New Institutes

Summer Wind Conducting Institute
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 wind orchestral 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.

Encouraging Ensemble: Integrating Theater into the Music Classroom
Eastman Opera Theatre’s Lindsay Baker leads a workshop exploring the nature of “ensemble.” Working with theater-making techniques and concepts including: concentration and attention, group consensus, and collective creation, participants learn ways to encourage and foster a more connected, engaged and unified class and/or music ensemble that celebrates student creativity and artistry. 

Acting for Singers
This five day acting course is geared towards the classical singer who wants to become a more embodied, attentive, and active performer. Students will gain a deeper understanding and awareness of their bodies as instruments and sources of creativity for character and performance.  

The Eastman Institute for Music Leadership announces the Eastman Leadership Conference, June 20-23 (for current and aspiring deans, associate/assistant deans, department chairs, and select faculty/administrative staff members of music schools) and the Eastman Leadership Academy, June 27-30 (for collegiate students interested in developing leadership skills as they prepare for impactful arts careers). Visit program web pages for details and information about how to apply.