15-DAY INSTITUTE FOR FELLOWS AND ASSOCIATES
June 8-22, 2019
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
Britten Simple Symphony
Arensky Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky
Mozart Divertimento K. 138
Gordon (Dick) Goodwin Loose Connection II*
* Available at ($12.)
AIKEN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SESSION
Dvořák Symphony No. 8
Weber, C. M. Oberon Overture
Stravinsky Firebird Suite 1919
David Kirkland Garner Nonallemande***
***Available at DaveKGarner@gmail.com
*Conductors must bring their own scores for use at the Institute.
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.
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.
Travel to Aiken, SC
"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