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Choral-Orchestral Conducting Masterclass
Februbary 14-17, 2014
Featuring The Mannes Orchestra, chorus, and soloists

 

David Hayes, The Philadelphia Singers and Mannes College for Music

David Hayes is a conductor with an unusually broad range of repertory, spanning the symphonic, oratorio/choral and operatic genres.

Mr. Hayes is currently the Music Director of The Philadelphia Singers (a professional vocal ensemble), Music Director of The New York Choral...

Jorge Mester, The Louisville Orchestra

Jorge Mester is recognized throughout the world as a preeminent conductor who brings excellence and prominence to every organization he leads. He serves as music director of The Louisville Orchestra and is Conductor laureate of the Aspen Music Festival. During his 21-year...

John Alexander, Pacific Chorale

Artistic Director of Pacific Chorale since 1972, John Alexander is considered one of America's finest choral conductors. His inspired leadership both on the podium and as an advocate for the advancement of the arts has generated international respect and acclaim throughout his...

Miriam Burns, McLean Orchestra and Orchestra of the Redeemer in New York City

Miriam Burns  has been on staff with the New York Philharmonic as one of their Cover Conductors from 1999-2007, having been appointed by Kurt Masur as a result of a competitive audition by-invitation-only. In this capacity, she accompanied the orchestra on...

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Raymond Harvey, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Over the past 35 years, Raymond Harvey has made a significant impact as an American conductor of great skill and insight.  Born in New York City, he studied piano and conducting, receiving Bachelor's and Master's degrees in choral conducting from the Oberlin Conservatory of...

James A. John, Queens College Choral Society and Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble

James A. John is an active conductor, writer, teacher and scholar. He is Associate Professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College—CUNY, as well as Artistic Director of the Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble in New York City. He has served as Guest Lecturer in conducting...

Frank Nemhauser, Berkshire Choral Festival and Westchester Choral Society

Frank Nemhauser holds several prominent positions concurrently. He is Music Director of the Berkshire Choral Festival, and Director of Vocal Studies and Associate Professor at Mannes College of Music in New York. He is currently in his sixth season as Music Director of the...

Duain Wolfe

Duain Wolfe was appointed director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus by Daniel Barenboim in the spring of 1994, succeeding founding director Margaret Hillis. He has prepared the Chicago Symphony Chorus for nearly a hundred programs in Orchestra Hall and at the Ravinia Festival, as...

Mannes Orchestra

Mannes Orchestra is the student orchestral ensemble of Mannes College The New School for Music. Praised by the New York Times for its “Youthful exuberance,” the Mannes Orchestra performs a comprehensive symphonic repertoire each year ranging from classical to modern, and collaborates...

The Philadelphia Singers

The Philadelphia Singers, lead by music director David Hayes, have been the mid-Atlantic region's premier chorus for over forty years, garnering national acclaim for their artistic excellence. Since 1972, The Philadelphia Singers have consistently provided the Philadelphia community with the...