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CONDUCTOR'S INSTITUTE 2024
Fellows and Associates Program
 July 7- 19, 2024

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.  

 Fellows will be featured in a public performance.conducting the institute's symphony orchestra.

 

Limited to 15 participants — Auditors will also be accepted.

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FELLOW AND ASSOCIATE REPERTOIRE

STRING ORCHESTRA SESSION

 ARENSKY: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky

BRITTEN: Simple Symphony

 Grieg: Holberg Suite

Edward Hart: Amori Vini *

Available at hart@cofc.edu

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SESSION

 Mozart: Symphony No. 35, K.385, D Major (Haffner)

 Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, Op. 25

 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1, Op. 11, C Minor

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SESSION

 Schumann: Symphony No. 3, Op. 97, E Flat Major (Rhenish)

 Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34

 Schubert: Rosamunde: Overture, D. 644

 Victoria Bond: TBA

FELLOW & ASSOCIATE TUITION

Fellow    $2,800 
 $750 for single-occupancy dorm rooms


Associate    $2,400 
 
$750 for single-occupancy dorm rooms

Application deadline: May 15, 2024

 

Fees:

Early bird application until March 15, $40

Between March 15-May 15: $50

Late submissions are welcome for the waitlist.

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.

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.

"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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