15-DAY INSTITUTE FOR FELLOWS AND ASSOCIATES

June 8-22, 2020

Etherredge Center, Aiken, SC

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 an ensemble of the Aiken Symphony Orchestra  during morning sessions.  Associates work with a chamber orchestra in afternoon sessions, and on Friday afternoons, both groups work with the full Aiken Symphony Orchestra.

 

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.  

 

Limited to 30 participants 

Auditors will also be accepted.
 

3 work-study scholarships are available for fellows

  • Social media coordinator (needs to have knowledge about Facebook, Wix, and Instagram.)

  • Videographer-photographer (needs to have a professional camera)

  • Student coordinator (needs to have strong organizational skills)

 

*Fellows will conduct a public concert with the Aiken Symphony Orchestra

*Associates will conduct a public concert with the Aiken Chamber Orchestra


 

FELLOW AND ASSOCIATE REPERTOIRE

STRING ORCHESTRA SESSION 

With Aiken Symphony Orchestra Members

Tchaikovsky Serenade, Op. 48, C Major

Mozart     Divertimento K. 136

Elgar Serenade, Op. 20

Gordon (Dick) Goodwin     Level 4/ Area Red*

* Available at 51FortePiano@gmail.com 

 

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SESSION

With Aiken Symphony Orchestra Members

Mendelssohn     Symphony No. 4, Op.90, A Major (Italian)

Ravel     Le Tombeau de Couperin

Copland     Appalachian Spring (Full Orchestra Version)

Victoria Bond     4 Scenes from Mrs. President**

**Available at Presser.com

 

AIKEN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SESSION

C.M. Weber    Der Freischütz Overture

Dvorak     Symphony No.9, Op.95, E Minor, (New World Symphony)

Brahms     Symphony No.1, Op.68, C Minor

Edward Hart      3 Latin Rivers*** 

 

***Available at harte@cofc.edu

Conductors must bring their own scores for use at the Institute.

 

 

FELLOW & ASSOCIATE TUITION

Fellow    $2,500 

Associate    $2,200 

 Add $525 for single occupancy room.

 

*Please note fees do not include meals. 

HOUSING AT USC AIKEN

Campus housing is available to all participants at the University of South Carolina Aiken.  Those who stay on campus will be housed in a single occupancy, air-conditioned, suite-style room in a campus residence hall located just a short walk from the Etherredge Center, the location for all Conductors Institute sessions. 

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

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