The Complete Conductor: The World of the Bach Motets


UPDATE: As of May 8, 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 427
The Complete Conductor: The World of the Bach Motets
July 13-16, 2023 / Thursday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Room: EEW 415

William Weinert, director
Faculty: Kathryn Cowdrick, Eastman School of Music; Monica Dale, MusiKinesis®, Baltimore, MD

This dynamic team of choral/vocal faculty members will offer a workshop focused on topics addressed by choral directors and accompanists in the context of choral singing. The course will include daily sessions in conducting, singing, musicianship, class performance, vocal pedagogy, repertory selection, and movement-oriented MusiKinesis®. Each participating conductor will conduct Voices, the professional chamber chorus in residence at the Institute. Enrollment limited to 14 conductors. The institute will conclude with a performance by Voices on Sunday, July 16 at 3 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.

Applicants should contact Dr. Weinert directly before applying:

This institute pairs well with Choral Masterworks: Mendelssohn’s Elijah (July 8-11). Students are welcome to register for both courses together!

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.

View/download the institute schedule

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: class begins Thursday, July 13 at 9 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Voices concert, Sunday, July 16, 3-5 p.m.

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.

“This program had much variety and I felt interested and engaged the whole time. I also enjoyed exploring and learning more about rehearsal and gestures techniques.” — 2022 Complete Conductor participant

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