Choral Masterworks – Handel’s Messiah: Style and Structure

Second year masters orchestral conducting student Adja Park. // Ann Howard Jones, Professor Emerita of Music at Boston University leads Advanced Choral Conducting – Brahms Institute in the rehearsal hall of ESM's East Wing. // Summer classes at University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music  July 13, 2016.  // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

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Choral Masterworks – Handel’s Messiah: Style and Structure

July 20-23, 2019 / Saturday-Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Room: ESM 120

Betsy Burleigh, Professor & Chair of Choral Conducting, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
William Weinert, Eastman School of Music 

In-depth analysis and rehearsal of Handel’s Messiah. We will also explore recent research on issues of choral and instrumental performance practice in the Classical 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.

Professional Development Hours: 30
$3,340 / 2 credits     CRN 19066
$770 / noncredit     CRN 19057         

This institute pairs well with The Complete Conductor – Focus on Bach Motets (July 25-28). Students are welcome to register for both courses together!  

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Saturday, July 20 at 9:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Class ends Tuesday, July 23 at 4:00 p.m.                 

“Wonderful experience to gain tools required to conduct choral-orchestral music. Taught by world-class conductors/instructors.” – 2018 participant

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