August 5-9, 2019
The Art of Rehearsing
If your New Year’s resolutions include rethinking, improving and making more effective your rehearsal procedures, then this is the symposium to make your resolution real. Join Frank Battisti, Charles Peltz, and William Drury and a select group of seven participants for five days of Encountering Music: A symposium for conductors. Morning classes are devoted to score study and understanding music in order to better prepare for rehearsing. Each participant then spends the afternoon working with a professional level ensemble and in real time employing the ideas, techniques, and application of the best rehearsal approaches. Past participants have come to the Symposium with experiences ranging from leading school ensembles to conservatory DMA students to professional conductors. More information can be found by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 617-585-1394. Scholarships available.
The overall structure of the week will enable all participants to enjoy the educational benefits of intensive and highly personalized instruction and discussion.
Mozart: Serenade in Eb, K. 375
Hindemith: Symphony in Bb
Gounod: Petite Symphonie
Holst: Suites in F and Eb (in original instrumentation)
Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy
Other repertoire to be announced at a later date
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)
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:
New England Conservatory
Attn: Conductor's Forum (JH121)
290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Tuition & Registration
All fees above require a $40 registration fee.
Required form for summer housing.