Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony – SAN FRANCISCO
Michael Anderson is taking his popular institute to San Francisco’s beautiful St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. This course is appropriate for church music directors, choral directors, and singers wishing to gain a stronger foundation in early music.

Orchestral Conducting Fundamentals
This course is based on the technical, musical and psychological fundamentals that lead to a deeper level of communication between conductor and orchestra. The course is designed to approach general conducting skills/issues that are applicable to all musicians who wish to develop conducting skills. Maestro Neil Varon will help new conducting students acquire and develop a strong set of basic fundamentals and musical values, upon which they can then build.

Eastman Trumpet and Trombone Retreat at Keuka
Spend six days on the shore of Keuka Lake, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and vineyards, and be inspired by a world-class faculty. This program is designed for trumpet and –new this year–trombone players who desire more performance (solo and ensemble) and networking opportunities; it will also benefit anyone who may need assistance and strategies to recover from injuries.

Dalcroze Level 1 – The Introductory Credential
Open to collegiate and adult students, especially music teachers and performers. No previous Dalcroze experience is required; basic piano proficiency will be helpful. Students will receive Level 1 – The Introductory Credential certification from the Dalcroze Society of America upon completion of the two-week course.

Alexander Technique for Musicians
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of the Alexander Technique, an educational method used by musicians worldwide to enhance practice and performance, prevent injuries and pain, and overcome performance anxiety. The class includes three private lessons per student, tailored to individual needs.

Beyond Performance Anxiety: A Workshop
This small group, three-day workshop is a safe place to explore one’s fears about performance. Participants will share stories of past experiences and connect around discussion of vulnerability, fear, pressure, competitiveness and the pursuit of perfection.

Schubert to Sondheim: Pedagogy for the Male Voice
This institute will focus on concepts important to the training and development of the male voice in classical and musical theater repertoire. Male and female teachers alike will benefit from class discussions on a variety of topics, including vocal structure and health, managing the passaggi, musical theater style, belting, classical and Broadway repertoire for the young singer, and challenges through the “ages” of singing. Master classes, teaching demonstrations, and a recital will be presented during the workshop.

Eastman Cello Institute
A three-week intensive course designed to help students develop strategies for learning and mastering the cello, led by Eastman School Professor Alan Harris. Group classes will focus on techniques for healthy playing and longevity at the instrument, as well as techniques specific to solo and orchestral repertoire. Students will receive lessons with each faculty member and have opportunities to perform in bi-weekly performance classes and weekly recitals. Open to high school, collegiate, and adult cellists.

The Eastman Institute for Music Leadership announces the 2018 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). Visit the program’s web page for details and information about how to apply.