Summer Wind Conducting Institute

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Summer Wind Conducting Institute

Application deadline: April 3, 2018

July 14-19, 2018 / Saturday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Room: ESM 120

Mark Scatterday, director
Guest faculty: Donald Hunsberger, Professor Emeritus of Conducting and Ensembles, Eastman School of Music

The Summer Wind Conducting Institute (SWCI) 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 highly skilled professional musicians. The course focuses on the relationship between conductor and ensemble, exploring how conductors can achieve their artistic intentions. Conductors will work with a Harmonie ensemble of RPO musicians. Repertoire will be chosen in consultation with Mark Scatterday, SWCI Music Director. Each conductor will have the opportunity to conduct the RPO group 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.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Saturday, July 14 at 9:00 a.m. in ESM 120
Last scheduled activity: Class ends Thursday, July 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Professional Development Hours: 36

$800 / noncredit     CRN 21756

Audition requirements:

  • Application form due April 3, 2018
  • Video recording: DVD or YouTube link(s) – two performances of your choice, or one performance and one rehearsal
  • No application fee through April 3; $50 application fee after April 3
  • Upon acceptance, confirmation and payment due May 15, 2018

Click HERE to apply

Read our blog: Summer Harmonie at Eastman: Introducing the Summer Wind Conducting Institute