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CONDUCTOR'S INSTITUTE 2021

Fellows and Associates Program

 July 27-August 8, 2021

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 Aiken Symphony Orchestra and Associates will conduct the Aiken Symphony Chamber Orchestra.

 

Limited to 30 participants —
15 Fellows and 15 Associates.  Auditors will also be accepted.

FELLOW AND ASSOCIATE REPERTOIRE

STRING ORCHESTRA SESSION

Tchaikovsky    Serenade for Strings in C Major, op. 48
Grieg     Holberg Suite
Libby Larsen     String Symphony No.4
Edward Hart    Amori Vini (available at harte@cofe.edu)

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SESSION

Schubert    Symphony No. 5 B Flat Major

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

 Ravel    La Tombeau de Couperin

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SESSION

Dvorak   Symphony No.7, op. 70, D Minor

Weber   Der Freischütz Overture

Prokofiev    Symphony No. 1 in D Major, op. 25, “Classical”

Victoria Bond   "From the Atlas of Imaginary Places" (Available at info@victoriabond.com)

FELLOW & ASSOCIATE TUITION

Fellow    $2,500 
   (add $525 for single occupancy room)
Associate    $2,200 
   (add $525 for single occupancy room)

Three work-study scholarships are available for Fellows and Associates- 

Student coordinator

Social media coordinator

Camera and sound assistant

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

"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

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.