Conducting Choral Masterpieces Workshop

International Institute for Conductors
Bacau Philharmonic Ateneu
Bacau, Romania
Event date: 
20 Jun 2015 to 02 Jul 2015
Start Time: 
8:30 am local time
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
William Weinert, Dir. of Choral Activities, Eastman School of Music

The International Institute for Conductors will accept up to 20 conductors for 12 days of conducting study and performance in Bacau, Romania with master teachers William Weinert, Director or Choral Studies at the Eastman School of Music; Robert Gutter, Music Director Emeritus, Springfield Symphony (MA) and Philharmonia of Greensboro (NC); Ovidiu Balan, Music Director, Bacau Philharmonic and Charles Gambetta, creator of the Embodied Conducting™ method.

The workshop repertoire includes the Mozart Requiem, Brahms A German Requiem, and the Poulenc Gloria. Participating conductors each receive 205 minutes of podium time including instructional sessions with piano sextet and vocal quartet, full chorus with piano sextet, full orchestra alone and orchestra with full chorus. The faculty will also present classes in vocal techniques for conductors, score study and Charles Gambetta’s Laban-based Embodied Conducting™ method; and all conductors will perform selections from the workshop repertoire on two of 4 public concerts.
This program was created to provide choral and orchestral conductors the extraordinary opportunity work with a professional orchestra and choir as they acquire and master the vital skills and techniques required for conducting choral works with orchestral accompaniment. It is also an excellent program for conductors interested in professional development opportunities or for those preparing for auditions.
The fee, US $2,895, includes hotel (double occupancy room with breakfast) for 13 nights. Applications are accepted until the program is full, but those submitted by March 15, 2015 receive priority consideration. Find complete details including student endorsements and online application portal at or contact Charles Gambetta at or 336.643.8730. Be sure to check out our ad on p. 55 of the Feb. 2015 issue of Choral Journal

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