Choral Masterworks: J.S. Bach: B-Minor Mass and Margaret Bonds: Credo


This institute is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications.

NOTE: Eastman’s Student Living Center will be completely closed for renovations during Summer 2024; on-campus housing and dining will not be available. All participants will need to make their own arrangements for housing and meals.

INS 404
Choral Masterworks: J.S. Bach: B-Minor Mass and Margaret Bonds: Credo
July 8-12, 2024 / Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Room: EEW 415

William Weinert, director
Guest faculty: Malcolm J. Merriweather, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic Chorus and The Dessoff Choirs, and faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music and Brooklyn College
Monica Dale, MusiKinesis®, Baltimore, MD

In-depth analysis and rehearsal of Bach’s B-Minor Mass and Margaret Bonds’ Credo. We will also explore recent research on issues of choral and instrumental performance practice in the Baroque era. Participants conduct Voices, the professional chorus in residence at the Institute, as well as the community event “Summer Sing!” Enrollment limited to 14 conductors.

No audition is required for this institute; admission is by résumé review only. To apply (conductors and auditors), please contact Andrea Schuler, Summer@Eastman Program Coordinator, at; include your music résumé with your message.

Students wishing to take this course for credit must email Dr. Sylvie Beaudette at to register as independent study.

Final institute event (Summer Sing! – all participants will conduct): Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall

Professional Development Hours: 36
$3,940 / conductor (2 credits)
$990 / conductor (noncredit)
$456 / auditor (noncredit)

“The institute covered all that I was hoping to gain and more. I found that the foundational skills were cemented and built upon for each member. The time dedicated to each conductor was helpful to all the rest of us, and the holistic approach (not just rehearsal time, lectures, etc.) was very effective and rich.” — 2023 Choral Masterworks participant