15 Jul 2019 to 21 Jul 2019
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Build choral-orchestral skills and advance your career in a supportive learning environment with master teachers.

Chorus America’s Conducting Academy gives choral conductors a unique opportunity to develop choral-orchestral skills and enhance their university training.

During this week-long program, participating conductors will focus on Mendelssohn's choral-orchestral masterwork, Elijah. A chorus and professional orchestra will be in residence, and the Academy culminates with a final performance in historic Hill Auditorium. 

A world-class faculty offers podium coaching, video review sessions, individual instruction, and forums on topics such as performance practice, score preparation, and orchestral rehearsal procedures.

In addition to Fellow and Scholar opportunities, the Conducting Academy includes a Symposium Track based on the University of Michigan's annual adult summer intensive program.

Apply Now through Our Online Application Portal!

Fellow and Scholar applications are due January 18.

Symposium Track applications are accepted through June 1.


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Funding support provided by Chorus America’s John Alexander Conducting Faculty Chair endowment, John and Lori Loftus, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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