The Complete Conductor – Focus on the Renaissance

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The Complete Conductor – Focus on the Renaissance

July 30-August 2, 2020 / Thursday-Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Room: ESM 120

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 four-day 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 Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Each participating conductor will conduct Voices, the professional chamber chorus in residence at the Institute. 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 Thursday, July 30 at 9:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Class ends Sunday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Professional Development Hours: 30
$785 / noncredit     CRN 20461
$3,460 / 2 credits     CRN 20476

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 Choral Masterworks – Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (July 25-28). Students are welcome to register for both courses together!

“A safe environment to practice old and new rehearsal and conducting techniques to get personal and in-depth feedback. A way to explore and develop musicality, how to communicate it to the chorus, and how to trust the chorus to offer musicality themselves.” – 2019 participant

Click HERE to register

Read our blog: “The Physical Reality of Being Human”: Monica Dale Discusses Music and Dalcroze Eurhythmics