July 30-August 8, 2021

Etheredge Center, USC Aiken, SC

Directed by Neil Casey, the Discovery Program is designed for conductors with limited conducting experience who wish to improve their conducting skills. Each week, participants work with a string quartet in the afternoon conducting sessions. Participants are also required to attend morning Conductor's Institute sessions and the late afternoon lecture series. Limited to 12 participants. Auditors will also be accepted.

Discovery Repertoire
Session I 
Mozart,    Divertimento K. 137 (B flat major)
Sibelius,    Romance
Holst,    St. Paul’s Suite

Session II 
Hindemith,    Fünf Stucke
Mendelssohn,    Sinfonia No. 4 (C Minor)
Corigliano,    Voyage for Strings


*Conductors must bring their own scores for use at the Discovery Program.

Discovery Tuition    
Conductor    $1200 
   (add $395 for a single occupancy room for the entire session)
Auditor     $900 
   (add $395 for a single occupancy room for the entire session)

“This is one of the finest summer conducting opportunities in the country, and it has been a pleasure to be associated with it.” –Samuel Jones, Composer-in-Residence, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Washington