Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop- final application phase deadline May 28

Sixth Annual Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop

July 5-11, 2010

The Priority Application deadline has passed for the 2010 Workshop, and with all Priority places full, we now have a select number of positions available for the Final Round of applications, which are due on May 28, 2010.

This summer sees the return of our distinguished faculty– David Hoose, Director of Orchestral Studies at Boston University and director of the Cantata Singers, Christopher Zimmerman,  Chair of Orchestral Conducting at the Hartt School and newly appointed Music Director of the Fairfax Symphony and Director Kenneth Woods, Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestra of the Swan and a frequent conducting clinician and adjudicator at institutions including the Royal College of Music, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and University of Wisconsin School of Music.

Professional soloists include tenor Brennen Guillory, soprano Esther Mae Moses and pianist Neal Kurz. The Workshop is produced by the musicians of the Rose City Chamber Orchestra, the Pacific Northwest’s premiere player-run professional chamber orchestra.

Emerging Artists Program

An intense professional workshop for conductors in the advanced stages of their studies,
entering the field, or already active as professionals

Invited participants will have the opportunity to work intensively with all three mentors and
the musicians of the Rose City Chamber Orchestra. Each participant will conduct in five
teaching sessions and a final mock concert.

Teaching sessions include

  • Opera Masterclass with full  orchestra and professional singers
  • String Orchestra
  • Concerto accompanying
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Symphonic Masterclass

Repertoire-
Verdi-
excerpts from Otello (with full orchestra and professional singers)
Beethoven- Symphony no. 6
Strauss- Metamorphosen
Stravinsky- Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Schumann- Piano Concerto in A minor
Neal Kurz, piano solo

Discovery Program

A perfect opportunity for younger conductors to get started, for educators and teachers to
refresh their technique, choral conductors to get time in orchestral repertoire, and for
amateurs to test their mettle

Invited participants will take part in all classes and discussions, will receive personal coaching
on basic technique and score preparation and will have 3 opportunities to conduct-

Conducting sessions include

  • Piano reduction session
  • String Ensemble session
  • Full Orchestra session

-and-

  • Classes in score preparation
  • Stick technique
  • Movement, breathing and posture

Repertoire-
Beethoven-
Symphony no. 6
Strauss- Metamorphosen
Mozart- Symphony no. 39 in E flat Major,
Mvt I (piano reduction with Neal Kurz)

Apply on line via our website- http://rosecityworkshop.org/Application.html

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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

Learn about Kenneth at www.kennethwoods.net

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