Choral Masterworks – Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

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Choral Masterworks – Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

July 25-28, 2020 / Saturday-Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; final event runs until 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28
Room: ESM 120

Jerry Blackstone, Professor Emeritus of Conducting, University of Michigan
William Weinert, Eastman School of Music 

In-depth analysis and rehearsal of Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem. We will also explore recent research on issues of choral and instrumental performance practice in the Romantic era. Participants conduct Voices, the professional chorus in residence at the Institute, and will also lead the community event “Summer Sing!”. Enrollment limited to 14 conductors.

Applicants should contact Dr. Weinert directly before applying:


Housing and meals are not included in course tuition. On-campus student housing at the Eastman Student Living Center is available for an additional fee of $84/night, which includes 3 meals daily in the Dining Center. Participants staying off-campus may also purchase individual meals at the Dining Center. Information about housing and area hotels can be found here.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Saturday, July 25 at 9:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Participants will conduct at the Summer Sing! community event, Tuesday, July 28, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. 

Professional Development Hours: 30
$785 / noncredit     CRN 20300
$3,460 / 2 credits     CRN 20311  

Enroll by May 15, 2020 and we’ll waive your registration fee!
$100 registration fee applies after May 15, 2020.   

This institute pairs well with The Complete Conductor – Focus on the Renaissance (July 30-August 2). Students are welcome to register for both courses together!  

“Incredibly rewarding 4 days of conducting masterclass and score analysis.” – 2019 participant

Click HERE to register