NEC Summer Session 2014

Encountering Music:
A Forum for Conductors

Monday, June 23 – Friday, June 27

Charles Peltz, Artistic Director
William Drury, Coordinator
Faculty: Frank Battisti, Charles Peltz

During an intensive five days, the seven chosen participants will encounter music with Frank Battisti, (former NEC Wind Ensemble director; founder, Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble and World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles), Charles Peltz (Music Director, NEC Wind Ensemble, Glens Falls Symphony; Director of Orchestras, Luzerne Summer Music Center) and other NEC faculty.

Morning seminars will involve discussion and study of scores, aesthetics and perspectives on music. Afternoon conducting sessions will include conducting a complete ensemble. The overall structure of the week will enable all participants to enjoy the educational benefits of intensive and highly personalized instruction and discussion.

2014 Repertoire: (subject to change)

Mozart - Serenade in c minor K.388
Schubert (Reynolds) - Little Symphony for Winds
Brahms (Popkin) - Variations on a theme of Haydn
Sweelink (Walters) - Ballo Del Granduca
Massenet (Reynolds) - Ballet Music from Le Cid
Stravinsky - Symphony of Winds

Daily Schedule

Charles Peltz with conducting student
8:30 a.m. Morning gathering

9:00 a.m. Seminar discussion I

10:45 a.m. Seminar discussion II

12:00 noon Lunch together

1:30 p.m. Conducting*

4:00 p.m. Break

6:00 p.m. Dinner together (optional)

(*auditors welcome)



Those wishing to participate are asked to submit a resume, repertoire list of conducted works, repertoire list of studied works and a 20 minute videotape/DVD containing rehearsal and concert footage (school ensemble footage acceptable) should accompany a brief letter of application. Deadline for applications is June 1. Non-participating auditors are welcome to attend the afternoon sessions.

Materials should be mailed to:

NEC School of Continuing Education Summer Session
290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Attn: Conductor's Forum

Tuition & Registration

Register for CE Participant buttonParticipants: $885



Register for CE Auditor buttonAuditors: $500



Register for CE Day Pass buttonDay pass: $40

All fees above require an NEC $40 registration fee.


NEC's School of Continuing Education is pleased to be able to provide housing. To learn more, visit the Summer Housing webpage.