CONDUCTOR'S INSTITUTE 2023
Fellows and Associates Program
July 9- 21, 2023
Directed by Dr. Donald Portnoy, this program is designed for conductors with moderate to advanced conductor skills. Fellows and Associates study with Dr. Donald Portnoy and other guest conductors and composers. Both Fellows and Associates are guaranteed podium time every day. Fellows work with the Institute ensemble during morning sessions, and Associates work with a chamber orchestra in afternoon sessions.
Fellows and Associates are required to attend all morning and afternoon conducting sessions and the late afternoon lecture series, which offers invaluable information regarding score reading and interpretation, publicity, concert management, and other subjects pertinent to the conducting profession. Placement is determined by the experience of the applicant. Those interested in applying as a Fellow must submit a video with their application.
Both the Fellows and Associates will be featured in a public performance. Fellows will conduct the institute's symphony orchestra and Associates will conduct the chamber orchestra.
Limited to 30 participants —
15 Fellows and 15 Associates. Auditors will also be accepted.
FELLOW AND ASSOCIATE REPERTOIRE
STRING ORCHESTRA SESSION
Mozart Divertimento K. 136
Elgar Serenade Op. 20
Tchaikovsky Serenade Op. 38
Gordon "Dick" Goodwin Loose Connection II*
*score available at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SESSION
Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, Op.90 A Major (Italian)
Copland Appalachian Spring (Full orchestra version)
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SESSION
Weber Oberon Overture
Brahms Symphony No.4, Op.98 in E minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2, Op. 17, C minor (Little Russian)
Victoria Bond Two Scenes From the Atlas of Imaginary Places*
FELLOW & ASSOCIATE TUITION
(+$550 for single occupancy dorm)
(+$500 for single occupancy dorm)
Three work-study scholarships are available for Fellows and Associates-
Social media coordinator
Camera and sound assistant
*Conductors must bring their own scores for use at the Institute.
ABOUT THE EVENING LECTURES
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 orchestral examples at the piano, Maestro Jaffe explores advanced rhythmic topics, harmonic progressions, notational conventions, and interpretive challenges in the orchestral repertoire.
"I know of nowhere else in the United States where students can receive daily on-the-spot training in front of a professional ensemble for two weeks.” –Kate Tamarkin, conductor