Summer Conducting Institute

Neil Varon directs the University of Rochester Eastman School of Music's Summer Conducting Institute with Alex Toa of Pittsburgh, PA on the Kodak Hall stage with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra July 16, 2014.  // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

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Summer Conducting Institute

July 15-20, 2017 / Saturday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.    
Rooms: Ray Wright Room (ESM 120), Kodak Hall

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 the opportunity to conduct and rehearse a highly skilled professional orchestra. The course focuses on the relationship between conductor and orchestra, exploring how conductors can achieve their 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 for one 22-minute rehearsal and a run-through of approximately 7 minutes in length, and will receive a DVD recording of both. (The run-through recording will include a random cut, per RPO copyright contract.)
Enrollment limited to 10 conductors.

Application deadline extended to May 1, 2017

Professional Development Hours: 48
Tuition:
$3,100 / 2 credits     CRN 21008

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class starts Saturday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Closing reception, Thursday, July 20, ends by 6:00 p.m.

 “I can easily say it was my most successful experience in front of a professional orchestra.” – 2015 participant

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