Guest conductors and composers are keenly aware of what it takes to succeed in a tough, competitive field and have shared their knowledge and expertise with institute participants from around the world for almost three decades.
Veteran conductors offer constructive criticism and encouragement, and each student has daily podium time focusing on the details of conducting enhancing skills to achieve a greater command with their orchestral forces.
No mirrors or recorded music mean that each day, as your peers observe, you’ll have the opportunity to conduct professional musicians who know the scores intimately. At the end of each day a video of your performance is available to study and assist you in preparing for another day on stage at the podium.
June 6–20, 2015
Application deadline: May 29, 2015
Download the brochure and application form.
Observe conductor training
Monday through Saturday during the Institute, the public is invited to observe conductor training from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Koger Center for the Arts.
PLEASE NOTE CORRECTIONS TO 2015 BROCHURE
Conductors should arrive on Saturday, June 6, 2015 midday. The last full day of classes will be on Saturday, June 20 and will end at 5:00 p.m. Conductors may depart at that time, or on Sunday morning, June 21, by 11:00 a.m.
Guest composer Samuel Jones is unable to attend the Institute, therefore you do not need the "Reflections" score. In its place, please order "Two Low Country Hauntings" (for full orchestra) from Gordon (Dick) Goodwin. Email the composer at email@example.com.
Designed for conductors with moderate to advanced conducting skills.
Designed for conductors with limited conducting experience who want to improve their conducting skills.
Evening Lecture Series
Conductor Peter Jaffe delivers informative and engaging sessions in score study – crucial for exploring how aural inspirations translate to the written page and for developing comprehensive approaches toward scores. Playing many orchestra examples at the piano, Maestro Jaffe explores advanced rhythmic topics, harmonic progressions, notational conventions, and interpretive challenges in orchestral repertoire.
Graduate professional development credit for participating conductors is available through the University of South Carolina. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information
Call 803-777-7500 or email: The Conductors Institute