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For 44 years, the world-renowned Conductor's Institute of South Carolina has been on the “must-do” list for young aspiring and experienced conductors alike. In 2019, the Conductor's Institute drew participants from 25 states and numerous foreign countries. Students of the Conductor's Institute receive a no-nonsense tutorial from conductors and composers who have vast experience in the academic, commercial, and professional worlds of music.

The guest conductors and composers are keenly aware of what it takes to succeed in a tough, competitive field, and they are willing to share their knowledge and expertise. One reason the Conductor's Institute has been so successful for so many years is that it offers daily podium time to every individual in the program. The Institute also focuses on the details of conducting and opportunities for conductors to enhance their skills and achieve greater command of their orchestral forces.

Veteran conductors offer constructive criticism and encouragement. There are no mirrors, no recorded music. Each day, as your peers observe, you will have the opportunity to conduct professional musicians who know the scores intimately. At the end of each day, you will have a video of your performance to study and to assist you in preparing for another day on stage at the podium.

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