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July 10-19, 2024
College of Charleston, Charleston SC

Directed by Neil Casey, the Discovery Program is designed for conductors with limited conducting experience who wish to improve their conducting skills. Each week, participants work with a string quartet in the afternoon conducting sessions. Participants are also required to attend morning Conductor's Institute sessions and the late afternoon lecture series. Limited to 12 participants. Auditors will also be accepted.

Discovery Repertoire
Session I 
Mozart,    Divertimento K. 137 (B flat major)
Sibelius,    Romance
Holst,    St. Paul’s Suite

Session II 
Hindemith,    Fünf Stucke
Mendelssohn,    Sinfonia No. 4 (C Minor)
Corigliano,    Voyage for Strings


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

Discovery Tuition    
Conductor    $1200 
   (please check back for dorm prices)
Auditor     $900 
   (please check back for dorm prices)

There is no application deadline for this program. Students are accepted until the studio is full.

Early applications are encouraged.

“This is one of the finest summer conducting opportunities in the country, and it has been a pleasure to be associated with it.” –Samuel Jones, Composer-in-Residence, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Washington

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