Choral Masterworks: Mendelssohn’s Elijah


UPDATE: As of March 2, 2023, this class is FULL; we are no longer accepting applications. Contact the Summer@Eastman office if you would like to be added to the wait list.

INS 404
Choral Masterworks: Mendelssohn’s Elijah
July 8-11, 2023 / Saturday–Tuesday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., plus final evening performance
Room: EEW 415

William Weinert, director
Guest faculty: Deanna Joseph, Georgia State University; Daniel Bara, University of Georgia

In-depth analysis and rehearsal of Mendelssohn’s Elijah. 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, as well as the community event “Summer Sing!”  Enrollment limited to 14 conductors.

Applicants should contact Dr. Weinert directly before applying:

This institute pairs well with The Complete Conductor: The World of the Bach Motets (July 13-16). Students are welcome to register for both courses together!

Participant concert: Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall

This institute is designed as a residential program; participants may reserve on-campus housing and meals at the Eastman Student Living Center. The housing cost includes three meals per day. Note that housing space is limited this year; please reserve early once you have confirmed you will attend. For information about on-campus housing and a list of resources for those staying off-campus, click here.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: class begins Saturday, July 8 at 9 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Summer Sing! event, Tuesday July 11, 7:30-10 p.m., Kilbourn Hall

Professional Development Hours: 30
$825 / noncredit (institute tuition only)
$1,365 / tuition with housing and meals

Eastman students needing this course for credit should consult with the Academic Affairs Office (undergraduate students) or the Graduate Studies Office (graduate students) before submitting an independent study proposal.              

“I’ve learned a lot about how to approach this work as well as how to think about my approach to music making in general. I know that my conducting will improve considerably once I practice / internalize what I learned.” — 2022 Choral Masterworks participant