by Maestro Manfred Huss (31st July – 11th august 11) with the Haydn Sinfonietta Wien. Since there are still a few places for active participants vacant, applications are accepted until 15th June ´11. For further information see:
    http://www.haydn.or.at/de/musik/dirigentenkurs_2011

  75. To whom it may concern.
    Could you be so kind us to announce the postponement of the application deadline of our conducting masterclass :
    Extention of application deadline for the Conducting Masterclass in Vienna July 2011 hold by Maestro Manfred Huss (31st July – 11th august 11) with the Haydn Sinfonietta Wien. Since there are still a few places for active participants vacant, applications are accepted until 15th June ´11. For further information see:
    http://www.haydn.or.at/de/musik/dirigentenkurs_2011

    Thank you for your support.
    HSW

  76. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the CONDUCTORS RETREAT AT MEDOMAK is accepting applications for this summer’s retreat, an intensive program for conductors, July 6-24, 2011. Kenneth Kiesler (score study and conducting), Jerry Schwiebert (movement/expression), Joanna Chao (aural skills), and resident professional musicians. Copland: Appalachian Spring and Old American Songs; Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings; Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Final concert performed with professional orchestra, soloists and chorus. For more info: http://www.conductorsretreat.org

  77. We would like to inform you that there is still an open place available as active participant in the Master Class in Orchestral Conducting taught by M° Marcelletti, which will be held in Mercatello sul Metauro (PU, Italy) from the 2 to the 18 of August.
    The late fee for this application will not apply.
    For more information, please contact: info@ariaitaliana.it
    http://www.ariaitaliana.it
    Thank you very much.

  78. Hello,

    Here is a news article about the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra’s search for a new Music Director:
    http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2011/06/05/life/doc4de98725cde35177648621.txt

    The finalists are Alexander Platt, Miriam Burns, Nathan Madsen, and Teresa Cheung

  79. CONDUCTORS RETREAT AT MEDOMAK is accepting applications for this summer’s retreat, an intensive program for conductors, July 6-24, 2011. Kenneth Kiesler (score study and conducting), Jerry Schwiebert (movement/expression), Joanna Chao (aural skills), and resident professional musicians. Copland: Appalachian Spring and Old American Songs; Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings; Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Final concert performed with professional orchestra, soloists and chorus. For more info: http://www.conductorsretreat.org

  80. Greetings,

    We would like to let you and everyone know about number of conducting masterclasses organized in St. Petersburg, Russia, by Peter the Great Music Academy. The next one, with maestro Milen Nachev (Bulgaria/USA) will be held from August 21 to 27, with St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra. For more information about this and other masterclasses, please see http://www.peterthegreatmusicacademy.com/masterclasses. We hope that you will consider us to become your contributor, or that you would be able to post our masterclasses on your site.

    Sincerely,
    Peter the Great Music Academy (St. Petersburg, Russia)

  81. Dear Madam/Sir,

    Could you be so kind to post us the extension of the application deadline of our conducting masterclass as follows:

    Masterclass for Conductors and Singers

    “Paths to the Viennese Classics – Style, Analysis, Performance Practice, Conducting Technique”

    31.7. – 11.8. 2011 Vienna

    • Phase A: 31 July – 5 August 2011 (performance practice, stylistic aspects, analysis, repertoire with piano)
    • Phase B: 07 – 11 August 2011 (Formulation of program with orchestra)

    Application deadline: late applications will be accepted until July 25th July ´11
    Application deadline for scholarships: 10th July ´11

    Director: MANFRED HUSS
    Orchestra: Haydn Sinfonietta Wien (on period instruments)
    Promoter: Verein Haydn Sinfonietta Wien

    Programme:
    • J.S. Bach, 3. Orchestersuite (GA, Bärenreiter)
    • C.P.E Bach, Sinfonie No. 5 in h-moll Wq 182/5 (Edition Peters); Sinfonie Nr. 1 in D-Dur Wq 183/1 (Breitkopf&Härtel oder Schott)
    • J.C. Bach, Sinfonie f. Doppelorchester Es-Dur op.XVIII/1 (Edition Peters)
    • G.F. Händel, Wassermusik-Suiten 1-3 (Bärenreiter)
    • Joseph Haydn, 6 Scherzandi (Sinfonien) Hob.II: 33-38 (Doblinger; Henle GA), Sinfonie No. 60 “Il distratto” (UE-Haydn-Mozart-Presse; Henle GA), Sinfonie No. 92 “Oxford” (UE-Haydn-Mozart-Presse; Henle GA)
    • W.A. Mozart, Sinfonien B-Dur, K 22, in G-Dur, K 199, in G-Moll, K 550 (beide Fassungen), in C-Dur, “Jupiter” K 551 (alles NMA, Bärenreiter)
    Works with singer:
    • L.v. Beethoven, „Ah perfido“, op. 65 (Sopran), “No, non turbati” WoO 92a (Sopran), “Prüfung des Küssens”, WoO 89 (Bariton) – alle Henle Urtext
    • G. F. Händel, Messias: No. 2, 5,6,26-29 (Bärenreiter)
    • Joseph Haydn, „Scena di Berenice“, Hob. XXIVa:10; (Doblinger)
    • Joseph Haydn, „Dice benissimo“, Hob. XXIVb:5 (Bariton) „Da che penso“, Hob. XXIVb:16 (Tenor), „Scena di Berenice“, Hob. XXIVa:10 (Sopran) – alles bei Doblinger oder Henle GA
    • W.A. Mozart, „Die Zauberflöte“: Finale 1.Akt /15.Auftritt (Sprecherszene, Tenor, Bariton), „Ah, lo previdi““, Rez. u. Arie K 272 (Sopran) (alles NMA, Bärenreiter)
    Participation in Phase B is contingent upon active participation in Phase A. Candidates for Phase B will be selected at the conclusion of Phase A.

    Manfred Huss
    Internationally, Manfred Huss currently belongs to one of the more distinctive personalities in the historical performance practise scene. Already in his earlier years at the beginning of his career, he engaged himself intensively concerning the questions of interpretation. Formerly the youngest and “last” student of Hans Swarowsky, Huss later edited Swarowsky’s writings on conducting (“Wahrung der Gestalt”, UE Wien 1979). H.C. Robbins Landon subsequently awakened in Huss an enthusiasm for Haydn, supporting him in the Haydn year 1982, and resulting in the first modern, accurate German edition on Haydn (Edition Roetzer, Eisenstadt 1984). Stemming from these activities, Huss has been devoted to an in-depth examination of the circumstances concerning historical performance practise of the 18th Century. In February 2011 Huss directed a several-day workshop for conducting students at the Musikhochschule Lucerne; with his lectures at the Viennese conducting classes (first directed by Hans Swarowsky in 1975), Manfred Huss continues his engagement for pedagogical activities.

    Assistant
    Out of the pool of conductors that attend the course, a new assistant for Manfred Huss and his work with the Haydn Sinfonietta Wien may be selected, beginning in 2012. The assistant’s responsibilities and duties are to support and prepare for concerts and recordings, i.e.: score and part preparation, participation in rehearsals and recording sessions, conducting occasional rehearsals, répétiteur of singers, continuo playing, etc. An assistant will be incooporated in the full working process of conducting and dealing with an orchestra.

    Scholarship
    The Haydn Sinfonietta Wien is willing to financially support certain course participants in the manner of scholarships. The recipients of a scholarship are intended for particularly young and gifted conductors, who without the support of a scholarship are unable to attend the masterclasses. Please forward you queries to this address only. Please note that there is no legal entitlement associated with the granting or non-granting of the above-mentioned scholarship. Applications will be considered until July 10th

    Singers
    Young singers have the possibility to participate FREE OF CHARGE in the masterclasses and also in the final concert. Taking part in the final concert is only possible for singers that have also been present for both weeks of the course. For particularly gifted singers, there is also the opportunity that they could be selected for further concerts and CD productions with Manfred Huss and the Haydn Sinfonietta Wien. Please send applications with DVD/CD and biography to this address.

    Final Concert
    Successful participants of the masterclasses have the opportunity to conduct in the final concert of the course on 11 August 2011. The maximum number of participants will be limited to six conductors. These conductors will be awarded with a personal certificate presented by Manfred Huss detailing their successful course participation.

    Registration
    Apply directly directly to office[at]haydn.or.at
    Registration fee: EUR 150,-
    Course tuition fee Phase A:
    Active Participants EUR 440,-
    Course tuition fee Phase B:
    Active Participants EUR 950,-
    Passive Participants A EUR 200,-
    Passive Participants B EUR 150,-

  82. Please post the following:

    The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra announces its Music Director candidates who will guest conduct in the 2011-2012 season.

    Sylvia & Friends
    featuring Sylvia McNair
    September 24, 2011: Guest Maestra Miriam Burns

    Phantom of the Symphony
    October 22, 2011: Guest Maestro Scott Seaton

    British Invasion: Britten to Beatles
    featuring Gulimina Mahamuti, piano
    April 14, 2012: Guest Maestro Thomas Hong

    Sentimental Stars & Stripes!
    May 19, 2012: Guest Maestro Darryl One

    Further information, including conductor biographies, can be found at http://www.mansfieldtickets.com.

  83. Please post the following link:

    http://www.juilliard.edu/newsroom/releases/current/2011-2012_JuilliardOrchestra-print.html

    This fall, Juilliard welcome three new conducting students in the master of music degree program. Ms. Karina Canellakis, a native of NYC, studied violin for a year at Juilliard and graduated from Curtis Institute with a B.M. Mr. Gene Chang, a practicing lawyer, currently resides in Los Angeles and holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago. Mr. Yuga Cohler is from Lexington, MA and graduated from Harvard with a B.A. degree in 2011.

  84. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is searching for a young conductor to work with OAE in the 2011/12 season. The Melgaard Young Conductor scheme presents a fantastic opportunity for a young conductor to work with a closely knit period instrument orchestra, utilising the players, conductors of international standing and management as assets. The scheme was originally launched in 2008 and previous selected conductors have included Philipp von Steinaecker, Eduardo Portal and Kevin Griffiths.

    Following an audition day on 12th October, the Young Conductor will commence their involvement with the OAE in Winter 2011. More information can be found at http://www.oae.co.uk/youngconductor

    Application Deadline extended to Friday 23rd July 2011

  85. Hi,
    I have been following your site for a while and would like to help contribute if you are still interested in people contributing. I am a conductor based in Los Angeles.

    1. Absolutely! I will make you a contributor.

  86. Dear Madame / Sir!

    Would you be so kind to post the following, as there have been some changes.

    !!!

    Due to a cancellation, there is a vacancy among active participants (1 person).
    There is no limit for passive participants.

    !!!

    INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASS FOR ORCHESTRA CONDUCTING led by prof. Ilona Meskó August 29 – September 6 2011 Budapest

    With: MÁV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    List of works:
    Vivaldi: The four seasons
    Grieg: Holberg suite
    Beethoven: 1st symphony
    Mendelssohn: Hebrides overture
    Brahms: Violin concerto in D major
    Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture
    Dvorak: 9th Symphony (From the new world)
    Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

    Agenda:
    Lessons with piano accompaniment (4 pianists) and orchestra. Altogether 120 minutes with pianists and 80 minutes with orchestra are available for each participant.

    Prof. László Stachó, music historian and psychologist is going to give a lecture every day concerning the following topics:

    reviewing composers and their works listed in the curriculum
    stress management in the conductor profession
    development of musical imagination
    attentional styles, alternating attention, concentration

    Aim of the course:
    Bringing the art and technique of conducting to perfection – examining Hungarian and Russian schools, personality improvement, social and psychological studies (focusing on exquisite communication with the orchestra)

    Every active participants are required to be prepared of each piece.
    Competition:

    The best performing participant conducts the MÁV Symphony Orchestra in the final concert in the Hungarian National Museum on 6. September 2011. with the following programme: Brahms: Violin concerto in D major, Dvorak: 9th Symphony (From the new world)
    Tuition fee:

    Active participant € 750, Passive participant € 150

    For more information (e.g. regarding schedule) please check http://meskoilona.hu/en

    Thank you and best regards,

    Ákos Lustyik
    assistant

  87. If you could please post!

    —–

    Boston Chamber Orchestra Commission Competition

    Continuing our tradition of seeking out talented composers to create new works, The Boston Chamber Orchestra proudly announces its first ever Composition Competition.

    Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 selected composers.

    1st prize- $1,000
    2nd prize- $500
    3rd prize- $300

    In addition, the 1st prize winner will receive a commission from the BCO to compose a new work for string orchestra that will be premiered in the spring of the 2011-2012.

    Full competition information and application process can be found at :

    http://www.bostonchamberorchestra.org/Commission_Competition.html

  88. Announcing the 3rd annual
    Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Conducting Workshop with Markand Thakar

    http://www.thebco.org/conductingworkshop

    December 18-21, 2011

    “It was the first time I have ever been moved by my own conducting.”
    Dana Sadava
    Assistant Conductor, Indianapolis Opera
    (past participant)

  89. Conducting Masterclass and Workshop Series (CMWS) – Chicago
    at the Hyatt Regency Chicago

    Donald Schleicher – Faculty
    Li-Kuo Chang – Guest Lecturer

    Chicago, IL
    December 15-18, 2011

    This workshop provides participants with the experience of conducting a sextet (piano + string quinet) comprised of professional musicians. Participants will receive over 40 minutes of podium time conducting standard orchestral repertoire, opera recitatives and overtures. This workshop is full of opportunities off the podium as well including guest lectures from the CSO on topics such as conducting careers and auditions, the workings of a professional orchestra, and opera conducting. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be performing Mahler’s Symphony #6 with guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen which will be incorporated into the workshop. Hotel accommodations can be arranged through the CMWS.

    Repertoire:
    Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra
    Beethoven – Symphony #7
    Bernstein: Overture to Candide
    Strauss: Overture to Die Fledermaus
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4
    Verdi: Overture to La Forza Del Destino
    Opera: Accompanied Recits and Arias TBA

    Apply by Tuesday, November 1, 2011 to get the discounted rate. Application deadline is Friday, December 2, 2011.

    Visit http://www.conductingmws.com for more information!

  90. Reminder: Deadline for the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Conducting Workshop with Markand Thakar is November 1. See the website for info: http://www.thebco.org/conductingworkshop

  91. Hello, I would like to share information about McGill University’s graduate conducting program for 2012-13

    Thank you,
    Andrew

    ——
    McGill University Graduate Conducting Program:

    – 3 semester program, 45 credits (usually 2 years)
    – Podium time each week (30-40m) with a classical-sized orchestra
    – 1 graduate recital with the Beethoven Orchestra
    – 1 graduate recital with the McGill Sinfonietta
    – Personal instruction from renowned teacher and conductor Alexis Hauser
    http://www.alexishauser.webs.com/
    -Frequent interaction with guest conductors
    -A myriad of musical opportunities within the school
    – Maximum experience with only 2 students at a time in the master’s program

    -Only one position will become open for the 2012-13 school year.

    – The position will be awarded to the best candidate after a live audition with the Beethoven Orchestra in March

    Schulich facts
    180 faculty members
    700+ public performances in 2009 – more than two a day on average
    5 orchestras (2 full, 1 opera, 1 baroque, 1 contemporary)
    4 performing arts halls
    100 practice rooms
    275 bursaries, scholarships and fellowships awarded annually

    McGILL’S SCHULICH SCHOOL OF MUSIC is the best in Canada, and one of the best in the world.
    Don’t believe us? For each of the last 15 years, the Schulich School has helped McGill rank among the top 15 universities worldwide for Arts and Humanities, placing ahead of many illustrious institutions. Other schools focus on either performance or research – Schulich excels at both, and when game-changing research meets world-class performance, the results become a powerful reminder of why we do music.
    Schulich offers diploma, undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral programs in all disciplines. And we’re nestled in the heart of Montreal – a bilingual city with a celebrated symphony orchestra, dozens of annual festivals and hundreds of live music venues large and small.
    If you’re serious about pursuing music as both a passion and a profession, your road passes through our doors. We lead the way in professional music training and research. And we’ve been doing it since 1904.
    ————————–
    For further information contact:
    Jean Lesage, Chair, Department of Performance – chair.musicperformance@mcgill.ca
    Alexis Hauser, Director, McGill Orhcestras – Alexis.Hauser@mcgill.ca
    Alexis Carter, Ensemble Resource Administrator – Alexis.Carter@mcgill.ca
    Patrick O’Niell, Admission’s Officer – Patrick.Oneill@mcgill.ca

  92. NEW Colin Metters Conducting Masterclass

    This course, aimed at students with some conducting experience, provides a rare opportunity to work intensively with Colin Metters, Director of the internationally renowned postgraduate conducting programme at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and one of the world’s foremost
    conducting pedagogues.

    There are bursaries available

    Please visit

    http://www.mettersconductingmasterclass.co.uk

    for more information and application forms

  93. The London Sinfonietta are currently recruiting for 3 conductors at the beginning of their careers to take part in the London Sinfonietta Academy 2012 Conducting Masterclasses. Apply for the chance to conduct the London Sinfonietta in core contemporary repertoire AND a newly commissioned piece.
    Conductor tbc, previous years have been Pierre-Andre Valade (2011) and Elgar Howarth (2010).
    For more information and to apply for this brilliant opportunity, see the London Sinfonietta website: http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/project/london-sinfonietta-academy or email academy@londonsinfonietta.org.uk for more information.

    We look forward to receiving your applications!
    Good Luck

  94. Hello,

    Is there something I could change about the McGill conducting program posting so that you would post it? I would like this to go up soon if possible.

    Thank you,
    Andrew

  95. Hello,

    Your blog looks very useful – thank you for putting the work into making it.

    Our orchestra will soon be inviting applicants for our Music Director position – is there a way to email you the job description, or should we just post it as a comment here?

    thanks, and best wishes,

    Janet

    1. Hi Janet,

      What orchestra are you associated with? I would very much like to apply!

      Please email me at finprete@gmail.com

  96. http://www.rncm.ac.uk/conducting

    RNCM Conducting Weekend: Friday 4 May to Sunday 6 May (Friday 1400 to Sunday 1800)

    The conducting weekend follows on from highly successful Conductor Training Weekends in previous years, and features three days of dynamic masterclasses with internationally acclaimed conductors and RNCM Conducting Faculty members Mark Heron and Clark Rundell plus guest teacher Professor Mark Stringer from the University of Music & Performing Arts in Vienna. Orchestras and ensembles for the weekend will be formed from members of the Stockport Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, North Cheshire Wind Orchestra and students from the RNCM and Manchester University. 



    The course is open to both active conductors and observers and will focus on key practical issues including conducting technique, interpretation, rehearsal and preparation. In addition to sessions with a variety of orchestras and ensembles there will be workshops with rehearsal pianists and discussions on topics of interest to conductors led by other RNCM Faculty members. Video playback facilities will also be available and all participants will receive a DVD of their conducting over the weekend.

    Repertoire will include:

    Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel

    
Mahler – of a Wayfarer

    
Haydn – Symphony No.104

    Plus new music, smaller ensemble works, and opera or choral repertoire.
The cost of the conducting weekend is £175.
    Application form: http://www.rncm.ac.uk/images/pdfs/conducting_weekend_2012_leaflet.pdf

  97. Bowling Green State University
    College of Musical Arts

    Doctor of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music
    with a specialization in
    Performance (Conducting)

    The College of Musical Arts of Bowling Green State University announces an opening in the Doctor of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music performance (conducting). Contemporary music is defined as art music created after 1945, although chronological flexibility may be permitted according to individual interests. Students accepted into the program will receive an assistantship with a stipend and full-tuition waivers.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION
    All required materials must be received by January 4, 2012.
    Go to for more information.

    Following the review of all required application materials, qualified applicants will be invited to campus for an audition and interview.

    For more information contact:

    Dr. Robert Satterlee, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
    419/372-2360
    rsatter@bgnet.bgsu.edu
    http://www.bgsu.colleges/music/graduate

  98. Dear Madame / Sir!

    I would like to share information about the 2nd International Conducting Masterclass with MÁV Symphony Orchestra.
    Thank you

    * * *
    Conducting masterclass with the MÁV Symphony Orchestra 2012
    INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASS FOR ORCHESTRA CONDUCTING led by prof. Ilona Meskó August 24 – September 2 2012 Budapest

    With: MÁV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    List of works:

    Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings
    Shostakovich: Chamber Syphony for String Orchestra
    Beethoven: 6th symphony Pastorale
    Mendelssohn: Violin concerto E minor
    Brahms: 3rd symphony
    Stravinsky: Firebird suite
    Liszt: Les Preludes

    Agenda:
    Lessons with piano accompaniment (4 pianists) and orchestra. Altogether 120 minutes with pianists and 80 minutes with orchestra are available for each participant.

    Aim of the course:
    Bringing the art and technique of conducting to perfection – examining Hungarian and Russian schools, personality improvement, social and psychological studies (focusing on exquisite communication with the orchestra)

    Every active participants are required to be prepared of each piece.

    COMPETITION:

    The best performing participant conducts the MÁV Symphony Orchestra in the final concert in the Hungarian National Museum on 2. September 2011. with the following programme: Brahms: 3rd symphony, Mendelssohn: Violin concerto E minor, Liszt: Les Preludes

    Tuition fee:

    Active participant € 790, Passive participant € 150

    APPLICATION:
    Mr. Ákos Lustyik, assistant: masterclass@meskoilona.hu

  99. Announcing a new opportunity for conductors:

    The Conductors Lab® in Aix-en-Provence, France [July 22-26, 2012] is designed to provide a cooperative learning environment for experienced conductors. In the “lab,” the participants conduct members of the renowned Berlin Philharmonic and receive comments and critique in real-time directly from the musicians themselves.

    The Conductors Lab® has NO master conducting teacher. The suggestions offered by the musicians are contextualized in follow-up sessions through a collaborative process amongst the participants. The goals of the Conductors Lab® are to:
    • To provide insight into the roles and responsibilities of the conductor from the perspective of the finest orchestral musicians
    • To identify the collaborative aspects of the relationship between conductor and the orchestra
    • To foster a better understanding of the cooperative nature of conducting through a process of self-actualization

    Highlights of the experience:

    Lab Experience: Two conducting rounds offering each participant 30 minutes of time with the ensemble; comments and critiques offered by the ensemble musicians.

    Colloquium: Review of the conducting experiences (via video). Processing the musicians’ feedback through a pedagogical lense; participants share constructive comments and recommendations.

    Lecture/Discussions: Sessions on perceptions of the role of the conductor, led by members of the orchestra. Contextualizing the experience.

    Awakening Your Inner Artist: French cuisine and wine tasting, tour of local farmers market and an introduction to the flavors of the South of France, excursion to the seaside village of Cassis, farewell dinner overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

    Participation Fees:
    Registration €1000
    Housing (5 nights) €450
    Activity Fee €150
    TOTAL €1600

    Applications for Participation are accepted until all positions are filled. Candidates submit a curriculum vitea and a 30 minute DVD of live performance.

    Send Materials To:
    The Conductors Lab®
    Blair School of Music
    2400 Blakemore Ave.
    Nashville, TN 37212

    The Conductors Lab®: Maite Monchal, Administrator; Thomas Verrier, Director; Fergus McWilliam, Artistic Coordinator; Mark Wait, Dean, Blair School of Music.

    The Conductors Lab is a Registered Trademark

  100. Young Musicians Foundation – Debut Orchestra

    Music Director and Conductor Post

    The YMF Debut Orchestra Music Director and Conductor post is one of the most prestigious training positions available to young conductors. A three-year position, this opportunity gives one conductor (selected through national auditions) the opportunity to plan, rehearse, and conduct a series of approximately six concerts per season including symphonic, chamber orchestra, family and fundraising performances.

    The Music Director & Conductor reports to the YMF Executive Director and YMF Artistic Administrator and creates each season’s programming in collaboration with the Artistic Administrator and Music Advisory Board. Other tasks include serving on the yearly orchestra audition panel, write program notes, speak to the audience, direct up to three 360° Music performances around Los Angeles County and represent YMF at numerous social and artistic events.

    The Music Director receives a BMI Foundation Inc./Lionel Newman Conducting Study Grant, a YMF Conducting Grant, and the YMF/John & Samantha Williams Conducting Fellowship Grant. This is one of the few programs available where the most talented young conductors in the world are paired with one of the premier training orchestras in the nation, and given the opportunity to plan, rehearse, and conduct a full orchestra season.

    2012 Music Director and Conductor Search
    Eligibility: Open to conductors of exceptional professional promise and ability who reside in the United States, who will not have reached their 28th* birthday by June 30, 2012, and who are not yet under professional management. Upon winning the post, Los Angeles residency will be strongly encouraged.
    *extended from prior restriction of 27th birthday, for 2012 appointment only

    Duties:

    Build, guide, and conduct the YMF Debut Orchestra in rehearsals, concerts, and the YMF Command Performance Gala. Season includes 5-6 concerts, with 4-5 rehearsals per concert. The orchestra is often hired for additional outside events.
    Select a professional conductor to serve as a mentor for lessons, rehearsals, and programming.
    Assist in re-auditioning the entire orchestra every year.
    Assist in judging the National Debut Concerto Competition.
    Plan and direct two outreach concerts per year.
    Write program notes for each concert.
    Be available for community and public relations activities.
    Act as a spokesperson for the Foundation and its programs.

    Application: Applications will be available for online submission beginning November 1, 2011.

    Please visit our website at: http://www.ymf.org under “Programs > Debut Orchestra > Music Director and Conductor Post”
    to submit your application.

    Required materials:

    Completed online application with application fee
    Resume
    Proof of age (copy of driver license, passport, or birth certificate)
    Proof of US residency
    Two letters of recommendation, one of which from the primary conducting teacher
    Labeled DVD/video or online selections (see instructions below)
    Repertoire conducted list
    (optional) SASE for DVD/video return
    Video instructions: The applicant is to be filmed (both in rehearsal and in concert) from the sides or rear of the orchestra with a wide enough angle of view so that the conductor’s face, body, and at least some of the orchestra members are visible throughout the rehearsal or performance.

    Video submissions must contain the following (labeled on the DVD/video if submitting a hard copy):

    Exactly 5 minutes, unedited, of one selection from the repertoire list below in working rehearsal;
    Exactly 5 minutes, unedited, of one selection from the repertoire list below in either rehearsal or concert;
    Exactly 5 minutes, unedited, of a second selection from the repertoire list below in either rehearsal or concert;
    One complete movement or work in concert, not longer than 15 minutes.
    Repertoire must include four contrasting selections from the following, not necessarily in this order:

    One movement of a concerto;
    One Classical period work;
    One Romantic period work;
    One contemporary work containing mixed meters and/or complex beating patterns.
    All repertoire selections should come from the standard canon for each period.

    Deadline: Application and supporting materials must be received by Friday, January 13, 2012

    Auditions: Final auditions by invitation on Saturday, March 10, 2012.

    Contact: Sarah Thomas, YMF programs
    Tel: 310.859.7669 Fax: 310.859.1365 Email: sarah@ymf.org

  101. New Conducting Workshops in London, England

    Two new one-day conducting workshops will be happening in central London next year led by Peter Fender (www.peterfender.co.uk). Future courses of a longer duration are being planned.

    The workshops are open to people of all ages and of all standards. Beginners are welcome. A mix of abilities is a great learning environment, and each person will receive help and advice appropriate to their skill and experience. Maximum of 10 participants.

    Subjects covered will be technique, musical interpretation, communication, and how to manage an orchestra. Although there will be some overlap between the two days there will also be many differences – you can profitably come to either or both. We will be working with a professional pianist and solo singer.

    Cost:
    One day: £90 (£75 unwaged)
    Both days: £170 (£140 unwaged)

    Saturday 21st April 10:30-17:30
    Upper Hall, St Columba’s Church, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD.

    Repertoire: All – Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.1, Menuetto and Trio
    Beginners – Mozart Symphony No.40, 1st movement (up to repeat sign)
    Others – Mahler Symphony No.2 mov 4 (with soloist)

    Saturday 23rd June 10:30-17:30
    The Choir Room, The American Church, 79a Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TD.

    Repertoire: All – Elgar Enigma Variations, introduction (up to figure 2)
    Beginners – Ravel Mother Goose Suite, 1st movement
    Others – Bach St Matthew Passion, opening chorus

    For more information or to book a place please email info@peterfender.co.uk

  102. Weekend conducting workshop (with orchestra) in London, UK, 2012 led by Peter Fender.

    Saturday 8th September 11:00-21:00 & Sunday 9th September 10:00-17:00

    Abacus Arts, 2a Browning Street, London, SE17 1LN, UK.

    Saturday is work with piano
    Sunday is work with orchestra

    Repertoire:
    Mozart – Symphony No.35 (Haffner)
    Mahler – Adagietto from Symphony No.5
    Ravel – Pavane pour une infante defunte

    Maximum of 8 participants.
    Podium time 90 mins minimum, plus 15 mins individual session.
    Observers welcome: they can have a short session at conducting one of the pieces (should they wish).

    It may be possible to find cheap accommodation for anyone needing it for the Saturday night. Please enquire.

    Cost

    £210 (£175 unwaged, £105 observer)
    If you book on this course plus the two one-day courses already advertised (21 Apr and 23 Jun) the cost is just £360, £300 unwaged)

    For more information or to book a place please email info@peterfender.co.uk

  103. ARIA ITALIANA – Musica Arte e Creatività, an organization devoted to the creation and management of cultural and musical events based in Mercatello sul Metauro, Italy, presents a Master Class in Orchestral Conducting culminating in a final concert with Orchestra conducted by the participants.

    Admission
    The course is open to young orchestra conductors of any nationality who speak English or Italian.
    The number of active participants is limited to nine people and ten auditors.

    Instruction
    The course will be taught by Maestro Lanfranco Marcelletti, recently appointed as Music Director and Conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra of Xalapa (Mexico), Music Director and Conductor of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca (U.S.A.) and chief conductor of the Orquestra Criança Cidadã, prestigious musical and social project dedicated to needy Brazilian children in Recife.

    Orchestra
    This year’s program is being expanded to include an International Festival Orchestra. Seventeen talented and internationally experienced string musicians chosen by M° Lanfranco Marcelletti and coordinated by renowned violinist Ingrid Sweeney, will participate in all morning sessions of the Conducting Masterclass. The final concert will be performed by a full orchestra, which will have the participation of some of the finest musicians of the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini completing a 30-musicians orchestral formation. The Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini is the orchestra of the Italian province of Pesaro and Urbino (PU) and has been acknowledged by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

    Podium Time
    The addition of the core strings ensemble of the International Festival Orchestra provides a unique and coveted opportunity of daily podium time for the participants of the Master Class for a total of approximately 21 hours of podium time. In addition, each master class student will receive approximately 50 minutes of rehearsal and concert podium time for the final concert and its rehearsals in front of an expanded International Festival Orchestra.

    Venue
    The classes will be held in Mercatello sul Metauro (PU) from the 6th to the 18th of August 2012 in the Palazzo Gasparini, a seventeenth century prestigious palace.

    Program
    There will be a total of more than 60 hours of coursework. Morning and afternoon lessons will cover conducting techniques and score analysis and preparation.

    Lessons will be based on the program arranged for the final concert which is composed of the following pieces:

    Cimarosa, Domenico
    The Secret Marriage: Ouverture

    Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
    Così fan tutte, K. 588: Ouverture

    Respighi, Ottorino
    The Birds, P. 154
    “Prelude (from Bernardo Pasquini)” “The Dove (from Jacques de Gallot)” “The Hen (from Jean-Phillipe Rameau)”

    Mendelssohn, Felix
    The Hebrides, op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave)

    Beethoven, Ludwig van
    Coriolan, Overture, op. 62

    Vaughan Williams, Ralph
    Fantasia on “Greensleeves”

    Fauré, Gabriel
    Pavane, op. 50

    Prokofiev, Sergei
    Classical Symphony, op. 25 (Symphony No. 1)
    “I. Allegro con brio” “II. Larghetto” “III. Gavotte: Non troppo allegro” “IV. Finale: Molto vivace”

    Final concert
    At the end of the course, Saturday, August 18th, the active participants will conduct the final concert of Musica&Musica’s 2012 concert season.

    Registration
    An e-mail of application should be sent to Aria Italiana info@ariaitaliana.it not later than the 15th April 2012.

    Confirmation
    The materials sent with the application form will be evaluated by Maestro Lanfranco Marcelletti. The selected candidates will receive confirmation of their attendance not later than the 30th April 2012.

    Costs and requirements
    The tuition fee of the Master Class is €1800 (onethousandeighthundred/00) for the active participants and €500 (fivehundred/00) for the auditors.

    Contacts
    ARIA ITALIANA – musica, arte e creatività
    Via Roma 12, 61040 Mercatello sul Metauro (PU) Italy
    http://www.ariaitaliana.it
    info@ariaitaliana.it

  104. Conducting Masterclass with Maestro Kurt Masur (September 11-15, 2012)!

    The Baltic Youth Philharmonic offers an exceptional possibility for young and highly talented conductors: the most renowned conductor of present times Kurt Masur will lead a conducting masterclass at the Usedom Music Festival

    See our website under “auditions/masterclass” for the application process: http://www.baltic-youth-philharmonic.org/?id=16
    The course will take place during the last working period of the orchestra at the Usedom Music Festival/ Germany.

    Young conductors have also the chance to apply as assistant to Kristjan Järvi, Founding Conductor and Music Director, to work with him and the Baltic Youth Philharmonic in August 04-10 in Copenhagen.

  105. Taipei Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor Search

    Taipei Symphony Orchestra, one of Taiwan’s oldest and prestigious orchestra, is searching for a conductor-in-residence who also have to serve as deputy manager and handle administrative duties. Candidates must speak fluent Mandarin Chinese.

    http://www.tso.taipei.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=15231979&ctNode=6499&mp=119021 (Website in Chinese)

  106. I would like to offer information about a Conducting Mozart Opera masterclass we are offering at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music:

    Course: CONDUCTING MOZART OPERA: Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte
    Dates: July 23-August 11, 2012
    Location: University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
    Faculty:
    Conducting faculty: Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies, CCM
    Arthur Fagen, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
    Opera faculty: David Adams, CCM – Italian Language and Style
    Marie-France Lefebvre, CCM, Metropolitan Opera – Coaching
    Ken Weiss, Washington National Opera – Coaching
    Robin Guarino, Metropolitan Opera, CCM – Directing
    Ben Smith, Director of Opera, Baldwin-Wallace University – Directing

    Description: Join us for a unique course, focusing exclusively on the challenging craft of opera conducting. Up to 20 conductors and pianists will be invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience. Working with an internationally renowned faculty, led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM and Arthur Fagen, internationally renowned opera conductor, students will have daily Italian instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching masterclasses. Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals, culminating in concert performances of excerpts from two of Mozart’s greatest works, performed either in the acoustically perfect Corbett Auditorium or all’aperto in the piazza of the CCM Village (weather permitting).

    There will be two sessions, running concurrently:
    July 23 – August 4 Le Nozze di Figaro
    July 31 – August 11 Così fan tutte

    Schedule:
    Session I: Le Nozze di Figaro – Monday-Friday, July 23-27;
    Session II: Cosi fan tutte, July 30-August 3
    9:00 Orientation and review
    10:00-12:00 Italian class
    1:00-3:00 1st work session
    3:30-5:30 2nd work session
    7:00-10:00 Staging rehearsals with singers

    Figaro: Mon.-Wed., July 30-August 1
    Cosi: August 6-8
    10:00-12:00 Italian instruction
    1:00-3:00 1st session with singers
    3:30-5:30 2nd session with singers
    7:00-10:00 Staging rehearsals with singers

    Figaro: Thursday and Friday, August 2 and 3
    Cosi: Thursday and Friday, August 9 and 10
    10:00-1:00, 2:00-5:00 Orchestra rehearsals (Friday w. singers)

    Figaro: Saturday, August 4
    Cosi: Saturday, August 11
    10:00 Dress rehearsal
    8:00 Performance

    Application:
    Please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CONDUCTINGMOZART

    -AND-

    Email a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments, in addition to the items below, to sara.dukic@uc.edu

    Conductors – video documentation (links via YouTube or Vimeo preferred)
    Pianist/Coaches – audio documentation (link via YouSendIt preferred)

    If you cannot send links to your audition materials, please submit a DVD or CD with your application fee.

    Application fee ($40, check or wire transfer made payable to “University of Cincinnati”) to:

    Conducting Mozart
    CCM Summer Programs
    Attn: Sara Danner Dukic, Manager
    PO Box 210003
    Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

    513.556.9198

    No applications will be considered without payment of the application fee.

    Tuition: Conductors – $3000/two weeks
    Pianist/Coaches – $2000/two weeks

    Deadline: Applications must be received by Monday, April 2nd, 2012. All applicants will be notified by Monday, April 16th, of their status. Half of the tuition fee will be due by Tuesday, May 1st in order to secure placement in the course.

  107. St.Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra “Klassica” announces the First International Masterclass in Orchestral Conducting.
    St.Petersburg, Russia
    8-13 July 2012
    The Masterclass will be led by: Professor Alexander Kantorov (The Chief Conductor of St.Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra “Klassica”) Peter Gribanov (The Chief Conductor of Karaganda Symphony Orchestra) Professor Eugeny Tzirlin (The Jerusalem Academy of Music – Orchestral Conducting)
    It will comprise six days of classes and a final concert.
    This course will provide an opportunity to look at the conducting from a different angle. It will concentrate on the psychological aspect of the conducting.
    The participants will learn about “impulse conducting” and will be able to influence the orchestra by the emotional impulse.
    The course is designed for young professional conductors and advanced conducting students.
    A maximum of 10 participants will be invited to work with Maestros Gribanov, Tzirlin and Kantorov. The workshops will include score study sessions, conducting sessions with two pianos, and conducting sessions with the orchestra.
    Each active participant will receive a significant podium time with two pianos and with the orchestra (approximately a total of 75 minutes with two pianos and 60 minutes with orchestra during the course).
    All conductors will be given the opportunity to participate in the final concert.
    Repertoire for the Masterclass will include
    1. Mozart 41th Symphony
    2. Beethoven 5th Symphony
    3. Weber Freischutz Ouverture
    4. Brahms 3rd Symphony
    5. Rimsky-Korsakov Shecherazade
    6. Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
    7. Tchaikovsky 5th Symphony
    8. Rachmaninov 2d Symphony
    9. Shostakovich 5th Symphony
    Please check Peter Gribanov`s website for further details: http://www.iwillconduct.com
    We can assist you with the accommodation if you need it and/or refer you to a prominent travel agency.
    How to apply.
    Please send us:
    1. A letter with your CV or resume attached.
    2. A DVD of your concert(s) and/or links to YouTube videos
    3. The application fee (only after we invoice you)
    The deadline for receipt of the application and all the materials is 10 May 2012. Once we receive your documents, we will email you an invoice for 150 Euro – the non-refundable application fee. You will be notified of the acceptance and sent the final invoice by 30 May 2012. The total cost of the Masterclass is 1650 Euro (the application fee included)
    The documents and enquiries should be sent to:
    masterclass@iwillconduct.com

  108. I would like to share a link of the 2012 Radom International Masterclass run by Conductors’ Academy. I attended this masterclass last year, and it was by far the best experience of my life. Active participants are given ample podium time in front of the Radom Chamber Orchestra, which is an incredible orchestra. Orchestra sessions, rehearsals and the closing concert are taped with the best possible equipment. The directors Jonathan Brett and Maciej Żółtowski are excellent conductors, teachers and advisers who bring all of their valuable insights and knowledge about conducting technique and the profession to the table.

    Here’s the link to the masterclass: http://www.conductorsacademy.org/radom_2012.html

  109. International Conducting Institute at New England Music Camp, Sidney Maine June 16-23, 2012

    The International Conducting Institute at New England Music Camp is an intensive seven-day program geared towards university and graduate-student conductors, and music educators. Directed by Leon Gregorian and Raphael Jiménez, participants will focus on advanced orchestral repertoire and performance practices during a series of group and private lessons, and master classes associated with the art of orchestral conducting.

    -5 hours total daily podium sessions, morning and afternoon
    -Two private lessons with conducting faculty
    -Conduct ensemble of professional orchestra musicians and pianists of highest caliber
    -Evening seminars, “Methods of Score Study” and “How to Program Good and Interesting Repertoire”
    -Intimate and supportive environment for networking with peers and professional conductors
    -Affordable tuition includes lodging, meals and use of New England Music Camp’s waterfront recreational equipment and facilities.

    For more information and to apply online visit http://www.nemcconductinginstitute.com.

    Symphonies (Movements may be chosen from the following)

    Beethoven, Symphony No. 1, Op. 21
    Beethoven Symphony No. 5
    Brahms Symphony No.2
    Dvorak Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”
    Haydn Symphony No.94 “Surprise”
    Mozart Symphony No. 39

    Overtures

    Brahms Academic Festival Overture
    Beethoven Overture to Egmont
    Beethoven Overture to Coriolan
    Beethoven Overture to Fidelio
    Mozart, Overture to the Magic Flute

    Other Orchestral Repertoire

    Arensky, Variation on a theme by Tchaikovsky
    Brahms, Haydn Variations, Op. 26a
    Mahler, Adagietto from Symphony, No. 5

    Tuition: (includes lodging and meals)

    Full Participant: (Limited to 12-16 registrants) $1200
    Auditor: (Limited to 2-4 registrants) $750
    Auditor is one who will observe only. He or She may attend all conducting Seminars and lectures only.

    Application Requirements:

    • Application
    • $75 non‐refundable application fee

    Full Participants must also provide:
    • Audition requirements: MP3, YouTube videos (preferred); CD/DVDs are acceptable formats
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Resume

  110. Would you be so kind to help us posting the following about the “Conducting Beethoven” masterclass on your site? Thank you in advance!

    The European Conducting Academy announces the CONDUCTING BEETHOVEN master class in Vicenza (Italy) with Maestro Lior Shambadal (Chief conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker) and Maestro Romolo Gessi (Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta). 2012 April 19-22 (Section B). Optional introductory lessons (Section A) March 19-22. Programme: Beethoven – Symphonies Nr. 5 & 6. Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta.

    THE COURSE will be held in Vicenza. It will be organized into two sections so that each piece will be studied first theoretically and then practically on the piano and with a string ensemble (Section A), then with the whole orchestra (Section B) so that candidates will be able to work as independently as possible, making efficient use of the time allowed for orchestra rehearsals. Each student can choose whether to take the whole course with both sections or to do just one of them. Introductory audition for active participants: the first day of each section at 11:00 a.m.

    ADMISSION: conductors of all nationalities and all ages can take part in this course. All candidates are expected to have thoroughly studied at least one piece of the programme before the beginning of the course.
    Admission into section A (Maestro Gessi) is after assessment of a curriculum and a short aptitude test which will be held on the first day of lessons at 11 a.m. The conductors must demonstrate that they have a suitable basic technique.
    Admission into section B (Maestro Shambadal and Maestro Gessi) is for those conductors with a relevant experience and aptitude in symphonic repertoire. Their curricula will be assessed and the conductors will undergo an aptitude test. This will take place at 11 a.m. of the first day of lessons for this section. Those students who will get an excellent valuation during the section A will automatically be admitted to section B without further test or audition. Those found unsuitable will still be able to participate as listeners.

    PROGRAMME:
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No.6 “Pastoral”

    CALENDAR:
    Section A: analysis, conducting technique and rehearsals with piano and ensemble – m° Gessi
    Saturday March 17th : 11:00 a.m. Introductory audition; Lessons 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday March 18th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Section B: analysis, conducting technique and rehearsals with piano, ensemble, and Orchestra – m° Shambadal and m° Gessi
    Thursday April 19th: 11:00 a.m. Introductory audition; Lessons 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Friday April 20th: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday April 21th : 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday April 22th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Course fees (to be paid in full at registration):
    Conductors
    Section A: € 200.00
    Section B: € 450.00 (complete: 4 days – lessons with piano, ensemble, and orchestra)
    Section B reduced: € 390.00 (only 3 days – lessons with piano and ensemble or orchestra)
    Listeners – Daily fee: € 60.00
    Conductors – Special offer for the whole course sections A, B: € 550.00
    Listeners – Special offer for the whole course sections A, B: € 280.00

    Registration fee: € 15.00

    Diplomas and certificates: each participant will receive an attendance certificate.
    Tuition Languages: Italian, German, English

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 10th Section A – April 10th Section B

    LIOR SHAMBADAL: Israeli conductor Lior Shambadal maintains an active career as both an artistic leader and guest artist on both orchestral and opera podiums throughout Europe, as well as in China, Japan, Korea and South America. He currently serves as the Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker, a post he has held since 1997. During his tenure there, he has led more than 150 concerts at the famed Berlin Philharmonie, and has conducted the orchestra in hundreds of performances on tour in Japan, China, Korea, Italy, Spain, Ireland, England, France and Germany. In 2009, he was also named Music Director of the Orchestre Filarmonica de Bogota. Since 2008, Shambadal has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia, as well as a guest professor and Principal Guest Conductor of the Chengdu Symphony Orchestra of the Central Music Conservatory in the Sichuan province of China. In addition, he works regularly with the Festival of San Gemini in Italy, where he serves as permanent member of the artistic committee and leads master classes for conductors and, since 2007, he has appeared annually as a guest artist for the orchestra training program at The Banff Centre in Canada. He was born in 1950 in Tel Aviv, where he studied viola, trombone, composition, and conducting. His studies took him to the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he worked with Carl Melles. Moving on to Vienna Mr. Shambadal had been tutored by acclaimed conductors such as Hans Swarowsky, Carlo Maria Giulini, Igor Markevitch, Sergiu Celibidache and Franco Ferrara. Lior Shambadal expanded his studies in other areas such as electronic music (in Vienna) and composition taught by Witold Lutoslawski (in France). In 1980 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. From 1986 to 1993 he led the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv. As the sole founder of the ensembles Acoustic 7/11 and Musica Nova Lior Shambadal proved himself a prolific composer whose musical range includes chamber music, song writing, and symphonic orchestra pieces. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Shambadal was musical director of the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslauten (Germany), and from 2000-2003 he served as the Chief Conductor of the RTV Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His CD and television productions have made Mr. Shambadal internationally famous, supported by his guest appearance conducting international orchestras.

    ROMOLO GESSI: born in Trieste, Italy, Maestro Gessi completed his musical studies at the Trieste Conservatory. Further conducting studies ensued at the State Conservatoire of St.Petersburg, under Musin and Kukuskin, at the Wiener Meisterkurse für Dirigenten in Vienna under Julius Kalmar, and at the Accademia Musicale in Pescara under Donato Renzetti, obtaining Diplomas with the highest marks. He has won many awards, including the Opera Conducting Competition of Caserta, and the First Prize at the International Austro-Hungarian Conducting Competition of Vienna and Pécs. He was appointed professor of Conducting at the Conservatorio “Verdi” of Milan. Since 1997 he has been teaching conducting at the European Academy in Vicenza and opera conducting at the International Workshop OperAverona. He is also Professor of Chamber Music at the National Conservatory of Trieste an he has been Guest Professor at the Vienna Music University and at the Norwegian Music Academy. He is Music Director of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pro Musica Salzburg Orchestra and of the Filarmonia Veneta Orchestra. He has been Music Director of the Cantelli Symphony Orchestra in Milan from 2006 to 2008. He has conducted many orchestras, such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the State Opera Prague, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Cracow, the Izhevsk’s Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pécs Symphony Orchestra, the Santo André Symphony Orchestra, the Gainsesville Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia’s Soloists, Milano Classica, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, the Trieste Opera House, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Bari Symphony Orchestra, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the Lecce Symphony Orchestra, the Marchigiana Philharmonic, the Spoleto Opera House in the principal cities of Italy as well as in those of Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.

    Information . Registration . Accommodation:
    • Course address: Auditorium Agorà – Via Brunialti 8 – 36100 VICENZA – ITALY
    • Infoline: Tel +39 328 2449171 or +39 338 9368993
    E-mail: scsculturaespettacolo@gmail.com
    Web site: http://www.dirigo.altervista.org

    Registration:
    1. Send the completed application form by the deadline to SCS via e-mail
    scsculturaespettacolo@gmail.com
    2. Fees have to be paid in full on the first day of the course.
    Notes:
    1. Partial attendance gives no right to a reduction in fee.
    2. The organizers may accept enrolments after the deadline date if places are still available.

    • Accomodation:
    SCS offers an accommodation selection and assistance service to participants at:
    • Villa Curti :”Bed and Breakfast” località Sovizzo. Tel: +39 0444 378329 http://www.fattoriavillacurti.com
    • Villa Ghislanzoni :”Bed and Breakfast” località Bertesina. Tel: +39 0444 1837595 http://www.villaghislanzoni.it
    • Youth Hotel: Via Giuriolo, 9 – Vicenza. Tel: +39 0444 540222 http://www.ostellovicenza.com
    • Casa di Lidia: “Bed and Breakfast” Via Legione Antonini, 38 – Tel: +39 0444 563952 http://www.lacasadilidia.it
    • Casa San Raffaele: Viale X Giugno – Vicenza. Tel: +39 0444 545767 http://www.albergosanraffaele.it
    • Hotel Tre Torri****: Via Tavernelle, 71 – Altavilla Vicentina (VI). Tel: +39 0444 572411 http://www.hoteltretorri.it

  111. Could you inform me why our info about the Radom masterclass is not shown?

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  112. Could you help us in posting the following info about Radom masterclass in the ‘masterclass’ category?

    8th Conductors’ Academy International Masterclass, Radom, Poland, July 2012

    website: http://www.conductorsacademy.org

    Dates & Structure

    Sunday July 1 – Sunday July 8 inclusive (i.e. arriving June 30 and departing July 9)

    The Radom class is small – maximum ten active participants – and normally everyone conducts twice every day. We aim to provide a significant experience of working with a professional orchestra of high level, both in rehearsal and a concert performance, and the structure allows time to introduce concepts regarding manual technique, rehearsal technique and score preparation.

    Our objectives are that participants leave with strong and positive ideas how to move forwards, a DVD of an effective performance with a good professional orchestra recorded in high quality audio and video, and some really strong friendships arising from sharing a challenging and inspiring process with others.
    Faculty

    Directors

    Jonathan Brett
    Maciej Żółtowski

    Orchestra

    Radom Chamber Orchestra

    Repertoire

    Britten Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge
    Glazunov Theme & Variations
    Haydn The Seven Last Words
    Haydn Cello Concerto in C
    Mendelssohn Octet
    Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No 1
    Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence

    Locations

    All classes and rehearsals are held on stage at Radom City Hall. Radom is a city of 250,000 situated about 100km south of Warsaw, Poland. Warsaw is the nearest airport, then bus or taxi to the Central Station and train to Radom.

    Accommodation & meals

    Shared room with breakfast included in the cost. Single rooms are available for a supplement of £150.

    Lunch is provided every day except the concert day. Dinner with the orchestra is provided one evening near the beginnning of the week and after the concert.

    Language

    The official language for this class is English.

    If you have doubts about your ability to learn effectively using English please note this on the application form and we will try to provide language support.

    Financial

    Costs

    including 9 nights half-board accommodation, from evening of 30 June to breakfast on 9 July

    Active participant – £1,250 (c.€1,500) / Passive participant – £600 (c.€720).

    single supplement – £150 / reduction for past CA participants arriving evening of 2 July – £150

    Applications

    More details and application form at http://www.conductorsacademy.org

  113. Hello, I would like to share the following information with you. Thank you very much! Dominique

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    Kurt Masur’s conducting masterclass: Last call for applying!
    The Baltic Youth Philharmonic would like to inform you that the application for the Kurt Masur’s conducting masterclass (Sept. 11-15) at the Usedom Music Festival (Germany) is only possible until April, 30.
    For more information see: http://www.baltic-youth-philharmonic.org/?id=58

  114. Hi there. I’m writing to let you know about a Music Director opening at the Houston Heights Orchestra. It’s a volunteer orchestra in Houston, TX committed to having a great time while playing great music. All the application details are atour website.

  115. Dear Sirs, thanlk you for your precious work. I would like to share information aobut the “Florence conducting Masterclass”, a conducting course that will be heln in Italy in September.

    Site:

    http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com/enhome.htm

    Here is the info:

    Ordinary Course

    The course is opened to a maximum number of 12 (twelve) active students. The course is articulated in n°5 (five) days of lesson in which the orchestra will be available for the students for n°3 (three) hours per day, for a total amount of n°100 (one hundred) minutes of podium time.

    Couse fee, active students: € 1000,00
    Inscription fee: € 200,00
    Programme
    Timetable: morning 10.00 – 13.00; afternoon 15.00 – 18.00:

    Monday 3: morning, registration and theory; afternoon, theory and assistantship to the base course
    Tuesday 4: morning, theory and score analysis, assistantship to the basic course; afternoon, lesson with the orchestra
    Wednesday 5: morning, theory and score analysis, assistantship to the basic coures; afternoon, lesson with the orchestra
    Thursday 6: morning, theory and score analysis; afternoon, lesson with the orchestra
    Friday 7: morning, theory and score analysis; afternoon, lesson with the orchestra
    Saturday 8: general rehearsal and final concert

    Active students must prepare al least 1 (one) piece from gourp A and 2 (two) from group B

    Group A – Orchestra of 20 elements (days 4 and 5 September)

    J. Haydn, sinfonia n° 52 in Do minore
    J. Haydn, sinfonia n° 45 “gli addii”
    W. A. Mozart, sinfonia n°29 in La maggiore
    F. Schubert, sinfonia n° 5 in Sib maggiore

    Gruop B – Orchestra of 32 elements (days 6, 7 and 8 September)

    W.A. Mozart, ouverture da “le nozze di Figaro”
    W.A. Mozart, ouverture da “Don Giovanni”
    W.A. Mozart, sinfonia n° 41 “Jupiter”
    W.A. Mozart, sinfonia n° 38 “Praga”
    L.v. Beethoven, sinfonia n°1
    L.v. Beethoven, sinfonia n°5 (I e II movimento)
    L.v. Beethoven, sinfonia n°7
    L.v. Beethoven, sinfonia n°8
    F. Mendelssohn, Sinfonia IV “italiana”
    F. Mendelssohn, ouverture “le Ebridi”
    R. Wagner, Idillio di Sigfrido
    M. Ravel, le tombeau de Couperin

    Opportunities

    The best students, chosen by the teacher, will be enrolled ad conductors for a concert in XXXIII Concert Season of Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, along with the international renowed artist that every year are invited in the season.
    On the final steges of the masterclass there will be present agents from important international artists agencies.
    The municipality of Florence will give n°2 (two) scholarship of the value of 1.000 Euros each that will be assigned before the end of the course.

    Basic Course
    The course is opened to a maximum number of 12 (twelve) active students. The course will be articulated in n°3 (three) days in which the students will work with the String Quintet of the “concertino” of Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina for n°2 (two) hourse and 30 (thirty) minutes per day, for a total amount of n°75 (seventy-five) minutes of total podium time.

    Course fee, active students: € 300,00
    Inscription fee: € 150,00

    Programme

    Timetable: morning 10.00 – 13.00; afternoon 15.00 – 18.00:

    Monday 3: morning, registration and theory; afternoon, lesson with string quintet
    Tuesday 4: morning, lesson with string quintet; afternoon, assistantship to the ordinary course
    Wednesday 5: morning, lesson with string quintet; afternoon, assistantship to the ordinary course
    Thursday 6: morning and afternoon, assistantship to the ordinary course
    Friday 7: morning and afternoon, assistantship to the ordinary course
    Saturday 8: morning and evening, assistantship to the ordinary course and to the final concert

    Students will prepare any piece from the follwing list:

    J. Haydn, the last seven words of Chirst on the Cross
    W. A. Mozart, serenata K525
    W. A. Mozart, divertimenti K136, K137, K138
    W. A. Mozart, adagio e fuga K546
    E. Elgar, serenata per archi
    G. Puccini, crisantemi

    Students will also work with the string quintett on the pieces object of study of the ordinary course.
    Best students will have the opportunity to conduct the complete orchestra during the days of the ordinary course.

    Auditors
    Auditors can assist to the whole course or to single days. The partecipation fee for the auditors is unique and permits to assist to the lessons of the ordinary course as well as the these of the basic course.

    Course fee, auditors: € 200,00
    Daily ticket, auditors: € 50,00

    Lunch and transport
    Students can have lunch inside Villa Peyron from € 10,00 per person. A shuttle bus will be available for the students from Fiesole central square in the morning before the beginning of the course and in the evening at the end.
    The central square of Fiesole is easily reachable from the center of Florence with bus n° 7 departing from central railway station or San Marco Square.

    Accomodation
    Food and accomodation are to be payed by the partecipants. We have estabilished agreements with the following hotels:

    Ostello Plus Florence
    via Santa Caterina d’Alessandria 15/17
    (via Nazionale, near Santa Maria Novella central railway station)
    te. +39 055.9151461
    http://www.plushostels.com/plusflorence

    Hotel Medici
    via De Medici, 6
    http://www.hotelmediciflorence.com

    Inscription

    The registration will be done through mail sending the request to
    Associazione Artes – via G.Verga, 19 – 59100 Prato (Po) Italy
    or through e-mail to conducting.masterclass@gmail.com (object: Conducting 2012)
    and must be received by August 25 2012.

    The following documents must be attached: fully filled registration form (downloadable here), copy of ID card, proof of the payment of the inscription fee. The payment can be done by bank tranfer (attention: bank expenses are to be charged to the payer) to the bank acocunt BCC di Vignole IBAN IT82 Z089 2221 5030 0000 0704 948 of Associazione Artes; other payment methods are possible: feel free to ask.

    The course fee will be payed the first day of the course. The courses will be activated with a minimum number of studens.
    The inscription fee will not be returned in any case, except the cancellation of the courses; in that case the students will be promptly advised. The organization, though not responsible for the teachers, will grant the regular performance of the lessons.

    Best Wishes

  116. Dear sirs,
    I would like to share this information in your blog. Thank you very much for posting:

    LAST WEEK to apply for the 1st “EDUARD TOLDRÀ” ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING COURSE with Mº DONATO RENZETTI

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    The course will take place from the 1st to the 7th of July 2012 at Auditori Municipal de Terrassa (Barcelona-Spain).

    Contact
    WEBSITE: http://www.toldraconductingcourse.com
    E-MAIL: info@toldraconductingcourse.com
    FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/toldraconductingcourse

    Requisites
    The course is open to professional conductors and advanced students no matter the nationality.

    Rules to apply
    Application deadline: May 25th, 2012.
    Documents to be sent to apply@toldraconductingcourse.com

    Active
    – Filled-in application form
    – A video recording no longer than 15 minutes
    – A recent photography in high quality
    – A copy of your IdCard or Passport
    – Application fee receipt of payment (30Eur, non-refundable)

    Auditors
    – Filled-in application form
    – Application fee receipt of payment (30Eur, non-refundable)

    Once we have received all the applications, Maestro Renzetti will choose no more than 12 active students. The results will be communicated personally to each candidate during the first week of June.

    Repertoire
    Every single active student must prepare all the titles included in the repertoire list:
    Haydn: Symphony No. 104
    Mozart: Cosi fan tutte, Overture
    Mozart: Symphony No. 39
    Rossini: Il signor Bruschino, Overture
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
    Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
    Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin

  117. VII International Course of Orchestral Art

    Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra, in partnership with the University of Aveiro (PT) and AIDIMOS (EU), organizes, from 13th to 22th July 2012 the Seventh Edition of the International Course of Orchestral Art, under the pedagogical and artistic directorship of Conductor Ernst Schelle.
    The main objective of this international course is to contribute to the technical and artistic soundness of all those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Orchestral Art, whether as young conductors, students of orchestral conducting, teachers or students of music, or young musicians. The Conducting Course, as well as a Professional Orchestral Training Course, will therefore be opened to all young instrumentalists.
    Repertoire
    Beethoven – Symphony No. 2 in D major (1st and 2nd movements)
    Schostakowitsch – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F, op. 102
    Bartók – Concerto for orchestra (4th movement)
    Mendelssohn – Overture from a dream of a summer night
    Debussy – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
    Frederico de Freitas – Dizzy dancing girl
    Dvorak – Symphony No. 7 in D minor (3rd movement)

    General conditions of the Course

    Attached to the inscription on the course should be curriculum vitae. The inscription should be filled and sent to the organization until the 15th June 2012.
    The candidate selection (both to the conducting course and orchestral training course) will consider the musical skills and the candidate curriculum.
    Selected candidates will be contacted by email. After the admission confirmation, the registration fee appropriate to the course must be paid, to the account that will be given for this purpose, until 29 June 2012.
    Lessons will take place in the Communication and Art Department of the University of Aveiro (DeCA).
    Participants will receive a certificate of participation, provided that they attend at least 80% of the lessons.
    The organization reserves the right to modify these conditions in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
    All participants must agree to these conditions.

    Professional Orchestral Training Course

    In the present edition, the orchestral training course will have instrument and team classes on the first 4 days of the course, with the teacher of the instrument.

    Teacher Instrument Institution
    Agnese Bravo e Daniel Matys Violin FBO (Portugal)
    Judit Bank Viola FBO (Portugal)
    Aliaksandr Znachonak Cello FBO (Portugal)
    Hugo Correia Basse FBO (Portugal)
    Ana Maria Ribeiro Flute NOP (Portugal)
    Jean Michel Garetti Oboe NOP (Portugal)
    Luís Carvalho Clarinet UA (Portugal)
    Pedro Silva Bassoon NOP (Portugal)
    José Bernardo Silva Horn NOP (Portugal)
    Jorge Almeida Trumpet PSO (Portugal)
    Mário Teixeira Percussion Remix Ensemble (Portugal)

    Every session will happen as scheduled bello:
    Date Schedule Conducting Course Orchestral Training Course
    13/07/2012 14h30 Reception
    15h00 Opening
    15h30–18h30 Conducting Classes
    14/07/2012 10h00–13h00 Conducting Classes
    14h30–18h30 Conducting Classes
    15/07/2012 10h00–13h00 Conducting Classes
    14h30–18h30 Conducting Classes Reception and Instrument Classes
    20h00–23h00 Conducting Classes
    16/07/2012 10h00–13h00 Conducting Classes Instrument Classes
    14h30–18h30 Conducting Classes Instrument Classes
    20h00–23h00 Conducting Classes
    17/07/2012 10h00–13h00 Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal
    14h30–17h30 Conducting Classes Instrument Classes
    20h00–23h00 Conducting Classes
    18/07/2012 10h00–13h00 Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal
    14h30–18h30 Conducting Classes Instrument Classes
    20h00–23h00 Conducting Classes
    19/07/2012 10h00–13h00 Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal
    14h30–18h30 Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal
    20h00-23h00 Conducting Classes
    20/07/2012 10h00-13h00 Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal
    14h30-18h30 Conducting Classes
    20h00-23h00 Symphonic Orchestra Final Rehearsal Symphonic Orchestra Final Rehearsal
    21/07/2012 10h00-13h00 Conducting Classes
    14h30-18h30 Conducting Classes
    21h30 Concert Concert
    22/07/2012 10h00-13h00 Final meeting

    Successful candidates will be qualified musicians or students of music who intend to follow a professional musical career, and who wish to expand their experience within the context of a symphony orchestra.
    Candidates will be selected in accordance with the available instrumental positions and by their previous experience.
    The instruments required are:
    3 flutes (piccolo), 3 oboes (1 english horn), 2 clarinets (bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, violins, violas, cellos, double basses, percussion (1), 2 harps.
    After the admission confirmation, a registration fee of €50 must be paid for accommodation and food throughout the duration of the course.
    The participation of the instrumentalists is subsidized so there are no other costs involved except any personal expenses.
    The instrumentalists must be prepared to play the announced repertoire.

    Conducting Course

    The candidates must have received a high standard of training and have proven musical professional experience.
    Participants will be selected taking into account their training and experience.
    As this course does not include an initiation into conducting, all those who intend to enroll themselves as participant pupils must already know how to conduct at least 80% of the repertoire, and must be prepared to conduct the works that the teacher requests during practical lessons.

    A total of 16 candidates will be accepted for orchestral conducting, and the course will be divided into 2 categories:
    8 Actives – Conduct 5 rehearsals and one piece in at least one concert with the Orquestra Sinfónica do CIAO (Philarmonic Orchestra of Beiras and Orchestral Training Course Orchestra).
    8 Students – Conduct small instrumental groups formed for the purpose.

    Each candidate must present a minimum of 5 movements/pieces from the program, of which 3 are mandatory:
    Symphony No. 2 in D major by Beethoven, Concerto for orchestra by Bartók and the 1st or 2nd movements from Concerto for Piano by Schostakowitsch.
    The other 2 works are free of choice.

    The teacher will work in the practical lessons with a maximum number of 8 participating pupils.

    Listeners will be accepted, whit unlimited vacancies.

    The candidates for Active Conductors will be selected during 15th and 16th July 2012. Those selected as “Active” will need to make a second payment of 225 Euros. Those candidates who are not accepted will automatically be considered for selection as “Students”.

    Registration costs* are as follows:
    Actives – 200 Euros at inscription + 225 Euros at selection.
    Students – 200 Euros at inscription
    Listeners – 75 Euros.

    Prospective candidates for “Active” conducting should send documentary evidence of relevant training in the domain of conducting and of musical activity in general, and, if possible, annex documentation in DVD or CD.

    The organization will provide lodging in the Hotel Imperial or in the University of Aveiro Halls of Residence for any participants on the conducting course who request it.
    The price of the lodging is €35/night for individual rooms (Hotel) and €15/night for individual rooms (Hall of Residence)
    Please indicate your accommodation requirement on the registration form to enable the organization to make the necessary reservations.

    All participants must accept these conditions.

  118. Conductors from 4 continents for FLORENCE CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS

    Amazing success for the secondo edition of the materclass held in Florence from 3 until 8 in September 2012.
    Until today nine people from USA, JAPAN, EUROPE, RUSSIA registered as active students, among them professional conductors wo seek for career opportunity and an experience with “Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina”, one of the leading chamber orchestras in Italy.

    There there are still 3 places available for active students in the ordinary course.

    Hope to see you at the final concert the 9 of September in Villa Peyron, Fiesole (Florence).

    Details

    http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com

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    The BERLINER MEISTERKURSE announces the Conducting Master class with Maestro Lior Shambadal (Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker), Maestro Romolo Gessi (Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Veneta), and the Strings of the Berliner Symphoniker. 2012 August 23-26.

    The course will be held in Berlin. It will be organized so that each piece will be studied first theoretically and then practically on the piano and with a string ensemble so that candidates will be able to work as independently as possible, making efficient use of the time allowed for the rehearsals.

    Admission: conductors of all nationalities and all ages can take part in this course. All candidates are expected to have thoroughly studied at least one piece of the program before the beginning of the course. Admission is after assessment of a curriculum and an aptitude test which will be held on the first day of the course at 11:00 a.m. The conductors must demonstrate that they have a suitable basic technique. Those found unsuitable will still be able to participate as auditors.

    Programme:
    MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik KV 525
    ELGAR Serenade for Strings Op.20
    DVORAK Serenade for Strings Op.22

    Application deadline: July 30th

    Calendar: analysis, conducting technique and rehearsals with Piano, String Ensemble – m° Shambadal and m° Gessi
    Thursday August 23rd: 11:00 a.m. Introductory audition; Lessons 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Friday August 24th: 9:30 – 7:00 p.m. Lessons and rehearsals with piano
    Saturday August 25th 9:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (Rehearsals 10:00 a.m-1:00 p.m/2:00 – 5:00 p.m)
    Sunday August 26th 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Rehearsals 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

    Course fees (to be paid in full at registration):
    Conductors € 420.00 (complete: 4 days)
    Conductors reduced € 360.00 (only 3 days)
    Auditors – Daily fee € 60.00

    Diplomas and certificates: each participant will receive an attendance certificate
    Tuition Languages: German, English, Italian

    Information . Registration:
    • Course address: Studio Niculescu – Oranienstraße 163 – 10969 BERLIN – GERMANY
    • E-mail: berliner.meisterkurse@gmail.com
    • Web sites: http://www.dirigo.altervista.org , http://www.studioniculescu.com
    • Artistic co-ordination: Michelangelo Galeati
    • Registration:
    1. Send the completed application form by the deadline to berliner.meisterkurse@gmail.com
    2. Fees have to be paid in full on the first day of the course

    Notes:
    1. Partial attendance gives no right to a reduction in fee.
    2. The organizers may accept enrolments after the deadline date if places are still available.

    LIOR SHAMBADAL: Israeli conductor Lior Shambadal has an active career as both an artistic leader and guest presence on both orchestral and opera podiums throughout Europe, as well as in China, Japan, Korea and South America. Shambadal currently serves as the Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker, a post he has held since 1997. During his tenure there, he has led more than 150 concerts at the famed Berlin Philharmonie, and has conducted the orchestra in hundreds of performances on tour in Japan, China, Korea, Italy, Spain, Ireland, England, France and Germany. In 2009, he was also named Music Director of the Orchestre Filarmonica de Bogota. Since 2008, Shambadal has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia, as well as a guest professor and Principal Guest Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Central Music Conservatory in the Sichuan province of China. He works with the Festival of San Gemini in Italy, where he serves as permanent member of the artistic committee, leading master classes for conductors. Shambadal also appeares annually as a permanent guest artist at the Banff Centre in Canada. He was born in 1950 in Tel Aviv, where he studied viola, trombone, composition, and conducting. His studies took him to the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he worked with Carl Melles. Moving on to Vienna Mr. Shambadal had been tutored by acclaimed conductors such as Hans Swarowsky, Carlo Maria Giulini, Igor Markevitch, Sergiu Celibidache and Franco Ferrara. Lior Shambadal expanded his studies in other areas such as electronic music (in Vienna) and composition taught by Witold Lutoslawski (in France). In 1980 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. From 1986 to 1993 he led the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv. As the sole founder of the ensembles Acoustic 7/11 and Musica Nova Lior Shambadal proved himself a prolific composer whose musical range includes chamber music, song writing, and symphonic orchestra pieces. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Shambadal was musical director of the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslauten (Germany), and from 2000-2003 he served as the Chief Conductor of the RTV Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His CD and television productions have made Mr. Shambadal internationally famous, supported by his guest appearance conducting international orchestras.

    ROMOLO GESSI: born in Trieste, Italy, Maestro Gessi completed his musical studies at the Trieste Conservatory. Further conducting studies ensued at the State Conservatoire of St.Petersburg, under Musin and Kukuskin, at the Wiener Meisterkurse für Dirigenten in Vienna under Julius Kalmar, and at the Accademia Musicale in Pescara under Donato Renzetti, obtaining Diplomas with the highest marks. He has won many awards, including the Opera Conducting Competition of Caserta, and the First Prize at the International Austro-Hungarian Conducting Competition of Vienna and Pécs. He was appointed professor of Conducting at the Conservatorio “Verdi” of Milan. Since 1997 he has been teaching conducting at the European Academy in Vicenza and opera conducting at the International Workshop OperAverona. He is also Professor of Chamber Music at the National Conservatory of Trieste an he has been Guest Professor at the Vienna Music University, at the Norwegian Music Academy, and at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons. He is Music Director of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pro Musica Salzburg Orchestra and of the Filarmonia Veneta Orchestra. He has been Music Director of the Cantelli Symphony Orchestra in Milan from 2006 to 2008. He has conducted many orchestras, such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the State Opera Prague, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Cracow, the Izhevsk’s Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pécs Symphony Orchestra, the Santo André Symphony Orchestra, the Gainsesville Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia’s Soloists, Milano Classica, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, the Trieste Opera House, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Bari Symphony Orchestra, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the Lecce Symphony Orchestra, the Marchigiana Philharmonic, the Spoleto Opera House in the principal cities of Italy as well as in those of Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.

  120. MASTERCLASS CONDUCTING ORCHESTRA – SUMMER 2012
    with MTRO. DUMITRU GOIA & BACAU PHILHARMONIC

    when?? 3-9 July 2012
    where?? beautiful city of Bacau – Romania
    professor?? Mtro. Dumitru Goia
    orchestra?? Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra
    repertoire?? deep, beautiful, very difficult P. Tchaicovsky full program
    -Symphony nr. 4
    -Violin Concerto
    – 4 excerpts from opera Evgueny Oneguin
    piano rehearsals?? Yes
    orchestra rehearsals?? Yes
    will be final concert, conducting all the students?? Yes!!
    how many students? maximum 10
    price? 1000 euros
    accommodation? not included, we can help to make reservations and arrange
    transportation? train and bus from-to Bucharest, we can help
    extras? maybe, the best students can be invited to perform a concert with Bacau Philharmonic on next season

    We have still 3 OPEN VACANCIES, contact quickly if interested.

    Prof. Dumitru Goia
    conddgoia@yahoo.co.uk

  121. TWO SLOTS STILL OPEN – CONDUCTING MOZART OPERA WORKSHOP AT CCM

    Due to two unexpected cancellations, we have two conducting spots available for Conducting Mozart Opera, a workshop in two sessions taking place at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

    Join us for a unique course, focusing exclusively on the challenging craft of opera conducting. Conductors and pianists are invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience. Working with an internationally renowned faculty, led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM and Arthur Fagen, internationally renowned opera conductor, students will have daily Italian instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching masterclasses. Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals, culminating in concert performances of excerpts from two of Mozart’s greatest works, performed either in the acoustically perfect Corbett Auditorium.

    DATES:
    Figaro: July 23 – August 4
    Così: July 30 – August 11

    FACULTY:
    Conducting faculty:
    Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies, CCM
    Arthur Fagen, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

    Opera faculty:
    David Adams, CCM – Italian Language and Style
    Marie-France Lefebvre, CCM, Metropolitan Opera – Coaching
    Ken Weiss, Washington National Opera – Coaching
    Jose Maria Condemi, San Francisco Opera – Directing
    Ben Smith, Director of Opera, Baldwin-Wallace University – Directing

    For complete details, please visit: http://ccmsummerprograms.wordpress.com/conducting-mozart-opera/

    Interested parties may email me directly at sara.dukic@uc.edu

  122. The 5th International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition
    Vaasa, Finland, from 13th to 16th November 2012

    The participants have been chosen among the 125 aplicants. A video jury judged the preliminary qualifying round and chose 20 competitors and three reserve contestants. The video jury consisted of Academician Jorma Panula, conductors Atso Almila (Finland) and Jin Wang (Austria) and docent Jari Sinkkonen (Finland).

    1. Maria Badstue – Denmark

    2. Pierre Bleuse – France

    3. Alexandre Bloch – France

    4. Tapio von Boehm – Finland

    5. Luís Carvalho – Portugal

    6. Pierre Dumoussaud – France

    7. Huba Hollókői – Hungary

    8. Risto Joost – Estonia

    9. André Filipe Lousada – Portugal

    10. Donka Miteva – Bulgaria

    11. Olivier Robe – France

    12. Azis Sadikovic – Austria

    13. Rustam Samedov – Germany

    14. Georgina Sánchez Torres – Spain

    15. Lam Tran Dinh – Germany

    16. Fransisco Valero-Terribas – Spain

    17. Bruno Weinmeister – Austria

    18. Vinzenz Weissenburger – Germany

    19. Martin Wolter – Germany

    20. Johannes Zurl – Germany

    Reserve Competitors

    1. Aino Koskela – Finland

    2. Tobias Volkmann – Germany

    3. Giuseppe La Malfa – Italy

    The Jorma Panula Conducting Competition is held every three years and is one of the most esteemed competitions in its field in Europe. The Academician Jorma Panula himself has acted as the competition’s Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury right from the start. The Viljo and Maire Vuorio Foundation is in charge of organising the competition, in cooperation with the City of Vaasa.

    The first Jorma Panula Conducting Competition was held in 1999. Previous winners of the competition include Olari Elts, Eva Ollikainen, Vytautas Lukocius and Yordan Kamdzhalov.

    The main prizes in the competition are: 1st Prize EUR 11,000, 2nd Prize EUR 8,000 and 3rd Prize EUR 6,000. Registration for the competition takes place online at http://www.panulacompetition.fi.

    This year the members of the Jury include Academician Jorma Panula (Chairman, Finland), Conductor Olari Elts (Estonia), Conductor Alun Francis (Germany), General Director Andrew Bennett (Portugal), Conductor Jin Wang (Austria) and, representing musicians, Maano Männi (Vaasa City Orchestra) and Juha Markkanen (Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä).

    The competition orchestras are the Vaasa City Orchestra and Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä, both leading professional orchestras in their regions. The violin soloists are Kreeta-Julia Heikkilä in the Semi-finals and Alina Pogostkina in the Finals.
    The venue for the competition is one of the most beautiful concert halls in Finland, the magnificent assembly room of the Vaasa City Hall, built in the 19th century, which has excellent acoustics. The Finals concert will be held on Friday 16th November.

    MORE INFORMATION:
    Laura Käpyaho
    Producer
    City of Vaasa
    Cultural Center
    P.O.Box 3, FI-65101 Vaasa, Finland
    Tel. +358 (0)6 325 3755

    Press photos: http://www.panulacompetition.com

  123. University of British Columbia Announces New Faculty Appointments including Jonathan Girard as Director of Orchestra and Assistant Professor of Conducting and Ensembles.

    Full release at http://www.music.ubc.ca/newsroom/press-releases/ubc-school-of-music-announces-new-faculty-appointments.html

    Excerpts including specific information regarding Dr. Jonathan Girard:
    Vancouver, BC ~ The UBC School of Music is pleased to announce appointments of three full-time Assistant Professors: pianist Mark Anderson, conductor Jonathan Girard, and musicologist Hedy Law. Jonathan Girard’s appointment fills an extended vacancy while the other two replace recently retired senior faculty members Jane Coop (piano) and Gregory Butler (musicology). Additionally, Richard Kurth has been reappointed as Director of the UBC School of Music for a second 5-year term. All appointments are effective July 01, 2012.

    As Orchestra Director, Jonathan Girard will conduct the UBC Symphony Orchestra and teach conducting courses. In the 2012-13 season he will also conduct the UBC Chamber Strings. Jesse Read, former Director of the UBC School of Music and conductor of the UBC Symphony Orchestra is enthusiastic to welcome Girard to UBC. “After many years at the helm of the UBC Symphony Orchestra, it has been a distinct pleasure for me to participate in an intensive year-long search to fill this position and we’re looking forward to his dynamic, inspirational leadership as he assumes the post. Not only does Jonathan Girard bring a wealth of musical experience and creative and imaginative programming to the position, he will begin to interact with colleagues to develop a long-awaited graduate program in instrumental conducting.”

  124. Edmonton Symphony Orchestra starts search for new Music Director

    http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/detail-eng.aspx?OrderNum=6542574&Source=JobPosting

    Job Number: 6542574

    Title: Music Director

    Salary: $84,000.00 Yearly

    Anticipated Start Date: 2012/10/01

    Location: Edmonton North, Alberta

    Experience: 5 years or more

    Languages: Speak English, Read English, Write English

    Work Setting: Orchestra

    Musical Genre: Classical or chamber, Popular

    Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced environment, Work under pressure, Tight deadlines, Manual dexterity, Attention to detail, Hand-eye co-ordination, Sound discrimination, Large workload

    Transportation/Travel Information: Willing to travel, Willing to travel regularly, Willing to travel cross-border, Willing to travel for extended periods, Willing to travel internationally, Travel expenses paid by employer

    Essential Skills: Reading text, Writing, Oral communication, Working with others, Problem solving, Decision making, Critical thinking, Job task planning and organizing, Significant use of memory, Finding information, Computer use, Continuous learning

    Employer: Edmonton Symphony Society

    How to Apply:

    Please apply for this job only in the manner specified by the employer. Failure to do so may result in your application not being properly considered for the position.

    By Mail:
    9720 102 Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta
    T5J 4B2

    By Fax: (780) 425-0167
    By E-mail: info@winspearcentre.com
    Web Site: http://www.edmontonsymphony.com

    Advertised until: 2012/08/11

  125. Conducting Beethoven Workshop at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

    Workshop: Conducting Beethoven: Symphony, Overture, Concerto

    Dates: October 5-7, 2012

    Location: University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

    Faculty:

    Mark Gibson, director of Orchestral Studies, CCM
    Gustav Meier, director of Graduate Conducting, The Peabody Institute of Music; Johns Hopkins University
    Ulrich Nicolai, director, Hochschule Symphony Orchestra, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, München

    Special Guest Faculty:

    Leon Fleisher, internationally renowned conductor and Andrew Mellon Foundation Chair of Piano; The Peabody Institute of Music; Johns Hopkins University

    Répertoire:

    Symphonies nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7
    Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto No. 5
    Overture to Prometheus

    Orchestra: CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestras

    Description: For the first time, the annual CCM Orchestral Conducting Workshop is devoted solely to BEETHOVEN. Participants will have the rare opportunity to work with the renowned CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra exclusively on the challenges of Beethoven’s symphonic oeuvre. Maestros Gustav Meier, Mark Gibson, Ulrich Nicolai and special guest faculty, Leon Fleisher, will invite up to 10 participants and 10 apprentices to CCM for this exciting weekend; all sessions will be video documented.

    With our expanded faculty, there will be more orchestra sessions than ever. An auditor level will be added for the first time this year. There will be sessions devoted to score analysis as well as an opportunity for participants to work with two pianos in preparation for the orchestra sessions. There will be occasion as well for open discussion about the repertoire and about the conducting career with the workshop faculty.

    2012 Workshop Schedule:
    Friday, Oct. 5
    9 a.m. Breakfast
    10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Participants work with two pianos
    3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Participants conduct Concert Orchestra
    8 p.m. Beethoven Festival Concert with the CCM Philharmonia and Mo. Gibson

    Saturday, Oct. 6
    10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Participants conduct Philharmonia/Concert Orchestra
    2 – 5 p.m. Apprentices conduct Concert Orchestra
    7 – 10 p.m. Participants conduct Philharmonia

    Sunday, Oct. 7
    12 noon Brunch with Mos. Meier, Fleisher, Nicolai and Gibson
    2 – 5 p.m. Participants/Apprentices conduct Philharmonia/Concert Orchestra
    7 – 10 p.m. Participants conduct Philharmonia/Concert Orchestra

    Application: Send cover letter, resume (include contact information), DVD and/or video link and application fee ($50, check made payable to University of Cincinnati) to:

    University of Cincinnati
    College-Conservatory of Music
    “Conducting Beethoven”
    Attn: Johnnia Stigall, Program Coordinator
    PO Box 210003
    Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

    Tuition:

    Participant: $2,000
    Apprentice: $1,000
    Auditor: $500

    Deadline: Applications must be received by Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. All applicants will be notified by Friday, Aug. 31 of their status.

    Half of the tuition will be due by Friday, Sept. 14, in order to secure placement in the workshop.

    http://ccm.uc.edu/music/orchestra/conducting_workshop.html

  126. Due to great request the 2012 FLORENCE CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS extended the maximum number of active students. The orchestra time has significantly been extended too in order to guarantee to each student the possibility to work with the orchestra.

    The masterclass will be held from 3 until 8 in September 2012, final concert September 9 in villa Peyron, Florence.

    Until today nine people from USA, JAPAN, EUROPE, RUSSIA registered as active students, among them professional conductors wo seek for career opportunity and an experience with “Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina”, one of the leading chamber orchestras in Italy.
    Details http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com

  127. Would you mind posting this conducting opportunity for aspiring conductors? Thanks!

    Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic
    Apprentice Conductor Program
    Position Announcement

    The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic seeks an Apprentice Conductor to act as a cover conductor for rehearsals and concerts, conduct occasional concerts or partial concerts and perform non-conducting duties as assigned. The position begins when it is filled during the 2012-2013 Season. Candidates must have meaningful orchestral conducting experience in an academic or professional setting, a broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire and concert programming, be fluent and articulate in English and be available and present for both NEPP rehearsals and concerts. Conducting opportunities will depend on the experience of the candidate chosen.

    This position is paid an honorarium per-concert week and does not include benefits or travel expenses. It is envisioned as a way for aspiring conductors to gain valuable experience through a wide variety of duties with a professional orchestra and staff and through the mentorship of the Music Director.

    About the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic

    Founded in 1972, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic is a fully professional orchestra and the cornerstone cultural organization in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. The annual operating budget is approximately 1.5 million. The majority of the free-lance musicians who play with the Philharmonic come from the New York City or Philadelphia metropolitan areas. In 2012-13, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performs 4 classical programs, 4 pops programs, holiday, youth, family, parks concerts and numerous chamber music concerts. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s Music Director is Lawrence Loh, who was appointed in Fall of 2004. Mr. Loh is also Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

    The Philharmonic is based in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania and regularly performs in both communities. The organization is comprised of a 26 member governing Board of Directors, four full-time and three part-time employees. The Philharmonic staff is led by Co-Adminstrators Patricia Arvonio and Steve Parulski.

    For more information about the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and its activities, visit http://www.nepaphil.org

    Application Instructions

    Please send a cover letter, resume, references, biography and links to online conducting videos (no DVDs) as soon as possible, but no later than August 31, 2012 to nepaphilconductor@gmail.com Videos should be captured from the orchestra’s perspective and should include diverse styles of repertoire. Additional material may be requested. Questions can also be directed to this email address.
    Final Round Live Auditions with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic may take place on September 13, 2012 from 6-8pm. Repertoire will be Brahms Academic Festival Overture and Copland Appalachian Spring (full orchestra version).

  128. There is a slight revision – sorry about that – here is the corrected job announcement:

    Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic
    Apprentice Conductor Program
    Position Announcement

    The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic seeks an Apprentice Conductor to act as a cover conductor for rehearsals and concerts, conduct occasional concerts or partial concerts and perform non-conducting duties as assigned. The position begins when it is filled during the 2012-2013 Season. Candidates must have meaningful orchestral conducting experience in an academic or professional setting, a broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire and concert programming, be fluent and articulate in English and be available and present for both NEPP rehearsals and concerts. Conducting opportunities will depend on the experience of the candidate chosen.

    This position is paid an honorarium per-concert week plus per diem. It is envisioned as a way for aspiring conductors to gain valuable experience through a wide variety of duties with a professional orchestra and staff and through the mentorship of the Music Director.

    About the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic

    Founded in 1972, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic is a fully professional orchestra and the cornerstone cultural organization in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. The annual operating budget is approximately 1.5 million. The majority of the free-lance musicians who play with the Philharmonic come from the New York City or Philadelphia metropolitan areas. In 2012-13, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performs 4 classical programs, 4 pops programs, holiday, youth, family, parks concerts and numerous chamber music concerts. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s Music Director is Lawrence Loh, who was appointed in Fall of 2004. Mr. Loh is also Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

    The Philharmonic is based in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania and regularly performs in both communities. The organization is comprised of a 26 member governing Board of Directors, four full-time and three part-time employees. The Philharmonic staff is led by Co-Adminstrators Patricia Arvonio and Steve Parulski.

    For more information about the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and its activities, visit http://www.nepaphil.org

    Application Instructions

    Please send a cover letter, resume, references, biography and links to online conducting videos (no DVDs) as soon as possible, but no later than August 31, 2012 to nepaphilconductor@gmail.com Videos should be captured from the orchestra’s perspective and should include diverse styles of repertoire. Additional material may be requested. Questions can also be directed to this email address.
    Final Round Live Auditions with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic may take place on September 13, 2012 from 6-8pm. Repertoire will be Brahms Academic Festival Overture and Copland Appalachian Spring (full orchestra version).

  129. *EXTENDED DEADLINE*
    ANNOUNCEMENT

    Workshop: Conducting Beethoven: Symphony, Overture, Concerto

    Dates: October 5-7, 2012

    Location: University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

    Faculty: Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies, College-Conservatory of Music; University of Cincinnati
    Gustav Meier, Director of Graduate Conducting, The Peabody Institute of Music; Johns Hopkins University
    Ulrich Nicolai, Director, Hochschule Symphony Orchestra, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, München
    SPECIAL GUEST FACULTY :
    Leon Fleisher, Internationally renowned conductor and Andrew Mellon Foundation Chair of Piano ; The Peabody Institute of Music ; Johns Hopkins University

    Repertoire: Symphonies nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7
    Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto No. 5
    Overture to Prometheus
    Orchestras: CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra

    Description: For the first time, the annual CCM Orchestral Conducting Workshop is devoted solely to BEETHOVEN. Participants will have the rare opportunity to work with the renowned CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra exclusively on the challenges of Beethoven’s symphonic oeuvre. Maestros Gustav Meier, Mark Gibson, Ulrich Nicolai and special guest faculty, Leon Fleisher, will invite up to 10 participants and 10 apprentices to the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) for this exciting weekend; all sessions will be video documented. With our expanded faculty, there will be more orchestra sessions than ever. An auditor level will be added for the first time this year. There will be sessions devoted to score analysis as well as an opportunity for participants to work with two pianos in preparation for the orchestra sessions. There will be occasion as well for open discussion about the repertoire and about the conducting career with the workshop faculty.

    Schedule:
    Friday, October 5, 2012
    9am Breakfast
    10am-1pm Participants work with two pianos
    3:30-5:30pm Participants conduct Concert Orchestra
    8 pm BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL CONCERT with the CCM Philharmonia and Mo. Gibson

    Saturday, October 6, 2012 10am-1pm Participants conduct Philharmonia/ Concert Orchestra
    2:00-5:00pm Apprentices conduct Concert Orchestra
    7pm-10pm Participants conduct Philharmonia

    Sunday, October 7, 2012
    12 noon Brunch with Mos. Meier, Fleisher, Nicolai and Gibson
    2-5pm Participants/Apprentices
    conduct Philharmonia/Concert Orchestra
    7-10pm Participants conduct Philharmonia/Concert Orchestra

    Application: Send cover letter, resume (include contact information), DVD and/or video link and application fee ($50, check made payable to University of Cincinnati) to:

    University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
    “Conducting Beethoven”
    Attn: Johnnia Stigall, Program Coordinator
    PO Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

  130. I just realized that there is information missing in the Beethoven workshop post. The correct post should be:

    *EXTENDED DEADLINE* (SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2012)
    ANNOUNCEMENT

    Workshop: Conducting Beethoven: Symphony, Overture, Concerto

    Dates: October 5-7, 2012

    Location: University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

    Faculty: Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies, College-Conservatory of Music; University of Cincinnati
    Gustav Meier, Director of Graduate Conducting, The Peabody Institute of Music; Johns Hopkins University
    Ulrich Nicolai, Director, Hochschule Symphony Orchestra, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, München
    SPECIAL GUEST FACULTY :
    Leon Fleisher, Internationally renowned conductor and Andrew Mellon Foundation Chair of Piano ; The Peabody Institute of Music ; Johns Hopkins University

    Repertoire: Symphonies nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7
    Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto No. 5
    Overture to Prometheus
    Orchestras: CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra

    Description: For the first time, the annual CCM Orchestral Conducting Workshop is devoted solely to BEETHOVEN. Participants will have the rare opportunity to work with the renowned CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra exclusively on the challenges of Beethoven’s symphonic oeuvre. Maestros Gustav Meier, Mark Gibson, Ulrich Nicolai and special guest faculty, Leon Fleisher, will invite up to 10 participants and 10 apprentices to the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) for this exciting weekend; all sessions will be video documented. With our expanded faculty, there will be more orchestra sessions than ever. An auditor level will be added for the first time this year. There will be sessions devoted to score analysis as well as an opportunity for participants to work with two pianos in preparation for the orchestra sessions. There will be occasion as well for open discussion about the repertoire and about the conducting career with the workshop faculty.

    Schedule:
    Friday, October 5, 2012
    9am Breakfast
    10am-1pm Participants work with two pianos
    3:30-5:30pm Participants conduct Concert Orchestra
    8 pm BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL CONCERT with the CCM Philharmonia and Mo. Gibson

    Saturday, October 6, 2012 10am-1pm Participants conduct Philharmonia/ Concert Orchestra
    2:00-5:00pm Apprentices conduct Concert Orchestra
    7pm-10pm Participants conduct Philharmonia

    Sunday, October 7, 2012
    12 noon Brunch with Mos. Meier, Fleisher, Nicolai and Gibson
    2-5pm Participants/Apprentices
    conduct Philharmonia/Concert Orchestra
    7-10pm Participants conduct Philharmonia/Concert Orchestra

    Application:

    APPLY HERE:
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Beethoven2012

    -AND-

    Send cover letter, resume (include contact information), DVD and/or video link and application fee ($50, check made payable to University of Cincinnati) to:

    University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
    “Conducting Beethoven”
    Attn: Sara Danner Dukic
    PO Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

    **NEW DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2012**

    Applicants will be notified on Friday, September 7 of their status.

  131. Dear Madam,

    Please kindly post the following useful information about my international conducting masterclass.

    Best,
    Tyrone Souder

    Announcing the 2012 1st Annual Tyrone Souder International Conducting Masterclass! Held in NYC!!!* Dec. 3-4. Only $3,600!* Maestro Souder once shared a cab with Bernstein, who declared him, “The finest north-central jersey conductor of his generation… the generation born on February 11, 1948…”

    Repertoire to include Mahler 8, Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, and the Verdi Requiem. All students guaranteed seven minutes a day of podium time with the Greater New Jersey Pharmaceutical Lobbyist Orchestra! Also, auditors receive a discounted copy of Mr. Souder’s latest E-book, “Embrace the Effervescent Mysteries 2: An Essential Guide to Conducting Cesar Cui’s Early Tone Poems.” Chaz Hyphen-Davison, past participant, writes, “I never felt music so deeply until working with Tyrone, thanks to his revolutionary ‘Toward the Sphincter’ method. I also learned many new adverbs to use when talking to the oboes. You won’t believe that you thought you liked classical music before!”

    Learn how to study scores faster and more simply! Get dynamic hair coaching from our stylist-in-residence! Find out which batons the pros are using and why yours just might be costing you the job! Orchestras are making an unprecedented comeback! Be a part of the unique, world-class pedigree that will ensure it continues!

    Send an audition DVD and $150 application fee right away! Space is limited, and only 17 of the most promising young conductors will be selected.

    Mail DVD and CASHIER’S CHECK ONLY to:

    Mr. Tyrone Souder c/o KFC
    600 Paterson Plank Road
    Union City, NJ 07087

    For more details, email maestro_tyrone99@gmx.com.

    (*Hoboken, NJ. *Participants responsible for their own housing.)

    1. This hilarious.

      1. Professor of Conducting and Orchestral Training, Sibelius Academy

        Sibelius Academy is an international, open, and vibrant powerhouse of music, a global leader in its focus areas.

        Sibelius Academy is seeking a
        Professor of Conducting and Orchestral Training

        The professor will be in charge of the planning and development of the conductor and orchestral training programmes. He or she will also execute practical training of conducting students. The tasks, salary, and selection criteria for the post and the competence and knowledge required of the successful candidate are defined in the description of the appointment procedure. The description is available at http://www.siba.fi > Etusivu>Sibelius Academy>Happening now>Job vacancies , and by e-mail from the Sibelius Academy registry. The address is kirjaamo@siba.fi.

        The post will be filled for a fixed term of five (5) years starting 1 August 2014 or another point of time separately agreed upon. The deadline for applications is at noon on 12 December 2012.

        Further information on the post and the application procedures can be obtained from Matti Perttula, head of department (+358 41 535 4213, matti.perttula@siba.fi) and professor Matti Hyökki (+358 40 515 1175, matti.hyokki@siba.fi)

        Full information: http://www.siba.fi/documents/10157/66796/professor_of_conducting_and_orchestral%20training.pdf

  132. The University of Oregon has an opening for the Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting beginning Fall 2013. The M.M. in orchestral conducting program in designed to give aspiring conductors advanced instruction in baton technique, rehearsal strategies, repertoire, performance practice, and score study, while further developing their own instrumental performance. Students will have ample opportunities to conduct the full symphony orchestra as well as smaller chamber works in rehearsal, sectional, and performance. The University of Oregon is the largest and most comprehensive school of music in Oregon and one of the finest programs on the west coast with approximately 500 music majors and 80 faculty. Application deadline: December 10, 2012. For further information, contact David Jacobs at: djacobs@uoregon.edu.
    http://music.uoregon.edu

  133. Internation Masterclass for Orchestral Conductors with Maestro Kenneth Kiesler, Berlin March 2013
    the First Viennese School
    Musical and Technical Approaches to performing the orchestral music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert
    3rd – 8th March 2013 with Mr. Kenneth Kiesler and the Berlin Sinfonietta.

    We are happy to join forces with the world renowned “mentor of condcutors”, Mr. Kenneth Kiesler, for this exciting masterclass. It is a rare opportunity to experience Mr. Kiesler‘s well-known teaching method in Europe.

    Beside intensive active conducting sessions with a professional orchestra, each one of the participants will have the chance to work with Mr. Kiesler on critical points for the conductor, such as score studying, musical analysis, conducting technique and string techniques (bowings, fingering, etc…). Mr. Kiesler will also teach the art of vocal coaching with professional opera singers and rehearsing methods. All the participants will have the chance to demonstrate their achievements in the culminating open to the public final concert.

    The number of participants is limited to ten. Mr. Kiesler will choose the participants, from all the applicants. There is no age limit and applicants in all levels are advised to apply. Mr. Kiesler will choose the most appropriate applicants that can form the best and richest study group for the masterclass.

    All the sessions with the orchestra will be video recorded, and each participant will get his session on a DVD. If you like you are welcome to bring your own recording device.

    The repertoire for this masterclass is carefully chosen. These masterpieces have a very strong connection to one other, and make a very interesting overview on a whole musical era and its development.

    You are very welcome to apply here. We would love to see you in this exciting masterclass.

    Repertoire:

    J. Haydn
    Symphony no. 104 in D major

    W. A. Mozart:

    Symphony no. 41 in C Major KV 551
    Selected Recitativi Accompagnati from Le Nozze di Figaro:

    •Act III Scene 8:19. Recitativo ed Aria: Recitativo: ‘E Susanna non vien’ Aria: ‘Dove sono i bei momenti’
    •Act IV Scene 8: 26. Recitativo ed Aria: Recitativo: ‘Tutto e disposto’ Aria: ‘Aprite un po’quegli occhi’
    •Act IV Scene 10: 27. Recitativo ed Aria: Recitativo: ‘Giunse alfin il momento’ Aria: ‘Deh vieni, non tardar, o gioia bella’

    L. v. Beethoven

    Symphony no. 2 in D major Op. 36
    Concerto for Piano and orchestra in Gmajor Op. 58
    Alexander Frey – Pianist

    F. Schubert
    Symphony no. 5 in Bb Major D. 485

  134. Details of the 2013 RNCM Conducting Weekend are now available at http://www.rncm.ac.uk/images/pdfs/conducting_weekend_2013_leaflet.pdf

    The RNCM is pleased to invite applications for three days of dynamic master classes with internationally acclaimed conductors and RNCM Conducting Faculty members Mark Heron and Clark Rundell and this year’s guest teacher Johannes Schlaefli, Professor of Conducting at the University of Fine Arts in Zurich.

    Now in its 8th year, this weekend course reflects the core belief that underpins all of the RNCM’s worldclass conducting programmes: conductors learn by conducting other musicians. All participants can expect to conduct a combination of rehearsal pianists, chamber ensembles and orchestras on at least four occasions over the three days. The weekend is an ideal opportunity for those considering applying for the RNCM’s MMus and Junior Fellow programmes to find about more about the integral role that conducting plays in the life of the College. We also welcome many experienced musicians and educators for whom conducting is part of a wider career in music, and those involved in amateur music-making.

    The course is open to both active conductors and observers and will focus on key practical issues including conducting technique, interpretation, rehearsal and preparation. In addition to sessions with a variety of orchestras and ensembles, there will be video review sessions, and all participants will receive a video of their conducting over the weekend.

    Active places are generally for participants with some conducting experience. Orchestras and ensembles for the weekend will comprise students from the RNCM and Manchester University and leading local amateur ensembles.

    Repertoire includes:
    Mahler Symphony No.5
    Ravel Piano Concerto in G
    Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
    Schoenberg Chamber Symphony, opus 9
    Grieg Holberg Suite
    Strauss Suite for Winds in Bb
    plus Opera excerpts to be confirmed

  135. Sherborne Summer School of Music (formerly Canford)
    28th July to 3rd August 2013

    Sherborne Summer School Wind Conducting Course, formerly Canford, has become established over the last 22 years as one of the most international courses of its kind. 2013 prices are only £505 (€620 US$800) for seven nights full board, and full tuition fees.

    This internationally recognised course is for conductors at intermediate and advanced levels with an interest in wind repertoire, or a desire to immerse themselves in issues relating to conducting wind and brass instruments. Up to twenty-five students will be accepted as “active” participants. Observers are also encouraged and will be fully involved in the course, but they will only conduct at the discretion of the tutors.

    An integral feature of the course is that all active participants receive podium time with an ensemble each day and a performance opportunity at the end of the week.

    Participants will explore the physical language, score preparation, rehearsal technique and repertoire knowledge. All conducting sessions are videoed and students receive a DVD of their work at the end of the week as well as regular review sessions during it. The course runs concurrently with the Wind Ensemble Course and there will be close liaison between the two including the opportunity for selected participants to work with that ensemble.

    There are four sessions a day. Free concerts every evening and most lunchtimes. Podium time every day. Midweek formal dinner and dance. Sherborne School, set in one of the loveliest old Dorset towns. Swimming pool and sports facilities, bar and local pubs.

    2013 Repertoire
    The repertoire for 2013 combines classic works in the repertoire by Holst, Mendelssohn & Mozart with “new British” classics by Adam Gorb, Kenneth Hesketh, and Stephen McNeff. Irishman Fergal Carroll (a pupil of Gorb) completes the lineup along with Boris Kozhevnikov’s Symphony No.3 – an original 20th century symphonic work by a Soviet composer, and an excellent piece for teaching.

    http://www.sherbornesummerschoolofmusic.co.uk

  136. The Charlotte Symphony (NC) has an opening for the position of Assistant Conductor:

    The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra seeks a talented and dynamic conductor to lead education, family, and community concerts, to act as cover conductor for its Classical and KnightSounds series rehearsals and concerts, and to perform other conducting and non-conducting duties as assigned. Candidates must have meaningful orchestral conducting experience in an academic or professional setting, a broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire and concert programming, be fluent and articulate in English, and be willing to reside in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County metro region.

    About the Charlotte Symphony
    Founded in 1932, and currently led by Music Director, Christopher Warren-Green, the Charlotte Symphony is one of the cornerstone cultural organizations in the Charlotte region and the oldest continuously-performing orchestra in the Southeast. One of only two full-time professional orchestras in the state of North Carolina, the Charlotte Symphony is the largest employer of professional artists in the Charlotte area, with 62 full-time musicians who have come to Charlotte from across the globe.

    The Charlotte Symphony is the resident orchestra for Opera Carolina and the North Carolina Dance Theatre, and partners each season with dozens of local cultural groups to present rich, inter-disciplinary programs that serve a diverse region. In addition, CSO musicians serve as teachers and performers in multiple community settings.

    For more information about the Charlotte Symphony and its activities, visit http://www.charlottesymphony.org

    Compensation
    Annual salary in the low to mid-30’s, depending on experience
    Comprehensive benefits package

    Audition Process
    Initial applicants will be notified by March 1, 2013 if they have been selected as a finalist. Finalists will interview and audition with the Charlotte Symphony on April 23rd, 2013. Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the candidate.

    Application Procedure
    Individuals should submit a cover letter, current résumé, three letters of recommendation and contact information for three professional references. Candidates are also required to submit a current video-taped work sample in high quality North American DVD format. Video should be a close front-view perspective of either a rehearsal or performance with a full symphonic or large chamber orchestra ensemble. ALL MATERIALS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 28 2013.

    Please submit all materials by mail to:
    Assistant Conductor Search
    Charlotte Symphony
    Two Wells Fargo Center
    301 S. Tryon St. Suite 1700
    Charlotte, NC 28282

  137. Realizing ROSSINI

    A unique course on the craft of opera
    June 17 – 30 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Session I)
    June 24 – July 6 La Cenerentola (Session II)

    Location: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

    Conducting faculty:
    Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies, CCM
    (additional faculty TBA)

    Opera faculty:
    Marie-France Lefebvre, CCM, Metropolitan Opera – Coaching
    (additional faculty TBA)

    Italian:
    Accademia Europea di Firenze (Italy)

    Join us for a unique course, focusing exclusively on the challenging craft of opera.  Up to 20 conductors and pianists, along with a carefully selected cast, will be invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience while in residence at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

    Working with an internationally renowned faculty, led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM, conductors and pianists will have daily Italian instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching master classes.  Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals. Advanced opera singers will have the opportunity to learn a role in its entirety, and work with renowned faculty and industry professionals, along with daily Italian classes and coachings. The course culminates in a semi-staged performance, with orchestra, of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La Cenerentola.

    the operas will be performed without recitatives
    In La Cenerentola, Clorinda and Alidoro arias will be included, and Tisbe will sing an aria in accordance with the “pocket aria” tradition.
    In Barbiere, Berta’s aria will be included.

    Faculty and aspects of the workshop are subject to change.

    COSTS
    Application Fee
    Before January 15, 2013
    CCM: $25
    non-CCM: $60
    After December January 15, 2013:
    CCM or non-CCM: $80
    Acceptd Fee: $10

    Tuition
    Conductors: $3000
    Pianists: $2000
    Auditors: $1000
    Singers, principal roles: $650
    Singers, non-principal roles: $400
    Singers, covers or observers: $250

    Housing for the two week course
    $600 – room in on-campus housing, double occupancy (shared room)

    Meals are not included in the cost of the course. An optional meal plan may be obtained by contacting our office (prices vary).

    TO APPLY:
    visit http://ccm.uc.edu/summer/realizing_rossini.html

  138. ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR – National Music Festival. Now in its third season (1-15 June 2013, conductor(s) will arrive on 28 May), the National Music Festival is accepting applications for Assistant Conductor to the Festival Symphony Orchestras. Under the direction of the Artistic Director, Richard Rosenberg, the Assistant Conductor(s) will serve as cover conductor and will assist as assigned in all other artistic needs. TO APPLY, please email a resume including complete name, instrument and instruments owned, date of birth, school and home addresses, e-mail address, phone number(s), education, professional experience, letters or contact numbers for three references and repertoire list. Please include a link to a posted video (i.e. Youtube) of a recent rehearsal (15-minute maximum) and performance (15-minute maximum) viewed from a close, front-view perspective. Include a $55 application fee through 15 March 2013, $100 after 15 March (non-refundable and not applicable toward other fees) via the PayPal link on the festival website apprentice page: http://www.nationalmusic.us/apprentices.html.

  139. Please would you add the following conducting course information to the site:

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    London Conducting Weekends (with orchestra): 16-17 Feb 2013

    Shostakovich Chamber Symphony, Haydn Symphony No.63.

    Tutor: Peter Fender
    Maximum of 8 participants.
    Podium time 85 mins minimum (plus 15 mins individual session).

    £210 (£175 unwaged / £105 observer).

    On the Saturday we work with a professional pianist, and on the Sunday with full orchestra.
    Observers can have a short session at conducting one of the pieces.

    Each person receives help and advice appropriate to their skill and experience. Subjects covered will include technique, musical interpretation, communication, how to manage an orchestra, and conducting psychology. We work in depth on relatively small amounts of repertoire. Towards the end of the Sunday we give a short performance where every student conducts (with orchestra) a section of the music studied during the course.

    It should be possible to find cheap accommodation for anyone needing it for the Saturday night. Please enquire.

    The weekend will be friendly yet professional, approachable yet challenging.

    Day courses are also offered: see http://www.peterfender.co.uk/courses

  140. FLORENCE CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS 2012 Pictures and videos available on-line at http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com
    The conducting course led by M° Giuseppe Lanzetta with Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina in the magnificent location of Villa Peyron in Florence.

    The ban for 2013 course will be published soon.

  141. Hello,
    I direct the International Conductors’ Festival of Kiev. We saw that you listed our festival a couple of times in years past, and would be very interested to have you list it again (under “workshops” would probably be the most appropriate category. Our website is http://www.conductorsfestival.org below is text from the front page of our site, if you’d like to copy it to the listing:

    The International Conductors’ Festival offers conductors the meaningful experiences that are critical to their development on and off the podium. Our program is ideal for any conductor with advanced training who is seeking substantial and real experience conducting a professional orchestra.
    There is no primary teacher at ICF. We foster a collegial and growth-oriented atmosphere in which like-minded conductors learn from each other, from the orchestra, from the music and from themselves.
    During the two week festival, participants rehearse every day with the ICF Chamber Orchestra for significant, uninterrupted periods of time (approx. 30 minutes per day for each person), and every conductor appears in four public concerts.
    Our large and consistent audiences show that we offer a meaningful contribution to the vibrant music scene in Kiev.
    The sixth annual International Conductors’ Festival will be in Kiev, June 10-22, 2013. see our website for more details: http://www.conductorsfestival.org

    thank you very much. if you have any questions, we can be reached at info@conductorsfestival.org

    matthew brown
    co-director

    1. Hello again. I posted this on Jan.11 and do not see it listed anywhere on the site. I am writing now only because I see that other ones posted after ours are already on the site. Do I need to do something else to get us listed? Also, I noticed that you have many more listings in “masterclass” rather than “workshop.” so perhaps this would be the better place to list us (or perhaps both?) We are a “masterclass without a master”- an alternative to the traditional masterclass/workshop format. We have been listed in the past- I think without us actually doing anything. But now I’m trying to get on, and am having no luck. Please help!

      thank you,
      Matthew Brown
      co-director, ICF

  142. Dear Sir!

    I would like to ask you to add the following masterclass to your homepage:
    Thank you!

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    3rd INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASS FOR ORCHESTRA CONDUCTING led by prof. Ilona Meskó August 21 – 30 2013 Budapest
    With: MÁV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    List of works:

    Kodály: Dances from Galánta
    Erkel: Hunyadi László overture
    Beethoven: Coriolan overture
    Verdi: La forza del destino overture
    Dvorak: Symphony No. 8.
    Liszt: Mefisto Waltz

    Agenda:

    Lessons with piano accompaniment (4 pianists) and orchestra. Altogether 120 minutes with pianists and 75 minutes with orchestra are available for each participant.

    Aim of the course:

    Bringing the art and technique of conducting to perfection – examining Hungarian and Russian schools, personality improvement, social and psychological studies (focusing on exquisite communication with the orchestra)

    Every active participants are required to be prepared of each piece.

    Competition:

    The best performing participant conducts the MÁV Symphony Orchestra in the final concert in the Hungarian National Museum on 30. August 2013. with the following programme: Verdi: La forza del destino overture, Liszt: Mefisto Waltz, Dvorak: Symphony No. 8.

    Tuition fee:

    Active participant € 990, Passive participant € 150

    Application and information:

    Mr. Ákos Lustyik, assistant: masterclass@meskoilona.hu

    http://meskoilona.hu/en/3rd-conducting-masterclass-mav-symphony-orchestra-2013-0

    **********
    Thank you,
    best regards,

    Ákos Lustyik
    assistant

  143. I would like to share the information about conducting practice possibility. Best regards

    Conducting practice with the Danube Symphony Orchestra:

    Venue: Danube Symphony Orchestra concert hall and rehearsal room, Danube Palace
    Hungary, Budapest, 1051. Zrinyi Str. 5.

    The dates: This opportunity is available throughout the year. Contact me and I will arrange the dates desired.

    Music:
    Let us know what you would like to practice.
    If the orchestra has the piece in their library, it is free to use it.
    If the orchestra hasn’t got the piece (or parts) in their library, then there will be a cost to hire it.
    Or alternatively you could bring along the music with you and use it with the orchestra.

    Prices and Conditions:
    The minimum amount of time (in minutes): 80 minutes
    The first 80-minutes-session rehearsal = 650 Euro
    Additional minutes: the next 80-minutes-session rehearsal = 600 Euro
    This price includes:
    – 80 minutes conducting time
    – with a 35-member-orchestra
    – DVD recording of your conducting

    Further information:
    The practice time is counted per rehearsal. The orchestra will only sit down and play only for a full rehearsal (80 minutes). We offer this practice to other conductors as well, in this way, the rehearsal time can be shared so you can share the costs as well.
    If you’d like to have a conducting Professor there for your practice, we can arrange tuition with Prof. Tamás Gál at the same time. He is the Professor of conducting at the Liszt Academy of Music.
    If you are interested in this, please contact us and we will tell you the additional costs.
    We can also help you find a good accommodation in Budapest, and provide you with all the information you need.

    About Danube Orchestra:

    The Danube Symphony Orchestra was established in 1961 in Budapest.
    The orchestra’s repertoire is very broad, from Baroque music to 20th century music including contemporary compositions as well. The orchestra is located in the heart of Budapest. The Danube Symphony Orchestra is the resident ensemble at the Danube Palace. The orchestra has approximately 80 concerts in a season. They perform regularly in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy as well. The orchestra’s musicians are all professional musicians, and most of them graduated from the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest.
    The Danube Orchestra has been for many years the practice orchestra for conductors at the Liszt Academy of Music. The orchestra is a member of the Association of Hungarian Symphony Orchestras. Their Artistic Director is Ferenc Szklenár.

    How to apply: If you are interested in the conducting practice, please, send me an e-mail.

    Contact:
    Laszlo Blaskovics
    Email: conductingpractice@gmail.com
    Tel: 0036-70362-3921

    Our website:
    http://conductingpractice.wix.com/conducting
    Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Conducting-Practice/345191235529572

  144. COLIN METTERS CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS
    3-8 August 2013
    Yehudi Menuhin School, England

  145. The ban for 2013 FLORENCE CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS is on-line at http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com

    Teacher is M° Giuseppe Lanzetta (chief conductor of Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina and Principal Guest COnductor of Mid-America Productions Orchestra) and Orchestra in residence is Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina.

    Huge amount of podium time for each student and a magnificent location in Florence aim to offer to students and professionals interested in practice repertoire a good opportunity and value for money.

    RULES OF THE MASTERCLASS

    Teacher: Giuseppe Lanzetta
    Orchestra: Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina
    Period: 02/07 Settembre 2013
    Location: Villa Castiglione, Via Colle Ramole n. 20 – 50023 Impruneta (Firenze)

    Programme of the Course

    Auditors

    Accomodation

    Registration

    Programme of the Course

    The course is articulated in n°6 (six) days of lesson, the first day the Maestro will held an introductory lesson then the orchestra will be available for the students for n°2 (two) sessions each day (excluded the day of the final concert reserved for the students that will conduct the concert), one in the morning 10.30-13.30 , the second in the afternoon 14.30-18.30 for a total amount of circa 6 hours of orchestra per day.
    The course is opened to a maximum number of 11 (eleven) effective students per session, in order to guarantee to each student enough time in front of the orchestra.

    Couse fee, active students: € 1.100,00
    Inscription fee: € 250,00
    Total amount of fees: € 1.350,00

    Programme

    Monday 2
    15.00 – 19.00 (3 p.m – 7 p.m. ): registration and theory lesson (conducting technique, analysis)

    Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 – Programme A
    10.30 – 13.30 ( 10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.) 14.30 – 18.30 (2.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.)
    lessons with the orchestra, each students will have one podium session of not less than 15 (fifteen) minutes per day

    Thursday 5 and Friday 6 – Programme B
    10.30 – 13.30 ( 10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.) 14.30 – 18.30 (2.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.)
    lessons with the orchestra, each students will have one podium session of not less than 15 (fifteen) minutes per day

    Saturday 7
    10.00 – 14.00 ( 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) general rehearsal and final concert

    Active students must prepare al least 1 (one) piece from Programme A and 2 (two) from Programme B

    Group A – Orchestra of 22 elements (days 3 and 4 September)

    W. A. Mozart, Serenata K 525 “eine kleine Nachtmusik”
    B. Britten, Simpley Symphony
    N. Rota, Serenata per archi
    E. Grieg, Holberg Suite
    P. I. Tchaikovsky, Serenata per archi op. 48
    J. Haydn, Symphony n° 44 “Trauer” in Mi minore
    J. Haydn, Symphony n° 45 “Farewell”
    W.A. Mozart, Symphony n°28 in Do maggiore
    W. A. Mozart, Symphony n°29 in La maggiore
    F. Schubert, Symphony n° 5 in Sib maggiore
    G. Mahler, Adagietto from V Symphony
    A. Portera, Original mater for string orchestra (ed. Sconfinarte)

    Depending on the availability of soloists, the following pieces will be insered in the programme:
    F. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in D minor
    W. A. Mozart, Arias and Duets from the Italian Operas
    W. A. Mozart, Violin Concertos

    Gruop B – Orchestra of 33 elements (days 5, 6 and 7 September)

    G. Bizet, Sinfonia n°1 in Do maggiore
    W.A. Mozart, Ouverture from “Magic Flute”
    W.A. Mozart, Ouverture from “Don Giovanni”
    W.A. Mozart, Symphony n° 41 “Jupiter”
    W.A. Mozart, Symphony n° 40
    L.v. Beethoven, Ouverture Coriolano
    L.v. Beethoven, Symphony n°1
    L.v. Beethoven, Symphony n°5 (I e II movimento)
    L.v. Beethoven, Symphony n°6
    L.v. Beethoven, Symphony n°7
    G. Rossini, Sinfonia from “Il barbiere di Siviglia”
    G. Rossini, Sinfonia da “La cenerentola”
    F. Mendelssohn, Symphony IV “Italiana”
    F. Mendelssohn, Ouverture “the Hebrides”
    R. Wagner, Siegfried-Idyll
    G. Verdi, Preludio da Traviata
    M. Ravel, Le tombeau de Couperin
    I. Stravinsky, Danze Concertanti
    Pieces composed by the best student of composition masterclass of M° Andrea Portera

    Depending on the availability of soloists, the following pieces will be insered in the programme:
    F. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Major
    J. Haydn, concerto per violoncello
    W. A. Mozart, Arias and Duets from the Italian Operas
    G. Verdi, Pieces from the Operas

    Opportunities

    The best students, chosen by the teacher, will be enrolled ad conductors for a concert in XXXIV Concert Season of Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, along with the international renowed artist that every year are invited in the season.
    On the final steges of the masterclass there will be present agents from important international artists agencies.

    Auditors
    The partecipation fee for the auditors is unique and permits to assist to the whole day lessons

    Course fee, auditors: € 400,00

    Accomodation
    Meals and accomodation are to be payed by the partecipants.
    Students (active partecipants and auditors along with their families) reserving within 15 May have special discount rates for staying in Villa Castiglione Hotel, which offers half board and full board service.
    Please ask the organization or write to for detailed information.
    Tranfers from and for the airport of Florence, as well as for and from the center of Florence, will be available at very low rates to the guests of Villa Castiglione.

    We will as well be happy to assist students not staying in Villa Castiglione with transfers.
    A shuttle bus is available during the days of the masterclass at a special fare.
    Public transport is also available from the center of the town to Villa Castiglione, please ask if need any assistance.

    Villa Castiglione
    Via Colle Ramole n. 20 – 50023 Impruneta (Firenze)
    Tel + 39 055 2373684
    Fax + 39 055 2374947
    e-mail info@villacastiglione.com
    http://www.villacastiglione.com

    Inscription

    The registration will be done through mail sending the request to
    Associazione Artes – via A. Franchi, 16 – 59100 Prato (Po) Italy
    or through e-mail to conducting.masterclass@gmail.com (object: Conducting 2013)
    and must be received by August 15 2013.

    Students inscription requests will be processed in order of arrival, there is no admission examination, even if we expect a basic knowlege of conducting technique and some experience in conducting professional orchestras.

    The following documents must be attached: fully filled registration form (downloadable here), copy of ID card, proof of the payment of the inscription fee. The payment can be done by bank tranfer (attention: bank expenses are to be charged to the payer) to the bank acocunt
    BCC di Vignole IBAN: IT82 Z089 2221 5030 0000 0704 948 – SWIFT: ICRA IT RR PM0
    of Associazione Artes; other payment methods are possible: feel free to ask.

    The course fee will be payed the first day of the course. The courses will be activated with a minimum number of students.
    The inscription fee will not be returned in any case, except the cancellation of the courses; in that case the students will be promptly advised. The organization, though not responsible for the teachers, will grant the regular performance of the lessons.

    Thanks to this BLOG for the amazing service !

    FCM

  146. I would like to share some information about the next “Conducting Beethoven” Master Class in Vicenza – Italy.

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    The European Conducting Academy announces the CONDUCTING BEETHOVEN master class in Vicenza (Italy) with Maestro Lior Shambadal (Chief conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker) and Maestro Romolo Gessi (Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta). 2013 April 4-7 (Section B). Optional introductory lessons (Section A) March 16-17. Programme: Beethoven – Symphonies Nr. 7 & 8. Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta.

    THE COURSE will be held in Vicenza. It will be organized into two sections so that each piece will be studied first theoretically and then practically on the piano and with a string ensemble (Section A), then with the whole orchestra (Section B) so that candidates will be able to work as independently as possible, making efficient use of the time allowed for orchestra rehearsals. Each student can choose whether to take the whole course with both sections or to do just one of them. Introductory audition for active participants: the first day of each section at 10:00 a.m.

    ADMISSION: conductors of all nationalities and all ages can take part in this course. All candidates are expected to have thoroughly studied at least one piece of the programme before the beginning of the course.
    Admission into section A (Maestro Gessi) is after assessment of a curriculum and a short aptitude test which will be held on the first day of lessons at 10 a.m. The conductors must demonstrate that they have a suitable basic technique.
    Admission into section B (Maestro Shambadal and Maestro Gessi) is for those conductors with a relevant experience and aptitude in symphonic repertoire. Their curricula will be assessed and the conductors will undergo an aptitude test. This will take place at 10 a.m. of the first day of lessons for this section. Those students who will get an excellent valuation during the section A will automatically be admitted to section B without further test or audition. Those found unsuitable will still be able to participate as listeners.

    PROGRAMME:
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No.8

    CALENDAR:
    Section A: analysis, conducting technique and rehearsals with piano and ensemble – m° Gessi
    Saturday March 16th : 10:00 a.m. Introductory audition; Lessons 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday March 17th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Section B: analysis, conducting technique and rehearsals with piano, ensemble, and Orchestra – m° Shambadal and m° Gessi
    Thursday April 4th: 10:00 a.m. Introductory audition; Lessons 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Friday April 5th: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday April 6th : 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday April 7th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Course fees (to be paid in full at registration):
    Conductors
    Section A: € 200.00
    Section B: € 450.00 (complete: 4 days – lessons with piano, ensemble, and orchestra)
    Section B reduced: € 390.00 (only 3 days – lessons with piano and ensemble or orchestra)
    Listeners – Daily fee: € 60.00
    Conductors – Special offer for the whole course sections A, B: € 550.00
    Listeners – Special offer for the whole course sections A, B: € 280.00

    Registration fee: € 15.00

    Diplomas and certificates: each participant will receive an attendance certificate.
    Tuition Languages: English, German, Italian

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 6th Section A – March 20th Section B

    LIOR SHAMBADAL: Israeli conductor Lior Shambadal maintains an active career as both an artistic leader and guest artist on both orchestral and opera podiums throughout Europe, as well as in China, Japan, Korea and South America. He currently serves as the Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker, a post he has held since 1997. During his tenure there, he has led more than 150 concerts at the famed Berlin Philharmonie, and has conducted the orchestra in hundreds of performances on tour in Japan, China, Korea, Italy, Spain, Ireland, England, France and Germany. In 2009, he was also named Music Director of the Orchestre Filarmonica de Bogota. Since 2008, Shambadal has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia, as well as a guest professor and Principal Guest Conductor of the Chengdu Symphony Orchestra of the Central Music Conservatory in the Sichuan province of China. In addition, he works regularly with the Festival of San Gemini in Italy, where he serves as permanent member of the artistic committee and leads master classes for conductors and, since 2007, he has appeared annually as a guest artist for the orchestra training program at The Banff Centre in Canada. He was born in 1950 in Tel Aviv, where he studied viola, trombone, composition, and conducting. His studies took him to the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he worked with Carl Melles. Moving on to Vienna Mr. Shambadal had been tutored by acclaimed conductors such as Hans Swarowsky, Carlo Maria Giulini, Igor Markevitch, Sergiu Celibidache and Franco Ferrara. Lior Shambadal expanded his studies in other areas such as electronic music (in Vienna) and composition taught by Witold Lutoslawski (in France). In 1980 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. From 1986 to 1993 he led the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv. As the sole founder of the ensembles Acoustic 7/11 and Musica Nova Lior Shambadal proved himself a prolific composer whose musical range includes chamber music, song writing, and symphonic orchestra pieces. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Shambadal was musical director of the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslauten (Germany), and from 2000-2003 he served as the Chief Conductor of the RTV Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His CD and television productions have made Mr. Shambadal internationally famous, supported by his guest appearance conducting international orchestras.

    ROMOLO GESSI: born in Trieste, Italy, Maestro Gessi completed his musical studies at the Trieste Conservatory. Further conducting studies ensued at the State Conservatoire of St.Petersburg, under Musin and Kukuskin, at the Wiener Meisterkurse für Dirigenten in Vienna under Julius Kalmar, and at the Accademia Musicale in Pescara under Donato Renzetti, obtaining Diplomas with the highest marks. He has won many awards, including the Opera Conducting Competition of Caserta, and the First Prize at the International Austro-Hungarian Conducting Competition of Vienna and Pécs. He was appointed professor of Conducting at the Conservatorio “Verdi” of Milan. Since 1997 he has been teaching conducting at the European Academy in Vicenza and opera conducting at the International Workshop OperAverona. He is also Professor of Chamber Music at the National Conservatory of Trieste and he has been Guest Professor at the Vienna Music University, at the Norwegian Music Academy, and at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons. He is Music Director of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pro Musica Salzburg Orchestra and of the Filarmonia Veneta Orchestra. He has been Music Director of the Cantelli Symphony Orchestra in Milan from 2006 to 2008. He has conducted many orchestras, such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the State Opera Prague, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Cracow, the Izhevsk’s Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pécs Symphony Orchestra, the Santo André Symphony Orchestra, the Gainsesville Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia’s Soloists, Milano Classica, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, the Trieste Opera House, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Bari Symphony Orchestra, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the Lecce Symphony Orchestra, the Marchigiana Philharmonic, the Spoleto Opera House in the principal cities of Italy as well as in those of Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.

    Information . Registration . Accommodation:
    • Course address: Auditorium Agorà – Via Brunialti 8 – 36100 VICENZA – ITALY
    • Infoline: Tel +39 328 2449171 or +39 338 9368993
    E-mail: scsculturaespettacolo@gmail.com
    Web site: http://www.dirigo.altervista.org/conducting-beethoven

    Registration:
    1. Send the completed application form by the deadline to SCS via e-mail
    scsculturaespettacolo@gmail.com
    2. Fees have to be paid in full on the first day of the course.
    Notes:
    1. Partial attendance gives no right to a reduction in fee.
    2. The organizers may accept enrolments after the deadline date if places are still available.

    • Accomodation:
    SCS offers an accommodation selection and assistance service to participants at:
    • Villa Curti :”Bed and Breakfast” località Sovizzo. Tel: +39 0444 378329 http://www.fattoriavillacurti.com
    • Villa Ghislanzoni :”Bed and Breakfast” località Bertesina. Tel: +39 0444 1837595 http://www.villaghislanzoni.it
    • Youth Hotel: Via Giuriolo, 9 – Vicenza. Tel: +39 0444 540222 http://www.ostellovicenza.com
    • Casa di Lidia: “Bed and Breakfast” Via Legione Antonini, 38 – Tel: +39 0444 563952 http://www.lacasadilidia.it
    • Casa San Raffaele: Viale X Giugno – Vicenza. Tel: +39 0444 545767 http://www.albergosanraffaele.it
    • Hotel Tre Torri****: Via Tavernelle, 71 – Altavilla Vicentina (VI). Tel: +39 0444 572411 http://www.hoteltretorri.it

  147. I’d like to share the following information about the Choral Music Intensive at Oxford University this summer. Thanks much!

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    CHORAL MUSIC INTENSIVE at Oxford University
    Program Dates: July 8-16, 2013
    James Jordan and James Whitbourn, Co-Directors

    Westminster Choir College and St Stephen’s House, Oxford proudly offer a unique Choral Institute in the vibrant and beautiful city of Oxford, England. The Institute is designed to provide instruction to all levels of conductors within a fully residential Oxford college.

    The Choral Institute at Oxford is a residential course with meals taken in the college’s dining room and accommodation provided in the former monastic buildings of the 19th-century Cowley Fathers, now occupied by St Stephen’s House and much loved of C S Lewis, a former Fellow of nearby Magdalen College.

    Participants will experience first-hand an educational experience that is unique to Oxford University. That experience, one of total immersion in a residential college, will expose participants to an intense and exciting educational atmosphere. In addition to studying conducting and aspects of the choral art that will build musicianship in each participant regardless of prior experience levels, participants will become immersed in community of musicians and faculty.

    Members of the acclaimed Westminster Williamson Voices will be in attendance as the choral ensemble-in-residence. Members of this ensemble reflect the values of community that are reflected in the residential nature of this program.

    Partipants will:
    -Conduct a fully prepared choir in daily classes; selected participants will conduct the ensemble in performance
    -Study Benjamin Britten’s St. Nicolas; extensive recitals of Britten song repertoire by members of Williamson Voices
    -Receive instruction at New College Oxford with Professor Higginbottom and experience the Bodleian Library of Oxford
    -Study part book performance (taught by Professor Higginbottom)
    -Practice and chant (taught by guest faculty member James O’Donnell)
    -Study newly written conducting etudes by James Jordan as specific to expressive conducting techniques
    -Focus the expressive aspects of conducting, in addition to analysis, that lead to choral artistry at the highest levels

    Program Costs

    Course fee: $2,649/£1,645. Additional $500 for 2 graduate credits

    Fee includes: Accommodations at Oxford University, Meals, and Tuition for all workshops, rehearsals and performances

    Excluded: All travel costs to Oxford and optional excursions

    Register Online (https://www.yaptracker.com/applications/westminster-choir-college-of-rider-university-oxford-2013)

    or Download the Registration form here: http://www.rider.edu/sites/default/files/docs/wcc/Choral%20Music%20Institute%20at%20Oxford.pdf

    Faculty

    In addition to James Jordan, Professor and Senior Conductor at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and James Whitbourn, Composer and Honorary Research Fellow of St Stephen’s House, Oxford the faculty includes:

    Edward Higginbottom: Professor of Choral Music, University of Oxford and Director of Music, New College Choir, Oxford

    James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers, Westminster Abbey

    Frank Abrahams, Associate Dean for the Arts and Professor of Music Education, Westminster Choir College

    Robin Ward: Principal, St Stephen’s House, Oxford

    Steve Pilkington, Associate Professor of Sacred Music, Westminster Choir College of Rider University

    Facilities

    As a student of the Choral Institute, you will be living and studying in England’s oldest University City, among its dreaming spires and cloistered quadrangles. You will be working with some of the world’s preeminent thinkers in choral and sacred music and will experience first hand the treasures of a university for which choral music has been its lifeblood in an unbroken tradition lasting more than 600 years. The faculty will include Oxford University’s Professor of Choral Music Dr. Edward Higginbottom and Westminster Choir College’s Senior Conductor and prolific author Dr James Jordan.

    Westminster Choir College of Rider University is one of America’s most prestigious centers of study for choral music. St Stephen’s House is one of the 44 Colleges and Halls that make up the University of Oxford and has a burgeoning Arts program that complements its world-renowned studies in Theology and Education. The partnership between St Stephen’s House Oxford and Westminster Choir College brings a fusion of riches and combines tradition and innovation in a fresh and extraordinary way.

    More information can be found at : http://www.rider.edu/academics/colleges-schools/wca/woce/oxford
    Feel free to contact Westminster Choir College’s Office of Continuing Education with questions or concerns at (+1) 609-924-7416 or via email at woce@rider.edu

    – See more at: http://www.rider.edu/academics/colleges-schools/wca/woce/oxford#sthash.2RSS39xz.dpuf

  148. MASTERCLASS CONDUCTING ORCHESTRA – SUMMER 2013
    with MTRO. DUMITRU GOIA & BACAU PHILHARMONIC

    date: Sat 29th June – Thu 4th July

    place: city of Bacau – Romania

    professor: Mtro. Dumitru Goia
    orchestra: Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra

    repertoire: P. I. Tchaicovsky full program
    -Symphony nr. 1 in G-minor
    -Piano Concerto nr. 1 in B-flat minor
    -Excerpts from “The Nutcracker”: Marche, Danse des mirlitons,
    Trepak, Valse de fleurs, Pas de deux

    piano rehearsals: with 2 corepetitors
    orchestra: 60 musicians

    There will be a final concert, where all active students will conduct.

    active students: maximum 10

    tuition: 1000 euros

    accommodation: not included, we can help to make reservations
    transportation: train and bus from-to Bucharest, we can help

    Mtro. Dumitru Goia
    conductordumitrugoia@yahoo.co.uk
    conddgoia@yahoo.co.uk

    Mtro. Ramiro Arista
    dirijorarista@yahoo.es
    +7 921 897 3669
    +40 743 886060

  149. National Master Orchestral Conducting in The Hague and Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

    The Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague offer a joint national master programme in orchestral conducting, in cooperation with the professional Dutch orchestras. In this master programme, orchestra conductors may develop the skills and gain the experience required to conduct a professional symphony orchestra in a competent and artistically well-thought-out manner.

    The master programme builds a bridge between the study and the professional practice and offers students the opportunity to build and expand their own professional networks. Additionally, the master will enrich the educational programmes of the orchestras involved.

    Apply before 1 June 2013. More information and details about how to apply: http://www.koncon.nl/en/nmo.

    1. Choral Conducting Masterclass with Dr. Jan Harrington at The Princeton Festival
      June 24-28, 2013 Princeton, NJ
      http://www.princetonfestival.org

      Overview

      This 5-day professional choral conducting master class is open to choral conductors, auditors and singers by application. The master class will offer practical rehearsal strategies, technique instruction, choral warm-ups, and seminars on performance issues, score study and preparation, creating compelling performances, and readings of choral literature for choirs of all levels.

      Conductors and auditors will participate in daily conducting master classes sessions with Dr. Jan Harrington and each conductor will conduct the Festival chorus twice daily. The master class will culminate in a public performance led by the participant conductors.

      Enrollment is limited to 8 conductors, with no limit for auditors or singers. Auditors attend all sessions, including the master classes, but will not conduct the Festival chorus. Singers accepted into the Festival Chorus attend all rehearsals and the performance as indicated in the schedule.

      Fees:
      Conductors $700
      Auditors $350
      Singers $150

      Housing & meals available

      Master class goals for conductors —
      Enhance practical conducting skills during daily master classes.
      Daily instruction on a variety of topics related to choral conducting.
      Reading session from a packet of octavos selected by Dr. Harrington. Music for reading sessions is included in master class fee.
      Conduct the Festival chorus twice daily.
      Conduct the Festival chorus in performance at the end of the master class.
      Video recording of your performance.
      Have fun making great music, make new friends.

      Apply online at http://www.princetonfestival.org/2013/conducting-masterclass.php

  150. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 20, 2013

    Realizing ROSSINI
    A unique course on the craft of opera

    June 17 – 30 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Session I)
    June 24 – July 6 La Cenerentola (Session II)

    Location: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

    Conducting faculty:
    Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies, CCM
    Neil Varon, Eastman School of Music

    Opera faculty:
    Ken Weiss, Washington National Opera – Coaching
    Jose Maria Condemi, San Francisco Opera, Cincinnati Opera – Directing
    Ben Smith, Baldwin Wallace College; Seattle Opera – Directing

    Italian:
    Accademia Europea di Firenze (Italy)

    Join us for a unique course, focusing exclusively on the challenging craft of opera. Up to 20 conductors and pianists, along with a carefully selected cast, will be invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience while in residence at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

    Working with an internationally renowned faculty, led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM, conductors and pianists will have daily Italian instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching master classes. Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals. Advanced opera singers will have the opportunity to learn a role in its entirety, and work with renowned faculty and industry professionals, along withdaily Italian classes and coachings. The course culminates in a semi-staged performance, with orchestra, of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La Cenerentola.

    The operas will be performed without recitatives.

    In La Cenerentola, Clorinda and Alidoro arias will be included, and Tisbe will sing an aria in accordance with the “pocket aria” tradition.

    In Barbiere, Berta’s aria will be included.

    Faculty and aspects of the workshop are subject to change.

    COSTS
    Application Fee: $80
    Acceptd Fee: $10

    Tuition
    Conductors: $3000
    Pianists: $2000
    Auditors: $1000
    Singers, principal roles: $650
    Singers, non-principal roles: $400
    Singers, covers or observers: $250
    Housing for the two week course
    $600 – room in on-campus housing, double occupancy (shared room)

    Meals are not included in the cost of the course. An optional meal plan may be obtained by contacting our office (prices vary).

    TO APPLY:
    visit http://ccm.uc.edu/summer/realizing_rossini.html

  151. This is a great resource! Thank you for hosting the blog.
    I’d like to share another workshop:
    Wind Conducting and Teaching Workshop at Temple University
    July 7 – 11, 2013

    Topics on wind band literature, rehearsals, movement and sound, programming, percussion tips, and more. Three “tracks of training” offered.

    Please see here for details: http://www.temple.edu/boyer/summerworkshops/WCTWorkshop.asp

    Thank you!
    Emily Threinen, DMA

  152. Maestro Alexis Hauser http://alexishauser.webs.com/ will offer a masterclass this summer for conductors.

    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Date: July 28-August 6
    At the: International Music Academy Orpheus http://www.academyorpheus.org/eng/classes_summer_academy.html

    The program has two major focuses:

    1) Conducting practice with piano and soloists available at the festival
    2) Seminars discussing interpretive questions about key works of the symphonic literature by composers who lived in Vienna such as Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Beethoven, Bruckner and Mahler

    Please see the website for more information.

  153. Convocatoria: I Curso-Concurso de Dirección Orquestal. Orquesta de Córdoba. Lorenzo Ramos. Córdoba (España), 8-19 de Julio de 2013.

  154. Multiple slots still open – REALIZING ROSSINI workshop at CCM with Mark Gibson

    Application fee: $50*
    *If you are accepted and if you participate, your application fee will be applied to your workshop tuition.

    A unique course on the craft of opera

    June 17 – 30 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Session I)
    June 24 – July 6 La Cenerentola (Session II)

    Location: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

    Conducting faculty:
    Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies, CCM
    Neil Varon, Eastman School of Music

    Opera faculty:
    Ken Weiss, Washington National Opera

    Italian:
    Accademia Europea di Firenze (Italy)

    Join us for a unique course, focusing exclusively on the challenging craft of opera. Up to 20 conductors and pianists, along with a carefully selected cast, will be invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience while in residence at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

    Working with an internationally renowned faculty, led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM, conductors and pianists will have daily Italian instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching master classes. Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals. Advanced opera singers will have the opportunity to learn a role in its entirety, and work with renowned faculty and industry professionals, along with daily Italian classes and coachings. The course culminates in a semi-staged performance, with orchestra, of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La Cenerentola.

    The operas will be performed without recitatives
    In La Cenerentola, Clorinda and Alidoro arias will be included, and Tisbe will sing an aria in accordance with the “pocket aria” tradition.
    In Barbiere, Berta’s aria will be included.
    Faculty and aspects of the workshop are subject to change.

    COSTS

    Application Fee: $50*
    Acceptd Fee: $10 (non-refundable)
    *If you are accepted and if you participate, your $50 application fee will be applied to your workshop tuition.
    NO applications will be considered without payment of the application fee.

    Tuition
    Conductors: $3000
    Pianists: $2000
    Auditors: $1000
    Singers, principal roles: $650
    Singers, non-principal roles: $400
    Singers, covers or observers: $250
    Housing for the two week course
    $600 – room in on-campus housing, double occupancy (shared room)
    Meals are not included in the cost of the course. An optional meal plan may be obtained by contacting our office (prices vary).

    TO APPLY:
    visit http://ccm.uc.edu/summer/realizing_rossini.html
    Applications will remain open until all spots are filled.

  155. Hi !
    Great blog, thanks for running it !

    Let me contribute with an event – it is free and a limited number of scholarships are available. Would be great if you could post it.

    SALT – Conducting Masterclass with focus on contemporary ensemble technique – FREE

    The 3rd SALT Festival and Symposium May 25-June 2, 2013 hosts a conducting masterclass with focus on contemporary techniques and ensemble conducting with Ajtony Csaba.
    Technique classes focus on Stravinsky: The Soldiers’s Tale and Pierre Boulez – Dérive I, ensemble practice involves direction of participant composers’ compositions (with coaching) and realization of concepts involving theatrical, multidisciplinary and improvisation elements.
    Participation on the SALT is free and a limited number of scholarships are available.

    The SALT New Music Festival and Symposium application deadline April 30, 2013. Don’t miss your chance to attend this premiere event on Canada’s West Coast.

    The SALT New Music Festival and Symposium is a one week event occurring from May 25th to June 2nd, 2013, at Open Space and at the University of Victoria School of Music in Victoria, BC, Canada. The event is created, organized and hosted by the Tsilumos Ensemble, a quartet of musicians comprising Dániel Péter Biró (Guitar), Joanna Hood (Viola), Ajtony Csaba (Piano, Harpsichord and Conductor) and Kristofer Covlin (Saxophones). Guest artists of the SALT New Music Festival and Symposium include recent winners of the Darmstadt Summer Course Kranichstein Prize Ensemble Dal Niente (Chicago, USA), the team of the world renowned Experimentalstudio (Freiburg, Germany), the Quasar Saxophone Quartet (Montreal, QC) and Tuba soloist Max Murray (Berlin, Germany/Victoria, BC). Invited composers include Dániel Péter Biró (University of Victoria), Wolf Edwards (Victoria, BC), Suzanne Farrin (New York), Detlef Heusinger (Experimentalstudio, Freiburg, Germany), Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf (Musikhochschule Leipzig, Germany), Steven Kazuo Takasugi (Harvard University) and Gianluca Ulivelli (Conservatorio Gaetano Donizetti, Bergamo, Itlay).

    The 2013 SALT Festival and Symposium offers a series of concerts, lectures, colloquia and masterclasses. Students of contemporary music from Canada and around the world are invited to apply to the program. Selected students will be given the chance to take part in lessons in composition, electronic music, conducting and contemporary music interpretation as well as in reading sessions with the Tsilumos Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente and the Quasar Saxophone Quartet. All lectures, colloquia, reading sessions and masterclasses at the SALT Festival and Symposium are free of charge and open to the general public. A limited number of scholarships are available.

    The 2013 SALT Festival and Symposium has received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ernst von Siemens Foundation for Music and the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.

    To apply to The 2013 SALT Festival and Symposium visit the
    Application website: https://finearts.uvic.ca/forms/salt2013/

    Application Brochure:
    http://finearts.uvic.ca/music/ensembles/tsilumos/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/SALT-Festival-and-Symposium-Brochure-2013.pdf

    Extended Application Deadline: April 30, 2013

    For more information:
    http://www.tsilumos.org
    http://finearts.uvic.ca/music/ensembles/tsilumos/?page_id=78

    For inquiries please contact the organizers at
    saltfestival2013@gmail.com

  156. Hi, I’d be grateful if you could add a posting for the following position on your blog:

    Musical Director – New Bristol Sinfonia (UK)

    New Bristol Sinfonia is a mostly non-professional symphony orchestra based in Bristol playing to an extremely high standard. Founded in 1997 we put on 4 concerts a year mainly in the 600 seat Victoria Rooms in Clifton, Bristol, focussing on repertoire from the 19th century onwards.

    We are looking for a new Musical Director in 2014 to help us continue to achieve a recognised position of excellence and quality within the city of Bristol’s musical life. For further details see http://www.newbristolsinfonia.org.uk/NBSMusicalDirector.pdf

    Application by CV, covering letter and video. The footage should be no longer than 30 minutes of excerpts, via website, You-Tube or similar on-line site. Please apply to Romana Bevington, Chairman of the orchestra committee, by email to romanabevington@btinternet.com

    The closing date for application is 10 May 2013 with auditions to be held in June 2013.

  157. Hi – I have left a couple of updates about our upcoming Rossini workshop, and neither of them have been posted. Would you be so kind as to post the updated information? We still have multiple slots open.

  158. Could you, please, post this on your blog? Thank you very much for the great job you are doing!

    LAST 7 DAYS to apply for the 2nd “EDUARD TOLDRÀ” ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING COURSE with Mº DONATO RENZETTI

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    The course will take place from the 1st to the 7th of July 2013 at Auditori Municipal de Terrassa (Barcelona-Spain).

    Contact
    WEBSITE: http://www.toldraconductingcourse.com
    E-MAIL: info@toldraconductingcourse.com
    FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/toldraconductingcourse

    Requisites
    The course is open to professional conductors and advanced students no matter the nationality.

    Rules to apply
    Application deadline: May 1st, 2013.
    Documents to be sent to apply@toldraconductingcourse.com

    Active
    – Filled-in application form
    – A video recording no longer than 15 minutes
    – A recent photography in high quality
    – A copy of your IdCard or Passport
    – Application fee receipt of payment (30Eur between February 15th-March 21st / 50 Eur between March 22nd-May 1st, non-refundable)

    Auditors
    – Filled-in application form
    – Application fee receipt of payment (30Eur, non-refundable)

    Once we have received all the applications, Maestro Renzetti will choose no more than 12 active students. The results will be communicated personally to each candidate during the first week of May.

    Repertoire NEW!!!
    This year, combined with the “Conxita Badia” Singing Course held by Prof. Ana Luisa Chova, we will work both symphonic and operatic repertoire. The operatic arias list will be published on May 2013 according with the active singers from the “Conxita Badia” Singing Course.

    Every single active student must prepare all symphonic works and overtures included in the following list:
    Mozart: “La clemenza di Tito” Overture, “Don Giovanni” Overture
    Rossini: “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” Overture, “L’italiana in Algeri” Overture
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, “Coriolan” Overture
    Mendelssohn: “The Hebrides” Overture
    Schubert: Symphony No. 5
    Stravisnky: Dumbarton Oaks

    Strings technique lessons
    Active students will have to submit bowings for the first movement of one of the symphonies included in the repertoire list (to be decided by the concertmaster Raúl García) and send the score to the course office before the 22th of June.

    Sending your video
    Your video must:
    – be no longer than 15 minutes
    – show a front view of the conductor
    – ideally demonstrate a varied selection of repertoire
    We recommend you to attach links from online services like youtube, vimeo… in your application email.
    Having trouble with this? Please contact us: info@toldraconductingcourse.com

    Piano
    We strongly believe that you know really good a piece only when you have played it. That means that everybody will play the piano for the other fellows. Not just the active students but also the auditors (don’t worry, it will be 2 pianos four hands). If you want to have a look at the piano scores before the beginning of the course, contact us and we will send you them.

    Fees and grants
    Application fee: 30Eur between February 15th-March 21st / 50 Eur between March 22nd-May 1st (non-refundable)
    Active students: 1.400Eur
    Accomodation included.
    The scholarships will be given as “public choice awards” at both concerts on Saturday and Sunday

    Auditors: 200Eur (application fee and Final Concert ticket included)
    You are invited to attend all the orchestra sessions during the course but also to take active part in the conducting technique lessons held every morning. You can also ask for accommodation at the Residence Hall if you want
    Single day tickets: 30 Eur

    Account holder: Associació cultural de la Filharmònica de Cambra
    Bank: La Caixa
    Bank account: 2100-1076-66-0200160116
    IBAN: ES6821001076660200160116
    BIC-SWIFT: CAIXESBBXXX

    Accomodation
    Included in the fee we offer you accomodation at the Residence hall 5min walking to the course headquarters. There you will have a single room, wifi, laundry, kitchen, fitness, cleaning service… In order to take the most from the course we strongly recommend to choose this option.

  159. Just another note about reposting details concerning the “Realizing Rossini” opera conducting workshop at CCM, June 17-July 6. It would be most helpful, as the time approaches, to have this up prominently for another week or so. Details may be found above, in an earlier comment posted by Sara Danner-Dukic, Director of CCM Summer Programs. Many thanks, Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies, CCM, Artistic Director, “Realizing Rossini”

  160. Could you post this masterclass? Thanks a lot! Kind regards

    Royal Flemish Philharmonic – International conductor’s masterclass
    led by Edo de Waart

    The master classes in orchestral conducting are organized according to a 4 x 4 x 4 principle: 4 (maximum 5) conductors, 4 days, 4 sessions a day.
    Each conductor gets valuable time on the podium with Belgium’s leading professional orchestra, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. The attendees can benefit from Chief conductor Edo de Waart’s life-long experience and collaboration with the most renowned orchestras. He coaches the participants personally during all sessions. Together with members of the orchestra, he discusses and advises on refining points of technique, interpretation and preparation. Each day the attendees have the opportunity to conduct the orchestra during one of the four sessions in very different repertoire. The sessions close with a public showcase on the last day.

    General information
    The maximum age of the candidates is 36.
    All sessions are open for observers.
    Participation in the master classes is free of charge. Attendees have to provide for their own accommodation and travel.

    Dates: 8-12 October 2013
    Venue:
    Filharmonisch Huis
    Braziliëstraat 15
    2000 Antwerp
    Belgium

    Repertoire
    Excerpts from:
    Beethoven, Symphony No. 5
    Brahms, Symphony No. TBC
    Bruckner, Symphony No. 4
    Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet
    Stravinsky, Petroushka
    Contemporary piece, TBC
    Mozart, Arias from Le nozze di Figaro

    Schedule
    Tuesday 8 October 09:30-14:30: session 1-4
    Wednesday 9 October 09:30-14:30: session 1-4
    Thursday 10 October 09:30-14:30: session 1-4
    Friday 11 October 09:30-14:30: session 1-4
    Saturday 12 October: Public showcase with the all participants

    Applications
    Candidates should apply before 15 June 2013.
    Application form on http://www.defilharmonie.be/masterclass
    DVD should be sent to:
    Royal Flemish Philharmonic
    Ilse Delmeire
    Braziliëstraat 15
    2000 Antwerp
    Belgium

  161. I would like to share this information in your blog. Thank you for posting!

    The BERLINER MEISTERKURSE announces the Conducting Master class with Maestro Lior Shambadal (Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker), Maestro Romolo Gessi (Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Veneta Orchestra) and the Berliner Symphoniker. 2013 July 10-14

    The course will be held in Berlin. It will be organized so that each piece will be studied first theoretically and then practically at the piano and with orchestral ensembles (string and wind principals – chamber orchestra) so that candidates will be able to work as independently as possible, making efficient use of the time allowed for the rehearsals.

    Admission: conductors of all nationalities and all ages can take part in this course. All candidates are expected to have thoroughly studied at least one piece of the programme before the beginning of the course. Admission is after assessment of a curriculum and an aptitude test which will be held on the first day of the course at 11:00 a.m. The conductors must demonstrate that they have a suitable basic technique. Those found unsuitable will still be able to participate as auditors.

    Programme:
    MOZART Symphony No.40 KV 550 (First version, without clarinets)
    SCHUBERT Symphony No.5 D 485
    RESPIGHI Antiche Danze ed Arie – Suite No.3

    Application deadline: June 25th

    Calendar: analysis, conducting technique and rehearsals – m° Shambadal and m° Gessi
    Wednesday July 10th: 11:00 a.m. Introductory audition; Lessons 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday July 11th: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Friday July 12th: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday July 13th 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday July 14th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Course fees (to be paid in full at registration)
    Conductors € 480.00 (complete: 5 days – lessons with piano, ensemble, and chamber orchestra)
    Conductors reduced € 420.00 (only 4 days)
    Auditors – Daily fee: € 60.00

    Diplomas and certificates: each participant will receive an attendance certificate
    Tuition Languages: German, English, Italian

    Information . Registration:
    • Course address: Studio Niculescu – Oranienstraße 163 – 10969 BERLIN – GERMANY
    • E-mail: berliner.meisterkurse@gmail.com
    • Web site: http://www.dirigo.altervista.org , http://www.studioniculescu.de
    • Artistic co-ordination: Michelangelo Galeati
    • Registration:
    1. Send the completed application form by the deadline to berliner.meisterkurse@gmail.com
    2. Fees have to be paid in full on the first day of the course

    Notes:
    1. Partial attendance gives no right to a reduction in fee.
    2. The organizers may accept enrolments after the deadline date if places are still available.

    LIOR SHAMBADAL: Israeli conductor Lior Shambadal has an active career as both an artistic leader and guest presence on both orchestral and opera podiums throughout Europe, as well as in China, Japan, Korea and South America. Shambadal currently serves as the Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker, a post he has held since 1997. During his tenure there, he has led more than 150 concerts at the famed Berlin Philharmonie, and has conducted the orchestra in hundreds of performances on tour in Japan, China, Korea, Italy, Spain, Ireland, England, France and Germany. In 2009, he was also named Music Director of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2008, Shambadal has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia, as well as a guest professor and Principal Guest Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Central Music Conservatory in the Sichuan province of China. He works with the Festival of San Gemini in Italy, where he serves as permanent member of the artistic committee, leading master classes for conductors. Shambadal also appears annually as a permanent guest artist at the Banff Centre in Canada. He was born in 1950 in Tel Aviv, where he studied viola, trombone, composition, and conducting. His studies took him to the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he worked with Carl Melles. Moving on to Vienna Mr. Shambadal had been tutored by acclaimed conductors such as Hans Swarowsky, Carlo Maria Giulini, Igor Markevitch, Sergiu Celibidache and Franco Ferrara. Lior Shambadal expanded his studies in other areas such as electronic music (in Vienna) and composition taught by Witold Lutoslawski (in France). In 1980 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. From 1986 to 1993 he led the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv. As the sole founder of the ensembles Acoustic 7/11 and Musica Nova Lior Shambadal proved himself a prolific composer whose musical range includes chamber music, song writing, and symphonic orchestra pieces. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Shambadal was musical director of the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslauten (Germany), and from 2000-2003 he served as the Chief Conductor of the RTV Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His CD and television productions have made Mr. Shambadal internationally famous, supported by his guest appearance conducting international orchestras.

    ROMOLO GESSI: born in Trieste, Italy, Maestro Gessi completed his musical studies at the Trieste Conservatory. Further conducting studies ensued at the State Conservatoire of St. Petersburg, under Musin and Kukuskin, at the Wiener Meisterkurse für Dirigenten in Vienna under Julius Kalmar, and at the Accademia Musicale in Pescara under Donato Renzetti, obtaining Diplomas with the highest marks. He has won many awards, including the Opera Conducting Competition of Caserta, and the First Prize at the International Austro-Hungarian Conducting Competition of Vienna and Pécs. He was appointed professor of Conducting at the Conservatorio “Verdi” of Milan. Since 1997 he has been teaching conducting at the European Academy in Vicenza and opera conducting at the International Workshop OperAverona. He is also Professor of Chamber Music at the National Conservatory of Trieste an he has been Guest Professor at the Vienna Music University, at the Norwegian Music Academy, and at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons. He is Music Director of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pro Musica Salzburg Orchestra and of the Filarmonia Veneta Orchestra. He has been Music Director of the Cantelli Symphony Orchestra in Milan from 2006 to 2008. He has conducted many orchestras, such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the State Opera Prague, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Cracow, the Izhevsk’s Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pécs Symphony Orchestra, the Santo André Symphony Orchestra, the Gainsesville Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia’s Soloists, Milano Classica, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, the Trieste Opera House, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Bari Symphony Orchestra, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the Lecce Symphony Orchestra, the Marchigiana Philharmonic, the Spoleto Opera House in the principal cities of Italy as well as in those of Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.

  162. Still 4 places available for active students at 2013 FLORENCE CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS
    The masterclass offer real career opportunities (debut in 2014 season of internationally renowned Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina) and a huge amount of podium to the students wich will study with a real stable full orchestra in the magnificent environment of the hills of Tuscany close to the historic center of the town of Florence.

    Teacher: M° Giuseppe Lanzetta
    Orchestra: Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina
    Public final concert in Florence on September 7 2013

    The repertoire comprehends:
    Group A – Orchestra of 22 elements
    W. A. Mozart, Serenata K 525 “eine kleine Nachtmusik”
    B. Britten, Simpley Symphony
    N. Rota, Serenata per archi
    E. Grieg, Holberg Suite
    P. I. Tchaikovsky, Serenata per archi op. 48
    J. Haydn, Symphony n° 44 “Trauer” in Mi minore
    J. Haydn, Symphony n° 45 “Farewell”
    W.A. Mozart, Symphony n°28 in Do maggiore
    W. A. Mozart, Symphony n°29 in La maggiore
    F. Schubert, Symphony n° 5 in Sib maggiore
    G. Mahler, Adagietto from V Symphony
    A. Portera, Original mater for string orchestra (ed. Sconfinarte)

    Depending on the availability of soloists, the following pieces will be insered in the programme:
    F. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in D minor
    W. A. Mozart, Arias and Duets from the Italian Operas
    W. A. Mozart, Violin Concertos

    Gruop B – Orchestra of 33 elements
    G. Bizet, Sinfonia n°1 in Do maggiore
    W.A. Mozart, Ouverture from “Magic Flute”
    W.A. Mozart, Ouverture from “Don Giovanni”
    W.A. Mozart, Symphony n° 41 “Jupiter”
    W.A. Mozart, Symphony n° 40
    L.v. Beethoven, Ouverture Coriolano
    L.v. Beethoven, Symphony n°1
    L.v. Beethoven, Symphony n°5 (I e II movimento)
    L.v. Beethoven, Symphony n°6
    L.v. Beethoven, Symphony n°7
    G. Rossini, Sinfonia from “Il barbiere di Siviglia”
    G. Rossini, Sinfonia da “La cenerentola”
    F. Mendelssohn, Symphony IV “Italiana”
    F. Mendelssohn, Ouverture “the Hebrides”
    R. Wagner, Siegfried-Idyll
    G. Verdi, Preludio da Traviata
    M. Ravel, Le tombeau de Couperin
    I. Stravinsky, Danze Concertanti
    Pieces composed by the best student of composition masterclass of M° Andrea Portera

    Depending on the availability of soloists, the following pieces will be insered in the programme:
    F. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Major
    J. Haydn, concerto per violoncello
    W. A. Mozart, Arias and Duets from the Italian Operas
    G. Verdi, Pieces from the Operas

    Further information:

    http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com/

    Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina and M°Lanzetta videos:
    – with soloist Alessandro Carbonare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chvU7QYiIBI
    – with soloist Ilya Gruber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UBia5CTtEQ
    – with soloist Giovanni Sollima: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqJzKmtYt_M

    M° Lanzetta cv:
    http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com/endocente/home.htm

    Thank you for posting !

  163. Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras

    A resident partner at

    The Music Center at Strathmore

    http://www.mcyo.org

    Position: MCYO Symphony Conductor

    MCYO is seeking an energetic and vibrant conductor with outstanding teaching qualifications to direct the Symphony, a full symphony orchestra comprised of approximately 85 talented young musicians in grades 8-10.

    The main focus of the Symphony orchestra is to develop skills and ensemble playing instilled in the younger orchestra level, Young Artists. The repertoire will include

    original selections as well as arrangements from the standard orchestral literature and will be expected to challenge these musicians artistically and technically. Students should exit the Symphony well-prepared to advance to higher MCYO orchestra levels.

    Qualifications should include either a music performance or a music education degree. The candidate should have good conducting skills and possess professional conducting experience. A background in rehearsing, teaching, and conducting large ensembles of student musicians in an orchestral setting is preferable. Experience teaching musicians in grades 6-12 is essential.

    The conductors will work closely with the conductors of the other older and younger groups throughout the audition process and will collaborate with the entire conducting team throughout the concert season under the artistic leadership of the Artistic Director, Jonathan Carney (Concertmaster, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra). Conductor rotations during some seasons take place, broadening both student and conductor development and experience.

    All MCYO ensembles rehearse Wednesday evenings during the school year at the Music Center at Strathmore. Three concerts per season are presented in the magnificent, world-class concert hall at Strathmore, with one additional community outreach concert presented at another venue at some point during the year. Concerts dates for next season are:

    December 8, 2013; March 9, 2014 and June 1, 2014

    If interested, please submit the following by June 20, 2013:

    cover letter and resume with references

    DVD or link showing self conducting a student group rehearsal or a performance (please ensure frontal view of conductor).

    Please reply to: Cheryl Jukes, MCYO Executive Director Cheryl@mcyo.org

    Address: MCYO at The Music Center at Strathmore

    5301 Tuckerman Lane

    N. Bethesda, MD 20852-3385

  164. Waterville Valley Music Center is accepting late applications for the 2013 Conducting Masterclass with Maestro Kenneth Kiesler! July 21-28th, Waterville Valley, NH, USA. Please visit http://www.wvmusiccenter.org for more information and to apply!

    1. Could this be posted in the “masterclass” category? Thanks for your help!

  165. Greetings from Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra!

    We would like to bring to your attention of The Second International Conducting Competition. Jointly presented by HKCO and Xi’an Conservatory of Music, the Compeition will be conducted in four rounds throughout Dec 2013 to July 2014.

    please go to our website http://www.hkco.org or http://www.hkco.org/FCKMaterial/file/conducting%20competition.pdf

  166. Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra presents

    Hong Kong Mahler Orchestral Workshop, Summer 2013

    Website: http://www.yipshk.com
    Application Form: http://www.yipshk.com/file/workshop.pdf
    Contact Email: hkcso@yipshk.com

    Conducting Masterclass Information

    Date:
    8-day Workshop from 17th to 24th August, 2013

    Venue:
    Hong Kong Cultural Centre / Yip’s Children’s Performing Arts Centre

    Target:
    Age 30 and below Music students / Individuals with conducting experiences in orchestras or ensembles

    Instructor:
    Maestro Jimmy Chiang

    Conductor and pianist living in Vienna, First Prize Winner of the 4th International Competition for Young Conductors “Lovro von Matacic” in Zagreb, began his musical education in Hong Kong at the age of four with piano, later also with composition and violoncello. He received the Fellows Diploma from Trinity College of London, Bachelor of Music Degree from Baylor University in the United States and “Magister Artium” with distinction from the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he was the last student of the renowned Austrian conductor and Mozart Interpreter – Leopold Hager. In 2003 upon invitation of Seiji Ozawa, Chiang was one of the three Fellow Conductors at the Rohm Music Festival in Kyoto, Japan, where he studied closely with the master himself.

    From 2004 to 2006, he was musical assistant and conductor of opera productions at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn in Vienna. Since 2007, Chiang appeared regularly as Assistant Music Director at Theater Lübeck and the Eutin Festival in Germany. From 2009 to 2011, he was Principal Conductor of Theater Freiburg, where he directed numerous productions with international recognitions such as Le Grand Macabre (Ligeti) with renowned Spanish Stage Director Calixto Bieito and Orpheus in der Unterwelt (Offenbach), among others. In 2010 Chiang made his Debut as guest conductor at the Komische Oper Berlin with La Traviata (Verdi). Chiang’s uprising conducting career in Europe has made him front cover of the international opera magazine “Orpheus” in 2009 as well as his recent success at the Festival Internacional de las Artes de Castilla y León in Spain for contemporary music. Orchestras that he had worked with included Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna, La Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Zagreb Philharmonic, Lübeck Philharmonic, Oradea Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Ensemble Amadeus, which he founded in 2000 in Texas, the United States. Chiang serves also currently as Principal Guest Conductor of the Hong Kong Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra.

    Alongside his international career as a conductor, Chiang remains active as concert pianist since the age of 13. In addition, he is highly demanded as a vocal coach and an international acclaimed accompanist at major singing competitions, masterclasses, and song recitals.

    Repertoire:
    Schubert Symphony No.5
    Mahler Symphony No.5
    Other excerpts will be announced. Please check http://www.yipshk.com

    Application Fee (non-refundable):
    Active Conductor: USD $40
    Auditor: USD $20
    For International Applicants: Please email contact: hkcso@yipshk.com

    Course Fee (non-refundable):
    Active Conductor: USD $600
    – 6 active conductors will have daily masterclasses with piano, 3 selected conductors will have 30 minutes podium time with the orchestra on 23rd July
    Auditor: USD $150
    – can attend all rehearsals and masterclasses from 17th to 24th August, 2013

    Application & Audition
    Details:
    1. Submit a resume, the completed application form and application fee to the HKCSO either by mail (address: Yip’s Performing Arts Centre, 1/F Wah Chi Mansion, 292 Temple Street, Jordan, Kowloon; Attn: HKCSO Summer Workshop) by 12nd July, 2013, or alternatively by email to hkcso@yipshk.com with the application fee submitted no more than 5 days after the application deadline.
    2. Prepare a face-to-the-camera video of (i) yourself conducting an ensemble in rehearsal and/or performance (10 to 20 minutes); using smaller ensemble (i.e. String Quartet with piano or Two pianos) to play a reduced version of a composition is also acceptable; (ii) briefly introduce yourself in Chinese or English within one minute.
    3. Upload your video to online hosts, and send the video link to hkcso@yipshk.com by 18th July, 2013; or submit an audition video DVD.
    **Results will be announced on 22nd July, 2013, successful applicants should submit the course fee in 7 days

  167. RNCM Conducting Days 2013/14
    The Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK) invites applications for their 2 one-day conducting courses in the coming academic year (8 November and 31 January). Typically participants take these 2 days in conjunction with the Conducting Weekend (2 – 4 May), forming a six month development opportunity. Full details: http://www.rncm.ac.uk/downloads/pages/Conducting_Days_Leaflet.pdf

  168. I would like to share this information in your blog. Thank you for posting!

    OPERAVERONA announces the International Opera Workshop for Conductors and Opera Singers. Verona (Italy) 2013 July 19th-August 3rd. Mozart – Don Giovanni & Verdi – La Traviata. Special course: Verdi’s Ouvertures and Preludes.
    Conducting teachers: Julius Kalmar, Romolo Gessi, Giovanni Pacor. Opera Singing teachers: Domenico Balzani, Aris Christofellis, Alessandra Althoff-Pugliese, Stella Silva. Application deadline: 2013 July 15th

    The course is aimed at conductors and singers who want to study and improve their technique and interpretation by analysing and resolving the various inherent problems. The course will be organized so that the pieces can be studied both theoretically and practically on the piano and with the orchestra, in order to obtain the complete staging of an operatic performance.
    Each student can choose whether to study one or both the operas (Don Giovanni – La Traviata). The best students may be included in the final concert (2013 August 2nd) or in other operatic productions programmed for summer 2013.

    Programme: the course will focus on Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Verdi’s La Traviata. The study programme for singers and conductors will progress individually on the piano, collectively with stage rehearsals and, towards the end, with the orchestra. The orchestra rehearsals will concern pieces from Don Giovanni, La Traviata, and Ouvertures & Preludes from Verdi’s Nabucco, La Traviata, Giovanna’Arco, La Forza del destino. Any other operatic or liederistic repertoire will be admitted at the rehearsals with piano for the special seminar of free singing repertoire.

    Admission: singers and conductors of all nationalities and all ages can take part in these courses.
    Admission is after assessment of a curriculum and a short aptitude test which will be held on the first day of lessons. The singers will audition in order to verify or identify the most suitable repertoire for their vocal style. The conductors must demonstrate that they have a suitable basic technique.
    The students found unsuitable will still be able to participate as listeners.

    Calendar and study programme.
    Section A: Conducting and singing technique 20th -25th July
    Conductors: Conducting technique and analysis of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Verdi’s La Traviata
    Singers: singing technique and free repertoire with piano; special singing courses with Alessandra Althoff- Pugliese and Stella Silva.

    Section B: Opera course for Conductors and Opera Singers 23th July – 3rd August
    Programme: Mozart – Don Giovanni; Verdi – La Traviata
    Conductors: Conducting technique, analysis, musical rehearsals and orchestra rehearsals, opera staging
    Singers: musical rehearsals and orchestra rehearsals, opera staging
    Study of the programme for the final concert
    2nd August, final performance with orchestra

    Section C: Conducting special course on Verdi’s Ouvertures and Preludes 29th July – 3rd August
    Special couse for conductors on Verdi’s Ouvertures and Pleludes from Nabucco, La Traviata, Giovanna’Arco, La Forza del destino

    Course fees:
    Conductors – Section A: € 360.00 – Section B: € 990.00 – Section C: € 660.00
    Singers – Section A: € 360.00 – Section B: € 580.00

    Conductors – Special offer for the whole course sections A, B, C: € 1,100.00
    Singers – Special offer for the whole course sections A, B: € 680.00

    Diplomas and certificates: each participant will receive an attendance certificate.
    Tuition Languages: Italian, German, English, French, Hungarian, Rumanian, Russian, Greek

    Conducting teachers: Julius Kalmar, Romolo Gessi, Giovanni Pacor
    Opera Singing teachers: Domenico Balzani, Aris Christofellis, Alessandra Althoff-Pugliese, Stella Silva
    Orchestra: Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta

    Optional Italian language course
    Non-Italian students will have the option to improve or perfect their knowledge of the Italian language with a series of lessons based on the PLIDA teaching system (Dante Alighieri Italian Language Project) with qualified teachers at the Centro Studi Idea Verona.

    Information . Registration . Accommodation:
    • Course address: OPERAVERONA – Stradone Provolo 16, 37123 VERONA (Italy)
    • Application deadline: 15th July 2013
    Notes:
    1. Partial attendance gives no right to a reduction in fee.
    2. The organizers may accept enrolments after the deadline date if places are still available.

    Information:
    Infoline: Tel +39 045 8015352 – Fax + 39 045 8037497
    E-mail: info@operaverona.eu
    Web site: http://www.operaverona.eu

    Accommodation:
    OPERAVERONA offers an accommodation selection, booking and assistance service to participants at the UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE: Single and double rooms with private bathroom and shared kitchen in the Istituto Salesiano University Residence (at the same address as OPERAVERONA)
    http://www.operaverona.eu

  169. Dear Sirs,
    I would like to share this information.

    Therea are still 2 places available for active students at 2013 FLORENCE CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS
    The masterclass offer real career opportunities (debut in 2014 season of internationally renowned Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina) and a huge amount of podium to the students wich will study with a real stable full orchestra in the magnificent environment of the hills of Tuscany close to the historic center of the town of Florence.

    Teacher: M° Giuseppe Lanzetta
    Orchestra: Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina
    Public final concert in Florence on September 7 2013

    The repertoire comprehends:
    Group A – Orchestra of 22 elements
    W. A. Mozart, Serenata K 525 “eine kleine Nachtmusik”
    B. Britten, Simpley Symphony
    N. Rota, Serenata per archi
    E. Grieg, Holberg Suite
    P. I. Tchaikovsky, Serenata per archi op. 48
    J. Haydn, Symphony n° 44 “Trauer” in Mi minore
    J. Haydn, Symphony n° 45 “Farewell”
    W.A. Mozart, Symphony n°28 in Do maggiore
    W. A. Mozart, Symphony n°29 in La maggiore
    F. Schubert, Symphony n° 5 in Sib maggiore
    G. Mahler, Adagietto from V Symphony
    A. Portera, Original mater for string orchestra (ed. Sconfinarte)

    Depending on the availability of soloists, the following pieces will be insered in the programme:
    F. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in D minor
    W. A. Mozart, Arias and Duets from the Italian Operas
    W. A. Mozart, Violin Concertos

    Gruop B – Orchestra of 33 elements
    G. Bizet, Sinfonia n°1 in Do maggiore
    W.A. Mozart, Ouverture from “Magic Flute”
    W.A. Mozart, Ouverture from “Don Giovanni”
    W.A. Mozart, Symphony n° 41 “Jupiter”
    W.A. Mozart, Symphony n° 40
    L.v. Beethoven, Ouverture Coriolano
    L.v. Beethoven, Symphony n°1
    L.v. Beethoven, Symphony n°5 (I e II movimento)
    L.v. Beethoven, Symphony n°6
    L.v. Beethoven, Symphony n°7
    G. Rossini, Sinfonia from “Il barbiere di Siviglia”
    G. Rossini, Sinfonia da “La cenerentola”
    F. Mendelssohn, Symphony IV “Italiana”
    F. Mendelssohn, Ouverture “the Hebrides”
    R. Wagner, Siegfried-Idyll
    G. Verdi, Preludio da Traviata
    M. Ravel, Le tombeau de Couperin
    I. Stravinsky, Danze Concertanti
    Pieces composed by the best student of composition masterclass of M° Andrea Portera

    Depending on the availability of soloists, the following pieces will be insered in the programme:
    F. Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor
    J. Haydn, concerto per violoncello
    W. A. Mozart, Arias and Duets from the Italian Operas
    G. Verdi, Pieces from the Operas

    Further information:

    http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com/

    Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina and M°Lanzetta videos:
    – with soloist Alessandro Carbonare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chvU7QYiIBI
    – with soloist Ilya Gruber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UBia5CTtEQ
    – with soloist Giovanni Sollima: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqJzKmtYt_M

    M° Lanzetta cv:
    http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com/endocente/home.htm

    Thank you for posting !

  170. VERDI INTENSIVE

    Don Carlos & La Traviata
    October 4 – 6 2013
    University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

    In honor of the bicentennial of the birth of Italian master Giuseppe Verdi, our annual CCM Fall Conducting workshop is devoted to excerpts from two of his greats operas: Don Carlos (1867, in French) and La Traviata (1853).

    Maestro Mark Gibson and other guest faculty invite up to 10 participants, as well as auditors, to CCM to conduct a program of arias and ensembles from the two operas with soloists from CCM Opera and the CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestras.

    Sessions will be devoted to working with singers, conducting opera as distinct from symphonic conducting and on Verdi style. Participants will work with singers, pianos and string quartet in preparation for the orchestra sessions, and will share in open discussion with singers and faculty about opera, opera conducting and operatic careers.

    The weekend includes an evening concert in which participants conduct CCM Opera singers and the CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestras.

    COST:
    Participant: $2000
    Auditor: $500

    APPLICATION:
    You will need:

    Resume
    Video
    $50 application fee
    $10 Acceptd fee

    First consideration will be given to applications received by August 26.

    To apply visit: http://ccm.uc.edu/summer/verdi/application.html

    To get an idea of conducting masterclasses at CCM, check out this video about our Rossini project at CCM:
    http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/sports/college_sports/university_of_cincinnati/passing-the-baton-grooming-operas-next-generation-of-leaders

  171. WEEKEND MASTERCLASS IN LONDON, UK

    26-27 October 2013

    An intensive and positive conducting course in London with Maestro Peter Fender and South London Sinfonietta (a professional London orchestra).

    There is a maximum of 10 participants, so podium time is high.

    Works to be studied: Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks; Bach Brandenburg Conc 3; Sibelius Valse Triste.

    Cost: £280 (£250 unwaged).

    For full information see http://www.peterfender.co.uk/courses
    Email your interest / questions to: peter@peterfender.co.uk

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  173. Hi. I’ve been trying to get the Conductor’s Guild to list our search for a new Artistic Director Conductor for the past month, but they’re not being responsive. I was told that another place conductor’s look for job listings is on this blog, so could you please share this listing with your followers? Sorry to only give you a week – I was really waiting for Conductor’s Guild to follow up. Thanks.

    Job title: Artistic Director and Conductor

    Organization/orchestra name: Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

    Duties and responsibilities:

    The Artistic Director is responsible for the musical growth of the orchestra. He or she is expected to:

    Determine the Orchestra’s repertoire. Working with the Orchestra Committee, design programs appropriate for an all-volunteer orchestra that are also attractive to audiences.

    Work with the Orchestra Committee and Executive Director to identify, select, and schedule performances in venues in Bloomington and the surrounding area.

    Collaborate with the Orchestra Committee to identify and hire guest soloists to perform with the Orchestra.

    Lead rehearsals (both for the full Orchestra, and, as needed, for individual sections) to ensure a high quality of performance at each concert. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 7:00 until 9:15 pm.

    Work with the Personnel Manager to recruit and audition new players for the Orchestra and determine seating for each concert.

    Coordinate his/her efforts with those of other paid staff and volunteers to ensure that all aspects of the performance proceed as planned.

    Publicize the Orchestra through press interviews and public appearances. Work with the Marketing and Development Committee to promote the Orchestra and its programming to the general public.

    As needed, engage in fundraising activities, including direct mailings, special fundraising events, and donor outreach alongside the members of the Marketing and Development Committee.

    Actively engage with and promote a good working relationship with instrumental music teachers in Monroe and surrounding counties.

    Present status reports to the Board of Directors at their monthly meetings.

    Serve as Chair of the Orchestra Committee, and participate in other committee(s) that would benefit from his or her presence.

    Work with the Board to determine budget items related to performances.

    *Requirements:

    Our ideal candidate demonstrates:

    Excellent conducting and rehearsal skills
    A strong work ethic
    The ability to collaborate with musicians from a variety of backgrounds
    Enthusiasm, energy, and a true commitment to our organization
    A focus on partnership, both with the orchestra and its board

    Preference given to those within an hour’s drive of Bloomington, Indiana

    Compensation: $1,250 monthly stipend

    *Organization/orchestra description:

    Now in its 44th Season, the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra is an all-volunteer group which performs eight concerts per year. The BSO also engages in educational outreach work throughout the community.

    *City: Blooomington

    *State: Indiana

    *Application deadline: 09/15/13
    *Date to remove: 09/16/13
    *Apply to name: Donna M. Lafferty, Executive Director
    *Apply to email: bso@bloomingtonsymphony.com
    Phone: (812)331-2320
    Organization/orchestra web address: http://www.bloomingtonsymphony.com

    Application procedure:

    Applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Donna Lafferty via email to bso@bloomingtonsymphony.com

    Optional: Links to video examples of your conducting.

    Candidates who qualify for the 2nd round in this process will be asked to submit more detailed information at a later date.

  174. Breckenridge Music Festival, Breckenridge, CO
    Invites applications for Position of Conductor and Music Director

    The Breckenridge Music Festival seeks a dynamic and creative artistic leader to assist an established summer festival in shaping a diverse, fresh and inspiring program of chamber orchestra and chamber music performance, building on established quality, in an intimate summer music festival setting.

    Background: Entering its 34th year, Breckenridge Music Festival’s core programming is centered in a 45-member chamber orchestra of professional musicians drawn from orchestras across the nation. The Festival Orchestra is featured in concerts of varied programming. The Breckenridge setting attracts a mix of devoted orchestral patrons from major metropolitan areas and family vacationers who do not regularly visit a concert hall. With the goal of reaching both kinds of audiences with the pleasure of live performance, the Festival Orchestra season is programmed with an intentional balance of repertoire that challenges and inspires, and programming from outside of traditional concert hall fare to intrigue audiences less in touch with standard orchestral repertoire.

    Musicians of the Festival Orchestra are also featured in concerts of chamber music—both in the main stage setting, and additional events in private home settings.

    Outgoing conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann, retiring after twenty-two seasons as Music Director and Conductor, has built a cohesive ensemble of increasing excellence, most of whose members return for multiple seasons, citing the quality of the music making, the quality of their colleagues and respect for their conductor as the major attractions.

    View past programming: (http://www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com/aboutus/past-repertoire/)

    View orchestra roster: (http://www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com/explore/summer-orchestra-festival/meet-the-orchestra/)

    Mission of the Breckenridge Music Festival: To provide premier musical and related arts experiences on a year-round basis in Summit County, Colorado. To produce diverse programming, including a classical orchestral summer series; a non-classical performance series; a winter performance series; and diverse musical experiences including in-home concerts of chamber music and ongoing educational programs.
    The Breckenridge Music Festival strives to be a valued partner of the County’s towns and businesses, in making a high-quality and far-reaching impact on the quality of life in our community for residents and visitors alike.

    Position Description: The Music Director of the Breckenridge Music Festival is the principal architect of the annual summer festival program. The music director works closely with the executive director and board of directors to ensure the quality, diversity and financial sustainability of the festival. The music director’s ability to engage and inspire all of the organization’s constituents, including audiences, donors and musicians, is the foundation of success in this position.

    The ideal candidate will have a superior knowledge of the chamber orchestra repertoire, as well as a good working knowledge of chamber music repertoire. He/she will be a dynamic and sensitive artist with the ability to inspire musicians and audiences with compelling repertoire and interpretations, who can build on the momentum of the Festival’s growth with both its musicians and its public. He/she will have creative approaches to integrating music with broad appeal in a high-quality season series. Good interpersonal and communication skills are a must, as audience engagement is a distinguishing characteristic of the Festival, and a relaxed and respectful working atmosphere is a hallmark of the ensemble. He/she will have a minimum of three years music director/artistic director experience with ensembles at ICSOM- or ROPA-equivalent level.

    The Music Director’s responsibilities include the following:

    Design programming for summer Festival Orchestra concerts; curate and coordinate programming for chamber music concerts, both main-stage and in-home, approximately 9 months in advance of each summer season, in consultation with executive management and the Program Committee.

    Annually, select orchestra members invited to return for the following summer, and work with the Orchestra Personnel Manager to audition and select musicians for vacancies.

    Identify appropriate guest artists and guest conductors to perform with the Festival Orchestra, within the parameters of the annual approved budget, and coordinate with the executive director on artistic administration pertaining to these guests.

    Work closely with the music librarian to verify music rental or purchase decisions in a fiscally prudent and timely manner that ensures that music is circulated to string principals well in advance of the festival season.

    Provide timely and complete programming information to BMF staff to ensure that marketing, development and administrative responsibilities related to the festival season can be appropriately planned and executed.

    During the five‐week festival season, rehearse and conduct the Festival Orchestra for orchestral events not specifically programmed for a guest or assistant conductor.

    Maintain a presence in donor stewardship and cultivation during the festival and, as possible, throughout the year.
    Collaborate with development staff and executive director helping to identify fundable projects within the framework of the festival.

    Specific skills and experience must include:

    Demonstrated capacity to develop creative and engaging chamber orchestral and chamber music programs;

    Ability to connect with audiences and engage and excite concert goers, both novice and experienced. An appreciation for the importance of audience development, and creative ideas for connecting community members of all ages with the performance experience;

    An understanding of the structure and function of the nonprofit music organization, including the roles and responsibilities of board, staff, and artistic personnel, and experience working successfully with board members and administrative management.

    Compensation:
    Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Application Process:
    Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2013. Applicants must provide the following information with their application:

    A current resume accompanied by a cover letter describing your vision for a summer music festival, plus a list of three professional references. Note: Applicant names will remain confidential, and candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

    Five samples of programs conducted within the last 2 years, including concerto artists;

    Samples of reviews and media coverage of programs conducted within the last 2 years;

    An electronically submitted video (preferred) or DVD of one live performance of a full work, and at least one rehearsal;

    Proposed programming for three chamber orchestra concerts reflecting the applicant’s vision of a summer music festival which will, over a season, interest multiple targeted audiences, from experienced listeners to casual visitors.

    Successful finalists will be invited to conduct the Festival Orchestra for two programs during the 2014 summer season (July 15 to August 16, 2014) as part of the decision-making process.

    Additional information about the Breckenridge Music Festival can be found at http://www.BreckenridgeMusicFestival.com

    Please submit application materials as described above by email to:
    Admin@BreckenridgeMusicFestival.com. All applications will be acknowledged.

    To submit a video electronically (preferred), please follow these steps:
    1 Sign in to your YouTube account
    2 Click on upload, and select your video
    3 Click on edit
    4 Under the Basic info tab, find Privacy Options in upper right. Click arrow to expand privacy options
    5 Set the privacy options for your video to Private
    6 Enter the email address: BreckenridgeMusicFest@gmail.com and click “send.”

    To submit a physical DVD, mail to:
    Breckenridge Music Festival
    Music Director Search
    PO Box 1254
    Breckenridge, CO 80424

  175. Hi there,

    Could you post this on your blog? Thanks so much!

    Exclusive Dutch National Master Orchestral Conducting – apply before 31 December

    Want to do a Master’s degree course and work with professional orchestras whilst studying? Then the Dutch National Master Orchestral Conducting is the right course for you.

    The Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague offer this exclusive Master’s degree together.

    The study programme builds a bridge between the conservatory and the professional practice and offers students an outstanding opportunity to build and expand their own professional networks. Under the supervision of principal subject teachers Jac van Steen, Ed Spanjaard and Kenneth Montgomery the students work with professional Dutch symphony orchestras. The students follow an extensive curriculum and a research programme related to the principal subject. Furthermore, they will have ample opportunity to rehearse with the orchestras involved, during which they will usually be coached by the orchestra’s chief conductor.

    Auditions
    Candidates must have a Bachelor in Music degree. Closing date for application: 31 December 2013.
    Those selected will be invited to the piano audition on 4 February 2014, during which a maximum of two or three candidates will be selected for an audition with The North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra on 5 February 2014.

    For more information: http://www.conservatoriumvanamsterdam.nl/en/nmo/ or http://www.koncon.nl/en/nmo

  176. Hello,
    Would you consider posting this to your blog? Thanks!

    News from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    October 25, 2013
    http://www.rpi.edu/news

    Acclaimed Conductor Joins Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty as Music Program Evolves

    Troy, N.Y. — Nicholas DeMaison, the newly hired conductor in School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is giving students the kind of rigorous musical ensemble experience that is commensurate a Rensselaer education.

    An acclaimed conductor and composer, DeMaison is conducting the 50-student Rensselaer Orchestra, the university Concert Choir, and organizing a comprehensive chamber music program. Previously, all ensembles were under the auspices of the Rensselaer Music Association. As part of the transition toward a music degree, these ensembles are now under the auspices of HASS and students will receive academic credit in Arts for their participation.

    “Growing Rensselaer’s music program is one of my priorities and bringing Nicholas DeMaison on board is an important step toward that goal,” said Mary Simoni, dean of HASS at Rensselaer. “His experiences nurturing musicians and putting on performances of both classical and experimental music make him a perfect fit to help Rensselaer’s music program mature.”

    DeMaison has led dozens of premieres of new operatic, instrumental, choral, and multi-media works. His music has been performed by the New York Philharmonic, Iktus Percussion, Sinopia Trio, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, and ensemble dal niente, and he is a regular conductor with New York’s Ensemble Moto Perpetuo. He recently worked as a Music Supervisor with critically acclaimed production company Giants Are Small, on the music staff with Live from Lincoln Center and PBS, and as director of Ensemble Sospeso.

    “The combination of support from a major institution like Rensselaer and a start-up mentality made this a unique career opportunity,” DeMaison said. “Every conductor has the dream of being handed just enough to work with so that you can grow something.”

    The question driving DeMaison’s work at Rensselaer is “how large of a platform can we provide for students who want music to be a part of their education?” Eventually he would like to see the orchestra become the flagship musical institution on campus. He is also excited by the opportunity to lead performances in the world-class, acoustically unique Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.

    The first public performances under DeMaison’s leadership will be the Nov. 17 fall choir concert at the Chapel and Cultural Center and the Nov. 23 fall orchestra concert at EMPAC. The annual holiday concert will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at EMPAC, and will feature the orchestra, choir and festival choir—a group that is now accepting new students who can read music and have some choral experience.

    For its fall performance, the orchestra will perform both traditional and contemporary pieces, a mix that DeMaison said is perfect for the Rensselaer audience. They will perform pieces by Tchaikovsky and Beethoven as well as more contemporary pieces by distinguished composer and Rensselaer Arts Professor of Practice Pauline Oliveros and James Tenney. Both contemporary pieces will have accompanying live electronic components that DeMaison is working on with graduate students in the electronic arts.

    DeMaison, earned his master’s and doctoral degrees at University of California, San Diego, and his undergraduate degree at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

    Contact
    Emily Donohue
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Troy, NY
    (518) 276-6542
    (518) 257-2167
    Donohe2@rpi.edu
    http://www.rpi.edu/news

    Visit the Rensselaer research and discovery blog: http://approach.rpi.edu
    Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPInews

  177. Could you please post? Many thanks!

    DISCOVERING DONIZETTI at CCM
    July 28 – August 9, 2014

    L’Elisir d’Amore

    Join us for a unique course, focusing exclusively on the challenging craft of opera. Up to 12 conductors and pianists, along with a carefully selected cast, will be invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience while in residence at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

    Working with an internationally renowned faculty, led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM, conductors and pianists will have daily Italian instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching master classes. Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals. Advanced opera singers will have the opportunity to learn a role in its entirety, and work with renowned faculty and industry professionals, along with daily Italian classes and coachings. The course culminates in a semi-staged performance, with orchestra, of L’Elisir d’Amore.

    COSTS
    TUITION for the two-week course
    Conductors: $3000
    Pianists: $2000
    Auditors: $1000

    HOUSING for the two week course
    $600*
    *room in on-campus housing, double occupancy (shared room)
    Meals are not included in the cost of the course. An optional meal plan may be obtained by contacting our office (prices vary).

    Application Fee:
    Before January 15, 2014 $65
    January 16 – March 15, 2014: $85
    *CCM students who can provide a valid ID number will receive an application fee discount.
    Applications will remain open until all spots are filled.

    TO APPLY:
    http://www.ccm.uc.edu/summer

    TO SEE A SHORT VIDEO OVERVIEW OF OUR OPERA BOOTCAMPS:
    http://ccm.uc.edu/summer/donizetti.html

  178. Could you please add our next master class to your blog?
    Best regards,

    Michalis Koskinas
    Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Berlin

    “International Master Class for Orchestral Conductors
    with Prof. Kenneth Kiesler
    (Director of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting at the University of Michigan)
    and The Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
    February 1st – 7th, 2014
    Vilnius, Lithuania

    Conditions of the Conducting Course:
    The course is open to active participants and auditors at all levels from beginners to professionals!
    There is NO AGE LIMIT!
    The course language is ENGLISH. If you do not speak English, please inform us.
    Free choice of repertoire (to be agreed with the Maestro and the orchestra management).
    Participants of conducting competitions are very welcome. We will find the music for you.
    If you have special repertoire needs for future projects or competitions, you are welcome to propose any classical or modern pieces.
    Active participants should fill out the application form and send us a CV. Participation will be confirmed after receipt of application.
    After the course each participant whether active or auditor will receive a participation certificate signed by the Maestro.

    Kenneth Kiesler
    Kenneth Kiesler is one of the most prominent conductors of his generation, and one of the world’s most sought-after mentors to conductors. He has been Director of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting at the University of Michigan since 1995. Winner of the 2011 American prize in conducting, Ken was the Silver Medal winner at the 1986 Stokowski Competition, and the 1988 recipient of the Helen M. Thompson Award, presented by the American Symphony Orchestra League to the outstanding American music director under the age of 35. As the award winning Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra from 1980 to 2000, he conducted concerts in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and was a founder of both the Illinois Chamber Orchestra and Illinois Symphony Chorus.
    Kiesler has conducted the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the Chicago Symphony, the orchestras of Jerusalem, Haifa, Utah, Detroit, New Jersey, Florida, Indianapolis, Memphis, San Diego, Albany, Virginia, Omaha, Fresno, Long Beach, Long Island, Portland, Osaka, Puerto Rico, Daejeon and Pusan in Korea, the New Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria, Hang Zhou in China, and at the festivals of Meadowbrook, Skaneateles, Sewanee, Breckenridge, and Aspen. His operatic conducting includes Bright Sheng’s The Silver River in Singapore, and Britten’s Peter Grimes and Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. He has conducted Appalachian Spring with Martha Graham and Cinderella with the Indianapolis Ballet.

    Location of the course:

    Vilnius Congress Concerts Hall
    Vilnius str.6/16
    Vilnius, LT-01102

    Pricing:
    For Auditors the course fee is 240€

    For active participants:

    25 minutes with the Orchestra – 500€
    50 minutes with the Orchestra – 1000€,
    75 minutes with the Orchestra – 1500€,
    100 minutes with the Orchestra – 2000€
    125 minutes with the Orchestra – 2500€
    150 minutes with the Orchestra – 3000€
    200 minutes with the Orchestra – 4000€
    Minimum time for active participant is 25 minutes.
    Booking more than 200 minutes with the orchestra is possible. Please don’t hesitate to ask!
    The podium-time that you book includes the concert. The participation in the concert will be decided upon by the Maestro and the orchestra. The price includes video recording of all the rehearsals and the concert. The Participants may conduct every day depending on organization and the time you booked. In addition the participants will conduct in sessions with pianos, extra rehearsals, technical exercises, and video sessions with Maestro will be held.
    Accommodation Information:

    We recommend the accommodation in the Neringa Hotel (4 stars), that’s situated in the middle of the old town in Gedimino prospektas, 10 min away from the Concert Hall, where the rehearsals will take place.

    Approximately 65-70€/night in a Single Room including breakfast (60-65 EUR excluding breakfast)
    Approximately 75-80€/night in a Double Room including breakfast (70-75 EUR excluding breakfast)

    The Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra gave its first concert on 30 January 1989. During the 22 years of its existence the orchestra has given more than 1,000 concerts, home and abroad.
    The Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra has already formed its traditions. The performances are warmly met by the public and critics alike. Every season the orchestra performs new compositions which cause a great stir: the most outstanding world music, large vocal-symphonic compositions and instrumental concertos. It has played many premieres of music by Lithuanian composers. The performance of all Mahler’s and Beethoven’s symphonies has become an exceptional event in the orchestra’s musical life.
    The orchestra’s intensive life is testified by an impressive number of concerts given. It has held more than 1,000 concerts in Lithuania and abroad: France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Great Britain, Taiwan and elsewhere, It has participated in such prestigious festivals as the Warsaw Autumn, Europa musicale in Munich, Germany, the Costa do Estoril Festival in Portugal, Santa Cruz and Santandero in Spain, Nyon in Switzerland, Chichester and Leads in Great Britain.

    For more information about the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra visit:

    http://www.lvso.lt/en/

    Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Berlin (Organizer)
    The Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Berlin (PKB) is strongly concerned with the training of the artistic offspring: in autumn 2003 the first “international master class for orchestral conducting” held by the “Maestro of Maestros” Prof. Jorma Panula (Royal College of Music, Stockholm) turned out an overwhelming success. No less then 50 conductors of international origin were taking part. The final concert in the Philharmonie Berlin inspired professionals as well as the Berlin public. In these courses, participants have the opportunity to test their professional skills in conducting and benefit from professional experience of the orchestra and the instructor.
    After this successful Masterclass in 2003, the PKB organizes annual national and internal Masterclasses on a high professional level. The PKB is working with renowed german orchestras and world-renowned conductors as a teacher like Jorma Panula, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Leif Segerstam, Otto-Werner Müller, Gustav Meier, Colin Metters, Kenneth Kiesler, Janos Fürst, Eri Klas, Mark Gorenstein, Michail Jurowski, Vladimir Ponkin. Students from all over the world are taking part at the Masterclasses. It takes place at different places in Europe, for example Moskau, St. Petersburg, Vilnius, Berlin, Leipzig, Göttingen, Jena and Cottbus.
    For more information:
    For further questions, and sending your CV please write to:

    conducting@philharmonie.com

    Yours sincerely
    PHILHARMONISCHES
    KAMMERORCHESTER BERLIN
    Artistic Director Michael Zukernik

    Akazienstraße 3
    D-10823 Berlin
    Tel.: +49 (0)30 720 111 – 0
    Fax: +49 (0)30 720 111 – 29
    Mobil: +49 (0)172 320-5261
    http://www.philharmonie.com

  179. Dear Madame/Sir!

    I would like to ask you, to please publish this advertisement about a masterclass:

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    4th INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASS FOR ORCHESTRA CONDUCTING led by prof. Ilona Meskó August 21 – 30 2014 Budapest

    With: MÁV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    List of works:

    Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations
    Wagner: Tristan und Izolde Prelude and Liebestod
    Dvorak: 8th Symphony
    Bartók: Concerto
    Stravinsky: Rite of spring
    Agenda:
    Lessons with piano accompaniment (4 pianists) and orchestra. Altogether 110 minutes with pianists and 75 minutes with orchestra are available for each participant.

    Aim of the course:

    Bringing the art and technique of conducting to perfection – examining Hungarian and Russian schools, personality improvement, social and psychological studies (focusing on exquisite communication with the orchestra)

    Every active participants are required to be prepared of each piece.

    Competition:

    The best performing participant conducts the MÁV Symphony Orchestra in the final concert in the Hungarian National Museum on 30. August 2014. with the following programme: Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations, Wagner: Tristan und Izolde Prelude and Liebestod, Dvorak: 8th Symphony

    Tuition fee:

    Passive participant € 150
    Active participant until 1st March € 990, until 15th April € 1090

    Application:

    Mr. Ákos Lustyik, assistant: masterclass@meskoilona.hu

    Application deadline: 15th April 2014.

    http://meskoilona.hu/en/4th-conducting-masterclass-mav-symphony-orchestra-2014-0

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Could you please send a link to the contribution page?

    Thank you and best regards,

    Ákos Lustyik
    assistant

  180. JOB DESCRIPTION
    POSITION TITLE: Music Director and Symphony Conductor
    Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta:
    MYSO nurtures, trains and develops a culturally diverse group of students, age 13-21, from over 10 Metro Atlanta counties. MYSO offers concerts, tours, chamber music and master classes that create opportunities for youth at all levels of musical experience to develop socially and artistically while participating in one of Atlanta’s foremost instrumental training and education programs.
    POSITION OVERVIEW:
    The Music Director and Symphony Conductor for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta (or “Music Director” for shorthand) provides artistic leadership for MYSO, oversees the training and artistic development of all MYSO students in preparation of rehearsals and performances and personally conducts the Symphony Orchestra. The Music Director is charged with maintaining the standard of excellence among the artistic staff through interaction, evaluation, example, curricula and artistic leadership. The Music Director also serves as an ambassador to the greater community including professional musicians, public and private school music teachers, private music teachers and potential students.
    The Music Director reports to and works with the executive director to engage qualified artistic staff to serve as conductors, coaches, sectional leaders and instructors. The Music Director is responsible for developing and executing a recruitment program, maintaining close liaison with school and private artistic instructors, and carrying out public relations activities on behalf of MYSO.
    The Music Director is an artistic advisor to the MYSO board and its committees. The Music Director attends the regularly scheduled board meetings and committee meetings where artistic input and expertise is needed. The Music Director carries out all required duties in a manner consistent with the policies, procedures, goals and objectives established by the Board of Directors.
    REQUIREMENTS:
    Master’s degree in Conducting or comparable experience
    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    As Music Director:
    Attend and participate in all Board of Directors meetings as well as fund raising and cultivation events as requested and available.
    Meet annually with all artistic staff to evaluate and review the performance and progress of each of the MYSO orchestra’s annual and long-term artistic goals and objectives.
    Annually evaluate MYSO attendance policy, overall accomplishments, strengths and weaknesses of the MYSO program.
    Participate in all artistic staff meetings to confer with other artistic staff on issues pertaining to: student development, repertoire, auditions, artistic requirements and excerpts for auditions and other issues impacting the MYSO orchestras and ensembles.
    Evaluate the literature selections made by the other MYSO conductors. Communicate with the conductor of the respective orchestra if the suitability of a particular piece is in question.
    Assist with the recruitment of students by direct solicitation, development of recruitment materials, workshops, and by fostering positive relationships with schoolteachers and private music teachers.
    Assist in efforts to bring a broader audience to MYSO concerts, present a consistent, polished message about MYSO, and help secure new funding sources.
    Establish relationships with community organizations to foster recognition of MYSO, to identify performance opportunities for orchestras and ensembles, and to encourage fund raising.
    Adjudicate Concerto Competition and Scholarship Auditions, and audition players for all orchestras and ensembles as needed. Write recommendations upon request of Symphony Orchestra players.
    Conduct all Symphony rehearsals and performances as required. Concerts include: 3 yearly concerts, Fall, Gala and Spring. Any additional concerts, including international tours, will be scheduled and organized in consultation with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.
    In consultation with Executive Director, audition and confirm arrangements with guest artists.
    Develop Symphony musician capabilities through the selection of repertoire, sectional coaching and interaction with professional musicians and other innovative programming as appropriate for the Symphony.
    Select the repertoire the Symphony, in consultation with the Executive Director, to ensure a quality performance in the assigned number of rehearsals for each concert preparation period.
    Work with the Executive Director to determine and meet deadlines for programming and scheduling of rehearsals and sectionals.
    Work with the librarian to prepare all string parts including bowing and fingerings; prepare parts with measure numbers and phrase markings for woodwinds, brass and percussion.
    Participate in annual auditions evaluating the skills and techniques of MYSO applicants. Make the final determination of applicants to be accepted and their placement within the Symphony and/or ensembles.
    Facilitate communication and relationships with and between the Symphony musicians to ensure positive working environment; working with the Executive Director, resolve disciplinary issues as needed.
    At all times while working on behalf of MYSO, the Music Director will behave in a professional, respectful and appropriate manner In keeping with MYSO Guidelines and Policies.

    TO APPLY
    Please send the following materials to: myso@mysoatlanta.com
    Resume
    Biography of 500 words or less in pdf format
    Links to Video Samples on YouTube, Vimeo or Personal Websites.
    DEADLINE: February 1, 2014
    No Calls Please.
    For more information visit: www.mysoatlanta.com 

  181. WEEKEND CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS IN LONDON, UK – with Peter Fender and the South London Sinfonietta

    Sat 15 Feb 11:00-21:00 & Sun 16 Feb 10:00-17:00

    On this intense but supportive weekend we firstly work with a professional pianist in preparation for the orchestra on the second day. The orchestra is the SouthLondon Sinfonietta – a flexible-sized professional group from London. This course is not suitable for beginners, but observers are welcome at a reduced rate. Observers can have a short session at conducting one of the pieces with the orchestra (should they wish).

    Each person receives help and advice appropriate to their skill and experience. Subjects covered will include technique, musical interpretation, communication, how to manage an orchestra, and conducting psychology. We work in depth on relatively small amounts of repertoire. Towards the end of the Sunday we give a short ‘performance’ where every student conducts (with orchestra) a section of the music studied during the course.

    Pianist – Richard Black
    Soloist – Norma Ritchie (mezzo-soprano)

    60-80 mins podium time (depending on participant numbers)
    Max 8 participants
    £280 / £250 (unwaged)

    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1
    Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito: Act 1, scene 10. “Oh Dei, che smania è questa”
    – accompanied recitative (Sesto)
    Elgar: Serenade for strings in E minor op.20

    For more information see http://www.peterfender.co.uk/courses
    Or email info@peterfender.co.uk

  182. Sherborne Summer School of Music, BASBWE Wind Conducting Course
    Dorset, England
    3rd to 10th August 2014
    Mark Heron, Russell Cowieson with guest tutor Bjørn Sagstad

    Taking place in the beautiful English town of Sherborne, this internationally recognised course is for conductors at intermediate and advanced levels with an interest in wind repertoire, or a desire to immerse themselves in issues relating to conducting wind and brass instruments. Up to twenty-five students will be accepted as active participants. Observers are also encouraged and will be fully involved in the course, but they will only conduct at the discretion of the tutors. An integral feature of the course is that all active participants receive podium time with an ensemble each day and a performance opportunity at the end of the week.

    Participants will explore the physical language, score preparation, rehearsal technique and repertoire knowledge. All conducting sessions are videoed and students receive a DVD of their work at the end of the week as well as regular review sessions during it. The course runs concurrently with the Wind Ensemble Course and there will be close liaison between the two including the opportunity for selected participants to work with that ensemble.

  183. Rosenberg Conducting Institute:
    Now in its fourth season (27 May-16 June 2014), the National Music Festival is accepting applications for Assistant Conductor to the Festival Symphony Orchestras. Under the direction of the Artistic Director, Richard Rosenberg, the Assistant Conductor(s) will serve as cover conductor and assist the conductors/guest conductors as assigned as well as conduct several concerti, orchestral works and large chamber ensemble music in performance. S/he might be asked to periodically help the librarian and with some administrative duties, thought there will be one library apprentice and five administrative apprentices as well. S/he may be drafted to play cowbells on the final concert. Repertoire to include the Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Verdi’s, “Requiem,” Strauss’, “An Alpine Symphony,” Nielsen’s, “Symphony No. 5 and Tchaikovsky’s, “Symphony No. 1.” The assistant conductor will be an apprentice to the National Music Festival, and all apprentices receive a full tuition stipend as well as housing.

    To apply, please submit the application form that consists of a resumé (including complete name, primary instrument, instruments owned, date of birth, current and home addresses, e-mail address, phone number(s), education, professional experience, letters or contact numbers for three references and repertoire list). Please include a link to a posted video (i.e. Youtube) of a recent rehearsal (15-minute maximum) and performance (15-minute maximum) viewed from a close, front-view perspective. Include the application fee ($70 through February 15, 2014, and $105 afterwards; non-refundable and not applicable toward other fees) via the PayPal link at . The Assistant Conductor(s) will receive full tuition scholarship and housing will be provided.

  184. Just Announced: Assistant Conductor Audition for the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
    July 5-August 6, 2014
    NYO-USA’s Assistant Conductor will have the opportunity to support the work of NYO-USA Orchestra Director James Ross and Instrumental Faculty during the orchestra’s residency at Purchase College, and to assist conductor David Robertson as necessary during his rehearsals and on tour. The Assistant Conductor is expected to be present at all full orchestral rehearsals, and prepared to lead portions of full or sectional rehearsals at the request of the Orchestra Director or Conductor. As needed, s/he may be asked to work with individual players or groups of players, and to advise/assist program staff and/or the Orchestra Librarian on artistic needs that may arise during the residency and tour.
    The Assistant Conductor position to open to all US Residents aged 18–35 who have permission to undertake paid employment in the United States. A modest stipend and all expenses will be provided by Carnegie Hall.
    To Apply
    Conductors may apply for this position online by completing a short application form and uploading an audition video no later than March 15, 2014. The video should include up to 15 minutes of rehearsal or performance footage, including at least two unedited extracts of 3 or more minutes from contrasting symphonic works. Please upload video that is shot with the conductor facing the camera and as much of the ensemble in the frame as possible.

    1. For a direct link to the application: https://app.decisiondesk.com/clients/carnegiehallnyo2/apply

  185. The MasterWorks Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana, is pleased to present our new Conducting Program, June 15-July 13, 2014.

    The MasterWorks Conducting Program is a unique conducting experience designed for the musician desiring to pursue professional level skills in conducting. All aspects of a variety of professional positions will be studied, including areas such as programming, fundraising and development, public-speaking, and marketing. Private lessons, technical classes with live ensembles (not full orchestra), and sessions with top professionals in the orchestral field make up the major part of the program. Biblical principals will be incorporated into the interpersonal skills essential to being a successful conductor.

    Performance opportunities will be available but limited as the focus of this program is not to build performance repertoire but to cover the musical and non-musical areas of a professional conductor. However, as a parallel to our annual Concerto Competition, one conducting student will be selected to conduct an overture with the MasterWorks Festival Orchestra on the final weekend of concerts.
    The MasterWorks Conducting Program is open to experienced students and working professionals 18 to 35 years of age.

    Students in the Conducting Program will participate in festival-wide spiritual activities strengthen the student’s faith and witness. Refer to the spiritual life section for more information.

    Topics of Study include:
    Score study – finding your own score study technique by exploring proven methods
    Technique – creating and improving a clear and fluid set of efficient gestures
    Rehearsal technique – study a variety of economical, efficient, and favored styles
    Personnel techniques – implement the psychology of working with musicians of all levels and the art of speaking in public to different audiences
    Instrumental techniques – learn the art of string bowing, wind and brass performance considerations, and percussion techniques
    Programming – explore the resources and methods of programming, one concert or whole seasons, pops and classical, and youth orchestras to professional orchestras
    Development and Fundraising – methods of raising money and the conductor’s responsibilities in these areas
    Vocational techniques – management, networking, and positioning for a job

    Program Details:
    Daily sessions with live musicians – 4-hand piano and string ensemble
    Daily sessions in score study and rehearsal techniques
    Daily observation of orchestras in rehearsal with professional conductors
    Assignments assisting working conductors at the festival
    Weekly seminars (string bowing, fund-raising, programming, vocational training, etc) with major orchestra musicians, festival administrators, and visiting artists.

    For more information, visit http://www.masterworksfestival.org.

  186. Hi !
    Florence Conducting Masterclass, the conducting course held each September in Florence (Italy), just published a video of 2013 students on youtube:

  187. Would you be so kind to help us posting the following news about the “Conducting Beethoven” master class on your site? Thank you in advance!
    The European Conducting Academy announces the CONDUCTING BEETHOVEN master class in Vicenza (Italy) with Maestro Lior Shambadal (Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker) and Maestro Romolo Gessi (Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta). 2014 April 10-13 (Section B). Optional introductory lessons (Section A) March 15-16. Programme: Beethoven – Symphony No.9, Ouvertures Prometheus & Die Ruinen von Athen. Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta and V8ces Temp8rum Vocal Ensemble.
    THE COURSE will be held in Vicenza. It will be organized into two sections so that each piece will be studied first theoretically and then practically on the piano and with a string ensemble (Section A), then with a vocal and instrumental ensemble, and with the whole orchestra (Section B) so that candidates will be able to work as independently as possible, making efficient use of the time allowed for orchestra rehearsals. Each student can choose whether to take the whole course with both sections or to do just one of them. Introductory audition for active participants: the first day of each section at 10:00 a.m.
    ADMISSION: conductors of all nationalities and all ages can take part in this course. All candidates are expected to have thoroughly studied at least one piece of the programme before the beginning of the course.
    Admission into section A (Maestro Gessi) is after assessment of a curriculum and a short aptitude test which will be held on the first day of lessons at 10:00 a.m. The conductors must demonstrate that they have a suitable basic technique.
    Admission into section B (Maestro Shambadal and Maestro Gessi) is for those conductors with a relevant experience and aptitude in symphonic repertoire. Their curricula will be assessed and the conductors will undergo an aptitude test. This will take place at 10:00 a.m. of the first day of lessons for this section. Those students who will get an excellent valuation during the section A will automatically be admitted to section B without further test or audition. Those found unsuitable will still be able to participate as listeners.
    PROGRAMME:
    BEETHOVEN Symphony no.9, op.125
    BEETHOVEN Prometheus – Ouverture op.43
    BEETHOVEN Die Ruinen von Athen – Ouverture op.113
    CALENDAR:
    Section A: analysis, conducting technique and rehearsals with piano and ensemble – m° Gessi
    Saturday March 15th : 10:00 a.m. Introductory audition; Lessons 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday March 16th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Section B: analysis, conducting technique and rehearsals with piano, soloists, ensemble and Orchestra – m° Shambadal and m° Gessi
    Thursday April 10th: 10:00 a.m. Introductory audition; Lessons 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Friday April 11th: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday April 12th : 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday April 13th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    COURSE FEES (to be paid in full at registration):
    Conductors
    Section A: € 200.00
    Section B: € 450.00 (complete: 4 days – lessons with piano, ensemble, and orchestra)
    Section B reduced: € 390.00 (only 3 days – lessons with piano and ensemble or orchestra)
    Listeners – Daily fee: € 60.00
    Conductors – Special offer for the whole course sections A, B: € 550.00
    Listeners – Special offer for the whole course sections A, B: € 280.00
    Registration fee: € 15.00
    DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES: each participant will receive an attendance certificate.
    Tuition Languages: English, German, Italian
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 3rd Section A – March 16th Section B
    LIOR SHAMBADAL: Israeli conductor Lior Shambadal maintains an active career as both an artistic leader and guest artist on both orchestral and opera podiums throughout Europe, as well as in China, Japan, Korea and South America. He currently serves as the Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker, a post he has held since 1997. During his tenure there, he has led more than 150 concerts at the famed Berlin Philharmonie, and has conducted the orchestra in hundreds of performances on tour in Japan, China, Korea, Italy, Spain, Ireland, England, France and Germany. In 2009, he was also named Music Director of the Orchestre Filarmonica de Bogota. Since 2008, Shambadal has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia, as well as a guest professor and Principal Guest Conductor of the Chengdu Symphony Orchestra of the Central Music Conservatory in the Sichuan province of China. In addition, he works regularly with the Festival of San Gemini in Italy, where he serves as permanent member of the artistic committee and leads master classes for conductors and, since 2007, he has appeared annually as a guest artist for the orchestra training program at The Banff Centre in Canada. He was born in 1950 in Tel Aviv, where he studied viola, trombone, composition, and conducting. His studies took him to the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he worked with Carl Melles. Moving on to Vienna Mr. Shambadal had been tutored by acclaimed conductors such as Hans Swarowsky, Carlo Maria Giulini, Igor Markevitch, Sergiu Celibidache and Franco Ferrara. Lior Shambadal expanded his studies in other areas such as electronic music (in Vienna) and composition taught by Witold Lutoslawski (in France). In 1980 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. From 1986 to 1993 he led the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv. As the sole founder of the ensembles Acoustic 7/11 and Musica Nova Lior Shambadal proved himself a prolific composer whose musical range includes chamber music, song writing, and symphonic orchestra pieces. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Shambadal was musical director of the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslauten (Germany), and from 2000-2003 he served as the Chief Conductor of the RTV Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His CD and television productions have made Mr. Shambadal internationally famous, supported by his guest appearance conducting international orchestras.
    ROMOLO GESSI: born in Trieste, Italy, Maestro Gessi completed his musical studies at the Trieste Conservatory. Further conducting studies ensued at the State Conservatoire of St.Petersburg, under Musin and Kukuskin, at the Wiener Meisterkurse für Dirigenten in Vienna under Julius Kalmar, and at the Accademia Musicale in Pescara under Donato Renzetti, obtaining Diplomas with the highest marks. He has won many awards, including the Opera Conducting Competition of Caserta, and the First Prize at the International Austro-Hungarian Conducting Competition of Vienna and Pécs. He was appointed professor of Conducting at the Conservatorio “Verdi” of Milan. Since 1997 he has been teaching conducting at the European Academy in Vicenza and opera conducting at the International Workshop OperAverona. He is also Coordinator of the Conducting and Chamber Music Department at the National Conservatory of Trieste and he has been Guest Professor at the Vienna Music University and at the Norwegian Music Academy. He is Music Director of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pro Musica Salzburg Orchestra and of the Filarmonia Veneta Orchestra. He has been Music Director of the Cantelli Symphony Orchestra in Milan from 2006 to 2008. He has conducted many orchestras, such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the State Opera Prague, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Cracow, the Izhevsk’s Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pécs Symphony Orchestra, the Santo André Symphony Orchestra, the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia’s Soloists, Milano Classica, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, the Trieste Opera House, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Bari Symphony Orchestra, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the Lecce Symphony Orchestra, the Marchigiana Philharmonic, the Spoleto Opera House in the principal cities of Italy as well as in those of Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.
    INFORMATION . REGISTRATION . ACCOMODATION:
    • Course address: Auditorium Agorà, Galleria Crispi – Via Brunialti 8 – 36100 VICENZA – ITALY
    (From Vicenza’s Railway Station: Bus Nr.7 – Direction: Via Albinoni)
    • Infoline: Tel +39 328 2449171 or +39 338 9368993
    E-mail: scsculturaespettacolo@gmail.com
    Web site: http://www.dirigo.altervista.org
    Registration:
    1. Send the completed application form by the deadline to SCS via e-mail
    scsculturaespettacolo@gmail.com
    2. Fees have to be paid in full on the first day of the course.
    Notes:
    1. Partial attendance gives no right to a reduction in fee.
    2. The organizers may accept enrolments after the deadline date if places are still available.
    • Accomodation:
    SCS offers an accommodation selection and assistance service to participants at:
    • Villa Curti :”Bed and Breakfast” località Sovizzo. Tel: +39 0444 378329 http://www.fattoriavillacurti.com
    • Villa Ghislanzoni :”Bed and Breakfast” località Bertesina. Tel: +39 0444 1837595 http://www.villaghislanzoni.it
    • Youth Hotel: Via Giuriolo, 9 – Vicenza. Tel: +39 0444 540222 http://www.ostellovicenza.com
    • Casa di Lidia: “Bed and Breakfast” Via Legione Antonini, 38 – Tel: +39 0444 563952 http://www.lacasadilidia.it
    • Casa San Raffaele: Viale X Giugno – Vicenza. Tel: +39 0444 545767 http://www.albergosanraffaele.it
    • Hotel Tre Torri****: Via Tavernelle, 71 – Altavilla Vicentina (VI). Tel: +39 0444 572411 http://www.hoteltretorri.it

  188. Could you post this masterclass for us? Thank you!

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    The Choral Music Institute at Oxford University (July 8 – 17, 2014)

    James Jordan and James Whitbourn, Co-Directors
    and featuring GRAMMY-nominated Westminster Williamson Voices

    Registration: https://www.yaptracker.com/applications/westminster-choir-college-of-rider-university-oxford-2014
    More information: http://www.rider.edu/academics/colleges-schools/wca/woce/oxford
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    A unique partnership with St Stephen’s House, one of the halls of Oxford University, and Westminster Choir College, proudly offer a unique Choral Institute in the vibrant and beautiful city of Oxford, England. The Institute is designed to provide instruction to all levels of conductors within a fully residential Oxford college.

    The Choral Institute at Oxford is a residential course with meals taken in the college’s dining room and accommodation provided in the former monastic buildings of the 19th-century Cowley Fathers, now occupied by St Stephen’s House and much loved by C.S. Lewis, a former Fellow of nearby Magdalen College.

    Participants will experience first hand an educational experience that is unique to Oxford University. That experience, one of total immersion in a residential college, will expose participants to an intense and exciting educational atmosphere. In addition to studying conducting and aspects of the choral art that will build musicianship in each participant regardless of prior experience levels, participants will become immersed in a community of musicians and faculty.
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    Program Costs and Details:

    Arrivals and Departures: Arrive by 2 p.m. on July 8, 2014 with opening introduction at 4 p.m. Program ends after breakfast on July 17, 2014.

    Conductor: $2849

    Non-Conducting Participant (auditor): $1350

    Fee includes: Accommodations at Oxford University, meals, and tuition for all workshops, rehearsals and performances

    Excluded: All travel costs to Oxford and optional excursions
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    Singers of the GRAMMY-nominated Westminster Williamson Voices will be in attendance as the choral ensemble-in-residence. Westminster Choir College’s mission of building community through music is reflected in the residential nature of this program.

    -Conduct a fully-prepared choir in daily classes and receive constructive feedback from the course Directors and from the choir members themselves; selected participants will conduct the ensemble in performance
    -Instruction with Professor Higginbottom, Oxford’s first Professor of Choral Music;
    -Instruction on the extraordinary Eton Choirbook from Stephen Darlington, Director of Music at Oxford’s Cathedral and tutor in Music at Christ Church, the university’s grandest college;
    -See the famous boys of Magdalen College (who sing from Magdalen tower on May morning) in rehearsal and observe them at work with their director Daniel Hyde;
    -Observe preparations for a performance of Annelies (56th GRAMMY awards nominee, Best Choral Performance), the major choral setting of the Diary of Anne Frank, with composer James Whitbourn working alongside conductor James Jordan;
    -Study newly-written conducting etudes by James Jordan as specific to expressive conducting techniques;
    -Focus the expressive aspects of conducting, in addition to analysis, that lead to choral artistry at the highest levels
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    Faculty

    In addition to James Jordan, Professor and Senior Conductor at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and James Whitbourn, Composer and Honorary Research Fellow of St Stephen’s House, Oxford, the faculty includes:

    Dr. Stephen Darlington, Cathedral Organist and Tutor in Music, Christ Church Oxford, and Director of Christ Church Cathedral Choir

    Dr. Edward Higginbottom, Professor of Choral Music, University of Oxford, and Director of New College Choir

    John Hudson, Choral Conducting Tutor

    Daniel Hyde, Organist and informator choristarum, Magdalen College Oxford, and Director of Magdalen College Choir

    Dr. Ayla LePine, Department of Art History, University of Nottingham

    Dr. Steve Pilkington, Associate Professor of Sacred Music, Westminster Choir College of Rider University

    Dr. Robin Ward, Principal, St Stephen’s House, University of Oxford

    Dr. Zoe Waxman, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

    Dr. Al Holcomb, Associate Professor of Music Education, Westinster Choir College of Rider University
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    Facilities

    As a student of the Choral Institute, you will be living and studying in England’s oldest University city, among its dreaming spires and cloistered quadrangles. You will be working with some of the world’s preeminent thinkers in choral and sacred music and will experience firsthand the treasures of a university for which choral music has been its lifeblood in an unbroken tradition lasting more than 600 years. The faculty will include Oxford University’s Professor of Choral Music Dr. Edward Higginbottom and Westminster Choir College’s Senior Conductor and prolific author Dr. James Jordan.

    Westminster Choir College of Rider University is one of America’s most prestigious centers of study for choral music. St Stephen’s House is one of the 44 Colleges and Halls that make up the University of Oxford and has a burgeoning Arts program that complements its world-renowned studies in Theology and Education. The partnership between St Stephen’s House, Oxford and Westminster Choir College brings a fusion of riches and combines tradition and innovation in a fresh and extraordinary way.

    1. Hello, would you help us by posting the following position announcement? Thank you in advance.

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      Position Announcement: Music Director and Conductor, Summit Symphony Orchestra

      The Summit Symphony Orchestra of Summit, New Jersey is currently accepting applications for Music Director beginning with the 2015-2016 season. Qualified candidates will be asked to select the repertoire and to conduct the orchestra for one of its concerts during the 2014-2015 season as part of the application process.

      Job Description

      The Music Director reports directly to the orchestra’s Board of Trustees and is responsible for the artistic direction of the orchestra. This includes, but is not limited to, the selection of appropriately challenging programs for concerts and successful direction of the orchestra in weekly rehearsals and concerts. The Music Director is also expected to provide significant leadership for the orchestra with regard to fundraising, promotion, and recruiting efforts. The primary goals of the orchestra include providing an opportunity for its members to develop musically and providing a source of cultural enrichment for the Summit community; the position of the Music Director is key for the orchestra to achieve those goals.

      Job Qualifications

      The ideal candidate for the position will possess the following qualities:
      • Significant conducting experience (experience with community orchestras or other educational institutions is preferred)
      • An interest in a long-term commitment to improving and maintaining the quality of the orchestra
      • Experience dealing with personnel issues in an orchestra setting (including recruiting)
      • Organizational skills including demonstrated experience with:
      o Promoting orchestral performance within the community
      o Leading fundraising initiatives for community-based groups
      o Securing soloists for orchestral performances
      • Enthusiasm for volunteer-based community arts programs

      The Orchestra

      The Summit Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1938 by the Summit Board of Recreation with the dual purpose of (1) providing an arena for qualified non-professional musicians to read and perform orchestral music and (2) presenting orchestral concerts, free of charge, to residents of Summit and the surrounding areas. Currently, the roster of musicians for the orchestra includes about 65 active members. Rehearsals are held normally at 7:30 pm on Wednesday nights in Summit (at either the high school or the middle school). The concert schedule consists of three or four concerts per season open free of charge to people of all ages, and held at either the high school or the middle school on Sunday afternoons. Programs consist of orchestral music by the great classical composers, and the orchestra is well-known for obtaining outstanding soloists to perform with it. Please refer to http://www.summitsymphonynj.org/ for more information.

      How to Apply

      Please submit CV, cover letter, references, and compensation requirements no later than April 30, 2014 either electronically to conductor.summitsymphony@yahoo.com or via US mail to:
      Summit Symphony Music Director Search
      80 Monarch Circle
      Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

      Supplemental application materials (e.g. performance recordings and sample programs) are welcome.

  189. Thank you for posting the following announcement:
    MUSIKATO INTERNATIONAL
    presents
    THE LOS ANGELES CONDUCTING WORKSHOP
    with
    KENNETH KIESLER
    August 10-16, 2014
    Pasadena City College, Center for the Arts
    One of the most anticipated conducting workshops in Los Angeles is about to happen.
    Southern California has waited for over 20 years for a conducting masterclass to emerge since the days of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. It is about time that a first class conducting workshop returns to Southern California. You don’t have to wait any longer! We are pleased to announce the 2014 Los Angeles Conducting Workshop led by Kenneth Kiesler, Director of Orchestras at the University of Michigan, renowned for its orchestral conducting program. Maestro Kiesler is one of the most sought conducting tutors in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Mr. Kiesler has led conducting masterclasses in New York, Houston, Chicago, Paris, Moscow, Vilnius, Leipzig, Berlin, Mexico City, London and São Paulo, as well as at the Waterville Valley Music Center (New Hampshire) and the Conductors Retreat at Medomak (Maine), now in its 18th year.
    He served as director of the Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra Conducting Program,
    and the Academy for Conductors of the Chamber Orchestra of Paris. His students have won
    prizes in such international competitions as the Maazel, Mata, and Malko competitions,
    and hold positions at dozens of major orchestras and opera companies internationally.
    Conductors of all ages are welcome to apply for an opportunity to study with Mr. Kiesler
    and conduct an all-professional orchestra in a week long workshop culminating in a final concert. The masterclass will focus on aspects of conducting technique, score study and analysis and performing.
    Participants will alternate working with full orchestra and string quintet daily.
    • Repertoire
    – Brahms – Symphony no. 3
    – Schumann – Symphony no. 4
    – Beethoven – Symphony no. 5
    • Participants
    – Fellows (12) – $2,500.
    – Associates (8) – $1,500.
    – Auditors – $750.
    – Application Fee – $50. Non-refundable
    – The 12 Fellow conductors will conduct in the final concert
    • Application Procedure
    – Please send bio, resumé, video link, and payment inquiry to:
    musikato@musikatointernational.com
    • Deadline for Application is June 15, 2014

  190. Hello! I’d like to say how grateful we are for your work on this website. In the past, a number of our students have told us how they found our workshop: right from this blog. We have our annual summer workshop once again, and I’d like to share the program details to be posted on here. Thanks!

    Fourth Annual Conductors Workshop at Queens College
    New York City
    June 22 – July 5, 2014
    Directed by Maestro Maurice Peress, this workshop is being offered to aspiring and working conductors alike to help build upon their experience and sharpen their orchestral skills.
    Student Conductors will study with Maestros Maurice Peress, Donald Portnoy, Dorothy Savitch, and George Rothman along with three guest composers. Podium time is guaranteed every day, giving every participant the chance to work regularly with a professional-level, highly responsive orchestra. Student Conductors will conduct the Workshop Orchestra in the mornings, and receive critiques, coaching, and hands-on lessons from the faculty in the afternoons.
    New works will be performed each session with the composers present, helping to give insight into what the composers expect to see as their scores come to life. All the sessions will be videotaped. David Amram and Bruce Saylor will again return this summer.
    Aside from the invaluable podium time, there will be almost daily lectures dealing with the many issues that face conductors today. Among them, Maestro Portnoy will discuss working and building relationships with professional, college, and community orchestras and career development, as well as his insights into orchestral bowing choices. Maestro Peress will discuss “time” in all its aspects: time flow, rhythm, tempo, pulse, and the metronome, yea or nay. Guest composers will discuss their scores in detail. Field trips have been arranged to the Dvořák Room at the historic Czech Center to view original documents and artifacts that underscore the story of Dvořák’s time in America, and to the New York Philharmonic Archives, where marked scores by former NYPhil music directors will be placed on view.
    REPERTOIRE
    String Orchestra:
    -Gershwin, Lullaby for Strings
    -Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings
    -Corigliano, Voyage
    -Amram, Selection TBA
    Chamber Orchestra:
    -Mozart, Flute Concerto in G
    -Copland, Appalachian Spring (chamber version)
    -Beethoven, Symphony No. 6
    -Saylor, Selection to be announced
    Full Orchestra:
    -Debussy, Nocturnes (Movements 1 and 2)
    -Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra (Movements 3 and 4)
    -Ellington, Suite from Black, Brown and Beige
    -Composer and new work TBA
    FEES
    Conductors – $1600
    Auditors – $1200
    APPLYING
    Applications accepted until May 15, 2014 or until the class of 20 conductors is complete.
    Submit application, resume, letter of recommendation, and videos by mail or electronically. Please visit our website for requirements and more information.
    WEBSITE
    http://www.QCconductorsworkshop.com
    CONTACT
    Alex Wen, manager
    awen@qcconductorsworkshop.com

  191. Hello,

    Please post the following information regarding a masterclass opportunity in Robbiate, Italy July 7-12, 2014. Thank you!

    The Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium
    John Ratledge, Artistic Director and Conducting Faculty

    The Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium will be held 7 July – 12 July, 2014 in Robbiate, Italy. The faculty includes: John Ratledge–Artistic Director and Founder, The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; Rebecca Turner–Artist in Residence, Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina; Susan Fleming–Diction Specialist, The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; Elizabeth Claxton Carrillo-Soprano, Atlanta, Georgia; Christopher O’Rear, Bartione, Gadsden, Alabama; Annalisa Monticelli–Collaborative Pianist, Bergamo, Italy; and the Robbiate Chamber Orchestra.

    The Conducting Masterworks Program will study Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem (Peters Edition, movements 3, 4, 5, 6) and Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Carus Verlag or Calmus Edition, Overture and all recitatives and arias), paying particular attention to the unique problems that occur between orchestral conductors and singers. Conductors will receive daily podium time with professional soloists, a chamber orchestra, and a collaborative pianist. The following seminars will be offered for conductors: Orchestral Rehearsal Techniques in the Choral/Orchestral Setting; Score Study and Preparation for Conductors; Diction for Non-Singers; Voice; and Conductors and Singers Round Table: Building Meaningful Collaboration.

    Singers will have daily lessons and coachings. Seminars will include: Role Preparation for Singers: Character Analysis and Sub-texting; and Advanced Italian, German, and English Diction For Singers. Three recitals will be given by faculty, and the week will culminate with a concert of conductors and singers on Saturday afternoon.

    COST:
    Conductor/Singer: €1000 (registration for the symposium which includes private lessons/coachings; seminars; lodging (based on double occupancy); breakfast and lunch daily; sightseeing; non-inclusive of transportation to or within Italy; Additional fee of €200 for a private room)

    Symposium only: €650 (private lessons/seminars, lunch and no lodging)
    Non-Participant/Observer only: €350 (no lodging, breakfast nor lunch)
    Non-Participant/Observer only: €750 (with lodging, breakfast and lunch)

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
    Electronically send a curriculum vitae, repertoire list, and YouTube or equivalent recordings of three pieces in contrasting styles for conductors, and three pieces in three languages for singers (no more than 20 minutes in length total) to: john.ratledge@gmail.com

    DEADLINE: 15 May 2014

    NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE:
    Upon acceptance, a €500 non-refundable deposit must be made in order to secure a position in the symposium. The balance will be due 1 June 2014. Specific information about wiring the deposit will be emailed.

  192. Hello,
    We would like to post a job opening for a youth orchestra conductor in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
    Here are the details: http://www.sfysa.org/conductor-job.html

  193. I’d like to post a masterclass with Adrian Gnam this summer in Atlanta, GA. Thanks.

  194. Here’s the info. INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTORS WORKSHOP AND COMPETITION (ICWC), ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Summer 2014
    The
    fifth
    summer International Conductors Workshop and Competition ICWC in cooperation with Georgia Southern University and the Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 11 -13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. The workshop is based on the techniques promoted by Ferrara, Monteux, Musin and Szell. This intensive and well respected three day program is open to conductors at all levels of experience. Faculty includes Adrian Gnam, Director; Dr. Gregory Pritchard and Robert Gutter, Associate Directors. Each participant will conduct a professional orchestra throughout the workshop and on a public performance on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Repertoire will include works by Barber, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini, Strauss, Stravinsky, Verdi and Wagner. A major benefit will include the selection of up to three participants to conduct on a concert of one of three orchestras during a current or future season, depending on the orchestra and the winner’s availability. Participant fees have been reduced to $1550.00 which includes a professionally recorded video and DVD of each participant’s orchestral sessions. Application deadline is May 16, 2014. Participants will be selected on a first come-first served basis. Open until filled. Upon notification of acceptance, a $500 deposit must be made with the balance due by June 13, 2014. Auditor fees are $500.00. No refunds will be made after June 1, 2014. Submit: A completed application online; a non-refundable $50.00 application fee; a short resume and a DVD if available. Checks should be made out to ICWC LLC and mailed to ICWC, Maestro Adrian Gnam, 580 N. Rivoli Farms Dr., Macon, GA 31210. For more information please visit http://internationalconductorsworkshopandcompetition.com/.

  195. Hello, I’d like to share the following masterclasses:
    ——
    INTERNATIONAL MUSIC ACADEMY ORPHEUS – VIENNA

    -Maestros Alexis Hauser and François Pierre Descamps will present conducting masterclasses in Vienna from 08/01/14 to 08/10/14.
    -The Academy Orchestra will be available to the students for rehearsals and a final concert.
    -Application DEADLINE May 25, 2014
    -Please see website for application and more details:

    http://www.academyorpheus.org/eng/classes_summer_academy.html

  196. I’m sorry there was an error in the post about the Orpheus workshop in Vienna, could you please remove mr. Descamps from the faculty?

    Thanks.

  197. Hello I’d like to post this Conducting Masterclass

    INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS WITH PETER GÜLKE
    Dates | Thursday, 17 – Tuesday, 22 July 2014
    Thursday, 17 and Friday, 18 July, four lessons with Piano
    Saturday, 19 – Monday, 21 July, six rehearsals with Orchestra
    Tuesday, 22 July Dress Rehearsal and Final Concert
    Venue | Saal der Volkskultur
    Zugallistraße 12, Petersbrunnhof
    A-5020 Salzburg Austria
    Program |
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551
    Antonin Dvorak Serenade for strings in E major Op. 22
    Richard Wagner Siegfried’s Idyll
    The master class in conducting led by Peter Gülke will focus on three orchestral compositions. Seven to eight highly talented young conductors will study and rehearse these works with Peter Gülke and the Musicacosì Orchestra. The master class is open to anyone who wishes to audit as well
    Profile of Participants |
    – This workshop is open to conductors of all levels of proficiency, from beginners to professionals
    – There is no age limit
    Documents to be submitted |
    – Application form
    – DVD recording of a performance or rehearsal (two works)
    – Curriculum vitae and photo (max. 2 pages)
    – Repertoire list
    – Confirmation of payment of the application fee should be attached to the application.
    Send Documents to:
    Musicacosì – International Conducting Master Class
    Mascagnigasse 33/59
    A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Application deadline|
    Deadline for receipt of all materials and non-refundable application fee is 20th Mai 2014 (postmark date)
    Selection of Participants |
    Maestro Gülke will select 7 to 8 candidates (pre-selection) upon receipt of the registration documents. These pre-selection results will be announced by the beginning of June 2014 and the tuition (non-refundable) must be paid in full by June 20, 2014 to ensure a place in the course. There is no right of legal appeal. No correspondence will be conducted regarding the decisions.
    Application fee | EUR 35 (non-refundable)
    Course fee | Course fee for active participants is EUR 750 (non-refundable); course fee for auditors is EUR 100
    Course language | The Master Class will be given in German, and partially in English as well. It will be possible to have a translator in Italian and Spanish.
    Travel | Travel costs must be covered by each participant.
    Accommodation | Accommodation costs must be covered by each participant.
    Meals | All meals must be paid by each participant.
    Scores | Each participant must procure his/her own scores.
    ADDITIONAL NOTES:
    The participation in the final concert will be decided upon by the Maestro.
    After the course each participant whether active or auditor will receive a participation certificate signed by the Maestro.
    Course Fee Reduction |(Only valid for active participation) Particularly talented students who are in need may be granted a reduction of the course fee. In such cases the following document is to be sent with the application form at the latest by 20th May:
    -Application with details of the financial situation of the participant.
    As only a limited number of scholarships are available, only complete applications will be taken into consideration in the order in which
    they are received. There is no legal claim to a reduction of the course fee.
    Application fee and Course fee should be paid to the following account:
    Verein Musicacosi
    Raiffeisenverband, Alpenstrasse 48, A-5020 Salzburg;
    IBAN AT09 3500 0000 9301 5196
    BIC: RVSAAT2S
    Subject: “Conducting Master Class”
    CONTACT:
    Email: musicacosi@gmail.com
    http://www.musicacosi.com

  198. Hello again,

    I’m terribly sorry, but a side effect of the incorrect listing of Prof. Descamps on the Orpheus Vienna masterclass led to wrong dates as well – are you able to change the dates to these: 08/01/14-08/06/14?

    Sorry again and thanks!

    1. Further information to be added:

      1. The masterclass is from Aug. 1 – Aug. 6

      2. Program with Les Orpheistes Festival Orchestra and soloists of the Academy with final concert
      to be conducted by the active participants:

      Haydn: Cello Concerto in D Major
      Mozart: Violin Concerto in A Major K. 201
      Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

  199. Rodney Winther Band Conducting Symposium
    http://uscmusic.kktix.cc/events/2014winther
    ● Date:
    June 23-27, 2014
    ● Schedule:
    09:00 – 12:00 – rehearsal with full band
    12:00 – 13:30 – lunch break
    13:30 – 17:00 – rehearsal with full band
    ● Location:
    Shih Chien University International Conference Hall
    (No.70, Dazhi St., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104, Taiwan (R.O.C.))
    ● Fees:
    Conductors: 10,000 NT (331USD)
    Observer: Full Day: 1,200 NT (40USD), Half Day: 600NT (20USD)
    ● 2014 Symposium Repertoire:
    Toccata Marziale / Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Chester Overture / William Schuman
    Molly on the Shore / Percy Grainger
    Lincolnshire Posy / Percy Grainger
    Dance of the New World / Dana Wilson
    Puszta / Jan Van der Roost
    Pineapple Poll Suite / Arthur Sullivan/Mackerras
    Trauersinfonie / Richard Wagner
    Serenade in E flat, Opus 7 / Richard Strauss
    Oboe Concerto No. 2 / Frigyes Hidas
    Nymphalin (solo violin) / John Philip Sousa
    Euterpe (solo flute) / Ferrar Ferran
    Hill Song No. 2 / Percy Grainger
    (Scores: will be provided after signing up)
    ● Contact: +886 2 25381111 ext. 6612 Ms. Chen, sherrina@mail.usc.edu.tw

  200. Hello, I’d like to post this Conducting Masterclass.
    Choir Conducting Workshop for Women (Filzbach, Switzerland)
    For beginners and advanced
    31st. of May and 1st. of June 2014
    Contents: contemporary conducting technique, creative rehearsal technique, efficient vocal technique for choirs, team leadership for women
    Languages: German, English, French (Felipe Cattapan); German, English (Prof. Katja Cattapan)
    Fees: CHF 590 (active) and CHF 450 (passive) – includes hotel and catering
    Teachers: Felipe Cattapan (www.cattapan.ch) and Prof. Katja Cattapan
    Application: Mrs.Simona Kolozeti, Gassa 4, CH-7027 Castiel, info@kosi-musik.ch
    Application deadline: 26th. of May 2014
    Link for event: http://www.cattapan.ch/index.php/en/n/

  201. Hello, I’d like to post these workshops. Thank you.
    2 Workshops in cooperation with Werner Bärtschi from the 20th. till the 26th. of July 2014 in Arosa (Switzerland): orchestral conducting (for conductors) and contemporary music ensemble (for instrumentalists and singers).
    Languages: German, English, French.
    Repertoire: Works by Werner Bärtschi.
    No age limit.
    Teacher: Felipe Cattapan (www.cattapan.ch)
    Link for event: http://musikkurswochen.ch/kurse/detail/251
    Application deadline: 30th. May 2014.

  202. Dear sirs we would like to present the International Conducting Masterclass that Institute of Arts of Santana de Parnaiba -São Paulo, Brazil is promoting. The inscriptions will be until June 30
    The masterclass will be held between July 28 and August 2 in Santana de Parnaíba – SP, Brazil
    who will ministrate the masterclass will be Conductor Andrea Huguenin Botelho
    More information and registration at site: http://institutodeartesdesantanadeparnaiba.wordpress.com/laboratorio/
    thank you
    Gabriel Dias Garcia

  203. I would like to share this information in your blog. Thank you for posting!

    The BERLINER MEISTERKURSE announces the Conducting Master class with Maestro Lior Shambadal (Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker), Maestro Romolo Gessi (Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Veneta Orchestra) and the Berliner Symphoniker. 2014 July 9-13

    The course will be held in Berlin. It will be organized so that each piece will be studied first theoretically and then practically at the piano and with orchestral ensembles (string and wind principals – chamber orchestra) so that candidates will be able to work as independently as possible, making efficient use of the time allowed for the rehearsals.

    Admission: conductors of all nationalities and all ages can take part in this course. All candidates are expected to have thoroughly studied at least one piece of the programme before the beginning of the course. Admission is after assessment of a curriculum and an aptitude test which will be held on the first day of the course at 11:00 a.m. The conductors must demonstrate that they have a suitable basic technique. Those found unsuitable will still be able to participate as auditors.

    Programme:
    HAYDN Symphony No.44 Tauersinfonie Hob I:44
    MOZART Symphony No.29 KV 201; Divertimento KV 137
    MENDELSSOHN Symphony for Strings No.10
    WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

    Application deadline: July 2nd

    Calendar: analysis, conducting technique and rehearsals – m° Shambadal and m° Gessi
    Wednesday July 9th: 11:00 a.m. Introductory audition; Lessons 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday July 10th: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Friday July 11th: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday July 12th 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday July 13th: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Podium time will be equally subdivided among the active conductors.

    Diplomas and certificates: each participant will receive an attendance certificate
    Tuition Languages: German, English, Italian

    LIOR SHAMBADAL: Israeli conductor Lior Shambadal has an active career as both an artistic leader and guest presence on both orchestral and opera podiums throughout Europe, as well as in China, Japan, Korea and South America. Shambadal currently serves as the Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker, a post he has held since 1997. During his tenure there, he has led more than 150 concerts at the famed Berlin Philharmonie, and has conducted the orchestra in hundreds of performances on tour in Japan, China, Korea, Italy, Spain, Ireland, England, France and Germany. In 2009, he was also named Music Director of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2008, Shambadal has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia, as well as a guest professor and Principal Guest Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Central Music Conservatory in the Sichuan province of China. He works with the Festival of San Gemini in Italy, where he serves as permanent member of the artistic committee, leading master classes for conductors. Shambadal also appears annually as a permanent guest artist at the Banff Centre in Canada. He was born in 1950 in Tel Aviv, where he studied viola, trombone, composition, and conducting. His studies took him to the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he worked with Carl Melles. Moving on to Vienna Mr. Shambadal had been tutored by acclaimed conductors such as Hans Swarowsky, Carlo Maria Giulini, Igor Markevitch, Sergiu Celibidache and Franco Ferrara. Lior Shambadal expanded his studies in other areas such as electronic music (in Vienna) and composition taught by Witold Lutoslawski (in France). In 1980 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. From 1986 to 1993 he led the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv. As the sole founder of the ensembles Acoustic 7/11 and Musica Nova Lior Shambadal proved himself a prolific composer whose musical range includes chamber music, song writing, and symphonic orchestra pieces. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Shambadal was musical director of the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslauten (Germany), and from 2000-2003 he served as the Chief Conductor of the RTV Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His CD and television productions have made Mr. Shambadal internationally famous, supported by his guest appearance conducting international orchestras.

    ROMOLO GESSI: born in Trieste, Italy, Maestro Gessi completed his musical studies at the Trieste Conservatory. Further conducting studies ensued at the State Conservatoire of St. Petersburg, under Musin and Kukuskin, at the Wiener Meisterkurse für Dirigenten in Vienna under Julius Kalmar, and at the Accademia Musicale in Pescara under Donato Renzetti, obtaining Diplomas with the highest marks. He has won many awards, including the Opera Conducting Competition of Caserta, and the First Prize at the International Austro-Hungarian Conducting Competition of Vienna and Pécs. He was appointed professor of Conducting at the Conservatorio “Verdi” of Milan. Since 1997 he has been teaching conducting at the European Academy in Vicenza and opera conducting at the International Workshop OperAverona. He is also Professor of Chamber Music at the National Conservatory of Trieste an he has been Guest Professor at the Vienna Music University, at the Norwegian Music Academy, and at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons. He is Music Director of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pro Musica Salzburg Orchestra and of the Filarmonia Veneta Orchestra. He has been Music Director of the Cantelli Symphony Orchestra in Milan from 2006 to 2008. He has conducted many orchestras, such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the State Opera Prague, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Cracow, the Izhevsk’s Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pécs Symphony Orchestra, the Santo André Symphony Orchestra, the Gainsesville Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia’s Soloists, the Vilnius Municipality Orchesra, Milano Classica, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, the Trieste Opera House, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Bari Symphony Orchestra, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the Lecce Symphony Orchestra, the Marchigiana Philharmonic, the Spoleto Opera House in the principal cities of Italy as well as in those of Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.

    Information . Registration:
    • Course address: Studio Niculescu – Oranienstraße 163 – 10969 BERLIN – GERMANY
    • E-mail: berliner.meisterkurse@gmail.com
    • Web site: http://www.dirigo.altervista.org , http://www.studioniculescu.de
    • Artistic co-ordination: Michelangelo Galeati

  204. Thalassa Music announces the “Black Sea” Costanta (Romania) Conducting Masterclass with Maestro Vittorio Parisi (Conducting teacher in Conservatorio G.Verdi di Milano, Italy) and the Costantza Symphony Orchestra on 2014 September 8-13. A maximum of 12 applicants will be selected and the 4 best conductors will conduct in a public concert on Septeber 13.
    The Masterclass program is:
    Mozart: Symphony nr 33
    Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia-Overture (Ricordi Edition Rev.Zedda)
    Brahms: Symphony nr 3
    Dvorak: Symphony nr 9 (From the New World)
    All the 12 selected conductors will have 90 minutes each of conducting with the Costantza Symphony Orchestra and 60 minutes each of conducting with piano. The 4 best conductors selected for the public concert will have extra time with the Orchestra on September 13.
    Vittorio Parisi is teaching conducting in Milano since 1997 and has been teacher of conducting in Melbourne for the Symphony Australia Program with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (2003) and Orvieto Masterclass Workshop Opera (2013,2014). Among his best students Giuseppe Finzi (actually Resident Conductor in San Francisco Opera House, USA) Andrea Sanguineti (Generalmusikdirektor in Goerlitz, former vice Generalmusikdirektor and 1st Kappelmeister in Wuerzburg, former Kappelmeister in Hannover, Germany) Antonino Fogliani (guest conductor in many opera houses and symphonic orchestras worldwide Teatro alla Scala included) Tito Ceccherini, Pierre Hoppe, Yusuke Kumehara, Some of his actual students have already started a brilliant conducting career winning also conducting competitions.
    Further informations on
    http://www.conductingmasterclass.eu
    http://www.vittorioparisi.it

  205. Please post/announce the following opportunity. Thank you and thanks for the blog!
    The Canton Symphony Orchestra Association (Ohio) seeks an Apprentice Conductor for the Canton Youth Symphony, under the direction of Rachel Waddell. The Canton Youth Symphony (CYS) offers young musicians a professional learning environment focused on the highest artistic standards. The CYS provides students with an outlet for musical expression, growth, and exploration in a challenging and nurturing environment. Its participants rehearse weekly in preparation for three concerts annually, and students have the opportunity to work closely with Canton Symphony Orchestra musicians and guest artists. In the past two years the CYS’s performances have included Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade. This year, there will also be a new Training Orchestra for less advanced string players. Both ensembles rehearse and perform in the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s new home, the Zimmermann Symphony Center. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday, 4:45-5:45 pm (Training Orchestra) and 6:00-8:35 pm (CYS). This is an internship position and may be eligible for college credit.
    The responsibilities of the Apprentice Conductor include, but are not limited to:
    • Attending all rehearsals and performances.
    • Serving as a cover conductor.
    • Assisting with sectionals, rehearsals, and concerts.
    • Conducting on rehearsals and performances, as requested by the Music Director.
    • Assisting the CYS General Manager with set-up of rehearsals, distributing music, and making copies.
    The Apprentice Conductor will receive:
    • Ample podium time in rehearsals.
    • The possibility of conducting on CYS and Training Orchestra concerts.
    • The chance to coach and conduct chamber music ensembles.
    • Conducting mentoring and guidance.
    • The opportunity to learn “behind the scenes” by attending CSO staff meetings and other events.
    • Free tickets to all Canton Symphony Orchestra concerts.
    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Rachel Waddell, Music Director of the Canton Youth Symphony, at rwaddell@cantonsymphony.org or Michelle Mullaly, CSOA Executive Director, at mmullaly@cantonsymphony.org. Letters of recommendation and other supplemental materials are encouraged. Applicants must have at least one semester of undergraduate conducting. The position begins September 2014. Application deadline: 7/31/14.
    Website: http://www.cantonsymphony.org

  206. If Possible please make a posting of the following conducting job opportunity:
    JOB TITLE: MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR
    ORGANIZATION/ORCHESTRA NAME: LIVINGSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INC.(LSO)
    ORGANIZATION TYPE: 501c3 PUBLIC CHARITY Civic Orchestra
    AREA OF FOCUS: Music Director/Conductor
    JOB TYPE: Paid/Part-time
    Duties and responsibilities: The music director is the principal conductor and artistic leader of the orchestra. S/he reports to the Board of Trustees and provides ongoing leadership and guidance to the organization. Through long-range planning with the Board, s/he establishes the artistic views, goals, and objectives of the organization. The music director is the public face of the LSO, and is charged with fostering and increasing the orchestra’s presence and involvement in the community. S/he is actively involved in fundraising activities, serves as advocate for the orchestra, and engages in programming and activities both in and outside of the normal concert season. The musical director further engages in the recruitment of musicians, audience members, and other sources of support through building and maintaining inter-relationships with donors, community, and corporate leaders, public and private schools, and colleges in the area.
    REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate shall possess, but by no means be limited to the following qualities:
    -Exemplary musicianship and conducting skills.
    -Significant conducting experience.
    -Detailed knowledge and understanding of a broad range of orchestral repertoire.
    -Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills.
    -Vision, passion, and the ability to make symphonic music relevant and exciting to the audience.
    -Ability to challenge and motivate the musicians to elicit their best efforts
    -Masters Degree in Music, preferably Conducting, or equivalent.
    ORGANIZATION/ORCHESTRA DESCRIPTION: LSO is one of the premier regional civic orchestras in the State of New Jersey. Since its origins 56 years ago when founded as a small ensemble to accompany a local production, LSO has grown exponentially in stature and caliber to attract the finest musicians from the NJ Metropolitan area. It has become a reckoning force in the metropolitan classical music world.
    LOCATION: Livingston, New Jersey
    CONTACT NAME: Marilyn Tepper
    CONTACT EMAIL: mhtepper@optonline.net
    CONTACT PHONE: (973) 886-9525
    CONTACT FAX: (973) 387-4692
    ORCHESTRA WEBSITE: http://www.lsonj.org
    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Email Resume immediately to mhtepper@optonline.net

  207. Spaziomusica announces 3 conducting masterclasses in the Opera workshop in Orvieto, Italy, a beautiful little old town. The Conducting teachers will be Maurizio Arena (July 21-August 12) for Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Jorge Perez Gomez (August 13-August 22) for Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona, Vittorio Parisi (August 13-August 31) for Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore. The best conductors of each masterclass will conduct staged public performances of this 3 operas in Orvieto Opera House “Mancinelli” with a professional orchestra The masterclasses include technical lessons, rehearsals with selected singers, stage rehearsals, orchestra rehearsals and all the admitted conductors will have time experiencing conducting from the pit. The singers teacher is MS Gabriella Ravazzi, former well known Italian soprano actually also Stage Director. Applications are accepted until July 18 for Trovatore, July 31 for La Serva Padrona and L’Elisir d’Amore. Further informations on masterclasses and/or conducting competition “Mancinelli” on http://www.spaziomusica.org

  208. FLORENCE CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS
    The unique masterclass which offers students the possibility to debut in some of the most important Italian musical season, such as Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina and Toscana Classica.
    Among our past students are professional conductors like M° Robert Franz (http://www.robertfranz.com), M° Joost Smeets (http://www.joostsmeets.com/home) M° Jason Ikeem Rodgers (http://www.jasonikeemrodgers.com/) , M° Pieter van der Wulp (http://heliconkamerorkest.nl/?page_id=22) and many others from the whole world.
    Come join the best conducting masterclass experience ever, the only one with a real stable orchestra (Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, one of the most important chamber orchestras of Europe)
    Teacher M° Giuseppe Lanzetta is one of the leading Italian conductors in activity, Musical Director of Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina and orchestra teacher in Santa Cecilia Conservatorie in Roma, his passion for teaching allowed him to be followed by lots of young conductors, many of them are now professional conductors working around the world.
    The masterclass is directed to young conductors who want to increase their musical experience and work as professionals in the world of classical music. The course is as well opened to every musician who wants to begin studying conducting making practice with a real stable orchestra.
    Objectives and opportunities: the course aims to facilitate the entrance of young conductors in the professional world of classical music, giving them a concrete career opportunity. The teacher M° Lanzetta will select some between the best students that will be enrolled as conductors in the 2015 seasons of Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina and Toscana Classica.
    On the final stages of the masterclass there will be present agents from important international artists agencies.
    Details:
    http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com

  209. BLACK SEA CONDUCTING MASTER CLASS WITH MAESTRO VITTORIO PARISI – MILAN. ( http://www.conductingmasterclass.eu )
    THE DEADLINE OF OUR MASTERCLASS IS EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15

  210. Hello, Could you please list the following conducting opportunity? Thank you.

    Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra (NYC) is seeking an assistant conductor for the 2014-15 season.

    The responsibilities of the Assistant Conductor include:
    – attending all rehearsals and performances
    – serving as cover conductor
    – assisting with rehearsals and performances
    – assisting in the preparation of performance parts

    The Assistant Conductor will receive:
    – potential to conduct during rehearsals
    – potential to conduct on 2015 New Music Concert
    – free tickets to all UPCO concerts/events

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Thomas Cunningham, Artistic Director of UPCO at info@upchamberorchestra.org Please include comment on your experience with Finale Music Notation Software. Letters of recommendation and other supplemental materials are welcome.

    Application deadline: August 15, 2014.
    Website: http://www.upchamberorchestra.org

  211. Please would you list our Junior Fellow in Conducting auditions? All the information, and an application pack, can be found on our website, here: http://www.rncm.ac.uk/junior-fellowship-conducting/
    Many thanks!

  212. Maestro Jorma Panula Conducting Masterclass with the World Famous London Mozart Players
    1st October – 4th October 2014

    This International conducting course has 13 spaces available, and unlimited viewing only participant spaces.

    The world famous London Mozart Players is one of the UK’s longest standing Chamber Orchestras containing the highest calibre musicians London has to offer. Each of its members play in all of the other London and UK orchestras not to mention internationally, so this is an ideal opportunity for new conductors to enhance their reputations not only in London but also throughout the UK and Internationally.

    The course will comprise of 3 days of workshop allowing 13 students to have 25 minutes of podium time per day. On the 4th day there will be a short top and tail rehearsal for each candidate before giving a public performance showcasing what they have learnt during the course. Maestro Panula and the orchestra will agree the performance repertoire for this concert. Each evening before the concert day Maestro Panula will review the students work that day.

    A vast amount of repertoire is available including works by Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Delius and Fauré and many more. A full list a repertoire can be forwarded and every effort will be made to accommodate the candidates’ choices once all the course places have been allocated.

    Feed back and constructive comments will also be given from the orchestra members.

    FOUR inexpensive rooms are available for accommodation with the possibility of sharing, these will be on a first come first served basis.

    As a bonus, one or two exceptionally gifted conductors may be allowed to post material they record online, but only by consent of the orchestra members. No official recording will be made but candidates are welcome to bring their own video cameras / recording devices.

    Fees: (to be made by bank transfer in sterling only)

    Full time conducting participant
    £1950 Sterling circa 2460 euros

    None conducting viewing only participant
    £300 Sterling circa 379 euros

    Please contact Stacey Watton if you would like to participate. You will need to send a covering letter including your CV, Biography and Photo along with video footage of you conducting in performance and rehearsal. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

    Contact:
    Stacey Watton Bmus (Hons) LGSM
    staceywattonconductor@gmail.com
    http://www.staceywatton.com
    mobile: 0044 7811 373 415

  213. International Masterclasses in Orchestral Conducting
    13-18.01.2015
    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Conducting masterclass (Ilya Musin Technique) with Maestro Alexander Polyanichko (Mariinsky Theater) and the State Hermitage Symphony Orchestra.
    No age limit.
    150 min. of podium time.
    All active participants will conduct at the final public concert.
    Career development opportunities for the best students.

  214. International Masterclasses in Orchestral Conducting

    13.01.2015 – 18.01.2015

    Saint Petersburg, Russia

    Conducting masterclass (Ilya Musin Technique) with Maestro Alexander Polyanichko (Mariinsky Theater) and the State Hermitage Symphony Orchestra.

    No age limit.
    150 min. of podium time.
    All active participants will conduct at the final public concert.
    Career development opportunities for the best students.

    Contact: ptgmusicacademy@gmail.com

    Website: http://www.peterthegreatmusicacademy.com

  215. Wind Conducting Workshop
    February 14 – 15, 2015
    University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

    With Glenn Price (CCM) and Jerry Junkin (Dallas Wind Symphony)

    This workshop is open to conductors of all levels.

    Attendees with podium time work with the Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Chamber Winds for a total of three individual sessions.

    Class sessions cover topics such as baton technique, score study, and rehearsal methods with a focus on the intersection of conducting and education.

    Participants will concentrate on developing the skill of leading clearly and with artistic depth, while providing educational experiences that are stimulating and fulfilling for young students, pre-professional, and professional performers alike. Attendees are invited to all events on the schedule.

    All attendees receive a certificate of participation.

    College Student Track
    Specifically designed for undergraduate students, the College Student Track includes involvement in all aspects of the workshop, PLUS special sessions in a small group format with guest lecturers Terence Milligan, Ann Porter and Robert Bass.

    Costs:
    Participant with Podium Time: $425
    Participant, no Podium Time: $250
    College Student Track, no Podium Time: $175

    For a complete schedule, registration, faculty roster and rep list, please visit: http://ccm.uc.edu/summer/wind-conducting.html

    Contact:
    Sara Danner Dukic
    513.556.5662
    Sara.dukic@uc.edu

  216. New audition deadline exclusive Dutch National Master Orchestral Conducting – apply before 1 October 2014

    Want to do a Master’s degree course and work with professional orchestras whilst studying? Then the Dutch National Master Orchestral Conducting is the right course for you.

    The Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague offer this exclusive Master’s degree together.

    The study programme builds a bridge between the conservatory and the professional practice and offers students an outstanding opportunity to build and expand their own professional networks. Under the supervision of principal subject teachers Jac van Steen, Ed Spanjaard and Kenneth Montgomery the students work with professional Dutch symphony orchestras. The students follow an extensive curriculum and a research programme related to the principal subject. Furthermore, they will have ample opportunity to rehearse with the orchestras involved, during which they will usually be coached by the orchestra’s chief conductor.

    Auditions
    Candidates must have a Bachelor in Music degree. Closing date for application: 1 October 2014.
    Those selected will be invited to the piano audition on 20 November 2014, during which a maximum of two or three candidates will be selected for an audition with Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra on 21 November 2014.

    For more information: http://www.conservatoriumvanamsterdam.nl/en/nmo/ or http://www.koncon.nl/en/nmo

  217. Conducting practice with the Danube Symphony Orchestra:

    The Danube Symphony Orchestra provides several opportunities for conductors:
    to Practice with Danube Symphony Orchestra,
    to make a professional CD, or a video recording with Danube Symphony Orchestra,
    in the beautiful Danube Palace concert hall, in the city of Budapest,Hungary.

    Venue: Danube Symphony Orchestra concert hall and rehearsal room, Danube Palace
    Hungary, Budapest, 1051. Zrinyi Str. 5.

    The dates: This opportunity is available throughout the year. Contact me and I will arrange the dates desired.

    Music:
    Let us know what you would like to practice.
    If the orchestra has the piece in their library, it is free to use it.
    If the orchestra hasn’t got the piece (parts, partiture) in their library, then it has a cost to hire it.
    Or you should bring along the music with you and give it to the orchestra.

    Prices and Conditions:
    The minimum amount of time (in minutes): 80 minutes
    The first 80-minutes-session rehearsal = 650 Euro
    Additional minutes: the next 80-minutes-session rehearsal = 600 Euro
    This price includes:
    – 80 minutes conducting time
    – with a 35-member-orchestra
    – DVD recording of your conducting

    Further information:
    The time of practice is counted per rehearsals. The orchestra sits down and plays only for a full rehearsal (80 minutes). We offer this practice for other conductors as well, this way, the rehearsal time can be shared so you can share the costs as well.
    If you’d like to have a conductor-professor for your practice, we can arrange tuition with Prof. Tamás Gál at the same time. He is the professor of conductors at Franz Liszt Music Academy. About his price, please contact us.
    We can also help you find a good accommodation in Budapest, and provide you with all the information you just need.

    How to apply: If you are interested in the conducting practice, please, send us an e-mail.

    Contact:
    Laszlo Blaskovics
    Email: conductingpractice@gmail.com
    Tel: 0036-70362-3921

    Our website, more information about the venue and the orchestra:
    http://conductingpractice.wix.com/conducting
    Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Conducting-Practice/345191235529572

  218. Youth Orchestra trip to Budapest,
    One of the most beautiful capitals in Europe
    6 days in the summertime 2015 from Monday to Sunday

    A trip with music in Budapest with orchestra rehearsals, sight-seeings Budapest and concert or concerts. Optional: visiting famous Budapest bathes and other venues.The rehearsals and the accommodation takes place in the Patrona Hungariae Catholic School and Collegium, the concert in Danube Palace.

    Venue: Patrona Hungariae – Catholic Collegium
    The city is 20 minutes on foot, the trams and Metro(underground) a 5 minutes walk.

    Accommodation and food:

    Up to 30- 80 members of the orchestra:
    6 nights in 4-10 beds dormitories, including full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

    You can decide which rooms you prefer, they have: 4 rooms – 8 beds
    + 6-10 teachers/parents who come with the group : single rooms with piano
    ( They have 9 single rooms with a piano + possible other rooms to yuse it single as well)

    Programme includes:

    Monday: travel day, and afternoon free program

    Tuesday: mornings: orchestra rehearsal, afternoon: sight-seeing trip (with guides or free programm) Wednesday: mornings: orchestra rehearsal, afternoon: sight-seeing trip (with guides or free programm)
    Thursday: mornings: orchestra rehearsal, afternoon:free programm

    Friday: mornings: free , afternoon rehearsal and evening Concert in a Danube Palace Concert hall in Budapest in the very city

    Saturday: free
    Sunday: Travel day back

    Price:
    40 – 60 person: 270 Eu / person
    30- 40 person: 290 Eu / person

    after 10 person for 1 teacher/ parent the costs are free.
    If do you want more concerts the price a little bit more / person.

    To include:
    – accommodation for 6 nights with full board
    – 3 days orchestra rehearsals
    – 2 sight-seeing trip in Budapest
    – Budapest transport weekly ticket
    – 1 concert in Danube Palace

    It does not include:
    The cost of travel to Budapest and back.

    Optional programmes:
    Bath entrance tickets (about 8 Pound)
    Budapest zoo
    Museums
    Boat trip in the Danube

    Extra information:
    It’s possible to borrow instruments for the rehearsals and for the concerts. It has extra cost.

    Contact:
    Laszlo Blaskovics
    Email: conductingpractice@gmail.com
    Tel: 0036-70362-3921

  219. Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium
    John Ratledge, Artistic Director and Conducting Faculty
    June 22-July 1, 2015 Robbiate, Italy

    The second annual Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium will be held 22 June – 1 July, 2015 at Palazzo Bassi Brugnatelli in Robbiate, Italy. The faculty includes: John Ratledge–Founder and Artistic Director, The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; Rebecca Turner–Artist in Residence, Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina; Annalisa Monticelli–Collaborative Pianist, Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Ireland; Elizabeth Claxton Castillo-Soprano in Atlanta, Georgia; Christopher O’Rear, Bartione, The University of Alabama in Gadsden, Alabama; Dan Perkins, Guest Conductor/Lecturer/Collaborative pianist at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire; and Stafford Turner, Baritone, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

    The Conducting Masterworks Program will study Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Carus Verlag or Kalmus Edition), including the Overture and all recitatives and arias, as well as operatic arias to be announced. The symposium pays particular attention to the unique problems that occur between orchestral conductors and singers. Conductors will receive daily podium time with professional soloists, a chamber orchestra, and a collaborative pianist. The following seminars will be offered: Orchestral Rehearsal Techniques in the Choral/Orchestral Setting; Score Study and Preparation; and Conductors and Singers Round Table: Building Meaningful Collaboration.

    Singers will have lessons and coachings with the voice faculty. Seminars will include: Role Preparation for Singers: Character Analysis and Sub-texting; and Conductors and Singers Round Table: Building Meaningful Collaboration.

    Performances will include faculty recitals, a concert of operatic arias presented by the participants, a choral concert given by a guest professional choir, and a grand concert featuring conductors and singers.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
    Electronically send a curriculum vitae, repertoire list, and YouTube or equivalent recordings of three pieces in contrasting styles for conductors, and three pieces in three languages for singers (no more than 20 minutes in total length) to: bassibrugnatellisymposium@gmail.com or john.ratledge@gmail.com

    DEADLINE: 1 April 2015 (early application preferred)

    NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE:
    Upon acceptance, a €500 non-refundable deposit must be made in order to secure a position in the symposium. The balance will be due 1 May 2015. Specific information about wiring the deposit will be emailed upon acceptance.

    TUITION COSTS: Tuition is paid in EUROS via PayPal or a bank-to-bank transfer
    •A 10% discount will be offered if the balance is paid in full by 1 January 2015
    •A 5% discount will be offered if the balance is paid in full by 1 February 2015
    •Accounts must be paid in full by 1 May 2015
    •(a 3.9% foreign transaction fee for PayPal; bank-to-bank transfer information will be sent upon acceptance)*

    Full participant: €1750 with a bank-to-bank transfer or €1818 with PayPal
    Lessons and master classes, coachings, workshops, lodging based on double occupancy (an additional €150 for a private room), breakfast and lunch daily, optional dinner plan €150, non-inclusive of transportation to or within Italy

    Returning participants: €1485 (includes a 15% discount) or €1543 with PayPal
    Lessons and master classes, coachings, workshops, lodging based on double occupancy (an additional €150 for a private room), breakfast and lunch daily, optional dinner plan €150, non-inclusive of transportation to or within Italy

    Symposium only: €1000 with a bank-to-bank transfer or €1039 with PayPal
    Lessons and master classes, coachings, workshops, no lodging or food, non-inclusive of transportation to or within Italy

    Non-participant (Observer), with lodging and food: €900 with a bank-to-bank transfer and €935 with PayPal Observation of lessons, coachings, workshops, lodging based on double occupancy (an additional €150 for a private room), breakfast and lunch daily, optional dinner plan €150, non-inclusive of transportation to or within Italy

    Non-participant (Observer), no lodging or food: €350 with a bank-to-bank transfer or €363 with PayPal
    Observation of lessons, coachings, workshops, non-inclusive of transportation to or within Italy

    Optional dinner plan: €150 with a bank-to-bank transfer, €155 with PayPal
    Scholarships are available. Please see our website at http://www.bassibrugnatellisymposium.com for how to receive scholarship consideration.
    REFUND POLICY:
    If notification is made by 15 May 2015, 50% of the amount paid will be reimbursed, less the non-refundable deposit (€500) and application fee $50 USD). There will be no refund thereafter.

  220. NEW YORK STATE SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
    SCHOOL OF ORCHESTRAL STUDIES
    Job Description – Artistic Director

    The New York State Summer School of the Arts, School of Orchestral Studies (SOS) is
    accepting applications for the position of Artistic Director/Conductor. One of seven four-week summer
    residential programs administered by the New York State Education Department, SOS offers preprofessional
    orchestral training for approximately 95 high school students from across New York State.
    This 46 year old program was begun by Eugene Ormandy as a partnership between the Philadelphia
    Orchestra, Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), New York State Education Department, and
    Skidmore College, a partnership continuing to this day in which students work in small groups with
    members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, rehearse at Skidmore’s state of the art Zankel Music Center,
    attend Philadelphia Orchestra concerts, and perform a final concert on the SPAC stage.

    The core of the School of Orchestral Studies is the Symphonic Orchestra, traditionally
    supplemented by a Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra. The students’ ensemble experience is rounded
    out with participation in chamber music groups. The large ensembles traditionally perform three
    concerts over the course of the program, two occurring approximately halfway through the school and
    one at the end. SOS students are immersed in music, spending approximately eight hours each day in
    rehearsals/sectionals and attending all Philadelphia Orchestra concerts at SPAC. More information is
    available at http://www.oce.nysed.gov/nysssa/SOS.

    Position Overview

    The Artistic Director is responsible for achieving the mission of the New York State Summer
    School of the Arts (NYSSSA) School of Orchestral Studies. The program takes place in Saratoga
    Springs, NY. The Artistic Director will develop and implement the school’s program, hire Associate
    Conductors (String and Wind Ensemble) in consultation with the NYSSSA Administrative Office,
    conduct a daily Symphonic Orchestra rehearsal of 95 high school aged musicians of All-State caliber,
    and oversee our public performances. Additional faculty for the program is comprised of members of
    the Philadelphia Orchestra retained in consultation with the NYSSSA Philadelphia Orchestra Liaison.
    The Artistic Director will support the collaborative relationship with the Philadelphia Orchestra, SPAC
    and Skidmore College.

    Minor responsibilities are required throughout the year, with major responsibilities in the
    summer (July and August) during the operation of the program.

    Pre-Program Responsibilities

    -Assist the NYSSSA Albany office with the organization of the general aspects of the School of
    Orchestral Studies program, in conjunction with the NYSSSA Philadelphia Orchestra Liaison and the
    Assistant Director for Administration, prior to arriving on campus.
    -Hire faculty and/or visiting/lecturing artists as determined by curriculum offerings and budget
    allocations. This includes securing a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra to participate as a soloist
    with the NYSSSA Orchestra.
    -Meet with instructional staff, NYSSSA Albany Office Representative and Assistant Director for
    Administration to review basic procedures and program expectations as a part of a general orientation
    prior to the school’s opening.
    -Select repertoire, traditionally inspired by that of the Philadelphia Orchestra during their
    summer residency at SPAC.
    -Consult with faculty regarding repertoire, instructional materials and classes.

    Program Responsibilities

    -Meet, as necessary, with the faculty and Assistant Director for Administration regarding
    program administration.
    -Audition students and oversee placement.
    -Conduct a daily symphonic orchestra rehearsal (Monday through Saturday).
    -Review teaching schedule with instructors in cooperation with the Assistant Director for
    Administration to maximize the use of all students’ time and skills.
    -Submit, in writing, concert programs and notes (as appropriate) by the end of the week prior to
    a public concert.
    -Other duties as required.

    Post Program Responsibilities

    -Provide an assessment of the program to the NYSSSA Albany office.
    -Assist the NYSSSA Albany Office in recruiting students for the Orchestral Studies program via
    your professional and educational contacts within the State of New York.

    Qualifications

    NYSSSA is seeking candidates with vision, passion and commitment to working with talented
    teen artists. Prior experience conducting an orchestral ensemble in a professional setting preferred.
    Experience conducting youth orchestras or other student ensembles at the collegiate level is desirable.
    The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and personal communication skills, particularly
    with young people, excellent rehearsal technique, knowledge of literature suitable for youth orchestras
    and a demonstrated history of artistic achievement and creative vision.

    NYSSSA seeks a strong leader, off as well as on the podium, with vision and ideas to carry
    NYSSSA SOS into the future.

    Compensation

    The Artistic Director is provided with faculty housing at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY during the 4 week residency,
    and a stipend of $7,500-$8,000 commensurate with experience.

    Application Process

    Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, list of at least three references or three
    letters of recommendation (to be sent sealed and under separate cover by the recommending person). A
    short video sample of the candidate’s conducting is strongly encouraged.

    Please send materials by November 3rd to:
    NYSSSA
    Attn: Sara Fittizzi, Executive Director
    Cultural Education Center Room 10D79
    Albany, NY 12230

    Or via email to: nysssa@mail.nysed.gov
    (Please call (518) 474-8773 to confirm receipt of emailed

  221. ATLANTIC COAST ORCHESTRA International Conducting Academy

    The ATLANTIC COAST ORCHESTRA (ACO) is a project of international scope which activity is developed in three main areas: the Symphony Orchestra, the International Music Festival in 2015 and the International Conducting Academy. The philosophy of this new Academy is to provide a fresh approach to studies in Music Conducting. The Academy is settled at the beautiful Portuguese coast city of Esposende (Braga, Portugal), a privileged window into the Atlantic, and with excellent (and relative cheap!) accesses through the nearest airport of Francisco Sá Carneiro in Porto (30m from Esposende). The ACO International Conducting Academy created the right conditions so that their students can initiate, expand, optimize or develop studies in Music Conducting. It has an excellent international faculty and guest teachers formed to design a pedagogical plan and to structure a practical, pedagogical and directly related to the issues, problems and virtues of the craft of the modern conductor.

    FACULTY
    Luis Clemente / PhD in Orchestral Conducting, Director of studies and principal conducting teacher (PT)
    Jose Fayos Jordan / Main professor in Orchestration & Analysis (Valencia, SP)
    Roberto Fiore / Composition & Analysis Masterclass Guest teacher (Milan, IT)
    Jaime Branco / Eartraining & Music Theory Masterclasses Guest teacher (PT)

    GUEST CONDUCTING TEACHER
    Colin Metters / Guest teacher in Conducting Masterclasses (Royal Academy Music, UK)
    Jean S Bereau / Guest teacher in Conducting Masterclass (Lyon Cons, FR) – to be confirmed

    The courses of the ACO International Conducting Academy are structured to provide an effective workout, accompanied and progressive studies in CONDUCTING THEORY & TECHNIQUE, CONDUCTING PRACTICE with PIANO & ORCHESTRA, REHEARSAL TECHNIQUE, PHENOMENOLOGY OF CONDUCTING, ORCHESTRATION & ANALYSIS, MASTERCLASSES, MUSIC THEORY & EARTTRAINING. The courses are structured in a way that you can manage with your professional life, adjusted to the training needs, whether theoretical or practical, of those who already works (or are search for job) as Music Conductor, Assistant Conductor in Orchestra, wind Orchestras and Ensembles of all kind.

    The curriculum, organized in a structured and progressive learning program, is divided into three main cycles of studies: MEDIUM (Level I and II), SUPERIOR COURSE (Level III & IV) and PERFORMATIVE SPECIALIZATION (Level V). The completion of each cycle gives the corresponding Diploma of studies. Furthermore, each ACO Diploma is articulated with the process, if you wish, of obtaining the Diploma in Musical Direction of the Royal School of Music from London. The scope of the programs is organized as follows:

    – Expanded Weekends: November, December, February, March, April
    – Conducting Course A: May – Atlantic Coast Chamber Orchestra, Colin Metters (Royal Academy of Music)
    – Conducting Course B: July – Symphonic Wind Band, EnOS Festival of Portel
    – Conducting Masterclass: August – Jean Sebastien Bereau (to be confirmed)

    Registration is open until 31st October (1st phase) 2014. 2nd phase is open between 1-15 November for remain places. The number of vacancies is limited to a maximum of 8 students per Level.

    The application is done by filling out form available at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oaRjfUeB-2Gy2dxHXwF81ckYoDG80oPKSR1OeMtxVms/viewform.

    The student can apply for any of the three cycles. After acceptance in one of the cycle of studies students will need to perform a small test practice (on the first encounter) so that it can be placed directly in the level that more fits him pedagogically.

    LOOK FOR US under MUSICALCHAIRS – You may request additional information via email atlanticoastorchestra@gmail.com.

  222. 3-YEAR POSITION WITH YOUNG MUSICIANS FOUNDATION (Los Angeles)
    JOB DESCRIPTION: Music Director & Conductor of the YMF Debut Orchestra

    REPORTS TO:
    Executive Director, Music Advisory Board

    OVERSEES:
    Orchestra Manager, Orchestra Librarian, orchestra personnel

    ELIGIBILITY:
    Open to conductors of exceptional professional promise and ability who reside in the United States; who will not have reached their 27th birthday by June 30, 2015; and who are not yet under professional management. Upon winning the post, Los Angeles residency will be strongly encouraged.

    FELLOWSHIP STIPEND:
    $30,000 annually, renewable by contract for up to three years.

    DUTIES:
    1. Build, guide, and conduct the YMF Debut Orchestra in rehearsals, concerts, and annual benefit gala. Season includes 5-6 concerts, with 4-5 rehearsals per concert. The orchestra is often hired for additional outside events.
    2. Assist in the recruitment and selection of a cover conductor for the orchestra.
    3. Assist in re-auditioning the entire orchestra every year (late summer).
    4. Assist in judging the annual Debut Concerto Competition (spring).
    5. Plan and direct two outreach concerts per year.
    6. Provide program notes for each concert.
    7. Be available for community and public relations activities.
    8. Act as a spokesperson for the foundation and its programs.

    APPLICATION:
    Online at http://www.jotform.us/YoungMusiciansFoundation/conductor.

    DEADLINE:
    The online application and all supporting materials must be received (not a postmark date) no later than Sunday, November 30, 2014.

    AUDITIONS:
    Final auditions will be held by invitation only on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Los Angeles.

    CONTACT:
    Conductor Search
    Young Musicians Foundation
    244 S. San Pedro St., 5th Floor, Ste. 506
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    213.617.7707
    http://www.ymf.org
    conductorsearch@ymf.org

    ABOUT YMF:
    Founded in 1955, Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) exists to unify communities through exceptional classical music experiences for youth. We believe that young musicians at every stage of their development deserve high caliber music instruction in a supportive environment.

    Now in its 60th season, the Debut Orchestra is acclaimed as one of the premiere youth orchestras in the country. Its rich history includes more than 45 premieres of works by such world-renowned composers as Igor Stravinsky, Ingolf Dahl, and Michael Torke. The orchestra provides important pre-professional training to the most talented young musicians ages 15-25 from the greater Los Angeles area.

    Past conductors of the Debut Orchestra include: Roger Kalia, Case Scaglione, Sean Newhouse, David Blum, Andre Previn, Robert La Marchina, Henry Lewis, Manuel Compinsky, Lawrence Foster, Kenneth Klein, Michael Tilson Thomas, Robert Henderson, Phil Lehrman, Michael Nowak, Joel Ethan Fried, Calvin Simmons, Rhonda Kess, Myung Whun Chung, Toshiyuki Shimada, Emil de Cou, Neal Stulberg, Lucas Richman, Jung-Ho Pak, Daniel Hege, Lara Webber, Bundit Ungrangsee, and Wilson Hermanto.

  223. Voice of thalassa organizes a competition for Opera conductors in Constanta, Romania, 24-31 May , 2015. Prize money and engagements in Costanta Opera House for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. No age limits. All the 30 conductors admitted will have the opportunity to rehears with singers and piano and then with the orchestra and singers, conducting from the pit. The competition will have a First Round, a Semifinal and a Final. At the end of the competition and before the final gala concert, the total time on the podium for the 6 finalists will be 130 minutes each. For further information have a look at http://www.blackseaoperaconducting.com

  224. Opening For Music Director/Conductor of the North Suburban Symphonic Band – Pittsburgh, PA

    The North Suburban Symphonic Band (NSSB), which has been performing concerts in the North Hills of Pittsburgh for over 20 years, is seeking applicants to fill the position of Conductor / Music Director beginning with the 2016-17 season. Although this is over two years away, the NSSB plans to have the finalists identified by March, 2015, each of whom would then plan, rehearse and conduct a concert in the 2015-16 season as part of the selection process. The candidates will receive a stipend for this concert regardless of whether he or she is selected as the NSSB’s music director.

    Since its inception, the NSSB has developed and maintained a well-deserved reputation for attracting skilled musicians to the band. The band consists of approximately 80 volunteer musicians, some of whom are music educators and other music professionals. The band and has been led by highly competent and dedicated conductors including Warren Mercer, the founder of the band, and the long-time director of the North Hills High School Band.

    Its current director, Carl T. Iezzi, has led the band for the past 12 years. Mr. Iezzi taught for 30 years in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, has been on the faculties of several prestigious universities in the area, including Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University, and has played with the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet, Civic Light Opera and other groups.

    Our assistant conductor, Sean M. Desguin, is the Elementary Band Director in the Hampton Township School District, where he also directs the High School Percussion Ensemble and is Assistant Director with the Marching Band and Middle School Bands. Mr. Desguin also maintains an active teaching schedule in low brass through his private studio.

    Additional background information for Mr. Iezzi and Mr. Desguin is on our website at http://www.nssband.org/our-conductors.html

    The primary responsibilities of the NSSB Music Director are: •Planning season programs in consultation with the band’s assistant conductor,

    • Rehearsing the band weekly on Monday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m., from September through early May,

    • Conducting the symphonic band’s 4 concerts (Sunday afternoons in October, December, March and early May),

    • Recruiting musicians as necessary to join the band or fill in to cover the needs for a particular program, and

    • Attending meetings of the Board of Directors of NSSB, generally held 5 times each year.

    Currently, the Music Director also rehearses the NSSB Big Band and conducts the Big Band concert, held late in July (with a potential repeat performance). Whether this continues to be the responsibility of the new Music Director is open to discussion, based on the selected candidate’s preferences.

    The NSSB has been quite fortunate to have developed a long- term relationship with the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Temple located on Cemetery Lane just off the Perrysville Avenue exit of I279N. Symphonic band concerts and rehearsals are held at this well-equipped facility. The Big Band concert and rehearsals are held at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland in McCandless Township (near UPMC Passavant Hospital).

    The NSSB is also proud of its family of smaller ensembles, including a Woodwind Ensemble, a Brass Ensemble, and a Dixieland band. The rehearsals and performances of these groups are managed by individuals from the band, and are not the specific responsibility of the Music Director. However, the Music Director maintains oversight of all the groups under the NSSB name. Additional information on these ensembles can be found at http://www.nssband.org/ensembles.html

    You can learn much more about the NSSB, including lists of compositions performed in recent seasons and audio selections from live performances, by visiting the NSSB’s web site at http://www.nssband.org.

    If you are interested in applying for this position, you should send a resume with pertinent education, work history and professional experience, along with a cover letter which focuses on why you want to be the next music director of the NSSB. Please e-mail this information to info@nssband.org with “Music Director Application” in the subject line. Alternatively, your application can be mailed to NSSB, P.O. Box 550, Ingomar, PA 15127-0550.

    Selection Timeline

    1. All applications must be received or postmarked by October 31, 2014.

    2. Candidate interviews will begin in January 2015.

    3. Selection of finalists will be announced on March 1, 2015.

    4. Each finalist will plan, rehearse and conduct a concert in the 2015-2016 season.

    Please direct any questions regarding the application to info@nssband.org.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  225. COURSE IN TECHNIQUES OF ORCHESTRA CONDUCTING ACCORDING TO ILYA MUSIN SYSTEM
    CERISDI, with the patronage of the University of Palermo, Teatro Massimo Foundation and Russian Federation General Consulate in Palermo, organizes for the first time in Palermo a “COURSE IN TECHNIQUES OF ORCHESTRA CONDUCTING ACCORDING TO ILYA MUSIN SYSTEM”.
    The course will be held at CERISDI by Prof. ENNIO NICOTRA and it is aimed to all those young orchestra conductors and musicians who wish to develop and improve their technique.
    The course teaches practical and theoretical competencies that are not given by the traditional courses. The study program is in fact based on the “Musin system”: Maestro Nicotra was student and assistant of Ilya Musin – legendary Russian teacher (1904-1999) – who developed a unique didactical method, that many consider the equivalent of the Stanislavskij method for acting technique studies.
    Classes focus on the analysis and the improvement of the conducting techniques, through an exercise with a piano duo; the semantics of the gesture, the communicational aspects and the interaction with the ensemble will be analyzed.
    The course is carried out in 7 lessons: the first 6 are organized in 18 individual lessons, each one lasting 35/40 minutes (3 days a month), the last lesson will be organized with the TEATRO MASSIMO Orchestra and it will end with a final concert open to the public. During this last lesson the best students will be chosen to take part of the final concert.
    The names of the best students will be given to the Foundation artistic management in order to be taken into consideration for possible future productions.
    Auditors are admitted.
    THE ROTARY CLUB PALERMO WILL OFFER A SPECIAL PRIZE FOR THE BEST STUDENT.
    THE ENROLLING FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT: http://www.cerisdi.org
    SUBSCRIPTION DEADLINE: 22 DECEMBER 2014

    TIMETABLE
    Fri. 23 – Sat. 24 – Sun. 25 January 2015 Fri. 20 – Sat. 21 – Sun. 22 February 2015
    Fri. 27 – Sat. 28 – Sun. 29 March 2015 Fri. 17 – Sat. 18 – Sun. 19 April 2015
    Fri. 15 – Sat. 16 – Sun. 17 May 2015 Fri. 19 – Sat. 20 – Sun. 21 June 2015
    July: dates to agree with the orchestra
    SUBSCRIPTION FEES
    PARTICIPANT FEE € 2.500,00 VAT included
    CONSERVATORY STUDENTS FEE € 2.200,00 VAT included
    AUDITORS FEES: CONSERVATORY STUDENTS AUDITOR FEES:
    Complete course € 300,00 Complete course € 200,00
    Week-end € 50,00 Week-end € 30,00
    Daily ticket € 20,00 Daily ticket € 10,00
    There will be special discounts for hotels and taxis.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
    E-mail: formazione@cerisdi.orggiovanna.difranco@cerisdi.org
    Tel. +39-091-6379921/09/11
    Cell. +39-366-7146068

    COURSE LOCATION: CERISDI – Castello Utveggio – Via P. Ennio Pintacuda, 1 – 90142 PALERMO – ITALY

  226. The ATLANTIC COAST ORCHESTRA
    International Conducting Academy opened today the 2nd phase of the applications.

    We still have some spots available (that were not claimed on the 1st phase) and you can apply till November 15.
    This is a fantastic international project, with acclaimed teachers from Portugal, England, Italy and Spain.
    It’s your opportunity to build and take your career to another step level.

    Applications:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oaRjfUeB-2Gy2dxHXwF81ckYoDG80oPKSR1OeMtxVms/viewform

    All information & newsletter at: http://www.atlanticoastorchestra.com

  227. I’d like to post about two opportunities for conducting positions with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA.

    NYO-USA seeks a Conducting Apprentice, age 16-19. The conducting apprentice will have a unique opportunity to receive mentoring in orchestral conducting from NYO-USA’s music staff, including Orchestra Director James Ross, and the 2015 Assistant Conductor. S/he will attend all orchestra rehearsals during the Residency and tour with Charles Dutoit, as well as observe sectional rehearsals and faculty coaching. Some aspects of the apprenticeship may be tailored to the musical background of the student chosen, but it is expected that score study sessions and very limited podium time will be offered. The conducting apprentice is also expected to have a role in understanding and supporting orchestra operations for NYO-USA and may be asked to assist the Music Library staff or the management team with relevant administrative functions.

    NYO-USA also seeks an assistant conductor to support the program’s orchestra director, James Ross; the instrumental faculty during the orchestra’s training residency; and 2015 conductor Charles Dutoit, both during the residency and on a concert tour of China. The assistant conductor will also have a significant role in mentoring NYO-USA’s conducting apprentice. Candidates ages 20–35 who are US citizens or permanent residents are encouraged to apply.

  228. Course about “The Language of Conducting” (in German) – how to understand orchestral and choral conductors.
    Dates: 6.1., 13.1., 20.1., 27.1., 3.2. and 10.2.2015 – hourtime: 19:30 till 21:00; Volkshochschule Zürich. For musicians and non-musicians (no previous musical knowledge necessary). Price: 150 CHF. Link for event: http://www.vhszh.ch/kursangebot?welante%5Bkeyword%5D=die%20sprache%20des%20dirigierens&welante%5Blimit%5D=10&welante%5Bpage%5D=1&course=14W-0365-03

  229. Conducting Stravinsky Workshop at CCM
    April 24-26, 2015

    Application deadline February 28, 2015.

    Now in its eighth year, the CCM Orchestral Conducting Workshop offers an exciting and unique opportunity to explore two of the three pivotal ballets by Russian master IGOR STRAVINSKY. Participants will have the opportunity to work with CCM’s top-flight orchestras, the Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra, on these iconic monuments of the 20th century. Maestros Mark Gibson and Neil Varon will explore the rhythmic, sonic and metric complexities of these masterpieces with participants, apprentices and auditors from around the world.

    Schedule:
    Participants are guaranteed 80 minutes of time with ensembles; they may choose either one or both of the ballets to focus on. Apprentices will have 24 minutes with ensembles. A Friday morning session will provide an opportunity for participants to work with two pianos in preparation for the sessions. There will also be opportunities for breakfasts and open discussion about the repertoire and about conducting issues with Mos. Gibson and Varon.

    Costs:
    Participant: $2000
    Apprentice: $1000
    Auditor: $500

    Repertoire:
    La Sacre du Printemps (1913)
    Firebird Suite (1919)

    Ensembles:
    CCM Philharmonia
    CCM Concert Orchestra

    Faculty:
    Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestra Studies, College-Conservatory of Music
    Neil Varon, Director of Orchestral Studies, Eastman School of Music

    For application requirements and other information, please visit: ccm.uc.edu/summer

    Contact:
    Sara Danner Dukic
    513.556.5662
    Sara.dukic@uc.edu

  230. Creating Carmen, An Opera Conducting Bootcamp at CCM
    July 27 – August 8, 2015

    This workshop is accepting applications through March 15, 2015.

    Join us for a unique course, focusing exclusively on the challenging craft of opera. Up to 12 conductors and pianists, along with a carefully selected cast, will be invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience while in residence at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

    Working with an internationally renowned faculty led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM, conductors and pianists will have daily French instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching master classes. Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals. Advanced opera singers will have the opportunity to learn a role in its entirety, and work with renowned faculty and industry professionals, along with daily coachings and French diction work. The course culminates in a semi-staged performance, with orchestra, of Carmen.

    Costs:
    Conductors: $3000
    Pianists: $2000
    Auditors: $1000
    Singers, principal roles: $650
    Singers, non-principal roles: $400
    Singers, covers or observers: $250

    Repertoire:
    Carmen

    Faculty:
    Mark Gibson
    Director of Orchestral Studies, College-Conservatory of Music

    For application requirements or other information, please visit: ccm.uc.edu/summer

    Contact:
    Sara Danner Dukic
    513.556.5662
    Sara.dukic@uc.edu

  231. Sherborne Summer School of Music, Wind Conducting Course
    2nd – 8th August 2015, Sherborne, Dorset, United Kingdom
    Application details are now available via http://www.sherbornemusicsummerschool.co.uk/windconducting.html

    Sherborne Summer School Wind Conducting Course (formerly Canford) has become established over the last 24 years as one of the leading international courses for wind music. Course fees for 2015 are £519 (€650 US$815) for seven nights accommodation, excellent food, all tuition fees, and admission to all concert. This represents remarkable value for such in intensive course with guaranteed daily podium time.

    This internationally recognised course is for conductors at all levels with an interest in wind repertoire, or a desire to immerse themselves in issues relating to conducting wind and brass instruments. Around twenty-five students will be accepted as active participants. Observers are also encouraged and will be fully involved in the course, but they will only conduct at the discretion of the tutors.

    An integral feature of the course is that all active participants receive podium time with an ensemble each day and a performance opportunity at the end of the week.

    Participants will explore the physical language of conducting, score preparation, rehearsal technique and repertoire knowledge. All conducting sessions are filmed and students receive a DVD of their work at the end of the week as well as regular review sessions during it. The course runs concurrently with the Wind Ensemble Course and there will be close liaison between the two including the opportunity for selected participants to work with that ensemble.

    All participants should bring with them any instruments they play in order to accommodate ensemble work within the class. (If for any reason you are unable to bring your instrument(s), please let the summer school office know when you enrol). Students should, as a minimum, prepare thoroughly the works marked with an asterisk before commencement of the course. You may then wish to select further pieces from the remaining repertoire – it is usually more beneficial to know some of the music well, than all of it not so well. More experienced students may also wish to prepare works from the Wind Ensemble repertoire list.

    There are four sessions a day. Free concerts every evening and most lunchtimes. Podium time every day. Midweek formal dinner and dance. Sherborne School is set in one of the loveliest old Dorset towns and has a swimming pool and sports facilities, bar and local pubs.

    Faculty
    Mark Heron (Royal Northern College of Music) Bjørn Sagstad (Norway) and Cynthia Johnston Turner (University of Georgia)

  232. STRING ORCHESTRA MASTERCLASS
    LONDON, UK: 9-10 MAY 2015

    An intensive and positive weekend conducting course working on a carefully chosen range of string orchestra music, with the professional orchestra South London Sinfonietta.

    • Being comfortable with the string section is vital – they are the ones closest to the conductor, and pretty much surround him/her!
    • This is a great opportunity for non-string playing conductors to gain valuable experience and knowledge – have your questions ready!
    • Come and hone your technique in the company of a professional London orchestra!

    A maximum of 6 participants ensures you get plenty of podium time (at least 90 minutes). Each person receives help and advice appropriate to their skill and experience. Students can opt to work on all or just a part of the repertoire list. We work in depth on relatively small amounts of repertoire. On the Saturday we work with a professional pianist in preparation for the orchestra on the Sunday.

    This course is not suitable for beginners, but observers are welcome (observers can opt to have a short session at conducting one of the pieces with the orchestra).

    Languages: English and Italian. It may also be possible to accommodate German and French speakers – please enquire.

    Cost: £340 (£280 unwaged, £170 observer)

    APPLICATIONS

    Email info@peterfender.co.uk with details of your conducting experience and also state why you would like to do the course. If you can provide a link to a video example of your conducting that would be useful, but is not essential.

    Further information about this and other courses is at http://www.peterfender.co.uk/courses

  233. DANUBE INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS AND COMPETITION 2015
    with the Danube Symphony Orchestra
    and Prof. András Deák – Principal Conductor of Danube Symphony Orchestra

    Venue: Danube Palace, Hungary, Budapest, 1051. Zrinyi Str. 5.
    The dates: 21th August 2015 – 30th August 2015

    Music programme of the course:
    Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor
    Strauss: The Gipsy Baron – Ouverture
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major
    Bartok: Hungarian Pictures
    Tshaikovksy: Symphony No 4

    Tuition Fees:
    Active participants €1200 Passive participants €200 Registration fee €100 ( part of the whole amount)
    Registration deadline 31. 05.2015. , Whole payment deadline 01. 07. 2015.
    The participant must transfer the amount to Mr Laszlo Blaskovics’s account: details are in our website.

    About the course: During the course time the active participants work in the music programme of the course with the tuition of Professor Andras Deak. The first part of the course is with two pianos, and in the second part of the course every active participant gets 80 minutes conducting time with the Danube Symphony Orchestra. Participation in the course is confirmed with a certificate. Tuition languages are English and Hungarian.

    Competition: The Orchestra and the Professor decide and give prizes to the participants at the end of the orchestra rehearsals.
    Final concert: On the 30th August will be the final concert with selected programme from the course repertoir. In the concert will conduct the the first 5-6 best participants of the course.

    More conducting practice time: We can also offer the possibility of more practice time with the orchestra. 80 minutes/ 600 Eu / 35 member of orchestra. More details are in our website.

    Accomodation:
    We can also help you find a good accommodation in Budapest, and provide you with all the information you need.
    We offer especialy a 3 stars Benczur hotel in the city in the villa distrist of Budapest. We get there special price if you book through us, for more details please contact us.

    For more information visit our website:

    http://www.danubeconductingmasterclass.com

    How to apply: If you are interested in please, send us an e-mail:
    Laszlo Blaskovics International representativ of Danube Symphony Orchestra
    Blaskovics Artist and Event Management
    http://www.blaskovics.co.uk
    email: conductingpractice@gmail.com
    tel: 0036703623921

  234. Michalis Economou International Conducting Masterclass 2015 Budapest
    with the Danube Symphony Orchestra

    Venue: Danube Palace (1051 Zrinyi Str.5, Budapest/Hungary)

    Dates: July 1st – July 8th, 2015

    Professor: Michalis Economou (Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra / Former Music Director; Placido Domingo’s Operalia winners annual gala by GuliAnd / Principal Conductor; Orchestra of Colours / Music Director; Athens Symphony Orchestra / Principal Conductor; National Technical University of Athens / Chairman of Music Department)

    Repertoire of the course:
    GROUP A:
    G.Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture
    J.Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture
    GROUP B:
    W.A.Mozart: Symphony no.41
    L.V.Beethoven: Symphony no.5
    GROUP C:
    E.Elgar: Enigma Variations
    J.Brahms: Symphony no.2
    (Each active candidate should prepare at least one full work from each group)

    Tuition Fees:
    Active participants: €800
    Passive participants: €100
    Registration fee: €100
    Registration deadline: 31.05.2015
    Full payment deadline: 01.07.2015
    Payment information will be sent via email to all selected participants

    About the course: During the course each active participant will receive 80 minutes of conducting time with the Danube Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, all active participants will have the opportunity to work closely with Maestro Economou in extra sessions with two pianos (on the same or different repertoire). Participation will be confirmed by an official certificate upon completion.

    Accommodation: We can help you find accommodation in Budapest and provide you with all the information you might need.

    Applications: Each candidate should email his full resume and an optional conducting link to: michaliseconomoumasterclass@gmail.com
    (Att: Mr Laszlo Blaskovics, tel: 0036703623921, website: http://www.blaskovics.co.uk)

    In the event that the masterclass is cancelled by the organizer due to unforeseen circumstances, the course and registration fees will be fully refunded. However we are not responsible for any incidental expenses such as non-refundable travel fares and accommodation fees.

  235. Conducting Stravinsky Workshop at CCM
    April 24-26, 2015

    Application deadline February 28, 2015.

    Now in its eighth year, the CCM Orchestral Conducting Workshop offers an exciting and unique opportunity to explore two of the three pivotal ballets by Russian master IGOR STRAVINSKY. Participants will have the opportunity to work with CCM’s top-flight orchestras, the Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra, on these iconic monuments of the 20th century. Maestros Mark Gibson and Neil Varon will explore the rhythmic, sonic and metric complexities of these masterpieces with participants, apprentices and auditors from around the world.

    Schedule:
    Participants are guaranteed 80 minutes of time with ensembles; they may choose either one or both of the ballets to focus on. Apprentices will have 24 minutes with ensembles. A Friday morning session will provide an opportunity for participants to work with two pianos in preparation for the sessions. There will also be opportunities for breakfasts and open discussion about the repertoire and about conducting issues with Mos. Gibson and Varon.

    Costs:
    Participant: $2000
    Apprentice: $1000
    Auditor: $500

    Repertoire:
    La Sacre du Printemps (1913)
    Firebird Suite (1919)

    Ensembles:
    CCM Philharmonia
    CCM Concert Orchestra

    Faculty:
    Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestra Studies, College-Conservatory of Music
    Neil Varon, Director of Orchestral Studies, Eastman School of Music

    For application requirements and other information, please visit: ccm.uc.edu/summer

    Contact:
    Sara Danner Dukic
    513.556.5662
    Sara.dukic@uc.edu

  236. Creating Carmen, An Opera Conducting Bootcamp at CCM
    July 27 – August 8, 2015

    This workshop is accepting applications through March 15, 2015.

    Join us for a unique course, focusing exclusively on the challenging craft of opera. Up to 12 conductors and pianists, along with a carefully selected cast, will be invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience while in residence at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

    Working with an internationally renowned faculty led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM, conductors and pianists will have daily French instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching master classes. Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals. Advanced opera singers will have the opportunity to learn a role in its entirety, and work with renowned faculty and industry professionals, along with daily coachings and French diction work. The course culminates in a semi-staged performance, with orchestra, of Carmen.

    Costs:
    Conductors: $3000
    Pianists: $2000
    Auditors: $1000
    Singers, principal roles: $650
    Singers, non-principal roles: $400
    Singers, covers or observers: $250

    Repertoire:
    Carmen

    Faculty:
    Mark Gibson
    Director of Orchestral Studies, College-Conservatory of Music

    For application requirements or other information, please visit: ccm.uc.edu/summer

    Contact:
    Sara Danner Dukic
    513.556.5662
    Sara.dukic@uc.edu

  237. RNCM Conducting Weekend, May 6-8 2015.

    The RNCM is pleased to invite applications for three days of dynamic master classes with internationally acclaimed conductors and RNCM Conducting Faculty members Mark Heron and Clark Rundell and featuring an exciting new partnership with Manchester Camerata.
    Now in its 10th year, this weekend course reflects the core belief that underpins all of the College’s world-class conducting programmes: conductors learn by conducting other musicians. All participants can expect to conduct a combination of rehearsal pianists, chamber ensembles and orchestras on at least five occasions over the three days.

    Orchestras and ensembles for the first two days will be students from the RNCM and the University of Manchester. On the final day, 50% of the orchestra will be members of Manchester Camerata, one of the UK’s leading professional chamber orchestras, sitting side-byside with selected RNCM students. The Camerata principal players will take an active role in those sessions, providing feedback to participants alongside the course faculty.

    The course is open to both active conductors and observers

    Repertoire:
    Brahms – Symphony No 2
    Beethoven – Symphony No 4
    Stravinsky – Soldier’s Tale

    Application details:
    http://www.rncm.ac.uk/uploads/RNCM-Conducting-Weekend-15-pack.pdf

  238. The University of St Andrews welcomes conductors working in music education or community music to two conducting days in 2014/15. The workshops are open to all and participants are encouraged to attend both days. Sessions will be entirely hands-on with each conductor receiving a minimum of 30 minutes podium time each day with a small ensemble. As well as receiving feedback whilst on the podium, participants will also benefit from video review sessions in which they will receive (and observe) teaching on physical gesture and rehearsal technique.

    Visit http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/music/conducting for more information

  239. ICF Kiev is seeking applications for this summer’s festival, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine June 1-13. The International Conductors’ Festival offers conductors the meaningful experiences that are critical to their development on and off the podium. Our program is ideal for any conductor with advanced training who is seeking substantial and real experience conducting a professional orchestra, and who is open to learning and growing as a musician in a non-traditional blend of festival and workshop atmospheres.

    During the two week festival, up to 8 chosen participants lead real rehearsals for significant, uninterrupted periods of time, and every conductor appears in four shared concerts. There is no primary teacher at ICF. We foster a collegial and growth-oriented atmosphere in which like-minded conductors learn from each other, from the orchestra, from the music and from themselves.

    Applications will be considered until the 8 positions are successfully filled with qualified candidates. We encourage you to apply immediately to increase your chance of acceptance.

    Visit http://www.conductorsfestival.org for more information and to apply.

  240. please use this one, with the organization’s name rather than mine, since I see that the name functions as a link to the website.
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    ICF Kiev is seeking applications for this summer’s festival, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine June 1-13. The International Conductors’ Festival offers conductors the meaningful experiences that are critical to their development on and off the podium. Our program is ideal for any conductor with advanced training who is seeking substantial and real experience conducting a professional orchestra, and who is open to learning and growing as a musician in a non-traditional blend of festival and workshop atmospheres.

    During the two week festival, up to 8 chosen participants lead real rehearsals for significant, uninterrupted periods of time, and every conductor appears in four shared concerts. There is no primary teacher at ICF. We foster a collegial and growth-oriented atmosphere in which like-minded conductors learn from each other, from the orchestra, from the music and from themselves.

    Applications will be considered until the 8 positions are successfully filled with qualified candidates. We encourage you to apply immediately to increase your chance of acceptance.

  241. PLEASE POST:

    ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR – National Music Festival

    Now in its fourth season (27 May-14 June 2015), the National Music Festival is accepting applications for Assistant Conductor to the Festival Symphony Orchestras. Under the direction of the Artistic Director, Richard Rosenberg, the Assistant Conductor(s) will serve as cover conductor and assist the conductors/guest conductors as assigned as well as conduct several concerti, orchestral works and large chamber ensemble music in performance. S/he might be asked to periodically help the librarians and with some administrative duties, thought there will be one library apprentice and five administrative apprentices as well. S/he may be drafted to play cymbals on the final concert. Repertoire to include the Brahms “Requiem,” Mahler, “Symphony NO. 3” Schumann, “Symphony No. 4″ and Bartók ”Dance Suite.” The assistant conductor will be an apprentice to the National Music Festival, and all apprentices receive a full tuition stipend as well as housing.

    To apply, please submit the application form via () that consists of a resumé (including complete name, primary instrument, instruments owned, date of birth, current and home addresses, e-mail address, phone number(s), education, professional experience, letters or contact numbers for three references and repertoire list). Please include a link to a posted video (i.e. Youtube) of a recent rehearsal (15-minute maximum) and performance (15-minute maximum) viewed from a close, front-view perspective. Include the application fee ($70 through March 1, 2015, and $105 afterwards; non-refundable and not applicable toward other fees).

  242. Dear Conductingmasterclasses,
    We are hosting a master class wit Kurt Masur and Johannes Gustavsson this summer and I think it may be of interest for your readers. http://www.aurorachambermusic.com/application-process/aurora-conducting-2015/
    Best regards
    Jenny Lüning

  243. To the Conducting Masterclasses readers,
    I’d like to share information about our Summer Conducting Institute at the Eastman School of Music, in collaboration with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Best, Dr. Sylvie Beaudette

    Summer Conducting Institute

    July 11-16 / Saturday–Thursday

    Neil Varon, director

    The Summer Conducting Institute (SCI) capitalizes on the relationship between the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, providing talented apprentice conductors with advanced conducting skill the opportunity to conduct and rehearse a highly skilled professional orchestra. The main focus of the course concentrates on the relationship between the conductor and the orchestra, and the achievement of artistic intentions. Repertory for each conductor’s appearance with the RPO will be chosen in consultation with Neil Varon, SCI Music Director. Each conductor will have the opportunity to conduct the RPO and will receive a DVD recording of both the rehearsal and the run through.

    Limited to 10 conductors.

    Professional Development Hours: 48

    Tuition:
    $2,850 / 2 credits

    Application: Conductors will be selected based on a video recorded audition. Recordings (DVD preferred) must be submitted with a completed registration form by March 15, 2015. No application fee.

    “Prof. Varon was most helpful and taught us each to our specific needs.” – 2014 participants

    http://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/summer-conducting-institute/
    summer@esm.rochester.edu
    (800) 246-4706

  244. Assistant Professor of Music (Orchestra Conductor), position number 84406, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Music, full-time, 9 month, tenure track position, to begin August 1, 2015, pending position clearance and availability of funds.

    Duties: provide administrative oversight of the orchestra program and string program; conduct the UHM Orchestra; teach additional classes which may include, but are not limited to, conducting, instrumental techniques, chamber ensembles, and applied study (upper strings preferred); recruit students for both the orchestra program and the music major; maintain a public profile as a conductor and teacher. Other duties as assigned by Chair.

    Minimum qualifications: master’s degree in music; three years of college teaching experience (including orchestra conducting), or commensurate experience.

    Desirable qualifications: doctorate in music; evidence of success in conducting ensembles at the collegiate and/or high school level; success in recruitment and development of a collegiate or high school instrumental program; demonstrated commitment to developing collegial relationships with public and private school orchestra programs; demonstrated experience at a professional level in instrumental performance and applied teaching (upper strings preferred).

    Pay range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    To apply: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae with names and contact information for five references, academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official transcripts are required by date of hire) and three letters from professional references. Also, please submit a 15-20 minute video of the applicant conducting contrasting selections in both rehearsal and performance settings, as either a DVD or electronic submission (via YouTube, Vimeo, or other video sharing platform, or by file sharing platform, e.g. Google Drive). Review of materials will begin on March 9, 2015, continuing until the position is filled.

    Application address: Electronic applications are preferred. Materials submitted electronically must be sent to Jeffrey Boeckman at jboeckma@hawaii.edu via UH FileDrop Service at https://www.hawaii.edu/filedrop/ with the Expiration Timer for the file upload set to 7 days. Application materials will not be returned. Hard copy applications, letters from professional references, and DVD conducting videos should be mailed to: Orchestra Search Committee Chair, Music Department, University of Hawaii, 2411 Dole Street, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96822. For further inquiry: Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman, Orchestra Search Committee, Chair, (808) 956-2169 or jboeckma@hawaii.edu.

    For complete job listing, please go to http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/.

  245. MAHLER SYMPHONY CONDUCTING COURSE: SYMPHONY NO.4
    London 7-11 September 2015

    An intensive and positive 5 day conducting course working on Mahler’s incomparable 4th symphony.
    With the professional orchestra South London Sinfonietta and the soprano soloist Honey Rouhani.

    • Maximum of 11 participants
    • c.120 mins of podium time
    • Free HD video

    CONDUCTING MAHLER
    Jonathan Nott said in an interview that conducting Mahler is like “holding the soul of the world in your hands”. There is indeed nothing quite like Mahler (universally loved today by orchestras and audiences alike) and conducting his music is an immense privilege.
    Mahler’s 4th symphony is possibly his most surprising and certainly one of his most beautiful. On the surface it appears untroubled, carefree and childlike, yet Mahler casts shadows on the bright colours and filigree textures, and the conductor needs to appreciate both sides of this incomparable work to give it its full depth.

    COURSE DETAILS
    The course will cover all areas which a conductor needs to work on (source material, score analysis, rehearsal preparation and technique, conducting technique, orchestra management, psychological aspects of leadership).

    Days 1 & 2: With pianist
    Day 3: With string quartet
    Days 4 & 5: With full orchestra

    This course is not suitable for beginners, but observers are welcome at a reduced rate.
    Languages: English and Italian. It may also be possible to accommodate German and French speakers – please enquire.
    Cost: £1050 (unwaged £875, observer £450 whole course or £100 per day).
    50% deposit required to secure a place.

    An HD video will be made of all students and files provided at no extra cost.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Complete the application form at:
    http://www.peterfender.co.uk/webform/course-application

    FURTHER COURSES
    Information about this and other courses:
    http://www.peterfender.co.uk/courses

  246. SUMMER CONDUCTING INSTITUTE
    EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC
    Neil Varon, director

    July 11-16, 2015

    The Summer Conducting Institute (SCI) capitalizes on the relationship between the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, providing talented apprentice conductors with advanced conducting skill the opportunity to conduct and rehearse a highly skilled professional orchestra. The main focus of the course concentrates on the relationship between the conductor and the orchestra, and the achievement of artistic intentions. Repertory for each conductor’s appearance with the RPO will be chosen in consultation with Neil Varon, SCI Music Director. Each conductor will have the opportunity to conduct the RPO and will receive a DVD recording of both the rehearsal and the run through.

    Limited to 10 conductors.

    Professional Development Hours: 48

    Tuition:
    $2,850 / 2 credits

    Application: Conductors will be selected based on a video recorded audition. Recordings (DVD preferred) must be submitted with a completed registration form by March 15, 2015. No application fee.

    “Prof. Varon was most helpful and taught us each to our specific needs.” – 2014 participants

    http://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/summer-conducting-institute/
    summer@esm.rochester.edu
    (800) 246-4706

  247. Choir Conducting Workshop (6th. and 7th. of June 2015 in Filzbach, Switzerland)

    Languages: German, English, French

    Contents: contemporary conducting technique, creative rehearsal technique, efficient vocal technique for choirs, team leadership

    Information: http://www.cattapan.ch/naechste-kurse/

    Teacher: Felipe Cattapan (www.cattapan.ch)

    Application deadline: 26th. of May 2015

    Application: Mrs. Simona Kolozeti
    Tel: + 41 81 936 44 50
    Email: info@kosi-musik.ch

  248. Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium
    John Ratledge, Artistic Director and Conducting Faculty
    June 22-July 1, 2015 Robbiate, Italy

    The second annual Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium will be held 22 June – 1 July, 2015 at Palazzo Bassi Brugnatelli in Robbiate, Italy. The faculty includes: John Ratledge–Founder and Artistic Director, The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; Rebecca Turner–Artist in Residence, Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina; Annalisa Monticelli–Collaborative Pianist, Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Ireland; Elizabeth Claxton Castillo-Soprano in Atlanta, Georgia; Christopher O’Rear, Bartione, The University of Alabama in Gadsden, Alabama; Dan Perkins, Guest Conductor/Lecturer/Collaborative pianist at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire; and Stafford Turner, Baritone, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

    The Conducting Masterworks Program will study Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Carus Verlag or Kalmus Edition), including the Overture and all recitatives and arias, as well as operatic arias to be announced. The symposium pays particular attention to the unique problems that occur between orchestral conductors and singers. Conductors will receive daily podium time with professional soloists, a chamber orchestra, and a collaborative pianist. The following seminars will be offered: Orchestral Rehearsal Techniques in the Choral/Orchestral Setting; Score Study and Preparation; and Conductors and Singers Round Table: Building Meaningful Collaboration.

    Singers will have lessons and coachings with the voice faculty. Seminars will include: Role Preparation for Singers: Character Analysis and Sub-texting; and Conductors and Singers Round Table: Building Meaningful Collaboration.

    Performances will include faculty recitals, a concert of operatic arias presented by the participants, a choral concert given by a guest professional choir, and a grand concert featuring conductors and singers.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
    Electronically send a curriculum vitae, repertoire list, and YouTube or equivalent recordings of three pieces in contrasting styles for conductors, and three pieces in three languages for singers (no more than 20 minutes in total length) to: bassibrugnatellisymposium@gmail.com or john.ratledge@gmail.com

    DEADLINE: 1 April 2015 (early application preferred)

    NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE:
    Upon acceptance, a €500 non-refundable deposit must be made in order to secure a position in the symposium. The balance will be due 1 May 2015. Specific information about wiring the deposit will be emailed upon acceptance.

    TUITION COSTS: Tuition is paid in EUROS via PayPal or a bank-to-bank transfer
    •A 10% discount will be offered if the balance is paid in full by 1 January 2015
    •A 5% discount will be offered if the balance is paid in full by 1 February 2015
    •Accounts must be paid in full by 1 May 2015
    •(a 3.9% foreign transaction fee for PayPal; bank-to-bank transfer information will be sent upon acceptance)*

    Full participant: €1750 with a bank-to-bank transfer or €1818 with PayPal
    Lessons and master classes, coachings, workshops, lodging based on double occupancy (an additional €150 for a private room), breakfast and lunch daily, optional dinner plan €150, non-inclusive of transportation to or within Italy

    Returning participants: €1485 (includes a 15% discount) or €1543 with PayPal
    Lessons and master classes, coachings, workshops, lodging based on double occupancy (an additional €150 for a private room), breakfast and lunch daily, optional dinner plan €150, non-inclusive of transportation to or within Italy

    Symposium only: €1000 with a bank-to-bank transfer or €1039 with PayPal
    Lessons and master classes, coachings, workshops, no lodging or food, non-inclusive of transportation to or within Italy

    Non-participant (Observer), with lodging and food: €900 with a bank-to-bank transfer and €935 with PayPal Observation of lessons, coachings, workshops, lodging based on double occupancy (an additional €150 for a private room), breakfast and lunch daily, optional dinner plan €150, non-inclusive of transportation to or within Italy

    Non-participant (Observer), no lodging or food: €350 with a bank-to-bank transfer or €363 with PayPal
    Observation of lessons, coachings, workshops, non-inclusive of transportation to or within Italy

    Optional dinner plan: €150 with a bank-to-bank transfer, €155 with PayPal
    Scholarships are available. Please see our website at http://www.bassibrugnatellisymposium.com for how to receive scholarship consideration.
    REFUND POLICY:
    If notification is made by 15 May 2015, 50% of the amount paid will be reimbursed, less the non-refundable deposit (€500) and application fee $50 USD). There will be no refund thereafter.

  249. St Andrews Renaissance Singers are seeking a new Musical Director

  250. The String Orchestra of Brooklyn (SOB) is excited to announce our second weekend conducting workshop — April 30–May 3, 2015 — led by Tito Muñoz (Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony) and Eli Spindel (Artistic Director of the SOB).

    PROGRAM DETAILS
    The SOB Conducting Workshop offers participants conducting training in a non-competitive, supportive atmosphere with highly professional teaching and an accomplished and critically acclaimed community orchestra. The workshop will be limited to 15 participants to ensure that each participant receives at least 45 minutes of podium time with the orchestra. The focus of the workshop will be on baton technique, leadership psychology, and orchestral pedagogy. A conversation with Maestros Muñoz and Spindel will focus on running an ensemble, and an orchestra rehearsal on April 30 led by Tito Muñoz will be open for participants to observe.

    SCHEDULE

    April 30
    7:15–9:45 pm: Orchestra rehearsal led by Tito Muñoz (St. Ann’s Church, Brooklyn Heights).

    May 2
    10:00–1:00 pm: Session 1 (Remaining sessions at Pearl Studios, Midtown)
    2:00–5:00 pm: Session 2
    5:15–6:15 pm: Discussion with Maestros Muñoz and Spindel on running an ensemble

    May 3
    10:00 am–1:00 pm: Session 3
    2:00–5:00 pm: Session 4

    REPERTOIRE
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” (Bärenreiter edition)

    VIDEOS
    Each session will be videotaped and made available to participants. Participants may use their own video equipment if they prefer.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
    Please submit a resume and cover letter (email preferred) to the program administrator (conductingworkshop@thesob.org) explaining your musical background, interest in the program, and personal goals in conducting. Applicants must also include a sample conducting video. Videos may be uploaded and shared via an online service such as YouTube or Dropbox, or DVDs and application materials may be mailed to:

    The String Orchestra of Brooklyn
    79 St. James Place, #2
    Brooklyn, NY 11238

    APPLICATION DATES
    Applications due: March 16
    Decisions announced: March 23
    Tuition due: April 6

    TUITION
    $650 (non-refundable)
    Participants are responsible for their own housing and meals.

    PLAYER-CONDUCTORS
    There will be a small number of spaces available for highly capable string players to participate in the workshop as both conductors and orchestra members at reduced tuition. If you’re interested in this option, please include performance history in your resume and a recording or video that demonstrates your playing ability with your application.

    AUDITORS
    A limited number of auditor spots will be available. Tuition for auditors will be $50 per session.

    CONTACT
    Please contact the Brian L. Thompson, Program Administrator (conductingworkshop@thesob.org) with any questions or concerns.

  251. APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2015 !!!

    Summer Conducting Institute July 11-16 / Saturday–Thursday Neil Varon, director

    July 11-16 / Saturday–Thursday

    Neil Varon, director

    The Summer Conducting Institute (SCI) capitalizes on the relationship between the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, providing talented apprentice conductors with advanced conducting skill the opportunity to conduct and rehearse a highly skilled professional orchestra. The main focus of the course concentrates on the relationship between the conductor and the orchestra, and the achievement of artistic intentions. Repertory for each conductor’s appearance with the RPO will be chosen in consultation with Neil Varon, SCI Music Director. Each conductor will have the opportunity to conduct the RPO and will receive a DVD recording of both the rehearsal and the run through.

    Limited to 10 conductors.

    Professional Development Hours: 48

    Tuition:
    $2,850 / 2 credits

    Application: Conductors will be selected based on a video recorded audition. Recordings (DVD preferred) must be submitted with a completed registration form by March 15, 2015. No application fee.

    “Prof. Varon was most helpful and taught us each to our specific needs.” – 2014 participants

    http://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/summer-conducting-institute/
    summer@esm.rochester.edu
    (800) 246-4706

  252. INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS with Maestro ALIM SHAKH (Russia, St. Petersburg)
    & MORAVIAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (Czech Republic), June 26th – July 2nd, 2015,

    This masterclass is focused on the conducting techniques of students and graduates of music academies. No age limit!

    THE ORCHESTRA: 55 musicians.

    REPERTOIRE: S. Prokofiev, P.Tchaikovsky, L. Beethoven, C. M. von Weber, W.A. Mozart.

    INFORMATION: http://conductingmasterclasses.eu/

    http://www.facebook.com/conductingmasterclasses.eu

  253. OPERA WORKSHOP ORVIETO ITALY ORGANIZED BY SPAZIOMUSICA FOR CONDUCTORS, SINGERS, DIRECTORS, PIANO COACHES
    JULY AUGUST 2015 WITH PUBLIC ON STAGE PERFORMANCES TEATRO MANCINELLI WiTH PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRA
    Mozart: Don Giovanni July 20-August 9 Singing Techer: Gabriella Ravazzi Conducting Teacher: Vittorio Parisi Stage Direction: Gabriella Ravazzi Coaching Teacher: Giovanni Andreoli
    Puccini: Madama Butterfly August 10-August 31 Singing Teacher: Gabriella Ravazzi Conducting Teacher: Maurizio Arena Stage Direction: Gabriella Ravazzi Coaching Teacher: Giulio Laguzzi
    The workshops will be focused on the preparation of this 2 operas with a minimum of 2 public performances each. The best conductors and singers will have the opportunity to conduct and sing in a live performance in the Mancinelli Opera House of the beautiful Orvieto.
    You can find samples of last year workshop on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkFqzSdUxjE
    You can find further details on Spaziomusica website with history of the Association, Masterclasses, Teachers biography and further informations.
    http://www.spaziomusica.org

  254. Hello, I have a conducting audition job with a professional orchestra I would like to have posted on conductingmasterclass.wordpress.com . Who can I email with the job announcement? Thank you.

  255. I would like to share this information in your blog. Thank you for posting!

    The EUROPEAN CONDUCTING ACADEMY announces the Conducting MOZART & BRAHMS Master class with Maestro Lior Shambadal (Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker), Maestro Romolo Gessi (Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Veneta Orchestra) and the Filarmonia Veneta Orchestra. 2015 April 16-19.

    The course will be held in Vicenza (Italy). It will be organized so that each piece will be studied first theoretically and then practically on the piano, then with a string ensemble ensemble, and with the whole orchestra, so that candidates will be able to work as independently as possible, making efficient use of the time allowed for orchestra rehearsals.

    Programme:
    MOZART The Marriage of Figaro – Ouverture KV 492
    MOZART Symphony No.35 KV 385 Haffner
    BRAHMS Symphony N.1 op.68

    Calendar:
    Analysis, conducting technique and rehearsals with piano, ensemble and Orchestra – m° Shambadal and m° Gessi
    Thursday April 16th: 10:00 a.m. Introductory audition; Lessons 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Friday April 17th: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday April 18th : 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday April 19th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Course fees (to be paid in full at registration):
    Conductors
    Section A: € 200.00
    Section B: € 450.00 (complete: 4 days – lessons with piano, ensemble, and orchestra)
    Section B reduced: € 390.00 (only 3 days – lessons with piano and ensemble or orchestra)
    Listeners – Daily fee: € 60.00

    Registration fee: € 15.00

    Diplomas and certificates: each participant will receive an attendance certificate.
    Tuition Languages: English, German, Italian

    Application deadline: April 2nd 2015

    LIOR SHAMBADAL: Israeli conductor Lior Shambadal maintains an active career as both an artistic leader and guest artist on both orchestral and opera podiums throughout Europe, as well as in China, Japan, Korea and South America. He currently serves as the Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker, a post he has held since 1997. During his tenure there, he has led more than 150 concerts at the famed Berlin Philharmonie, and has conducted the orchestra in hundreds of performances on tour in Japan, China, Korea, Italy, Spain, Ireland, England, France and Germany. In 2009, he was also named Music Director of the Orchestre Filarmonica de Bogota. Since 2008, Shambadal has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia, as well as a guest professor and Principal Guest Conductor of the Chengdu Symphony Orchestra of the Central Music Conservatory in the Sichuan province of China. In addition, he works regularly with the Festival of San Gemini in Italy, where he serves as permanent member of the artistic committee and leads master classes for conductors and, since 2007, he has appeared annually as a guest artist for the orchestra training program at The Banff Centre in Canada. He was born in 1950 in Tel Aviv, where he studied viola, trombone, composition, and conducting. His studies took him to the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he worked with Carl Melles. Moving on to Vienna Mr. Shambadal had been tutored by acclaimed conductors such as Hans Swarowsky, Carlo Maria Giulini, Igor Markevitch, Sergiu Celibidache and Franco Ferrara. Lior Shambadal expanded his studies in other areas such as electronic music (in Vienna) and composition taught by Witold Lutoslawski (in France). In 1980 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. From 1986 to 1993 he led the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv. As the sole founder of the ensembles Acoustic 7/11 and Musica Nova Lior Shambadal proved himself a prolific composer whose musical range includes chamber music, song writing, and symphonic orchestra pieces. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Shambadal was musical director of the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslauten (Germany), and from 2000-2003 he served as the Chief Conductor of the RTV Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His CD and television productions have made Mr. Shambadal internationally famous, supported by his guest appearance conducting international orchestras.

    ROMOLO GESSI: born in Trieste, Italy, Maestro Gessi completed his musical studies at the Trieste Conservatory. Further conducting studies ensued at the State Conservatoire of St.Petersburg, under Musin and Kukuskin, at the Wiener Meisterkurse für Dirigenten in Vienna under Julius Kalmar, and at the Accademia Musicale in Pescara under Donato Renzetti, obtaining Diplomas with the highest marks. He has won many awards, including the Opera Conducting Competition of Caserta, and the First Prize at the International Austro-Hungarian Conducting Competition of Vienna and Pécs. He was appointed professor of Conducting at the Conservatorio “Verdi” of Milan. Since 1997 he has been teaching conducting at the European Academy in Vicenza and opera conducting at the International Workshop OperAverona. He is also Coordinator of the Conducting and Chamber Music Department at the National Conservatory of Trieste and he has been Guest Professor at the Vienna Music University and at the Norwegian Music Academy. He is Music Director of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pro Musica Salzburg Orchestra and of the Filarmonia Veneta Orchestra. He has been Music Director of the Cantelli Symphony Orchestra in Milan from 2006 to 2008. He has conducted many orchestras, such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the State Opera Prague, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Cracow, the Izhevsk’s Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pécs Symphony Orchestra, the Santo André Symphony Orchestra, the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia’s Soloists, Milano Classica, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, the Trieste Opera House, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Bari Symphony Orchestra, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the Lecce Symphony Orchestra, the Marchigiana Philharmonic, the Spoleto Opera House in the principal cities of Italy as well as in those of Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.

    Information . Registration . Accommodation:
    • Course address: Auditorium Agorà, Galleria Crispi – Via Brunialti 8 – 36100 VICENZA – ITALY
    (From Vicenza’s Railway Station: Bus Nr.7 – Direction: Via Albinoni)
    • Infoline: Tel +39 328 2449171 or +39 338 9368993
    E-mail: infodirigo@gmail.com
    Web site: http://www.dirigo.altervista.org

    Registration:
    1. Send the completed application form by the deadline to SCS via e-mail
    infodirigo@gmail.com
    2. Fees have to be paid in full on the first day of the course.
    Notes:
    1. Partial attendance gives no right to a reduction in fee.
    2. The organizers may accept enrolments after the deadline date if places are still available.

    • Accomodation:
    ECA offers an accommodation selection and assistance service to participants

  256. Master Class – Orchestra Conducting
    The Master Class is addressed to all musicians who have a degree in orchestra conducting as well as professional training and who wish to expand their opera repertoire by perfecting their technique. The Master Class is open to all directors, of all nationalities, and has no age limit.

    – 12 working students will be admitted.
    – Unlimited access for listen-in students.
    – The languages spoken will be French, Italian and English.
    – The duration is seven days, with one day of musical rehearsal at the piano, four days of lessons with the orchestra and the Choir of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie and the soloists, a Dress Rehearsal and a closing Concert.

    Maestro Arrivabeni will go into depth on the role of the conductor in lyrical repertoire; rehearsal management; orchestra availability; rapport with soloists, producer and members of the orchestra.

    He will approach in detail score analysis, score execution, concentration techniques, concert rehearsals, time saving, orchestra psychology, musical rehearsals and stage orchestras, rhythm exercises, and gestural communication.

    Repertoire
    Verdi – Aida (Introduction, Celeste Aida, Duet Quale insolita gioia, Terzet Dessa, Chœur Alta cagion v’aduna, Roi)
    Verdi – Nabucco (Ouverture, coro Gli arredi festivi)
    Puccini – Tosca (I Act up to and including Recondita armonia)
    Bizet – Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Introduction and I chorus)
    Rossini – La Cenerentola (Ouverture and Air Alidoro Là del Ciel nell’arcano profondo)
    Bizet – Carmen (Ouverture and chorus) Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana (Introduction and chorus)
    Puccini – La Bohème (Che gelida manina; Si’, mi chiamano Mimi’; duet O soave fanciulla; Valzer Musetta Quando m’en vo)

    All candidates must have studied the programme before the start of the Master Class and must also be in possession of all the scores.

    Master Class timetable
    24 August 2015 – Arrival and settling into hotel
    Musical rehearsal at the piano (2 p.m.-5 p.m. / 7 p.m.-10 p.m.)
    25 – 29 August – Reading and Stage Orchestra with the soloists and choirs (2 p.m.-5 p.m. / 7 p.m.-10 p.m.)
    30 August – Gala Concert 4 p.m.

    Selection, registration and fees for working student candidates
    Candidates are asked to send their request to take part by e-mail (care of the Artistic Directorship assistant, Ms Veruska Reho – reho@orw.be) by 30 April 2015. The request must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and a photograph, a conducting video on YouTube or via a private link, and proof of payment of €100 as administrative fees, transferred to the bank account of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie (Rue des Dominicains 1 – 4000 Liège; IBAN: BE05 2400 0663 2275 – BIC: GEBABEBB).

    Definite acceptance onto the course as actual participants will be notified following a selection and evaluation of the video material by Maestro Paolo Arrivabeni and the General and Artistic Directorship of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie.

    The selected participants will be announced on 15 May 2015 and registration will be effective following payment of the registration fee of €2,500 (transferred to the bank account of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie – Rue des Dominicains 1 – 4000, Liège; IBAN: BE05 2400 0663 2275 – BIC: GEBABEBB) by 5 June 2015.

    Registration of listen-in student candidates
    Those who wish to take part as listen-in students must send their candidature via e-mail (care of the Artistic Directorship assistant, Ms Veruska Reho – reho@orw.be) by June 2015, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a video and proof of payment of €600 as an admission fee (transferred to the bank account of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie – Rue des Dominicains 1 – 4000 Liège; IBAN: BE05 2400 0663 2275 – BIC: GEBABEBB).

    Board and lodging
    The Opéra Royal de Wallonie will take on the cost of the overnight stays with breakfast at the hotel for all working students. One meal per day will be organised in the Opera Foyer.

    All participants will be entitled to one meal per day organised in the Opera Foyer.

    Paolo Arrivabeni
    Paolo Arrivabeni has been Musical Director at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie since August 2008. Esteemed by audiences and critics alike, the Maestro also pursues an illustrious international career: Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Semperoper in Dresden, Opernhaus in Leipzig, in Zurich, Staatsoper in Vienna, in Munich, Maestranza in Seville, Théâtre Municipal in Marseilles, Opéra in Lausanne, Grand Théâtre in Geneva, Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Opéra National in Paris, Opéra in Monte-Carlo, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, San Carlo in Naples, Fenice in Venice, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Metropolitan Opera in New York, Festival in Savonlinna (Finland), Festival in Macerata (Italy), Festival in Santa Fe (New Mexico). His extremely broad repertoire favours works by 19th century Italian composers but it does not overlook Wagner, Strauss and the symphonic repertoire. Most recently he has conducted, among others: La Favorite at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, La Traviata in Dresden, Lucrezia Borgia in Munich, Macbeth in Berlin, Dresden and Copenhagen. His projects have included: Il Turco in Italy and Lucrezia Borgia in Munich, La Bohème in Tokyo, La Straniera in Vienna, Don Giovanni in Monte-Carlo, La Rondine in Toulouse.

    The Orchestra and Choirs of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie
    The Orchestra and Choirs are of an extremely high standard and cut a brilliant figure in numerous repertoires. This mastery is appreciated by audiences and specialist press alike and by professionals from the opera world. Moreover, the Opéra Royal de Wallonie is regularly invited to perform abroad. Directorship of the Choirs has been entrusted for the past eight years to maestro Marcel Seminara. Musical directorship of the orchestra is entrusted to Maestro Paolo Arrivabeni.

  257. I would like to share a new masterclass with you:
    First International Masterclass for Conductors in Budapest by Jorma Panula will be held between 31. August – 5. September 2015 with the participation of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra.
    A maximum of 8 active participants will be selected by Maestro Panula. Each conductor will get about 25 minutes in front of the orchestra daily. The sessions will be recorded and the videos will be discussed in the afternoon. Each conductor will get the possibility to conduct on the final concert on the 5th of September.
    Repertoire:
    Brahms: Symphony Nr 2
    Liszt: Les Preludes
    Sibelius: Finlandia
    Mozart: Figaro Overture
    Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
    Sibelius: Valse Triste
    Schedule:
    31/08 10:00-14:00 Rehearsal with MÁV Symphony Orchestra
    15:00-18:00 Video session
    01/09 10:00-14:00 Rehearsal with MÁV Symphony Orchestra
    15:00-18:00 Video session
    02/09 10:00-14:00 Rehearsal with MÁV Symphony Orchestra
    15:00-18:00 Video session
    03/09 10:00-14:00 Rehearsal with MÁV Symphony Orchestra
    15:00-18:00 Video session
    04/09 10:00-14:00 Rehearsal with MÁV Symphony Orchestra
    15:00-18:00 Video session
    05/09 General Rehearsal and Concert at the National Museum

    For more information, plase visit the website: http://www.masterclassbudapest.com/

  258. EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 4, 2015 !!!

    Summer Conducting Institute, Eastman School of Music

    July 11-16 / Saturday–Thursday

    Neil Varon, director
    Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Summer Conducting Institute (SCI) capitalizes on the relationship between the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, providing talented apprentice conductors with advanced conducting skill the opportunity to conduct and rehearse a highly skilled professional orchestra. The main focus of the course concentrates on the relationship between the conductor and the orchestra, and the achievement of artistic intentions. Repertory for each conductor’s appearance with the RPO will be chosen in consultation with Neil Varon, SCI Music Director. Each conductor will have the opportunity to conduct the RPO and will receive a DVD recording of both the rehearsal and the run through.

    Limited to 10 conductors.

    Professional Development Hours: 48

    Tuition:
    $2,850 / 2 credits

    Application: Conductors will be selected based on a video recorded audition. Recordings (DVD preferred) must be submitted with a completed registration form by May 4, 2015. No application fee.

    “Prof. Varon was most helpful and taught us each to our specific needs.” – 2014 participants

    http://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/summer-conducting-institute/
    summer@esm.rochester.edu
    (800) 246-4706

  259. Announcing the final call for applications for ICF 2015!! The International Conductors’ Festival of Kiev is an exciting opportunity for emerging, aspiring, or established conductors alike to gain real rehearsal and concert experience with a professional orchestra in a vibrant, two-week summer festival atmosphere. A small number of conductors share immense podium time in rehearsals every day, and each conductor enjoys FOUR concert appearances. No other workshop offers such an enormous amount of podium time, and even better, nobody interrupts you while you are working with the orchestra!!

    There is no primary teacher at ICF. Conductors learn from each other, from the very friendly members of the orchestra, from the music, and perhaps most importantly, from themselves. While fostering the comfortable environment of a workshop, ICF is a real festival, and conductors are responsible for real rehearsals (the orchestra is not pre-rehearsed). ICF is an experience like no other in the world.

    Please visit http://www.conductorsfestival.org for more information and to apply. ICF 2015 will be held June 1-13 in Kiev. Applications needs to be submitted soon to be considered.

    The tuition for ICF is only 2,000 USD, which includes DVDs of conducting. We rent apartments (two bedrooms and kitchen) in downtown Kiev, which are available for very reasonable rates (much less than hotels), or participants are also welcome to seek their own accommodations.

    As some of you know, ICF was cancelled last year due to the rather tense situation in Ukraine. But this year the situation is VERY different. The remaining problems are far away in the east of the country, and our beloved city of Kiev is perfectly safe and back to normal. We would not be going back if we were not 100% confident of that!

  260. COSTANTA (ROMANIA) CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS WITH VITTORIO PARISI (ITALY) , 2ND EDITION, CONSTANTA OPERA HOUSE WITH THE COSTANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, SEPTEMBER 7-12, 2015
    Repertoire includes Mozart Symphony nr 39 (Bärenreiter Edition) Verdi Nabucco Overture (Ricordi Edition) Beethoven Egmont Overture, Brahms Symphony nr 4.
    90 minutes of orchestra conducting guaranteed for all students admitted
    Deadline for admission July 1st, 2015
    Vittorio Parisi (visit http://www.vittorioparisi.it) teaches conducting in Milano Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi” since 1997. and has been teacher in symphonic masterclasses and opera workshops in Melbourne (Australia) and Orvieto (Italy) A list of his former students includes Giuseppe Finzi (Resident Conductor San Francisco Opera House, USA) Andrea Sanguineti (Generalmusikdirektor Görlitz Theather, Chefdirigent Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie, former Kapellmester in Hannover, former Vice GMD in Würzberg) Antonino Fogliani, Tito Ceccherini, Stephanie Pradoroux, Daniel Lam (Artistic Director in Xii’an Symphony Orchestrar) Ruben Jais (Artistic Director in Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Milan) , Georgios Balatsinos and many others that are developing brilliant conducting careers.
    For further information on the masterclass visit http://www.conductingmasterclass.eu

  261. For years now I got your news about masterclasses for conducting! Thank you!!!

    I would like to share this information in your blog:

    International Conducting Master Class 2015
    APRIL 14, 2015 / EDIT
    Konrad von Abel (director) & Filarmonica de Stat Târgu-Mureş, Târgu-Mureş (Romania)

    Sunday, August 30 to Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    The course is based on Sergiu Celibidache’s “Phenomenology of Music”. Konrad von Abel was the artistic assistant to Sergiu Celibidache at the Munich Philharmonic for more than 10 years.
    The course is for students and conductors who are seeking a gateway to the intrinsic laws of music.

    The class will be mainly held in English.

    STAGE I (August 30 – September 2)
    Participation in the rehearsals of Konrad von Abel with orchestra in the morning, followed by lessons in the afternoon and evening.
    Working on aspects of “Musical Phenomenology” & conducting a quintet covering the course repertoire.

    CONCERT of Konrad von Abel on September 3
    F. Mendelssohn – Overture Fingal’s Cave (Hebrides)
    R.Wagner – Siegfried Idyll
    C. Debussy – Danse (orch. Ravel)
    M. Ravel – Pavane pour une infunte défunte
    Z. Kodály – Galanta Dances

    STAGE II ( September 4/5/6/7/8 )
    Work with the Philharmonic Orchestra Târgu-Mureş. Briefing after the classes.
    Individual time periods for every student concerning to his capacities

    REPERTOIRE of the class
    J. Haydn Symphony no. 87 in A major
    F. Schubert Symphony no. 5 in B flat major
    W.A. Mozart Symphony no 41 in C major “Jupiter”
    L. v. Beethoven Symphony no. 2 in D major
    R. Schumann Symphony no. 2 in C major
    J. Brahms Symphony no. 3 in F minor
    C. Debussy Petite Suite (orch. Büsser)
    M. Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin

    PARTICIPATION FEE
    Active Participants:
    Maximal fee for active participants / optimum time in front of the orchestra: 1100 € / students 850 €
    (550 € / students 420 € for participants from Romania)

    Audition member:
    250 € / students 170€
    (120 € / students 80 € for participants from Romania)

    ACCOMODATION in Târgu-Mureş
    Accommodation in a local hotel/double room is about 15 Euro per night and person.
    We assist in finding hotels in Târgu-Mureş. Food is going very cheap.

    JOURNEY from abroad
    To Cluj-Napoca via aircraft and onwards with train to Târgu-Mureş (3h) or by bus (2h30). There are also direct flights from different European airports to Târgu-Mureş operated by Wizzair.

    MORE INFORMATION and INSCRIPTION
    Musikproduktion Jürgen Höflich –
    Enhuberstrasse 6-8
    ph +49 (0)89 52 20 81 –
    fax +49 (0)89 52 54 11
    hoeflich@musikmph.de
    http://www.musikmph.de

  262. EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 4, 2015 !!!

    Summer Conducting Institute July 11-16, 2015
    Eastman School of Music

    Neil Varon, director
    Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Summer Conducting Institute (SCI) capitalizes on the relationship between the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, providing talented apprentice conductors with advanced conducting skill the opportunity to conduct and rehearse a highly skilled professional orchestra. The main focus of the course concentrates on the relationship between the conductor and the orchestra, and the achievement of artistic intentions. Repertory for each conductor’s appearance with the RPO will be chosen in consultation with Neil Varon, SCI Music Director. Each conductor will have the opportunity to conduct the RPO and will receive a DVD recording of both the rehearsal and the run through.

    Limited to 10 conductors.

    Professional Development Hours: 48

    Tuition:
    $2,850 / 2 credits

    Application: Conductors will be selected based on a video recorded audition. Recordings (DVD preferred) must be submitted with a completed registration form by May 4, 2015. No application fee.

    “Prof. Varon was most helpful and taught us each to our specific needs.” – 2014 participants

    http://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/summer-conducting-institute/
    summer@esm.rochester.edu
    (800) 246-4706

  263. FLORENCE CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS 2015

    is closing registrations, still 2 places available for active students.

    The course aims to develop in the students the necessary skills to work as professional at the highest level as orchestra conductors, and to facilitate their entrance in the world of the classical music business thanks to the experience of teachers active in the major theaters of the whole world (Metropolitan Opera House in New York, La Scala Theatre in Milan, Opera de Paris etc.). .

    In the final stages of the course there will be present representative of the following international artists agenciese: Studio Musica Hungary and Contempoars.

    http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com

  264. Hi, maybe this announcement could be interesting for the readers of this awesome blog:

    Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV with the patronage of Her excellency the Italian Ambassador in Hungary announces the first edition of “ANTÁL DORATI CONDUCTING COMPETITION” The competition aims to offer a real career opportunity to emerging orchestra conductors and is open to musicians of any nationality without age limits. Prizes: concerts in prestigious Musical Seasons in Europe; money prizes; contracts with important international artists agencies. Tamás Vásáry President of the jury.

    The competition will be held in Budapest (Hungary) from 23 until 28 November 2015.

    Full announcement on website: English, Magyar, 中国, 한국의, 日本人, Français, Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch.

    Details: http://www.antaldoraticompetition.com

  265. Hello, I am interested in advertising our conductor development program on this page. Applciations are about to open. Do I just enter in all the details here?

    1. Just send the info and I would be happy to post it.

  266. A couple of one week slots have just become available at ICF 2015 (normally a two week affair). Half the festival = half price on tuition! Rehearse for long periods each day with the festival orchestra and make multiple concert appearances at the end of the week, meet new friends and colleagues, enjoy a week in a beautiful (and safe!) world capital you may have never seen, (and taste vodka better than you can even imagine) all for $1,000 tuition.

    One week spots are available for both weeks, June 1-7, and June 8-13 (or take them both and be with us the whole time!)

    Visit http://www.conductorsfestival.org, or write to info@conductorsfestival.org for more information.

    APPLY ASAP!!

  267. Fifth Annual Conductors Workshop at Queens College
    New York City
    June 22 – July 3, 2014

    http://www.QCconductorsworkshop.com

    PROGRAM DETAILS
    Directed by Maestro Maurice Peress, this workshop is being offered to aspiring and working conductors alike to help build upon their experience and sharpen their orchestral skills.
    Student Conductors will study with Maestros Maurice Peress, Donald Portnoy, Dorothy Savitch, and George Rothman along with three guest composers. Podium time is guaranteed every day, giving every participant the chance to work regularly with a professional-level, highly responsive orchestra. Student Conductors will conduct the Workshop Orchestra in the mornings, and receive critiques, coaching, and hands-on lessons from the faculty in the afternoons.

    New works will be performed each session with the composers present, helping to give insight into what the composers expect to see as their scores come to life. All the sessions will be videotaped. David Amram and Bruce Saylor will again return this summer, along with composer-conductor Victoria Bond.

    Aside from the invaluable podium time, there will be almost daily lectures dealing with the many issues that face conductors today. Among them, Maestro Portnoy will discuss working and building relationships with professional, college, and community orchestras and career development, as well as his insights into orchestral bowing choices. Maestro Peress will discuss “time” in all its aspects: time flow, rhythm, tempo, pulse, and the metronome, yea or nay. Guest composers will discuss their scores in detail. Field trips have been arranged to the Dvořák Room at the historic Czech Center to view original documents and artifacts that underscore the story of Dvořák’s time in America, and to the New York Philharmonic Archives, where marked scores by former NYPhil music directors will be placed on view.

    REPERTOIRE

    String Orchestra
    GOULD – Spirituals
    MOZART – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    ELGAR – Serenade
    BOND – Dreams of Flying

    Chamber Orchestra
    TCHAIKOVSKY – Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
    MOZART – Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
    BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
    SAYLOR – Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

    Full Orchestra
    BRAHMS – Symphony No. 3
    STRAVINSKY – Petrouchka
    BEETHOVEN – Leonore Overture No. 3
    AMRAM – Symphonic Variations On Woody Guthrie

    SCHEDULE
    9:00-12:00: Conducting session
    1:30 – 3:00: Review and lessons
    3:00 – 4:00: Discussion topics, seminars

    FEES
    Conductors – $1650
    Auditors – $1000

    APPLYING
    Online applications accepted until May 25, 2015 or until the class of 20 conductors is complete.
    Submit application, resume, letter of recommendation, and videos by mail or electronically. Please visit our website for requirements and more information.

    WEBSITE
    http://www.QCconductorsworkshop.com

    CONTACT
    Alex Wen, manager
    awen@qcconductorsworkshop.com

  268. Our apologies, our posting had the workshop with 2014 dates. Here is the revised one:

    ———-

    Fifth Annual Conductors Workshop at Queens College New York City June 22 – July 3, 2015

    Fifth Annual Conductors Workshop at Queens College
    New York City
    June 22 – July 3, 2015

    http://www.QCconductorsworkshop.com

    PROGRAM DETAILS
    Directed by Maestro Maurice Peress, this workshop is being offered to aspiring and working conductors alike to help build upon their experience and sharpen their orchestral skills.
    Student Conductors will study with Maestros Maurice Peress, Donald Portnoy, Dorothy Savitch, and George Rothman along with three guest composers. Podium time is guaranteed every day, giving every participant the chance to work regularly with a professional-level, highly responsive orchestra. Student Conductors will conduct the Workshop Orchestra in the mornings, and receive critiques, coaching, and hands-on lessons from the faculty in the afternoons.

    New works will be performed each session with the composers present, helping to give insight into what the composers expect to see as their scores come to life. All the sessions will be videotaped. David Amram and Bruce Saylor will again return this summer, along with composer-conductor Victoria Bond.

    Aside from the invaluable podium time, there will be almost daily lectures dealing with the many issues that face conductors today. Among them, Maestro Portnoy will discuss working and building relationships with professional, college, and community orchestras and career development, as well as his insights into orchestral bowing choices. Maestro Peress will discuss “time” in all its aspects: time flow, rhythm, tempo, pulse, and the metronome, yea or nay. Guest composers will discuss their scores in detail. Field trips have been arranged to the Dvořák Room at the historic Czech Center to view original documents and artifacts that underscore the story of Dvořák’s time in America, and to the New York Philharmonic Archives, where marked scores by former NYPhil music directors will be placed on view.

    REPERTOIRE

    String Orchestra
    GOULD – Spirituals
    MOZART – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    ELGAR – Serenade
    BOND – Dreams of Flying

    Chamber Orchestra
    TCHAIKOVSKY – Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
    MOZART – Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
    BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
    SAYLOR – Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

    Full Orchestra
    BRAHMS – Symphony No. 3
    STRAVINSKY – Petrouchka
    BEETHOVEN – Leonore Overture No. 3
    AMRAM – Symphonic Variations On Woody Guthrie

    SCHEDULE
    9:00-12:00: Conducting session
    1:30 – 3:00: Review and lessons
    3:00 – 4:00: Discussion topics, seminars

    FEES
    Conductors – $1650
    Auditors – $1000

    APPLYING
    Online applications accepted until May 25, 2015 or until the class of 20 conductors is complete.
    Submit application, resume, letter of recommendation, and videos by mail or electronically. Please visit our website for requirements and more information.

    WEBSITE
    http://www.QCconductorsworkshop.com

    CONTACT
    Alex Wen, manager
    awen@qcconductorsworkshop.com

  269. BLACK SEA CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS MAESTRO VITTORIO PARISI CONSTANTA ROMANIA
    September 7-12 , 2015, Constanra Opera House with the Constanta Symphony Orchestra.
    90 minutes on the podium for each conductor, 60 and more with piano. No age limit. Mozart: Symphony nr 39 K 543 Baerenreiter Edition)
    Beethoven: Egmont Overture Verdi: Sinfonia dall’opera Nabucco Brahms: Symphony nr 4
    Concert conducted by the 4 best students with extra podium time.
    Vittorio Parisi is since 1997 the conducting teacher of the famous Conservatorio of Milano, Italy. Many of his students are now conducting worldwide. See Vittorio Parisi cv at http://www.vittorioparisi.it

  270. DIVERTIMENTO ENSEMBLE, Orchestra Conducting Course

    September 5th – 14th 2015
    Teatro Comunale di Moncalvo (AT), Italy
    Subscription deadline, June 30th 2015

    Guest composers and tutors: Salvatore Sciarrino and Stefano Bulfon
    Ensemble in residence: Divertimento Ensemble
    Teacher: Sandro Gorli

    Programme of the Course
    György Ligeti – Piano concerto (soloist, Maria Grazia Bellocchio)
    Salvatore Sciarrino – Archeologia del telefono
    Mauricio Kagel – 10 Märsche um den Siegen zu verfehlen
    Stefano Bulfon – Nachleben

    Concerts
    12.09, Moncalvo, Teatro Comunale
    13.09, Grazzano Badoglio, Tenuta Santa Caterina
    14.09, Asti
    17.09, Milano, Teatro Litta

    1. Musicians of every age and nationality can take part in the course, either as students or as spectators.
    2. The application must be sent by June 30th, 2015 to the following e-mail address:
    info@divertimentoensemble.it
    3. The application must include a CV and a receipt from the bank (listed below) for the enrollment fee, Euro 30. This fee will only be reimbursed if the course is cancelled.
    Bank details: Banca Prossima,
    account in the name of Divertimento Ensemble,
    IBAN IT70P0335901600100000101448
    BIC: BCITITMX
    Banca Prossima – 20121, P.zza P. Ferrari 10 Milano
    4. Acceptance to the course will be decided based on the applicant’s CV and any video recordings that may have been attached. Results will be announced to all applicants by email by July 10th 2015. A maximum of 10 students will be admitted.
    5. Participation fees:
    students: Euro 900 to be paid in a single installment by September 5th, 2015;
    spectators: Euro 300 to be paid in a single installment by September 5th, 2015.
    6. Scholarships: Divertimento Ensemble offers 2 need- and merit-based scholarships that will cover the total subscription fee. Application for the scholarship must be submitted together with the application for admission to the course and a copy of the latest income statement.
    7. Scores: the score by Salvatore Sciarrino, Stefano Bulfon and Mauricio Kagel will be sent free of charge to the selected conductors.
    8. The course will culminate with four concerts, all performed within Rondò concert series and conducted by the students of the course.
    9. Upon request by the participants, a certificate of participation will be issued at the end of the course.

    Information: info@divertimentoensemble.it, tel +39 338 222 5014

  271. Choir Conducting Workshop (26th. July till the 1st. of August 2015 in Arosa, Switzerland)

    Languages: German, English, French

    Contents: contemporary conducting technique, creative rehearsal technique, efficient vocal technique for choirs, team leadership

    Information: http://musikkurswochen.ch/kurse/detail/221

    Teacher: Felipe Cattapan (www.cattapan.ch)

    Application: info@arosakultur.ch
    Tel. +41 81 353 87 47

  272. Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra (NYC) is seeking an assistant conductor for the 2015-16 season

    The responsibilities of the Assistant Conductor will include:
    – attending all rehearsals and performances
    – serving as cover conductor
    – assisting with rehearsals and performances
    – assisting in the preparation of performance parts

    The Assistant Conductor will receive:
    – potential to conduct during rehearsals
    – potential to conduct during TBA 2016 concert (likely April 2016)
    – free tickets to all UPCO concerts/events

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Thomas Cunningham, Artistic Director of Urban Playground at: info@upchamberorchestra.org

    Please comment on your experience with Finale Music Notation Software. Letters of recommendation and other supplemental materials are welcome, but not required.

    Application deadline: July 21, 2015

    Website: http://www.upchamberorchestra.org

    About Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra
    Founded in 2014, Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra’s purpose is to collaborate anywhere, anytime, with anyone. An orchestra for the 21st century, Urban Playground is malleable in size, genre and venue, aiming to create engaging programming and push traditional boundaries through collaboration, performances of lesser known works and revitalized takes on classic works.

    A collection of musicians from the greater New York City area, we work with artists, organizations and communities to create engaging programming and events.

    Musicians from Urban Playground currently play with the New York Philharmonic, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, New World Symphony, and Detroit Symphony Orchestra, among other leading groups.

  273. FYI – new seminar/workshop announced today w/ an excellent teacher, Christopher Zimmerman. Opportunities to study with this man are rare, these days, and for the podium time and footage with a very good regional professional orchestra, this is a real bargain.

    If you like, you may post my recommendation as well.

    http://fmsymphony.org/fmso-conducting-seminar/

  274. RNCM Conducting Masterclasses 2015/16
    Website: http://www.rncm.ac.uk/uploads/Conducting-Days-Pack-15-16.pdf

    The RNCM is pleased to invite applications for its 2015-16 programme of external conducting master classes. There will be a one day course on 20 November 2015, a two day course from 8 – 9 February 2016, and a three day course from 6 – 8 May 2016.

    These courses reflect the core belief that underpins all of the College’s world-class conducting programmes: conductors learn best by conducting other musicians. All participants will conduct at least twice on each day, working with professional pianists, RNCM student ensembles, and for the May course a partnership with Manchester Camerata – the city’s professional chamber orchestra. Typical participants will be current, recent, or prospective students of a full-time conducting course, and many travel from Europe or further afield to attend. We also welcome applications from professional musicians for whom conducting is part of a performing or teaching career, and those involved in amateur music-making.

    Applications are currently open for the November and February courses. You can apply for either or both of these events using this application pack. Application for the May weekend will be a separate process, details will be announced in Autumn 2015.

    The RNCM is currently at the forefront of conducting training internationally. Current students and recent graduates of our Junior Fellowship and Masters programmes currently hold, or have recently completed, assistant conductor positions with the Berliner Philharmoniker, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, Hallé, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Minnesota Orchestra.

    Repertoire will include:
    20 November: Gustav Mahler Symphony No 9 (chamber version by Klaus Simon)

    8-9 February: Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 & Serenade for Strings. Stravinsky Octet plus concerto to be confirmed

    6-8 May: Mozart Symphony No 38 ’Prague’, Edward Elgar Symphony No 1, Brahms Tragic Overture, Grieg Piano concerto

  275. OPERAVERONA announces the International Opera Workshop for Conductors and Opera Singers. Verona (Italy) 2015 July 28th-August 9th. Mozart – Le Nozze di Figaro; Rossini – Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Conducting teachers: Julius Kalmar, Romolo Gessi, Giovanni Pacor. Opera Singing teachers: Domenico Balzani, Aris Christofellis. Final events for selected participants. Application deadline: 2015 July 22nd

    The course, organized in co-operation with the EUROPEAN CONDUCTING ACADEMY, is aimed at conductors and singers who want to study and improve their technique and interpretation by analysing and resolving the various inherent problems. The course will be organized so that the pieces can be studied both theoretically and practically on the piano and with the orchestra, in order to obtain the staging of an operatic performance.
    Each student can choose whether to study one or both the operas (Le Nozze di Figaro – Il Barbiere di Siviglia). The best students will be included in the final concert.

    Programme: the course will focus on Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. The study programme for singers and conductors will progress individually on the piano, collectively with orchestral & stage rehearsals and, towards the end, with a final staging of the studied Operas.

    Admission: singers and conductors of all nationalities and all ages can take part in these courses.

    Course fees:
    Conductors – € 900.00
    Singers – € 700.00

    Optional Italian Language Course: non-italian students will have the opportunity to study or improve their knowledge of the Italian language with lessons based on the PILDA teaching system (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) with professional teachers at the Centro Studi Idea Verona.

    Arena di Verona: the organization, in co-operation with the Fondazione Arena di Verona, will assist the participants’ entry into rehearsals and performances of the operatic season in the Arena.

    Diplomas and certificates: each participant will receive an attendance certificate.
    Tuition Languages: English, Italian, German, French, Hungarian, Rumanian, Russian, Greek

    Conducting teachers: Julius Kalmar, Romolo Gessi, Giovanni Pacor
    Opera Singing teachers: Domenico Balzani, Aris Christofellis

    Information . Registration . Accommodation:
    • Course address: OPERAVERONA – Stradone Provolo 16, 37123 VERONA (Italy)
    • Application deadline: 22nd July 2015
    Notes:
    1. Partial attendance gives no right to a reduction in fee.
    2. The organizers may accept enrolments after the deadline date if places would still be available.

    Information:
    Infoline: Tel +39 045 8015352
    E-mail: info@operaverona.it
    Web site: http://www.operaverona.it

    Accommodation:
    OPERAVERONA offers an accommodation selection, booking and assistance service to participants at the UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE: Single and double rooms with private bathroom and shared kitchen in the Istituto Salesiano University Residence (at the same address as OPERAVERONA).
    http://www.operaverona.it

  276. SERGIU CELIBIDACHE – Conducting Masterclass
    Course is taught by Maestro Raffaele Napoli, Celibidache pupil for 10 years (1981-1990) The secretum, the distillate of the last 40 years I put it at the disposal of those who is really interested in conducting. Come on, make up your mind, the Socratic method is, I know that you already have everything inside, and I help you come out as much as possible : humanly, elegantly and with great respect for what he is alive and lives in you Informations please read the PDF or visit website http://www.celibidache.it For direct information call 0039/329 / 54.26.952 Italian-english-deutsch-français-español

  277. RNCM Conducting Masterclasses 2015/16
    Website: http://www.rncm.ac.uk/uploads/Conducting-Days-Pack-15-16.pdf

    The RNCM is pleased to invite applications for its 2015-16 programme of external conducting master classes. There will be a one day course on 20 November 2015, a two day course from 8 – 9 February 2016, and a three day course from 6 – 8 May 2016.

    These courses reflect the core belief that underpins all of the College’s world-class conducting programmes: conductors learn best by conducting other musicians. All participants will conduct at least twice on each day, working with professional pianists, RNCM student ensembles, and for the May course a partnership with Manchester Camerata – the city’s professional chamber orchestra. Typical participants will be current, recent, or prospective students of a full-time conducting course, and many travel from Europe or further afield to attend. We also welcome applications from professional musicians for whom conducting is part of a performing or teaching career, and those involved in amateur music-making.

    Applications are currently open for the November and February courses. You can apply for either or both of these events using this application pack. Application for the May weekend will be a separate process, details will be announced in Autumn 2015.

    The RNCM is currently at the forefront of conducting training internationally. Current students and recent graduates of our Junior Fellowship and Masters programmes currently hold, or have recently completed, assistant conductor positions with the Berliner Philharmoniker, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, Hallé, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Minnesota Orchestra.

    Repertoire will include:
    20 November: Gustav Mahler Symphony No 9 (chamber version by Klaus Simon)

    8-9 February: Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 & Serenade for Strings. Stravinsky Octet plus concerto to be confirmed

    6-8 May: Mozart Symphony No 38 ’Prague’, Edward Elgar Symphony No 1, Brahms Tragic Overture, Grieg Piano concerto

  278. Choir Conducting for Women

    Choir conducting/choral workshop for women (17th. till the 18th. October 2015 in Filzbach, Switzerland)

    Active participation: only women; passive participation: women and men

    For beginners and advanced

    Contents: contemporary conducting technique, creative rehearsal technique, efficient vocal technique for choirs, team leadership for women

    Languages: German, English, French (Felipe Cattapan); German, English (Prof. Katja Cattapan)

    Fees: CHF 550 (active, only women) and CHF 290 (passive, men and women) – includes hotel and catering

    Teachers: Felipe Cattapan (www.cattapan.ch) and Prof. Katja Cattapan

    Application: Mrs.Simona Kolozeti, Gassa 4, CH-7027 Castiel, info@kosi-musik.ch

    More information: http://www.cattapan.ch/naechste-kurse/

  279. 5-DAY CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS
    November 16th – 20th, 2015, Marienbad (Czech Republic)
    Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe (Canada/Czech Republic)
    and the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra.

    This masterclass is focused on the conducting techniques of students and graduates of music academies. No age limit!

    The masterclass includes pieces from the main repertoire of orchestral conducting, based on European Classical and Romantic music. The course includes orchestral rehearsals, lessons of score analysis and individual conducting lessons with Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe and one or two pianists, a Dress rehearsal and a Final concert. The Final concert will be recorded.

    Program:
    W.A. Mozart – Don Giovanni, (Ouverture),
    W.A. Mozart Symphony No 38 ’Prague’ in D major,
    L . Beethoven – Symphony No 1, in C major, Op 21,
    L . Beethoven – Symphony No 5, in C minor, Op. 67,
    F. Schubert – “Unfinished Symphony” No 8, B minor,
    A. Dvořák – Symphony No 9, in E minor,
    B. Smetana – “Skočna” from The Bartered Bride

    100 minutes conducting the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra,
    75 minutes individual lessons with Maestro Olivieri-Munroe and one or two pianists.

    16th – 12.00 – opening of the masterclass, individual lessons with one or two pianists
    evening – orchestra rehearsal
    17th – morning – orchestra rehearsal
    afternoon – individual lessons with one or two pianists
    18th – morning – orchestra rehearsal
    afternoon – analyze lessons
    19th – morning – orchestra rehearsal
    afternoon – individual lessons with one or two pianists
    20th – morning – Dress rehearsal
    19.30 – Final public concert

    All participants will receive a definitive schedule after deadline November 5th, 2015.

    More information:
    http://conductingmasterclasses.eu/conducting_courses_olivieri-munroe_november_2015.php
    http://www.facebook.com/conductingmasterclasses.eu

  280. http://www.thesob.org/uncategorized/sob-conducting-workshop-fall-2015/

    The String Orchestra of Brooklyn (SOB) is excited to announce our next weekend conducting workshop — October 9–11, 2015 — led by Tito Muñoz (Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony) and Eli Spindel (Artistic Director of the SOB).

    PROGRAM DETAILS
    The SOB Conducting Workshop offers participants conducting training in a non-competitive, supportive atmosphere with highly professional teaching and an accomplished and critically acclaimed community orchestra. The workshop will be limited to 15 participants to ensure that each participant receives at least 45 minutes of podium time with the orchestra. The focus of the workshop will be on baton technique, leadership psychology, and orchestral pedagogy. A Q&A with Maestros Muñoz and Spindel will follow the conducting sessions on October 10.

    SCHEDULE

    Friday, October 9
    7:15–9:45 Rehearsal of workshop repertoire led by Maestro Muñoz
    Location TBA

    Saturday, October 10
    10:00–1:00pm: Session 1
    2:00–5:00pm: Session 2
    5:15–6:15pm: Discussion with Maestros Muñoz and Spindel

    Sunday, October 11
    2:00–5:00pm: Session 3
    6:00–9:00pm: Session 4

    REPERTOIRE
    SHOSTAKOVICH Sinfonia for Strings (arr. String Quartet No. 8, Kalmus ed)
    BARBER Adagio for Strings
    BACH Piano Concerto in f minor, BWV 1056

    VIDEOS
    Each session will be videotaped and made available to participants. Participants may use their own video equipment if they prefer.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
    Please submit a resume and cover letter (email preferred) to the program administrator (conductingworkshop@thesob.org) explaining your musical background, interest in the program, and personal goals in conducting. Applicants must also include a sample conducting video. Videos may be uploaded and shared via an online service such as YouTube or Dropbox, or DVDs and application materials may be mailed to:

    The String Orchestra of Brooklyn
    79 St. James Place, #2
    Brooklyn, NY 11238

    APPLICATION DATES
    Applications due: September 9
    Decisions announced: September 16
    Tuition due: October 1

    TUITION
    $450 (non-refundable)
    Participants are responsible for their own housing and meals.

    PLAYER-CONDUCTORS
    There will be a small number of spaces available for highly capable string players to participate in the workshop as both conductors and orchestra members at reduced tuition. If you’re interested in this option, please include performance history in your resume and a recording or video that demonstrates your playing ability with your application.

    AUDITORS
    A limited number of auditor spots will be available. Tuition for auditors will be $50 per session.

    CONTACT
    Please contact the program administrator (conductingworkshop@thesob.org) with any questions or concerns.

  281. CONDUCTING SOLOISTS: 24-25 OCTOBER 2015, LONDON UK

    Max 6 participants
    Min 80 mins podium time
    Free HD video
    £350 (£290 not working / £150 observer)

    A weekend course in London working with teacher Peter Fender and a professional orchestra and soloists on Mozart violin concerto no.5 and Haydn C maj cello concerto.

    A significant proportion of a conductor’s job is working with soloists. Rarely is this dealt with in detail. Remedy this with this intensive and supportative course.

    For further information and the application form: http://www.peterfender.co.uk/courses

  282. Young conductors may have a look on this resume of 2015 Florence Conducting Masterclass, held ifrom August 31 until September 6 in Florence by M° Massimiliano Caldi (with a seminar of M° Donato Renzetti) with Artes National Orchestra (Musical Director M° Andrea Vitello)

    Thanks for all your support !
    FCM

  283. Hi,

    Would you be so kind to post the following announcement? Thank you!

    Best wishes,
    Hanneke Faber
    Royal Conservatoire The Hague (The Netherlands)

    Apply before 1 November for the National Master Orchestral Conducting

    The Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague in the Netherlands offer a joint national master’s programme in orchestral conducting, in cooperation with the professional Dutch orchestras. In this master’s programme, orchestra conductors develop the skills and gain the experience required to conduct a professional symphony orchestra in a competent and artistically well-thought-out manner.

    The master programme builds a bridge between the study and the professional practice and offers students the opportunity to build and expand their own professional networks. Additionally, the master will enrich the educational programmes of the orchestras involved.

    More information and application:
    http://www.koncon.nl/en/nmo
    http://www.conservatoriumvanamsterdam/nmo

  284. Hello,

    Could you post the following ad?

    Thank you!

    Jason Caslor

    Director of Orchestras – School of Music
    Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

    The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State
    University seeks a dynamic leader of outstanding reputation to serve as Director of
    Orchestras. This is a full-time appointment, appointment type and rank based on
    experience, beginning fall, 2016. For details, please visit:

    http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/faculty/includes/documents/music_dir_orch.pdf

  285. MUSIC DIRECTOR POSITION
    SOUTH BEND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    South Bend, IN

    South Bend Symphony Orchestra, a fully-professional orchestra based in South Bend, Indiana, is searching for a new Music Director who will create great musical experiences, enhance artistic excellence, inspire and engage audiences, bring innovative programming to and become involved in our community.

    Beginning in the 2017-18 Season, the new Music Director will serve as the artistic leader and community ambassador for greater Northern Indiana-Southern Michigan’s premiere professional orchestra.

    Background:
    The South Bend Symphony Orchestra (SBSO) was founded in 1932 when a local string ensemble conceived the idea for the South Bend Civic Orchestra and appointed its instructor as the music conductor. Today, the SBSO, led by Music Director Tsung Yeh, is Northern Indiana –
    Southern Michigan’s premiere professional orchestra presenting a minimum of 17 concerts each year to engage the community in the exploration of orchestral music in all of its forms. Its highly qualified musician pool is drawn from a large multi-state area.

    The SBSO is a union orchestra operating on a collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of Musicians. The orchestra employs a minimum of 75 per service contract musicians and holds membership in the Regional Orchestra Players Association (ROPA). A typical performance season includes a series of four Masterworks Concerts, performed at the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend; a series of three Pops Concerts, performed at the Morris Performing Arts Center; a Martin Luther King Day Concert; a series of three Chamber Orchestra Concerts, performed at the DeBartolo Center for the Arts on the University of Notre Dame campus; two Holiday Pops Concerts performed at the Morris Performing Arts Center; four education concerts; a free summer concert at the Chris Wilson Pavilion in Potawatomi Park; and, a number of in-school, retirement and community center ensemble concerts, performed by three different ensembles drawn from the larger orchestra. The orchestra also offers the Dake Chamber Music Academy – a day camp for high school musicians
    studying with SBSO faculty, held on the St. Mary’s College campus.

    The SBSO is governed by a 37-member Board of Directors, two of whom are orchestra members and six of whom are Directors Emeriti. The orchestra operates on an annual budget of approximately $1.5 million and has an endowment of approximately $10 million. The current
    Music Director, Tsung Yeh, resides in South Bend and has led the orchestra for 27 seasons. The SBSO has a full time staff of five and a part time staff of four. The orchestra serves six counties in northern Indiana and two counties in southern Michigan with a combined population of more than 860,000. The SBSO maintains strong partnerships with the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University South Bend.

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    The role of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director is:

     Artistic: In consultation with the Executive Director, Board, and staff, the Music Director drives the orchestra’s artistic decisions and activities, including programming, guest artist selection, and special projects. The Music Director also serves as principal conductor each season, conducting rehearsals, masterworks, pops, holiday, chamber, education concerts and advising three ensemble groups.

     Administrative: The Music Director works closely with the Executive Director to lead the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, both reporting directly to the Board of Directors. The Music Director makes artistic decisions within a set financial framework, and provides regular support to marketing and fundraising initiatives. Although residence in South Bend is not required, the Music Director is expected to spend significant time in South Bend in addition to rehearsal and performance time for community and Board-related matters.

     Community: The Music Director participates actively, frequently, and directly in community engagement and outreach initiatives, embracing the cultivation and stewardship of patrons, media, funders, and community members. The Music Director is committed to raising the profile of the orchestra, expanding its audience, and ensuring its ongoing sustainability.

     Community Relationships: The Music Director will play a key role in enhancing community pride in, and connection with, the SBSO. S/he will work closely with staff and volunteers to steward and build a committed core audience, representative of the community as a whole. S/he will be a powerful and effective ambassador for the SBSO capable of telling its story and generating support. S/he will be willing and able to participate actively in the orchestra’s communications, marketing, and fundraising activities, and will possess strong interpersonal skills including public speaking, the use of conventional and social media, and face-to-face contact with individuals and groups.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your interest directly onto the following
    Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/sAeUf9qBQVpSLBAucR4D

    Please upload your cover letter and resume as one single PDF file. The document name must follow the following format: Candidate Last name, Candidate First Name – Cover Letter and Resume

    Do not send videos at this time. Videos will be requested at a later date. All cover letters and resumes must be received by November 7, 2015. No late submissions will be considered.

    For a full job description visit: http://www.southbendsymphony.org/employment

  286. IL TROVATORE & OPERA-GALA. Opera Conducting Masterclass 22 – 30 January 2016 with Maestro Guerassim Voronkov (Russia/Spain) and the North Bohemian Opera and Ballet Theatre (Czech Republic)

    Each participant will get 420′ minutes podium time:
    The podium time for one conductor includes:
    1) Individual lessons for conductors with Maestro and the pianist – 60′
    2) Individual lessons with Maestro, soloists and the pianist – 60′
    3) Various scene rehearsals with soloists, the pianist, Choir, Ballet and conductors – 120′
    4) The antepiano rehearsal – with soloists and Choir – 20′
    5) Podium time with the full symphony orchestra – 160′
    6) Participation in two performances.

    The number of Active participants is limited to 8.

    Application deadline: 7th December, 2015.

    More information on the website:
    http://conductingmasterclasses.eu/conducting_courses_Guerassim_Voronkov_January_2016.php

    Email: conductingmasterclasses.eu@gmail.com

  287. Would you be so kind to help us posting the following information about our Annual Conducting Masterclass on your site? Thank you in advance

    The European Conducting Academy announces the Courses in Orchestral Conducting (Basic & Advanced Course). One weekend each month, fron November to June. Vicenza, Italy. Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta. Maestro Romolo Gessi, principal teacher, and Maestro Lior Shambadal, guest professor. Application deadline: 2015 November 14th.

    BASIC COURSE IN ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING (1 or 3 years)
    The course is suitable both for instrumentalists, singers, composers, and choral conductors, who already possess the rudimental skills of orchestral conducting, and also for those who intend to undertake such study for the first time. It is open to musicians of all nationalities, without any age limit. Entrance requirements: a record of significant experience in the fields of chamber, choral or orchestral music is preferable. Admission to the course involves CV assessment and a short personal interview. Students must possess the scores as indicated in the study plan.

    Organisation: the course will be structured so that the pieces in the plan will be studied in a theoretical and practical manner, including making use of audiovisual recordings. There will be study sessions with piano and rehearsals with orchestra. At the end of the academic year there will be an exam in order to continue to the next year of the course. Each student will be able to choose whether to opt for annual attendance or whether to follow the teaching route, completing the course in three years.

    Diplomas and certificates: at the end of the three year course all participants who have followed the complete course (A) and passed the final exams will be issued with a diploma. Certificates of attendance will be issued to the students who have followed the one year course (B or C).

    REPERTOIRE LIST FOR THE FIRST YEAR COURSE
    Vivaldi – Concerto F IV n.11 (Ricordi)
    Haendel – Concerto grosso op.6 n.1 HWV 319 (Bärenreiter)
    Haydn – Seven Last Words from the Cross, op.51 – Version for strings (Eulenburg)
    Mozart – Divertimenti KV 136, 137, 138 (Bärenreiter)
    Weber – Oberon Ouverture (Breitkopf & Härtel, Dover or other edition)
    Mendelssohn – Symohony No.4 Op.90 „Italian“(Breitkopf & Härtel, Dover or other edition)
    Britten – Simple Symphony (Oxford University Press)
    Van der Roost – Rikudim for string orchestra (De Haske – dehaskeI@aol.com)

    The students on the first year course will also be able to attend, in that same academic year, lessons planned for the courses of subsequent years. The programmes of study for the second and third year courses will be communicated directly to the students

    ADVANCED MASTERCLASS IN ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING (1 or 2 years)
    The advanced course is suitable for musicians who have already completed a course of study in orchestral conducting and want to enlarge their repertoire and perfect their technique. It is open to musicians of all nationalities, without any age limit.

    Entrance requirements: a record of significant experience in the field of conducting is preferable. Admission to the course involves CV assessment, a short interview and a technical test – to take place on the first day of lessons, in which the candidate must demonstrate knowledge of how to conduct at least one of the works on the repertoire list. Videos (10/15 min YouTube links) of the candidate conducting in rehearsal or performance are also acceptable as technical test. Those who have already completed the three year diploma in orchestral conducting at the European Conducting Academy, at a conservatoire or on equivalent courses, will be admitted as a matter of course.

    Organisation: the course will be structured so that the pieces in the programme will be studied in a theoretical and practical manner, including making use of audiovisual recordings. There will be study sessions with piano and rehearsals with orchestra. The lessons will be in an academic form, for all the students enrolled on the conducting courses, according to a plan of study established for each level of study. The specific programme for each lesson will be communicated with adequate advance notice.

    Certificates: at the end of the two year course each participant who has received a positive assessment will be issued with a diploma. Certificates of attendance will be issued to the students who have followed the one year course.

    REPERTOIRE LIST FOR THE ADVANCED COURSE
    Mozart – Die Zauberflöte Ouverture KV 620
    Mozart – String Quintet (Serenade) KV 406 (Bärenreiter)
    Weber – Oberon Ouverture (Breitkopf & Härtel or Dover)
    Mendelssohn – Symohony No.4 Op.90 „Italian“(Breitkopf & Härtel, Dover or other edition)
    Brahms – Symphony No.2 op.73 (Breitkopf & Härtel or Dover)
    Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings Op.48 (Eulenburg)
    Elgar – Salout d’Amour – Version for Strings, arr. Birtel (Schott ED 9404)
    Within the scope of the course works for soloist and orchestra will also be studied. Furthermore each student will be able to personalise their own study plan, agreeing with the teacher the possible inclusion of a free choice work.

    Course educational structure

    Both courses (Basic / Advanced) will follow, each within its own framework, the following plans of study, seminars, and calendar.

    Study Plan
    • Fundamental historical information about orchestral conducting: origins, evolution of the principal national schools and specific treatises.
    • Score study: analysis, performance practice, concentration and memorisation techniques.
    • Gestures: rhythmic exercises, gestural proportions, subdividing, dynamics, visual and gestural communication.
    • Orchestra: historical composition and layout, sections, instrumental techniques.
    • Rehearsals: planning, usage of time, orchestral psychology, rapport with soloists, musical rehearsals
    • Repertoire: chamber, symphonic, choral, operatic.
    • Role of the conductor: organising rehearsals, generating programmes, liaison with musical management, artistic direction and mass media.

    Seminars: within the framework of the courses there will be the following seminars:
    • In-depth study of the analysis and technique of conducting with Maestro Lior Shambadal, chief conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker – All the students on ECA conducting courses will be admitted as observers. Inclusion as actual participants in this seminar requires an audition and extra attendance.
    • In-depth study of management, agencies, and theatres.
    • In-depth study of specific issues concerning orchestral conducting carried out in conjunction with conductors or well-known performers, on days included in the teaching calendar.

    Course fees: three possible solutions
    A) Complete course € 1.320,00 (from November to June)
    B) Reduced course € 1.130,00 (from January to June)
    C) Short course € 950,00 (from February to June)

    CALENDAR: ACADEMIC YEAR

    Sat 28 Nov 11 a.m.-7 p.m Admission exams and introductory lessons
    Sun 29 Nov 9.30 a.m – 5 p.m Lessons

    Sat 30 Jan 2 p.m – 7 p.m. All courses
    Sun 31 Jan 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. All courses

    Sat 20 Feb 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. All courses
    Sun 21 Feb 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. All courses

    Sat 12 Mar 2 p.m. – 7 p.m All courses
    Sun 13 Mar 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. All courses

    Sat 14 May 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. All courses
    Sun 15 May 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. All courses

    Sat 11 Jun 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. All courses
    Sun 12 Jun 9.30 a.m – 5 p.m All courses

    SEMINAR 14 – 17 April
    “The German Sound – Conducting Weber, Mendelssohn & Brahms” – In-depth study of conducting technique with Maestro Lior Shambadal
    Thu 14 Apr 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. All courses
    Fri 15 Apr 9.30 a.m. – 7 p.m. All courses
    Sat 16 Apr 9.30 a.m. – 7 p.m. All courses
    Sun 17 Apr 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. All courses

    The calendar may be subject to change, in the case of circumstances beyond our control.

    Languages: English, Italian, German
    Orchestra: Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta; Orchestra da camera Opera Venezia; Aurora Ensemble

    Application deadline: 14 November

    Logistical and organisational information and the enrolment method for the Masterclass:

    • The courses will generally be situated at the Filippini Auditorium, Contrà San Marcello 5 – 36100 Vicenza.
    • For all other information call the following telephone numbers: +39 328 2449171 / +39 338 9368993 or write to the following email address: infodirigo@gmail.com
    • For the purpose of issuing the three year diploma attendance on the complete course is required. For attendance on the other types of courses a certificate will be issued.
    • To participate in the courses you must:
    1. Fill in the application form in its totality and send it (before the application deadline) to the following email address: infodirigo@gmail.com
    2. Pay the membership fee and the first instalment of the course fees on the first day of lessons and the subsequent instalments before their respective deadlines.

    Notes:

    1. Reduced attendance does not give the right to any reduction in the fees.
    2. The organisers reserve the right to postpone, in case of necessity, one or more lessons, giving timely notice to the students.
    3. After the application deadline the organisers can still accept requests for enrolment, in case the logistical situation permits it.

    For information:

    Phone: +39 328 2449171 / +39 338 936 8993
    Email: infodirigo@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.worldconducting.altervista.org

  288. Weekend Wind Conducting Workshop at CCM with Glenn Price and Craig Kirchhoff
    February 4-6, 2016

    This workshop is open to conductors of all levels.

    Attendees with podium time work with the Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Chamber Winds for a total of three individual sessions. Podium time is limited to 16 participants.

    Class sessions cover topics such as baton technique, score study, and rehearsal methods with a focus on the intersection of conducting and education.

    Participants will concentrate on developing the skill of leading clearly and with artistic depth, while providing educational experiences that are stimulating and fulfilling for young students, pre-professional, and professional performers alike. Attendees are invited to all events on the schedule.
    Register early – spots will go fast!

    Costs

    Participant with Podium Time
    $425

    Participant, no podium time
    $250

    Undergraduate Observer
    $175

    Early bird discount of $50 when you register before January 5, 2016.

    Click here for rep: http://ccm.uc.edu/summer/wind-conducting/repertoire.html

    Click here for schedule: http://ccm.uc.edu/summer/wind-conducting/schedule.html

    Click here to register: http://ccm.uc.edu/summer/wind-conducting.html

  289. I was hoping to post a job listing for this church in NYC, but can’t find a place to submit it other than in this comment. Please contact us at jobs@judson.org if there is a better way to submit this. Thank you.

    Job Description – Music Director

    Judson Memorial Church
    55 Washington Square South
    New York, NY 10012
    212-477-0351; http://www.judson.org

    Judson Memorial Church, established in 1892, is a self-governing, open and affirming congregation in New York City with approximately 300 congregants. Located in the heart of Greenwich Village on Washington Square South, Judson is aligned with the American Baptist Churches and the United Church of Christ and the Alliance of Baptists and draws parishioners of varied beliefs and from diverse religious backgrounds. With a proud history of promoting human rights, social justice, and the performing arts, Judson has tripled in size and program over the last eight years.

    Judson revels in the widest possible range of musical styles and genres in its worship. For example, a single Sunday service can include a traditional hymn, a choral/solo arrangement of a current pop song, a Broadway standard or folk song sung by the congregation, a spiritual or gospel song sung by the choir, and a piano solo by Philip Glass or Dave Brubeck, all chosen to complement the scriptural/sermon theme of the day.

    Judson now seeks a highly skilled and experienced Director of Music to support its continued growth and mission.

    POSITION: Half-time Music Director

    Responsibilities:
    In consultation with the clergy, select hymns, responses, special music for all services
    Accompany congregation singing on piano (Judson has no organ) and provide additional performed special music at all worship services.
    Rehearse and conduct the volunteer choir and special music performers (soloists/groups)
    Provide sacred and secular music for the annual weekend retreat, other church events, including weddings, funerals, special services/events, as scheduled
    Oversee maintenance of church’s pianos
    Plus: Opportunities to suggest/lead additional musical enhancements to the church’s programs and to participate in the church’s various arts programs, as mutually agreeable.

    Accountability to: Senior Minister Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper

    Qualifications:
    Required Skills and Experience:
    Highly skilled piano accompaniment for congregation singing & solo/group performers
    Highly skilled solo piano performance
    Strong proficiency in rehearsing and conducting volunteer choir & other performers
    Commitment and ability to work collaboratively with the clergy to select appropriate
    music to help create a meaningful worship experience for a diverse congregation
    Broad repertoire knowledge of, and ability to select, perform, and accompany
    both religious and secular music of all periods and genres, including
    classical/hymns/folk/spirituals/gospel/world music/jazz/show tunes/pop
    Ability to introduce, teach and explain music new to the choir and congregation
    Flexibility, ability to deal with last-minute requests; teamwork skills

    Desirable:
    Academic degree(s) in piano performance, choral conducting, &/or composition
    Skills in arranging sung & instrumental music for performers’ skill level/voice range
    Ability to improvise background music as needed, shift keys to fit voices, etc.
    Ability to excite and motivate performers and congregation in music performance/participation
    Knowledge of Christian and other religious traditions/practices;
    (with or without specific academic/seminary background in these areas)
    Knowledge of music history in many genres & ability to explain it for the occasion
    Skill in composition of new music for congregation and/or performance
    Knowledge of NYC area performers to call on for special music as needed

    Work Schedule:
    This is a half-time, salaried staff position, including
    Sundays approximately 9 am -12:30 pm;
    weekly weekday staff meeting and other meetings with clergy to plan services;
    periodic weeknight services (Advent, Lent, sometimes others),
    annual fall weekend retreat; other events (weddings, funerals etc.) as scheduled

    Salary and benefits:
    Salary – appropriate to this part-time position
    Health insurance provided
    Paid time off as provided in the Judson Personnel Guidelines

    Expenses covered (within budget established annually by Finance committee):
    Purchase and copying of music
    Hiring occasional outsider performers/service accompaniment
    Professional conferences/education opportunities, as approved by Senior Minister

    Evaluation and Review:
    Annual evaluation by Senior Minister
    Annual salary review by Personnel/Finance Committees, any changes approved by Board

    Application process:
    Submissions should include:
    CV/resume/dossier with a one-page cover letter explaining why you might be the person we seek.
    List of references (three or more desired) with full title, contact information and explanation of their professional relationship to you.
    Links to your website and if possible, to on-line videos etc. of your work.
    Your salary requirements.
    Selected candidates will be invited to send additional materials that illustrate their abilities and to interview with the Senior Minister and Search Committee.

    Send applications to jobs@judson.org (preferred) or to:
    Co-Chairs, Music Search Committee
    Judson Memorial Church
    55 Washington Square South
    New York, NY 10012

    Judson is an equal opportunity employer. It has not been Judson’s practice to hire Judson members for employed staff positions.

  290. International Opera Singing & Conducting Masterclass
    January 22, 2016 – January 30, 2016
    Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.

    The North Bohemian Opera and Ballet Theatre & ICM Concert Agency s.r.o. are happy to invite singers and conductors to take part in the International Opera Singing and Conducting Masterclass.

    The masterclass is lead by Maestro Guerassim Voronkov (Russia) and organized in collaboration with a leading soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg Marina Shaguch (soprano, Russia) and the best operatic coach from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona Maestro Mark Hastings (USA)

    http://conductingmasterclasses.eu/opera_singers_master_class_courses.php

    http://conductingmasterclasses.eu/conducting_courses_Guerassim_Voronkov_January_2016.php

  291. Dear ladies and gentlemen,

    I am leading two workshops:

    A) Orchestral Conducting Workshop
    Dates: 9th. and 10th. of January 2016 in Winterthur, Switzerland
    For beginners and advanced
    Contents: contemporary conducting technique, creative rehearsal technique, efficient vocal technique, team leadership, video analysis of famous conductors
    Languages: German, English, French
    Fees: CHF 375 (active) and CHF 225 (passive)
    More information: http://www.cattapan.ch/naechste-kurse/

    B) Lectures about “The Language of Conducting”
    Dates: mondays (from the 11th. of January till the 15th. of February 2016), 7:30 P.M. till 9:00 P.M.
    Fees: 180 CHF
    Application and address: Volkshochschule Zürich
    Information: http://www.cattapan.ch/naechste-kurse/

    If you need more information, please contact me.
    If you know someone else who could be interested, may I kindly ask you to forward this message – thank you in advance.

    Best regards,

    Felipe Cattapan
    Conductor
    Reithystrasse 49
    CH-8810 Horgen
    Tel. + 41 43 3880010
    felipe.cattapan@gmail.com
    http://www.cattapan.ch

  292. Carnegie Hall is offering two opportunities for young conductors for the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

    Apprentice Conductors

    Two apprentice conductors will have a unique opportunity to receive mentoring in orchestral conducting from NYO-USA’s music staff, including Orchestra Director James Ross, and the 2016 Assistant Conductor. They will attend all orchestra rehearsals during the Residency as well as observe sectional rehearsals and faculty coaching. Some aspects of the apprenticeship may be tailored to the musical background of the student chosen, but it is expected that score study sessions and very limited podium time will be offered. The conducting apprentices are also expected to have a role in understanding and supporting orchestra operations for NYO-USA and may be asked to assist the Music Library staff or the management team with relevant administrative functions.

    Candidates are not expected to have orchestral conducting experience but should be able to demonstrate substantial instrumental experience and strong musicianship, as well as leadership potential. After reviewing audition submissions, James Ross and NYO-USA staff may conduct interviews via Skype prior to making a final selection.

    http://www.carnegiehall.org/NYOUSA_Additional_Opportunities/

    Assistant Conductor

    The assistant conductor post for NYO-USA combines musical preparation duties and artistic support of orchestra activities; opportunities to work alongside a world-class faculty and guest artists, and a role in teaching/mentoring two apprentice conductors. NYO-USA’s assistant conductor will have the opportunity to support the work of James Ross, NYO-USA’s orchestra director, and the instrumental faculty during the orchestra’s residency at Purchase College, SUNY, and to assist conductors Christoph Eschenbach and Valery Gergiev as necessary during rehearsals and on tour. The assistant conductor is expected to be present at all full orchestral rehearsals; to conduct selected sectional rehearsals to facilitate the work of instrumental coaches; and to lead portions of full orchestra rehearsals if requested by the orchestra director or conductor. As needed, he or she may be asked to work with individual players or groups of players and to advise/assist program staff and/or the orchestra librarian on artistic needs that may arise during the residency and tour. In past years, the assistant conductor has led community engagement performances with NYO-USA. The apprentice conductor positions, are for 16–19 year-old musicians selected via competitive audition. They are likely to shadow the assistant conductor for significant portions of program.

    The assistant conductor position is open to US citizens or permanent residents (Green Card holders) from all backgrounds, ages 20–35. A modest stipend and all expenses will be provided by Carnegie Hall.

    http://www.carnegiehall.org/NYOUSA_Assistant_Conductor/

  293. 12th Danube International Conducting Masterclass and Competition 2016
    with the Danube Symphony Orchestra
    and Prof. András Deák – Principal Conductor of Danube Symphony Orchestra

    website: http://www.danubeconductingmasterclass.com

    Venue:
    Danube Symphony Orchestra’s concert hall and rehearsal room, Danube Palace
    Hungary, Budapest, H-1051. Zrinyi Street 5.
    Dates:
    21st -31st August 2016
    Music programme of the course:
    Mozart: Symphony in D major, No. 35, Haffner
    Strauss: Die Fledermaus – Overture
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
    Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances
    Schubert: Symphony No 5
    Tuition fees:
    Active participants €1200
    Active participants – students (valid enrollment proof required) €1100
    Passive participants €200
    Registration fee €100 ( part of the whole amount)
    Registration deadline: 31st July 2016
    The participant is responsible for paying the extra costs of the bank transfer.
    Payment:
    Payment information will be sent via email to applicants.
    About the course:
    During the course the active participants are working on the music programme with Professor Andras Deak – at the half time with two pianists, at the other half of the course every active participants will get 80 minutes conducting time with the Danube Symphony Orchestra.
    Tuition languages: English
    Participation in the course is confirmed with a certificate.
    Competition:
    At the end of the orchestra rehearsals the Professor and the Orchestra will decide which participants will be awarded with prizes.
    Final concert: On the 31st August there will be a concert in the Danube Palace Concert Hall with a selected programme from the course repertoire. In the concert the first 4-5 best participants chosen by the Professor an the Orchestra will conduct.
    More conducting practice time:
    We offer more practice time possibility with the orchestra. 80 minutes/ 600 Eu / 35 member of orchestra. We can give you the possible dates and times after your inquires.
    Click here for details:
    Accommodation:
    We can also help you find a good accommodation in Budapest, and provide you with all the information you need.
    How to apply:
    Please send us an email if you are interested.
    Laszlo Blaskovics
    email: conductingpractice@gmail.com
    tel: 0036703623921

  294. Hi! I want an information, in which way can i publish masterclass on you site “al conducting masterclasses”??

    1. Send me the info

  295. Rachmaninoff & Sibelius at CCM April 22 – 24, 2016

    We’re celebrating our 9th year of weekend workshops with two thrilling and important second symphonies from “The Great Decade,” Sibelius 2nd (1902) and Rachmaninoff 2nd (1907).

    Your takeaway from the weekend:

    -work with the renowned CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestras on these two masterworks under the instruction of Mark Gibson (CCM) and Neil Varon (Eastman)
    -video documentation of all conducting sessions, with a link provided at the close of the workshop for download
    -work with piano & string quartet in preparation for getting in front of the orchestras
    -open discussions and score study over food & drink
    -choose which symphony you want to work on

    A limited number of participants and apprentices will be invited to take part in the masterclass, held at the beautiful CCM Village, University of Cincinnati. Auditors are welcome!

    Tuition:
    Full Participant: $2000
    Apprentice: $1000
    Auditor: $500

    For more information: ccm.uc.edu/summer (click on Rach & Sibelius)
    Schedule
    Faculty
    Application
    Tuition

    Contact: CCM Summer Programs/Sara Danner Dukic | ccmsummer@uc.edu | 513-56-5662

  296. The League of American Orchestras is currently accepting applications for two conducting opportunities in 2016:

    – The Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview with Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony, May 10-11

    – Conducting Masterclass with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony, June 11

    Application deadline is December 22, 2015

    For guidelines and more info, visit http://americanorchestras.org/conducting-artistic-programs/conducting/bruno-walter-national-conductor-preview.html

  297. Women Conductors Workshops/Royal Opera, Royal Ballet Conducting Weekends

    The Women Conductors Course at Morley College, in partnership with the Royal Opera House, will present two separate weekend workshops for female conductors.

    Conducting for Opera (30-31 January, 2016; application deadline 8 January, 2016): Lead Teacher: Julia Jones, Chief Conductor at Theater Basel, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon, and Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa; Guest Conductor Staatsoper Berlin, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Hamburg Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, among others.

    Conducting for Ballet (20-21 February, 2016; application deadline 29 January, 2016): Lead Teacher: Andrea Quinn, past Music Director of the Royal Ballet and the New York City Ballet; Guest Conductor Dutch National Ballet, Swedish Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and New Zealand Ballet, among others.

    These courses will explore the techniques and skills involved in conducting opera and ballet, while working with leading conductors, professional musicians, dancers, and choreographers. Singers will be from the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in residence at the Royal Opera House, and Dancers and Choreographers will be from the Royal Ballet. Both courses will be accompanied with piano played by professional repetiteurs or ballet pianists.

    Fees:
    Participant (maximum 12 Participants per course):
    Uk student/UK resident: £150/course
    Non-UK student/non-UK resident: £300/course

    Observer:
    £20/course

    Both courses will take place at the Royal Opera House, Bow St, London WC2E 9DD

    Repertoire for the Opera Course:

    Arias:
    Bizet: Habanera, from Carmen, Act I
    Bizet: ‘Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante’, from Carmen, Act III
    Verdi: ‘De miei bollenti spiriti’, from La traviata, Act II
    Mozart: ‘Hai gia vinta la causa’, from Le nozze di Figaro, Act III

    Duets:
    Puccini: Scene, from La bohème, Act I
    Mozart: Duet, from Così fan tutte, Act I
    Verdi: Quartet, from Rigoletto, Act III

    Repertoire for the Ballet Course:

    Stravinsky: Agon (Complete)
    Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (Balcony Pas de deux)
    Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (Grand Pas de deux)

    To register an application, please follow the instructions on the following Google form:

    http://goo.gl/forms/jZPesKvTPA

    For questions, please email:

    womenconductors@morleycollege.ac.uk

  298. NEW 5-DAY FORMAT!!!

    Orchestral Conducting Fundamentals
    July 18-22, 2016
    Neil Varon, director

    This course is based on the technical, musical and psychological fundamentals that lead to a deeper level of communication between conductor and orchestra. The course is designed to approach general conducting skills/issues that are applicable to all musicians who wish to develop conducting skills. New conducting students will acquire and develop a strong set of basic fundamentals and musical values, upon which they can then build.
    Topics to be covered will include:
    -Clarity of beat and gesture
    -How do we convey music with our hands and the baton?—linking the musical mind and baton
    -Freedom of movement—the language of movement types and artistic intent
    -Changing of tempo—how do we learn to control the tempo in speeding up and slowing down?
    -Building musical leadership from the podium—how does one study, and how does one then apply that study to actual orchestral music making?

    “I learned more in 3 days, than in an entire semester at another school.” – 2015 participant

  299. CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    TITLE: Assistant Conductor

    REPORTS TO: Music Director

    DEPARTMENT: Conducting Staff

    STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

    DATE: September 2016

    SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
    The Assistant Conductor is responsible for rehearsing and conducting educational, outreach and community concerts, rehearsing and conducting other performances as assigned, serving as cover conductor for rehearsals and concerts as determined by the Music Director, and other duties as assigned.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Working in conjunction with the Music Director, Executive Director, Director of Artistic Planning and other key staff, the Assistant Conductor will plan and conduct educational concerts, community concerts and other special concerts as assigned to include but not be limited to Lollipops Family concerts, private concerts, CSO On Campus concerts, and runouts.

    2. Serve as cover conductor for rehearsals and concerts and other programs as assigned. This includes personal preparation of all scores and providing written and verbal feedback on artistic matters relating to repertory (balance, intonation, dynamics, ensemble issues, etc.). May be asked to conduct off stage ensembles or serve as score reader for supertitles or other production needs.

    3. If so directed, to assist the technical staff in the post-production editing of Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performance recordings for archival or broadcast use.

    4. Participate as directed in planning meetings, media events, fund-raising activities, speaking engagements, educational and outreach opportunities, development meetings and activities, administrative meetings and other activities as determined and identified by management.

    5. Perform other duties and functions as assigned by the Music Director.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    1. Meaningful orchestral conducting experience and broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire and concert programming.

    2. Master’s degree (or equivalent) in orchestral/instrumental conducting strongly preferred.

    3. Fluent in English and able to communicate effectively to musicians, staff and a wide range of audience members. A deep appreciation for, understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of professional musicians.

    4. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The responsibility and cost of obtaining such authorization is solely that of the candidate

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE (Only electronic applications will be accepted)

    1. Individuals should submit a cover letter, current résumé, three letters of recommendation and contact information for three professional references. Candidates are also required to submit a current video work sample. Video should be a close front-view perspective of either a rehearsal or performance with a full symphonic or large chamber orchestra ensemble. ALL MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH A SERVICE SUCH AS DROPBOX OR HIGHTAIL. Please do not email attachments.

    2. All applications must be received by January 22, 2016. Applications should be sent to tanyad@charlottesymphony.org.

    3. Candidates must be available to audition in person on April 26, 2016.

  300. Hello,
    I’d like to offer information on a week-long masterclass in July, 2016:

    Wintergreen Summer Music Academy’s
    Conductors’ Summit

    A unique opportunity to combine training, performance, conversation, and observation.

    Open to the serious conducting student.

    Conductor Victor Yampolsky leads the week as Master Teacher, assisted by conductor and Wintergreen Performing Arts’ Artistic Director, Erin Freeman. Providing more than 120 minutes of podium time per student, plus opportunities for two public performances, this program commands a unique position among summer conducting programs. In addition, students will attend daily workshops and seminars on topics including score study, baton technique, bowing and woodwind sessions, public speaking coaching, community outreach and education script writing and delivery, and video review. Finally, Conductors’ Summit students will observe Maestro Yampolsky in rehearsals and performances with the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra.

    Conducting sessions include:

    1 session with a string quintet. (20 minutes per student)
    2 masterclasses with the full String Chamber Music Academy rehearsing as an orchestra. (20 minutes per student per masterclass)
    1 performance with the full String Chamber Music Academy performing as an orchestra.(approx 15 minutes per student)
    3 masterclasses with a fully professional chamber ensemble (Mahler Symphony No. 4, arr. Klaus Simon) (20 minutes per student per masterclass)
    1 public performance of a fully professional chamber ensemble (Mahler Symphony No. 4, arr Simon) divided among conducting students. (approx 10 minutes per student)
    All sessions will be videotaped and will be available for audition submission and personal study.

    Enrollment will be capped at 6 participants, creating opportunities for conversation, camaraderie, and collegiality.

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    Private and group lessons in baton technique and score study
    6 masterclasses and 2 public conducting performances
    Podium time in front of student and professional musicians
    Videos for all sessions and video review; copies of videos will be available for applications and self-study
    Sessions on bowing technique, woodwind tuning, career development, educational and community programming, public speaking, and more
    CONTACT

    With questions or for more information: academy@wintergreenperformingarts.org

  301. Hello,
    Sorry there appears to have been an error in the date in my previous post. If you wouldn’t mind sharing this on your site I would be very grateful.

    MUSIC DIRECTOR SEARCH

    We are currently searching for a new Music Director to start in September 2016 please see below for details.

    The Southampton University Symphony Orchestra (SUSO) is widely recognised as one of the leading university orchestras in the UK. After 21 years, Robin Browning, is stepping down, we are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational individual to lead the orchestra to even greater heights. SUSO performs four to seven concerts per year, as well as a foreign tour in the summer. Recent years have included Mahler’s 6th Symphony, Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony. The orchestra has an excellent outreach program with strong links to Southampton Music Hub and ‘Baby Proms’.

    SUSO rehearses on a Wednesday evening between 7pm – 10pm in the Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton, with an occasional weekend day rehearsal leading up to the concert.

    Auditions will take place on Wednesday the 16th of March 6.30pm – 10pm in Southampton with a short interview between 5pm and 6.30pm.

    Audition repertoire will be selected from the following:

    Romeo and Juliet Overture – Tchaikovsky
    Symphony No. 2 – Rachmaninov
    Scheherazade – Rimsky-Korsakov
    To apply please email the following to susomusicdirectorsearch@gmail.com by Saturday the 30th of January at 1pm (GMT):

    Your CV
    link(s) to video of you conducting
    3 programs
    1 to be based around a large scale work such as a Shostakovich Symphony
    1 for a themed/family event e.g. film music
    1 program to involve a concerto with suggested soloist.
    Feel free to send references.

    An audition info sheet will be sent to successful candidates no later than 24th of February.

    All decisions made by the Music Director Search committee will be final.

    For more information please see http://suso.susu.org/index.php/music-director-search/

  302. The International Conductors’ Festival (ICF) offers emerging conductors the meaningful experiences that are critical to their development on and off the podium. Our programs are ideal for any conductor with advanced training who is seeking substantial and real experience conducting a professional orchestra in both rehearsals and concerts.

    The 8th annual ICF-Kiev will be held this summer, May 30 – June 11, 2016 in Kiev, at the magnificent Ukrainian National House of Organ and Chamber Music. Repertoire highlights will include Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Schubert’s B-minor Symphony (Unfinished) and Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto no. 2 in G minor, with highly acclaimed soloist Andriy Kutasevych. Additionally, a new festival modeled after ICF Kiev, but with its own unique offerings, will be inaugurated this summer in Danville, Kentucky on the beautiful campus of Center College, July 18-30. Both ICF-Kiev and ICF-Danville will invite 7-8 conductors each, and are currently accepting applications.

    Visit http://www.ConductorsFestival.org for more information and to apply. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, and applications will continue to be accepted after that date until all spots are filled by qualified candidates.

  303. A WEEKEND WITH BACH: 27 Feb 2016 – 28 Feb 2016, London UK.

    Unique opportunity to work on music by Bach with baroque music specialists: tutor Peter Fender and the professional chamber orchestra South London Baroque (playing on period instruments). An intense and supportive weekend working on Bach’s Orchestral Suite no.1 in C and Cantata 54.

    Participants: Maximum of 6.
    Agel limit: None
    Podium time: Minimum of 80 mins
    Video: Free HD video supplied.
    Cost: £400 / £350 unwaged.
    Languages: English / Italian (French and German may also be possible, please enquire).

    Go to http://www.peterfender.co.uk/courses for more information and the application form.

  304. ICWF 2016: Mahler, Mozart, and Brahms hosted by the New Symphony Orchestra of Sofia
    International Conducting Workshop and Festival 2016: Mahler, Mozart, and Brahms (ICWF) with Larry Rachleff and Donald Schleicher, Sofia, Bulgaria July 29 – August 8, 2016

    From July 29-August 8, 2016 the International Conducting Workshop and Festival is again proud to present a workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria in partnership with the New Symphony Orchestra. ICWF 2016: Mahler, Mozart, and Brahms will be led by two of the most internationally esteemed conducting teachers:  Larry Rachleff (Rice University and Rhode Island Philharmonic) and Donald Schleicher (University of Illinois). They will be assisted by Benjamin Loeb (ICWF Artistic Director). 

    As in the past, we will offer conducting training and critique in a non-competitive, professional and supportive atmosphere.  It is a great opportunity to immerse oneself deeply in important standard and challenging orchestral repertoire which will include Mahler Symphony #4 and the Adagietto from Symphony #5, Brahms Symphonies #1 and 3, and Mozart Symphonies #38, 39, and 41. (Repertoire is subject to change).

    Without increasing the tuition, the workshop this year will include even more sessions than ever: 12 Orchestra sessions (both 3- and 4-hour), 9 3-hour Sextet sessions, discussions, study and special subject sessions led by Susan Dunn. Each full participant will have 60 minutes of podium time with the full orchestra and at least 30 minutes with the sextet.

    This year, in addition to the regular Chamber Concert, we will present a full Orchestra Concert conducted by the ICWF faculty and featuring special guest artists. Repertoire on the program will include Mozart Symphony #38 (Donald Schleicher, conductor) and Parto, parto (Susan Dunn, soprano, and Larry Rachleff conductor), and Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Eleni Matos, mezzo soprano, Robert Gardner, baritone, Benjamin Loeb, conductor). 

    In the Orchestra sessions, conducting slots are 10 minutes long. In the Sextet sessions, participants will conduct a string quintet plus piano, which covers woodwinds and brass parts.  Parts of some quintet sessions may be devoted to difficult excerpts that are pre-selected from the workshop repertoire that all participants will be expected to prepare. In the remainder of the sextet sessions, passages are to be selected by the participant. Each conductor will have individual choice of repertoire during orchestra sessions. In all sessions, podium time slots will be flexibly and transparently pre-assigned. 

    Levels of Participation
    For this workshop we are offering only one level of participation which will include 60 minutes with the full orchestra. Sextet sessions will be equally divided among all conductors. All orchestra and sextet sessions will take place in the palatial Boyana Residence (subject to change).

    Auditing is also available, but does not include any active podium time. The auditor level is designed for those either who have little experience and training, but show promise, or those with ample opportunity to conduct throughout the year, but want to use this workshop as a chance to observe master teaching. 

    All tuition fees include hotel and two meals each day. Fees must be paid according to schedule in $US.

    All sessions will be Digitally Recorded and ample opportunity will be provided to view session recordings. At the end of each conducting session or day, each conductor will receive a digital file of that session.  Participants must provide his or her own storage media (USB 3.0 hard drive is most recommended).

    Concerts

    Concurrent with the workshop, the International Conducting Workshop Festival will present one Chamber Music and one Orchestra Concert featuring faculty, guest artists, and NSO members. Participants will not perform on these concerts. The repertoire on these concerts will be devoted to music of the three composers and their contemporaries. All rehearsals and concerts are open to the participants.

    Video Recording Sessions
    After the workshop proper is complete on August 9 conductors will have the opportunity to sign up for 30-minute sessions solely to video workshop repertoire. The faculty will not be present and conductors will have free choice of repertoire. This is an excellent opportunity to compile a portfolio of video clips for applications. Each 30-minute session is $900 and includes hotel and two meals for the extra day.

    The New Symphony Orchestra
    The New Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1991 as an alternative to the existing musical institutions financially supported and controlled by the state. During the years since it was founded the New Symphony Orchestra has produced a cultural model of its own and has created a Society of Friends, dedicated to the welfare of this cultural institution, which is unique in Bulgaria. Julia Hristova’s Concert House, opened in 1990, served as a basis on which the Orchestra was founded. This House had its own unique system of organizing and financing the orchestra and working with its young musicians. According to the words of its founder, Julia Hristova, “We worked not to survive but to create.”
     

    The Musicians
    From the very beginning the idea of the New Symphony Orchestra was to be both a school and an institution taking care of young, talented musicians who had no experience on the stages of concert halls, but who had the strong desire to work and perfect them-selves. Over eight hundred musicians of an average age between 18 and 27 have played for the Orchestra. Musician from the School of the New Symphony Orchestra are now members of the biggest Bulgarian orchestral institutions and opera houses, and of orchestras in the USA, Latin America, South Africa, Western and Central Europe. The leading principles in the work with the young musicians, most of whom are still students, is respect for one’s personal opinions, equal opportunities and flexibility in the system of work. According to Julia Hristova “The most important goal in our work is not the concert, but one’s love in the process of ‘making’ music”.
    Read more about this important and fascinating orchestra unique to Eastern Europe.

    Accommodations
    All participants will stay in single, air-conditioned rooms at the magnificant and palacial Boyana Residence, the same location where all of the sessions will be held (subject to change). 
    Breakfast and one additional meal (usually lunch) is included in the tuition fee. All rooms have free wireless Internet access. It is possible to arrange for spouses to stay at the hotel for a small additional cost. Spouses will also receive two meals each day and have access to all public ICWF events.

    DEADLINES
    Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed first on January 15. First notifications will be emailed on January 30. After February 15, applications will be reviewed and processed on a space-available basis.$500 non-refundable tuition deposit due within two weeks of acceptance. Generally, applications are processed within two weeks of receipt.
    • Late payment of tuition deposit or tuition payment may result in loss of spot.
    • If a conductor must cancel his or her spot, the tuition deposit and/or tuition will be refunded only if a suitable replacement is found to fill the spot.
    To apply, go to http://www.conductingworkshop.org/language/english/forms/2016-icwf-application

    FEES
    Application fee: $50
    Participant Tuition (60 minutes with full orchestra, approximately 45 minutes with sextet): $3950
    Auditor Tuition: $2500

    Extra 30-minute video recording session: $900 
    Early tuition payment discount (if paid by February 15): $150
           All tuition fees paid by credit card will have a 3.5% service fee added.
    Online payments preferred, but US checks and bank transfer will be accepted. The application is not complete and will not be processed until the payment is received. 
    Application fees are non-refundable.

  305. First Annual ICF-Danville, July 18-30, 2016

    The International Conductors’ Festival offers meaningful development experiences to emerging conductors both on and off the podium. Each of our two festivals offers significant, uninterrupted podium time with a professional orchestra. These festivals are ideal for conductors with advanced training who are seeking performance and professional development opportunities.

    The first annual International Conductors’ Festival – Danville will be held July 18-30 on the campus of Centre College in Danville, KY. Up to 8 participating conductors will work with the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra from Manchester, England on repertoire including Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Elgar, Tchaikovsky, and more. The festival includes four public performances by all participants and the opportunity to be involved in community engagement and educational events. For details, visit http://www.centre.edu/icfdanville.

    The original ICF, whose 8th annual workshop will be held May 30 – June 11 in Kiev, Ukraine will take place at the Ukrainian National House of Organ and Chamber Music. Repertoire includes Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Schubert’s B-minor Symphony (Unfinished), and Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto no. 2 with acclaimed soloist, Andriy Kutasevych. For more details, visit http://www.conductorsfestvial.org.

    Applications for both festivals are currently open. Priority consideration begins Feb. 15.

  306. Would appreciate it if you could post this. Thanks Chris!

    Masterclass with Atso Almila, Professor of Conducting at the Sibelius Academy, September 9-16, 2016.
    http://www.zlinmasterclass.com

    The 2016 Zlin Conducting Masterclass aims to provide an ideal learning environment for aspiring professional orchestral conductors. Over eight days, twelve participants will be given expert tuition by Atso Almila, Professor of Conducting at the Sibelius Academy, and Luke Dollman, Lecturer in Conducting at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. The orchestra for the masterclass, the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, is one of the Czech Republic’s finest orchestras, and the masterclass will be held in their state-of-the-art concert hall in Zlin, Czech Republic. Conductors will work with a nine piece ensemble, chamber orchestra, and full orchestra over the course of the program, participate in daily video analysis sessions, and receive one to one tuition. The cost for the course, including accomodation is 2100 Euros for the 12 selected conductors, and 500 Euros for auditors. Further info at: info@zlinmasterclass.com

    Date: September 9-16, 2016
    Location: Zlin, Czech Republic
    Orchestra: Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic
    Teachers: Atso Almila and Luke Dollman
    Number of active students: 12
    Total podium time: 145 minutes per active student
    Cost for active students: 2,100 euros (including accomodation)
    Cost for auditors: 500 euros (including accomodation)

    Repertoire:
    Stravinsky Concerto in Es ‘Dumbarton Oaks’
    Haydn Symphony No.88
    Mozart Symphony No.40
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5
    Sibelius Symphony No.2

    http://www.zlinmasterclass.com

  307. RNCM Conducting Masterclass – 6th-8th May 2016. Study with RNCM Conducting Faculty Clark Rundell & Mark Heron, working with orchestras & ensembles from the RNCM and Manchester’s professional chamber orchestra, Manchester Camerata. The RNCM is one of the world’s leading conducting programmes and in the last 3 years graduates have held assistant & associate conductor positions with London Symphony, Halle, CBSO, New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, English National Opera and many others as well as being signed by agencies such as Askonas Holst, IMG, Hazard Chase, Intermusica etc. Application details for the masterclass: http://www.rncm.ac.uk/uploads/RNCM-Conducting-Weekend-May-16-pack-compressed.pdf Information about the school and the programmes: http://www.facebook.com/rncmconducting

  308. Bruxelles – Belgium 28th – June 2nd 2016
    Orchestral conducting technique masterclass with Ennio Nicotra.
    International workshop with prof. Ennio Nicotra, pupil and assistant to Ilya Musin, author of the bestseller multilingual book/DVD “Introduction to the orchestral conducting technique”. 5 days of full immersion, with the support of a piano duo will be deeply analyzed the basic principles of orchestral conducting technique. Especially recommended to those students and conductors who wish improve their craft and to whom wants to learn the rudiment of this art. See further detailes about fee, repertoire, application on http://www.musinsociety.com

  309. Two Choir Conducting/Choral Workshops (Winterthur, Switzerland)

    For beginners and advanced

    Workshop 1: 12th. and 13th. of March 2016 (10:00 A.M.- 5:45 P.M.)

    Workshop 2: 16th. and 17th. of April 2016 (10:00 A.M.- 5:45 P.M.)

    Languages: German, English, French

    Individual and group lessons

    Contents: contemporary conducting technique, creative rehearsal technique, efficient vocal technique for choirs, team leadership, video analysis of famous conductors

    No age limit

    Fees (each workshop): CHF 375 (active) and CHF 225 (passive)

    Teacher: Felipe Cattapan (www.cattapan.ch)

    Application: Klubschule Winterthur, Rudolfstrasse 11, 8401 Winterthur, Switzerland, Tel. + 41 52 260 26 26, info.wi@gmos.ch, http://www.klubschule.ch

    More information: http://www.cattapan.ch/naechste-kurse/

  310. NYCI April 2016
    Conducting Workshop with Maestro Donald Schleicher
    April 1st – April 4th, 2016

    New York Conducting Institute (NYCI) is pleased to present a conducting workshop with Maestro Donald Schleicher on April 1-4, 2016. Participants will receive three 18-minute podium sessions (54 minutes of podium time over the course of the four days) with a professional string quintet and piano, taught by Maestro Donald Schleicher. He will also lead five hours of intensive score analysis and study, in which participants and auditors will have the extraordinary opportunity to go learn from his deep experience and insights. Participants are highly encouraged to be well prepared and ask questions. All podium sessions will be digitally recorded.

    REPERTOIRE
    Beethoven – Overture to Egmont
    Mozart – Overture to Die Zauberflöte
    Debussy – Prélude à «L’après-midi d’un faune»
    Brahms – Symphony No. 2 (movements 1-3 only)
    Mahler – Adagietto (from Symphony No.5)

    SCHEDULE
    Friday, April 1st 2016
    8:45am-9:00am Registration
    9:00am-10:00am Welcome and Score Analysis No.1
    10:30am-1:30pm Podium Session No. 1

    Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
    10:00am-1:00pm Podium Session No. 2
    2:30pm-5:00pm Observations/Notes from Prof. Schleicher & Score Analysis No. 2
    6:30-9:30pm Podium Session No.3

    Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
    10:00am-1:00pm Podium Session No. 4
    2:30pm-5:00pm Observations/Notes from Prof. Schleicher & Score Analysis No. 3
    6:30pm-9:30pm Podium Session No. 5

    Monday, April 4th, 2016
    10:00am-1:00pm Podium Session No. 6
    1:30pm-3:00pm Conductor Lunch

    FEES
    All fees stated below are in US currency.
    This NYCI Conducting Workshop is fiscally sponsored by Multicultural Sonic Evolution (MuSE) and all the payments will go through MuSE.

    Application fee: $35 (non-refundable, must pay online in order to complete your application)
    Participant Tuition: $930
    Auditor Tuition: $450
    All fees paid by PayPal will incur a 3.5% service fee.

    Online payments preferred, but US checks, certified checks or money orders will also be accepted. Cash will not be accepted. The application is not complete and will not be processed until the application fee is received. Late payment of tuition deposit or tuition payments may result in loss of spot. If a Full Participant must cancel, tuition (minus non-refundable fees) will be refunded only if a suitable replacement is found to fill the spot. If class is full, applications will be considered for Auditor status only. However, if a Full Participant drops out, Auditors may be asked if they would like to be considered for Full Participant status.

    All checks should be payable to Multicultural Sonic Evolution and sent to the following address:

    ​P.O. Box 3524
    Astoria, NY11103
    Memo: NYCI April 2016

    DEADLINES
    Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed starting on January 30th, 2016. First notifications will be emailed by within 5 business days. Applications received after January 30th will be reviewed and processed on a space-available basis.

    February 10th, 2016 (or one week after your acceptance, whichever is later)
    $200 non-refundable deposit for auditors and full participants.

    March 1st, 2016
    For full participants: Additional $250 due ($450 total)
    For Auditors and Full Participants, an early tuition payment discount of $35 is offered if entire tuition is paid in full by this date, i.e. Auditors only $415 and Full Participants only $895

    March 15th, 2016
    For Full Participants: Final payment of $480 due ($930 total)
    For Auditors: Additional $250 due ($450 total)

    TO APPLY, please go to http://www.newyorkconductinginstitute.org/applications.html

    For more info, please visit http://www.newyorkconductinginstitute.org

    Questions? Write to us at info@newyorkconductinginstitute.org

  311. Orchestral conducting technique Workshop with Ennio Nicotra.
    Perugia (Italy) 25-29 march 2016
    Intensive Easter International workshop with prof. Ennio Nicotra, pupil and assistant to Ilya Musin, author of the multilingual bestseller book/DVD “Introduction to the orchestral conducting technique”. 5 days full immersion, with the support of a piano duo will be deeply analyzed the basic principles of orchestral conducting technique. Especially recommended to those students who wish improve their craft and to whom wants to learn the rudiment of this art. In the historical center of one of the most beautiful Italian town.

  312. 5-DAY PROGRAM FOR NEW CONDUCTING STUDENTS

    Orchestral Conducting Fundamentals
    July 18-22, 2016
    Neil Varon, director

    This course is based on the technical, musical and psychological fundamentals that lead to a deeper level of communication between conductor and orchestra. The course is designed to approach general conducting skills/issues that are applicable to all musicians who wish to develop conducting skills. New conducting students will acquire and develop a strong set of basic fundamentals and musical values, upon which they can then build. Topics to be covered will include:
    -Clarity of beat and gesture
    -How do we convey music with our hands and the baton?—linking the musical mind and baton
    -Freedom of movement—the language of movement types and artistic intent
    -Changing of tempo—how do we learn to control the tempo in speeding up and slowing down?
    -Building musical leadership from the podium—how does one study, and how does one then apply that study to actual orchestral music making?

    “I learned more in a few days than in an entire semester at another school.” – 2015 participant

    For details, visit: summer.esm.rochester.edu

  313. FLORENCE CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS 2016
    VI edition August 29 – September 4
    http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com

    One of the leading European Masterclass for orchestra conductors is now

    ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW

    Principal teacher: M° Massimiliano Caldi

    Special seminar : “The beginning of the career of an Orchestra Conductor”: Prof. Francesco Ernani with the participation of the international artists agents Davide Cicchetti (Studiomusica) and Dario Mannino (MaMusic).

    The course is articulated in n°7 (seven) days of lesson. The lessons with the orchestra will be recorded and at the end of the day the students will discuss with the M° about their performance with the help of the recording.
    The recording will be given to the students in digital format at the end of the course.

    Each student will have at least 1 hour of podium session excluded the general rehearsal and the final concert.
    The final concert will be part of “Capriccio Italiano Festival”.

    The seminar aims to offer to the participants some information on how to begin the career as an orchestra conductor, through a talk with one of the greatest experts in the field, Prof. Francesco Ernani (former General Secretary Teatro alla Scala di Milano and General Director of theatres such as Arena di Verona, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera di Roma, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana) and two international artists agents (Davide Cicchetti of Studiomusica and Dario Mannino of MaMusic) that will give hints on how to set up a strategy in order to begin or develop one’s career and will also answer to the questions of the participants to the masterclass.

    Pieces in programme:

    I. Stravinsky, Concerto in D for strings
    B. Britten: Simple Symphony;
    E. Grieg: Holberg Suite;
    O.Respighi, Antiche arie e danze per liuto Suite III;
    P.I. Tchaikovsky, Serenade op. 48;
    A. Portera, Tevilah for violin and strings (ed.Sconfinarte).

    F. J. Haydn, Symphonies n° 99, 101, 103;
    W.A. Mozart: Symphony n° 39;
    W.A. Mozart, Symphony n°41 “Jupiter”;
    W.A. Mozart, Ouverture Don Giovanni;
    W.A. Mozart, Ouverture Così fan tutte;
    L. van Beethoven, Symphony n° 1;
    L. van Beethoven, Symphony n° 2;
    L. van Beethoven, Symphony n° 5 ;
    L. van Beethoven, Symphony n° 8 ;
    L. van Beethoven, Prometheus Ouverture op.43;
    L. van Beethoven, Coriolan Ouverture;
    L. van Beethoven, Egmont Ouverture;
    G. Rossini, Symphony from“L’italiana in Algeri”
    G. Rossini, Sinfonia da “Il barbiere di Siviglia”;
    G. Rossini, Symphony from “La cenerentola”;
    F. Mendelssohn: Symphony IV “Italian” (I movement);
    F. Mendelssoh, Ouverture “The Hebrides”;
    R. Wagner, Siegrfrieds Idyll;
    G. Verdi, Traviata: Prelude III Act;
    S. Prokofiev, Symphony n° 1 “Classical”;
    E. Muratore, Nomen (ed. Sconfinarte);
    M. Ravel, Tombeau de Couperin;
    I. Stravinsky, Dumbarton Oaks;
    B. Bartók, Rumanian Folk Dances.

    REAL LEARNING – REAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    http://www.florenceconductingmasterclass.com

  314. Cefalù (Palermo, Sicily) 23-28 May 2016. The Istituto Tisia in collaboration with the Ilya Musin Society.
    In an amazing location on the Tirrean sea organizes an Intensive International workshop with prof. Ennio Nicotra, pupil and assistant to Ilya Musin, author of the multilingual bestseller book/DVD “Introduction to the orchestral conducting technique” Edizioni Curci Milano. 40 min daily individual lesson. Individual repertoire must be agreed with the teacher. With the support of a piano duo will be deeply analyzed the basic principles of orchestral conducting technique and the individual problems in order to improve the technique of each student. Especially recommended to those students who wish improve their craft and to whom wants to learn the rudiment of this art. Few meters from one of the most beautiful beach of the mediterranean sea. Accomodation for lower price for the partecipants

    1. ​​SUMMER CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS IN CZECH REPUBLIC.

      7-11 JUNE 2016, Maestro Alim Shakh (Russia, St. Petersburg) and The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic). Masterclass will take place in Olomouc – beautiful town from the UNESCO list.
      This is 5-day orchestral conducting masterclass for students and professional conductors.
      Maestro Alim Shakh was taught by famous Russian conductors and teachers – Fyodor Kozlov (1927–2003) and Ilya Musin (1904–1999), he maintains and spreads traditions of St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory.
      100 minutes of podium time with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra,
      60 minutes of podium time in sessions with piano.
      The concert will be held June 11, 2016 in the Reduta hall, Olomouc
      The concert program will be divided between participants.

      The program:
      L. Beethoven, 7th symphony,
      F. Liszt, Les préludes,
      S. Rachmaninov, Symphonic dances,
      N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Shaherezada.

      Application fee – € 35
      Active participant fee – € 1600
      Semi-active participant fee – € 500
      Auditors – 35 euro/ day

      Application deadline: April 1, 2016.
      No age limit.

      More information on the website:
      http://conductingmasterclasses.eu/orchestral_conducting_masterclasses_courses.php
      Email: conductingmasterclasses.eu@gmail.com

  315. St Andrews Advanced Conducting Course

    Director Sian Edwards

    Friday 27 May – Sunday 29 May

    The University of St Andrews welcomes emerging conductors of all ages and nationalities to study with visiting Professor of conducting Sian Edwards. The class will be made up of eight participants; each participant will receive 90 minutes of podium time over the course of the weekend. The weekend will conclude with a public concert in which all participants will conduct; the ensemble will be made up of ten professional musicians and other local instrumentalists. Repertoire includes Copland, Sibelius, Wagner, Haydn and Delius. Fee £280

    See http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/music/conducting/ for more details.

  316. Rachmaninoff and Sibelius Workshop at CCM – a few spots still open!

    April 22 – 24, 2016
    We’re celebrating our 9th year of weekend workshops with two thrilling and important second symphonies from “The Great Decade,” Sibelius 2nd (1902) and Rachmaninoff 2nd (1907).

    Your takeaway from the weekend:

    -work with the renowned CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestras on these two masterworks under the instruction of Mark Gibson (CCM) and Neil Varon (Eastman)
    -video documentation of all conducting sessions, with a link provided at the close of the workshop for download
    -work with piano & string quartet in preparation for getting in front of the orchestras
    -open discussions and score study over food & drink
    -choose which symphony you want to work on

    A limited number of participants and apprentices will be invited to take part in the masterclass, held at the beautiful CCM Village, University of Cincinnati. Auditors are welcome!

    To participate in this program, you must be accepted through our application process at ccm.uc.edu/summer. The deadline to apply is extended to February 29, 2016.

    Schedule

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    9:00 am: Breakfast and score discussion

    11:15 am – 1:15 pm: Participants work with string quartet and piano

    1:25 pm – 4:00 pm: Participants conduct Philharmonia

    4:10 pm – 6:00 pm: Participants conduct Concert Orchestra

    8:00 pm: Participants and apprentices are invited to attend the CCM Mainstage production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

    Saturday, April 23, 2014

    10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Participants/Apprentices conduct Philharmonia

    2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Participants/Apprentices conduct Concert Orchestra

    7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Participants conduct Philharmonia

    Sunday, October 30, 2011

    10:00 am: Breakfast/discussion with Mark Gibson & Neil Varon
    Repertoire

    Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27 (Philharmonia)

    Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 (Concert Orchestra)
    Ensembles

    CCM Philharmonia

    CCM Concert Orchestra

    Tuition

    Participant: $2000
    Apprentice: $1000
    Auditor: $500

    Upon acceptance, half of the tuition will be due as a non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. The remainder will be due prior to your arrival for the workshop.
    Definitions

    Participant: Attendance to all group sessions; 80 minutes with ensembles; may choose one or both of the ballets to focus on.

    Apprentice: Attendance to all group sessions; 24 minutes with ensembles.

    Auditor: Attendance to all group sessions.

    For more info, contact CCM Summer Programs:
    ccmsummer@uc.edu | 513.556.5662

  317. I would like to share this information in your blog. Thank you for posting!

    The EUROPEAN CONDUCTING ACADEMY announces “The German Sound: Weber, Mendelssohn, Brahms” a Conducting Master class with Maestro Lior Shambadal (Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker), Maestro Romolo Gessi (Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Veneta Orchestra) and the Filarmonia Veneta Orchestra. 2016 April 14-17. Optional introductory lessons: 2016 March 12-13

    The course will be held in Vicenza, at the Villa Ghislanzoni, one of the most charming Venetian Villas. It will be organized so that candidates will be able to work as independently as possible, making efficient use of the time allowed for orchestra rehearsals.

    Admission: conductors of all nationalities and all ages can take part in this course. All candidates are expected to have thoroughly studied at least one piece of the programme before the beginning of the course. A record of significant experience in the field of conducting is preferable. Admission to the course involves CV assessment, a short interview and a technical test – to take place on the first day of lessons, in which the candidate must demonstrate knowledge of how to conduct at least one of the works on the repertoire list. Videos (10/15 min YouTube links) of the candidate conducting in rehearsal or performance are also acceptable as technical test. Those who have already completed the three year diploma in orchestral conducting at the European Conducting Academy, at a conservatoire or on equivalent courses, will be admitted as a matter of course.

    Programme:
    WEBER Ouverture Oberon
    MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.4 op.90 Italian
    BRAHMS Symphony N.2 op.73

    Calendar:
    Analysis, conducting technique and rehearsals with piano, ensemble and Orchestra – m° Shambadal and m° Gessi
    Thursday April 14th: 10:00 a.m. Introductory audition; Lessons 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Friday April 15th: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday April 16th : 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday April 17th: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Course fees (to be paid in full at registration):
    Conductors € 450.00 (complete: 4 days – lessons with piano, ensemble, and orchestra)
    Conductors € 390.00 (only 3 days – lessons with piano and ensemble or orchestra)
    Listeners – Daily fee: € 60.00

    Registration fee: € 10.00

    Diplomas and certificates: each participant will receive an attendance certificate.
    Tuition Languages: English, German, Italian

    Application deadline: April 2nd

    LIOR SHAMBADAL: Israeli conductor Lior Shambadal maintains an active career as both an artistic leader and guest artist on both orchestral and opera podiums throughout Europe, as well as in China, Japan, Korea and South America. He currently serves as the Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker, a post he has held since 1997. During his tenure there, he has led more than 150 concerts at the famed Berlin Philharmonie, and has conducted the orchestra in hundreds of performances on tour in Japan, China, Korea, Italy, Spain, Ireland, England, France and Germany. In 2009, he was also named Music Director of the Orchestre Filarmonica de Bogota. Since 2008, Shambadal has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia, as well as a guest professor and Principal Guest Conductor of the Chengdu Symphony Orchestra of the Central Music Conservatory in the Sichuan province of China. In addition, he works regularly with the Festival of San Gemini in Italy, where he serves as permanent member of the artistic committee and leads master classes for conductors and, since 2007, he has appeared annually as a guest artist for the orchestra training program at The Banff Centre in Canada. He was born in 1950 in Tel Aviv, where he studied viola, trombone, composition, and conducting. His studies took him to the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he worked with Carl Melles. Moving on to Vienna Mr. Shambadal had been tutored by acclaimed conductors such as Hans Swarowsky, Carlo Maria Giulini, Igor Markevitch, Sergiu Celibidache and Franco Ferrara. Lior Shambadal expanded his studies in other areas such as electronic music (in Vienna) and composition taught by Witold Lutoslawski (in France). In 1980 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. From 1986 to 1993 he led the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra in Tel Aviv. As the sole founder of the ensembles Acoustic 7/11 and Musica Nova Lior Shambadal proved himself a prolific composer whose musical range includes chamber music, song writing, and symphonic orchestra pieces. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Shambadal was musical director of the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslauten (Germany), and from 2000-2003 he served as the Chief Conductor of the RTV Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His CD and television productions have made Mr. Shambadal internationally famous, supported by his guest appearance conducting international orchestras.

    ROMOLO GESSI: born in Trieste, Italy, Maestro Gessi completed his musical studies at the Trieste Conservatory. Further conducting studies ensued at the State Conservatoire of St.Petersburg, under Musin and Kukuskin, at the Wiener Meisterkurse für Dirigenten in Vienna under Julius Kalmar, and at the Accademia Musicale in Pescara under Donato Renzetti, obtaining Diplomas with the highest marks. He has won many awards, including the Opera Conducting Competition of Caserta, and the First Prize at the International Austro-Hungarian Conducting Competition of Vienna and Pécs. He was appointed professor of Conducting at the Conservatorio “Verdi” of Milan. Since 1997 he has been teaching conducting at the European Academy in Vicenza and opera conducting at the International Workshop OperAverona. He is also Coordinator of the Conducting and Chamber Music Department at the National Conservatory of Trieste and he has been Guest Professor at the Vienna Music University and at the Norwegian Music Academy. He is Music Director of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pro Musica Salzburg Orchestra and of the Filarmonia Veneta Orchestra. He has been Music Director of the Cantelli Symphony Orchestra in Milan from 2006 to 2008. He has conducted many orchestras, such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the State Opera Prague, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Cracow, the Izhevsk’s Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pécs Symphony Orchestra, the Santo André Symphony Orchestra, the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia’s Soloists, Milano Classica, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, the Trieste Opera House, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Bari Symphony Orchestra, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the Lecce Symphony Orchestra, the Marchigiana Philharmonic, the Spoleto Opera House in the principal cities of Italy as well as in those of Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.

    Information . Registration . Accommodation:
    • Course address: Villa Ghislanzoni – Via S. Cristoforo 73, 36100 VICENZA – ITALY
    (From Vicenza’s Railway Station: Bus Nr.1 – Direction: Bertesina)
    • Infoline: Tel +39 328 2449171 or +39 338 9368993
    E-mail: infodirigo@gmail.com
    Web site: http://www.worldconducting.altervista.org

    Registration:
    1. Send the completed application form by the deadline to ECA via e-mail
    infodirigo@gmail.com
    2. Fees have to be paid in full on the first day of the course.
    Notes:
    1. Partial attendance gives no right to a reduction in fee.
    2. The organizers may accept enrolments after the deadline date if places are still available.

  318. FELIX MENDELSSOHN INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION
    Dedicated to M° Cosmas Galileas

    http://www.mendelssohncompetition.com

    Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra with the patronage of Mendelssohn Stiftung Leipzig, in cooperation with Megaron Concert Hall in Thessaloniki and Studiomusica International Artists Management, announces the first edition of
    “FELIX MENDELSSOHN INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION”
    The competition is open to musicians of any nationality without age limits.
    The competition will be held in Thessaloniki (Greece) from 5 until 11 November 2016.
    Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra will be the orchestra for the competition.

    RULES
    1. Eligibility
    The competition is open to all the conductors, without nationality or age limitations.

    2. Structure of the competition
    The competition is structured as follows:

    Eliminatory phase: 4 hands Piano, November 5 and 6
    First Round: String Orchestra, November 7 and 8
    Second Round: Chamber Orchestra, November 9
    Semifinal: Chamber Orchestra with solo piano, November 10
    Final: Symphony Orchestra with solo piano, November 11

    The number of participants at the eliminatory phase is not limited, nonetheless the organisation reserves the right to close the registrations in advance in case of a too high number of requests.
    The First Round will be open to 40 competitors.
    The Second Round will be open to 20 competitors.
    The Semifinal will be open to 10 competitors.
    The Final will be open to 3 competitors and will be held in Megaron Concert Hall, Odos 25 Martiou & Paralia, Thessaloniki 546 46

    3. Repertoire.

    Eliminatory: 4 hands piano
    (Music center of Municipality of Thessaloniki – Kountouriotou 17, Thessaloniki)
    I. Stravinsky, Danse Sacrale from Le Sacre du Printemps
    P. I. Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings op. 48

    First Round: String orchestra open to up to 40 competitiors
    (Music center of Municipality of Thessaloniki – Kountouriotou 17, Thessaloniki)
    P. I. Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings op. 48
    F. Mendelssonh, Symphony for Strings X in B minor

    Second Round: Chamber Orchestra open to up to 20 competitors
    (Music center of Municipality of Thessaloniki – Kountouriotou 17, Thessaloniki)
    R. Wagner, Siegrfried Idyll

    Semifinal: Chamber Orchestra with piano open to 10 competitors
    (the soloist will be Mr. Roberto Prosseda, Decca Artist)
    (Music center of Municipality of Thessaloniki – Kountouriotou 17, Thessaloniki)
    F. Mendelssohn, The Hebrides Ouverture
    F. Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto n° 1 in g minor op. 25
    Each competitor will have ca 30 minutes to rehearse

    Final: Symphony Orchestra with piano (the soloist will be Mr. Roberto Prosseda, Decca Artist)
    (Megaron “Emilios Riadis” concert hall)

    Group A
    F. Mendelssohn, Symphony n° III “Scottish” Movement I
    F. Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto n° 1 in g minor op. 25 Movement I

    Group B
    F. Mendelssohn, Symphony n° 5 “Reform” Movement I
    F. Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto n° 1 in g minor op. 25 Movement I

    Group C
    F. Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
    F. Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto n° 1 in g minor op. 25 Movement III

    The Final is open to n° 3 competitors, a group will be assigned to each and each will have 55 minutes rehearsal during which rehearse the pieces of the assigned group.
    After the rehearsal there will be a public concert that is part of the competition, in this concert each competitor will conduct the assigned pieces.
    Concert suit/dress is required.
    The winner will be announced after the final concert, to the presence of the public.
    The pieces will be drawn the evening before the day of the specific phase. The competitors are required to know all the pieces of the repertoire.

    4. Participation fee
    The participaton fee is € 320,00 that can be paid by bank transfer to the account
    BCC di Vignole IBAN: IT11 X089 2221 5030 0000 0818 505 SWIFT BIC : ICRAITRRPM0
    of Associazione Januartes (attention: bank expenses are to be charged to the payer)
    or Paypal through paypal site (also by credit card).
    The registration fee will not be returned in any case, except the cancellation of the competition; in that case the competitors will be promptly advised.
    For the competitors having Greek passport the participation fee is €180,00

    5. Prizes

    First classified: € 2.000,00
    1 concert in 2017/2018 season of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra (Greece)
    Conduction of 1 Opera during 2017/2018 season of Magdeburg Theatre in Magdeburg (Germany)
    1 concert in 2017/2018 season of “I Solisti Aquilani” in l’Aquila (Italy)
    Jewish Art Days Budapest Prize, 1 concert with Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV (Hungary)
    1 year representation by MaMusic International Artists Agency
    Official diploma

    Second classified: € 1000,00
    1 concert in 2017/2018 season of Magdeburgische Philharmonie (Germany)
    1 concert in 2017/2018 season of Bacau Philarmonic Orchestra (Romania)
    Official diploma

    Third classified: € 500,00
    Official diploma

    Special prizes:
    Mendelssohn Stiftung Prize
    Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra Prize (voted by the orchestra): 1 concert in 2017/2018 season

    To all the Semifinalists will be given an official certificate of Semifinalists.
    Those who will successfully pass the eliminatory phase will receive a participation certificate.
    The last stages of the competition will be open to the public and there will be a representative of International Artists Agencies present.

    6. Jury
    The International jury will be composed of the following members:

    Eliminatory Phase:
    M° Panagiotis Diamantis, M° Haris Iliadis, other four representative of the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra.

    From the First Round
    M° Gunter Neuhold (Austria), President of the jury
    M° Haris Iliadis (Greece), Music Director of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra
    M° Ovidiu Balan (Romania), Music Director of Bacau Symphony Orchestra
    M° Michael Balke (Germany), GMD of Magdeburg Theatre
    M° Maurizio Cocciolito (Italy), Artistic Director of “I solisti Aquilani”
    M° Dario Mannino (Italy), Manager of MaMusic International Artists Agency
    M° Roberto Prosseda (Italy), Concert pianist, Decca Artist (vote for the conduction of the piano concerto)

  319. The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat will be held June 18-26, 2016 on the campus of The Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire. The Walden School seeks composers, improvisers, electronic musicians, performers of new music, choral musicians and music teachers to participate in a week of concerts, composers forums, presentations, and workshops.

    Mivos Quartet will be the 2016 ensemble-in-residence and will be available to teach lessons, offer coachings, and workshop and perform pieces by composers at the Festival. Michael Daugherty, our 2016 Composer-in-Residence, will offer private lessons, lead master classes and will moderate the three composers forums.

    There is a pedagogy track and a choral track as well as our performance and composition tracks.
    For more information and to download an application, please visit our website, http://www.waldenschool.org/creative-musicians-retreat.

    To be considered in the next round, applications must be postmarked by Monday, March 28, 2016.

    Any questions should be directed to
    retreat@waldenschool.org

    The Walden School
    31A 29th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415) 648-4710

  320. Choral Conducting/Choral Workshop for Women

    Choral conducting/choral workshop for women (28th. and 29th. of May 2016 in Wetzikon, Switzerland)
    Active participation: only women; passive participation: women and men
    For beginners and advanced
    Contents: contemporary conducting technique, creative rehearsal technique, efficient vocal technique for choirs, team leadership for women
    Languages: German, English, French (Felipe Cattapan); German, English (Prof. Katja Cattapan)
    Teachers: Felipe Cattapan (www.cattapan.ch) and Prof. Katja Cattapan
    Application: Mrs. Simona Kolozeti, Gassa 4, CH-7027 Castiel, info@kosi-musik.ch
    More information: http://www.cattapan.ch/naechste-kurse/

  321. INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING
    MASTERCLASS & COMPETITION

    EUROPEAN MUSIC ACADEMY IN TEPLICE 2016

    Don Giovanni-Le nozze di Figaro-Cosi fan tutte with Maestro Wolfgang Scheidt – Beethoven Award Prague 2016

    between July 30 – August 13 (arrival July 29, departure August 14)
    max. 12 candidates
    total 50 min. individual lessons with piano (for each candidate)
    total 175 min. with orchestra and soloists + two dress rehearsals and two concerts
    final concerts in Teplice Theatre, Jablonec nad Nisou Theatre and Municipal House in Prague
    All admitted participants will be performing at the Final Opera Gala in Prague, but also in one of the previous concerts in either Teplice or Jablonce nad Nisou, if possible with different programmes
    At the end of the Final Opera Gala in Prague the winners of the Beethoven Award 2016 will be announced and honoured
    A professional DVD recording of the finale concert in Prague will be provided for each participant
    Beethoven award – including a concert commitment with the North Czech Philharmonic in the season 2016/2017 and possibly also other conducting opportunities.
    tutoring language: English, German, French and Italian
    profile of participants: advanced students of conducting and young professional conductors
    tuition fee: active 1990 € / passive 690 € (single-room accommodation with breakfast included)
    deadline for the application: 31.3.2016

    When applying for the workshop, candidates are requested to send the application form including a video recording (minimum length 15 minutes) of themselves conducting concert or opera – both rehearsal or performance – either by E-mail: info@musicacademy.cz or Mail to the postal address:

    EUROPEAN MUSIC ACADEMY in Teplice
    Dvořákova 12
    400 01 Ústí nad Labem
    Czech Republic

    More information:
    http://www.musicacademy.cz/#

  322. New York Conductors Symphony-April 2nd, 2016
    http://www.ncsorchestra.com

    In the heart of New York City one block from Lincoln Center, make the conducting footage of your dreams. The orchestra is made up of top players drawn from the Juilliard School of Music and the Orchestral Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music.

    Our professional standard recording utilizes 6 different microphones and 2 different cameras. Sessions are 40 minutes long, and you have complete freedom to conduct symphonic as well as operatic repertoire with fully casted singers. Limited availability still remains for April 2nd, 2016.

    To reserve a session and for more information, write us at: info@ncsorchestra.com

  323. Hello,

    Please repost the following. Thank you so much!

    Voices of Ascension Chorus and Orchestra invites applications for its 2016 Conductor Academy in New York, NY.

    June 6-10, 2016: The summer academy is an intensive conducting workshop with podium time, talks, masterclasses and private lessons. It is intended for serious students as well as veteran professionals. The talks and masterclasses will take place in the middle of the week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) with optional private lessons on Monday and Friday. Repertory will be standard classical choral works, as chosen by participants from an extensive list.

    Application Deadline: Rolling application process until spaces filled

    Conducting Fellows (12 Positions Available)
    Conduct the Voices of Ascension Chorus & Chamber Orchestra
    3 times on the podium with at least 20 minutes each time
    3 assignments: one with chorus, one with orchestra, one with both
    All sessions recorded
    Opening Orientation Session
    Closing Conductors’ Round Table Discussion
    One 40 minute private lesson with Dennis Keene on any piece or topic you desire (Longer if time permits. It can be broken up into 2 shorter times if desired.)

    Auditors (spaces filled on a first come, first served basis)
    Observe all sessions and master classes
    Opening Orientation session
    Closing Conductors’ Round Table Discussion

    Fees
    Conducting Fellows: $650
    Half Payable upon acceptance, other half due May 8th
    Auditors: $100 payable upon application

    Past Participant Testimonials:
    “a transformative experience”
    “life-changing”
    “one of the most memorable and satisfying experiences in my life”

    For more information, visit: http://www.voicesofascension.org/academy/
    Or email: staff@voicesofascension.org

    To apply, visit: http://www.voicesofascension.org/application/

  324. Hello. I was hoping to pass along the following information about our upcoming Music Director and Conductor search. Please let me know at mdsearch@alexsym.org if there is a specific person with whom I should be in touch. Best, Jessica Wisser, ASO Executive Director

    ALEXANDRIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    Music Director and Conductor – Position Description

    The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra announces that applications and nominations are currently being accepted for the position of Music Director. The person selected will assume responsibilities for the position beginning with the 2018-2019 Season, the organization’s 75th Anniversary Season.

    THE POSITION

    The Music Director reports directly to the ASO Board of Trustees and is responsible for the fulfillment of the orchestra’s artistic programs, potential image, and impact in the community. S/he is responsible for the repertoire, programming and artistic production, and has ultimate authority for the selection, development, and (if necessary) replacement of musicians. As the orchestra’s artistic leader, s/he must sustain and build the orchestra’s performance quality and successful integration into the community. The Music Director, as a community arts leader and advocate, will actively contribute to the orchestra’s regional outreach, educational and fundraising activities. In addition, the Music Director is expected to work closely and effectively with the ASO Executive Director, Board of Trustees, staff and related ASO organizations in carrying out these responsibilities.

    CANDIDATE PROFILE

    The ideal candidate will possess:
    • Exceptional musicianship and conducting skills; significant conducting experience, including extensive work with professional musicians; knowledge of a broad range of repertoire, symphonic as well as the full canon of music
    • Vision, passion, and ability to develop music strategies for the ASO and produce the highest quality of music
    • Strong interpersonal, leadership, administrative and communications skills
    • Ability to cultivate existing and new audiences and patrons, providing the region with cultural and performing arts experience second to none
    • Experience with outreach, audience development and fundraising

    Previous or current music directorship or comparable experience preferred.

    APPLICATIONS

    Application must include: (1) personal letter of interest from the candidate, (2) resume, (3) sample programs conducted by the candidate, (4) names and phone numbers of at least three professional references, and (5) conducting video samples. Submission of conducting samples via video sharing websites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) is strongly preferred. If video sharing is not possible, DVD recordings may be submitted (notice must be given in a candidate’s application if using this method). In addition, each candidate is asked to submit a separate cogent and concise written statement with professional/personal examples that demonstrate the candidate’s proven capabilities and/or potential in the areas of community engagement, artistic leadership, fundraising, and engagement and development of subscribers and patrons.

    The ASO Music Director Search Committee will make recommendations on finalists to the Board of Trustees in the early 2017. Finalists approved by the Board will be asked to guest conduct and meet our community during the 2017-2018 Season (September 2017 to May 2018). A new Music Director will be named after the 2017-18 Season and will conduct the opening concert of our 75th Anniversary Season in 2018-2019.

    The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.

    Please submit your application package by Monday, August 1, 2016. No phone inquiries, please.

    For e-mail submissions, our address is mdsearch@alexsym.org. E-mail submissions are strongly preferred.
    • For documents, submit pdf attachments only.
    • For conducting video samples, links to uploaded video on YouTube, Vimeo or other video sharing sites are strongly preferred. If this cannot be completed, please include notice in the application that you will be submitting a DVD of video samples.

    For mail submissions, our address is:
    Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
    Attn: Music Director Search
    2121 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 608
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314

    To learn more about the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, visit our website at http://www.alexsym.org.

    For a full Music Director Profile and extensive application information, please visit http://www.alexsym.org/about/mdsearch.

  325. Good morning – we’d like to post information about our opening for Assistant Conductor – the information is below – let me know at daniel@peninsulasymphony.org if you have any questions/need more information. Many thanks!

    PENINSULA SYMPHONY
    ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR JOB DESCRIPTION

    ORGANIZATION
    Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra is a large community orchestra, in its 67th season, with a budget of approximately $550,000. It performs four pairs of subscription concerts, plus several special concerts, including annual collaborations with the Stanford University Symphonic Chorus, family concerts, and summer outdoor pops concerts, as well as extensive educational outreach programs. Symphony programs feature internationally renowned soloists; subscription concerts are performed at Flint Center in Cupertino, San Mateo Performing Arts Center, Fox Theater in Redwood City and Heritage Theater in Campbell; other concert pairs take place at Stanford University’s Memorial Church and Bing Concert Hall and other area locations. Mitchell Sardou Klein is the Music Director. For more information please visit http://www.peninsulasymphony.org.

    POSITION
    This position is intended to serve as a two to four-year apprenticeship for a young conductor.

    DUTIES
    Cover (understudy) most rehearsals and all concerts, being fully prepared to conduct in the event of emergencies; lead sectional rehearsals; assist in coordination of personnel management; conduct performances as assigned by Music Director, including planning and conducting the annual Family Concert; assist Music Director and Artistic Committee in preparation of season programs, rehearsal schedule, and other administrative and musical responsibilities; represent the Symphony to the public.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Extensive background and training in orchestral conducting; experience working with symphony orchestras; excellent musicianship; ability to work well with staff, orchestra, and board; excellent communications skills.

    COMPENSATION
    Approximately $7,500/year (approximately 50 services), depending on scope of responsibility agreed to.

    Interviews will take place in early June, 2016 in Los Altos, CA.

    Auditions are planned for July 12, 2016 at Crocker Middle School Band Room, 2600 Ralston Avenue, Hillsborough CA.

    REPERTOIRE FOR ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR AUDITIONS
    • Stravinsky, The Firebird Suite (1919): Danse infernale du roi Kastcheï
    • Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 (Bärenreiter – Del Mar edition):
    Second movement – Molto vivace
    Third movement – Adagio molto e cantabile

    APPLICATIONS
    Application deadline: May 15, 2016. Send résumé, letters of recommendation and other materials (videos and CDs are not requested at this time) to:
    Assistant Conductor Search Committee
    Peninsula Symphony Orchestra
    146 Main Street #102
    Los Altos, CA 94022
    Applications may be sent via e-mail to PSOAsstCondSearch@gmail.com.

  326. Felix Mendelssohn International Conducting Competition 2016 is now accepting applications

    FELIX MENDELSSOHN INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION
    Dedicated to M° Cosmas Galileas

    Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra with the patronage of Mendelssohn Stiftung Leipzig, in cooperation with Megaron Concert Hall in Thessaloniki and Studiomusica International Artists Management, announces the first edition of
    “FELIX MENDELSSOHN INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION”
    The competition is open to musicians of any nationality without age limits.
    The competition will be held in Thessaloniki (Greece) from 5 until 11 November 2016.
    Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra will be the orchestra for the competition.

    http://www.mendelssohncompetition.com

  327. The Queens College Sixth Annual Conductor’s Workshop is now accepting applicants.

    Directed by Maestro Maurice Peress, this workshop is being offered to aspiring and working conductors alike to help build upon their experience and sharpen their orchestral skills.Student Conductors will study with Maestros Maurice Peress, Donald Portnoy, Dorothy Savitch, and George Rothman along with three guest composers. Podium time is guaranteed every day, giving every participant the chance to work regularly with a professional-level, highly responsive orchestra. Student Conductors will conduct the Workshop Orchestra in the mornings, and receive critiques, coaching, and hands-on lessons from the faculty in the afternoons as well as a session on career buildling.

    The QC Conductor’s Workshop takes place at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in Flushing, NY

    The workshop runs from June 19-July 1 2016
    Application Deadline May 1
    Please submit 15 minutes of video featuring contrasting styles.

    Tuition $1650
    http://www.qcconductorsworkshop.com
    admin@qcconductorsworkshop.com

  328. THE LOS ANGELES CONDUCTING WORKSHOP 2016

    July 25-30, 2016

    Brahms’s Symphony No. 3 • Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 • Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5

    The Los Angeles Conducting Institute, in collaboration with the Department of Music at Glendale Community College, is pleased to announce the 2016 Conducting Workshop. Maestro Neil Thomson, one of the most widely-respected and versatile British conductors will lead the highly anticipated workshop.

    Maestro Thomson was Head of Conducting Program at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London. He is the youngest-ever incumbent of this post in 1992 – 2006. He was made an Honorary Member of the RCM in 1994 for his excellent services to the institution and for his an enviable reputation as an orchestral conducting teacher and conductor.

    Maestro Thomson is one of the best conducting mentors throughout Europe. He has served as Guest Professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Krakow Academy of Music, the Conservatoire “Arrigo Boito” in Parma and the Lithuanian Academy of Music. In 2002, he was invited by Lorin Maazel to be on the jury for the European rounds of the Maazel Conducting Competition in 2007. He was on the jury alongside with Gunther Schuller at the Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition in Mexico City.

    Neil Thomson currently serves as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Orquestra Filarmonica de Goias in Brazil since March 2014. He has conducted orchestras all over the world including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in Denmark and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. In May 2005, he was invited to conduct the 50th Anniversary Memorial Concert for George Enescu with the Romanian National Orchestra.

    He has made successful débuts with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto, the WDR Rundfunkorchester, Koln, the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia, the Ulster Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, the Britten Sinfonia, the Lahti Symphony orchestra and the Nordic Youth Orchestra.

    He has performed with many distinguished soloists including Sir James Galway, Dame Moura Lympany, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Felicity Lott, Philip Langridge, Sarah Chang, Antonio Meneses Steven Isserlis, Julian Lloyd Webber, David Geringas, Natalie Clein, Ittai Shapira, Gyorgy Pauk, Brett Dean, Jean-Philippe Collard, Stephen Hough, Peter Jablonski, and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. Recent collaborations include a Schumann Cello Concerto with Steven Isserlis, an opera gala with Danielle de Niese, a tour in Brazil with Antonio Meneses, Liszt Second Piano Concerto and Brahms Second Piano Concerto with Stephen Hough, the premiere of Joseph Phibb’s new Percussion Concerto with Dame Evelyn Glennie and a rare performance of the complete Incidental Music from ‘Hassan’ by Delius at the Cheltenham Festival. Recordings include a disc of American contemporary music with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Second Piano Concerto with Alexander Gavrylyuk and the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and a disc of orchestral music by Cesar Guerra-Peixe with the Orquestra Filarmonica de Goias.
    Born in 1966, Neil Thomson studied with Norman Del Mar at the Royal College of Music in London and later at Tanglewood with Leonard Bernstein and Kurt Sanderling.

    Conductors of all ages are welcome to apply for this opportunity to study with Maestro Thomson, and conduct an all-professional orchestra in a weeklong workshop culminating in a final concert.

    Fellows and Associates will work with full orchestra and string quintet.
    • Repertoire
    – Brahms – Symphony No. 3 – Beethoven – Symphony No. 4 – Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5
    • Participants
    – Fellows (12) – $2,500. – Associates (8) – $1,500. – Auditors – $750. – Application Fee – $50. Non-refundable – The 12 Fellow conductors will
    conduct in the final concert.
    • Application Procedure
    – Please send bio, résumé, video link, and payment inquiry to: musikato@musikatointernational.com • Deadline for Application is June 30, 2016

  329. Mahler Weekend: Adagietto from Symphony No.5

    An intensive and supportive course taught by Peter Fender in London on Mahler’s sublime Adagietto from his Symphony No.5.

    Day 1: Detailed work on interpretation and technique.
    Day 2: Working with professional orchestra.

    Podium time 80 mins minimum (plus optional 15 mins individual session).
    Each person receives help and advice appropriate to their skill and experience (although please note that this course is not suitable for beginners.

    HD video supplied at no extra cost.

    £400 (£350 unwaged, £150 observer).

    See http://www.peterfender.co.uk/courses for full details and an application form.

  330. Mahler Weekend: Adagietto from Symphony No.5

    4-5 June 2016, London UK.

    An intensive and supportive course taught by Peter Fender in London on Mahler’s sublime Adagietto from his Symphony No.5.

    Day 1: Detailed work on interpretation and technique.
    Day 2: Working with professional orchestra.

    Podium time 80 mins minimum (plus optional 15 mins individual session).
    Each person receives help and advice appropriate to their skill and experience (although please note that this course is not suitable for beginners.

    HD video supplied at no extra cost.

    £400 (£350 unwaged, £150 observer).

    See http://www.peterfender.co.uk/courses for full details and an application form.

  331. Voices of Ascension Chorus and Orchestra invites applications for its 2016 Conductor Academy in New York, NY.

    June 6-10, 2016: The summer academy is an intensive conducting workshop with podium time, talks, masterclasses and private lessons. It is intended for serious students as well as veteran professionals. The talks and masterclasses will take place in the middle of the week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) with optional private lessons on Monday and Friday. Repertory will be standard classical choral works, as chosen by participants from an extensive list.

    Application Deadline: Rolling application process until spaces filled. Final Deadline, May 15

    Conducting Fellows (12 Positions Available)
    Conduct the Voices of Ascension Chorus & Chamber Orchestra
    3 times on the podium with at least 20 minutes each time
    3 assignments: one with chorus, one with orchestra, one with both
    All sessions recorded
    Opening Orientation Session
    Closing Conductors’ Round Table Discussion
    One 40 minute private lesson with Dennis Keene on any piece or topic you desire (Longer if time permits. It can be broken up into 2 shorter times if desired.)

    Auditors (spaces filled on a first come, first served basis)
    Observe all sessions and master classes
    Opening Orientation session
    Closing Conductors’ Round Table Discussion

    Fees
    Conducting Fellows: $650
    Half Payable upon acceptance, other half due May 8th
    Auditors: $100 payable upon application

    Past Participant Testimonials:
    “a transformative experience”
    “life-changing”
    “one of the most memorable and satisfying experiences in my life”

    For more information, visit: http://www.voicesofascension.org/academy/
    Or email: staff@voicesofascension.org

    To apply, visit: http://www.voicesofascension.org/application/

  332. International Conductors’ Festival – Danville, July 18-30, 2016.

    ICF-Danville has two remaining openings for full participants.

    The International Conductors’ Festival – Danville (July 18-30) is a new expansion of the International Conductors’ Festival – Kiev, which has been going strong for 9 years. The workshop is teacher-less, offering experienced conductors the opportunity to rehearse a professional orchestra uninterrupted in the morning with an additional string quintet plus piano lab session in the afternoon where participants give each other feedback, hear opinions from players, etc. There are two public concerts at the end of each of the two weeks of the festival and all participants conduct on all concerts.

    In Danville, the resident orchestra is the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, which will be coming to KY from Manchester, England. The workshop is also at the heart of a community music festival that includes educational and outreach events, which participants have the opportunity help lead. The festival provides HD video of all rehearsals and concerts, there will be a professional photographer in residence throughout the festival, and local and regional press coverage is already gearing up.

    Tuition is $3,500, which includes housing on the campus of Centre College, airport pickup and drop-off, local transportation, and many meals. Due to recent sponsorship, we are able to offer students, recent grads, and conductors