Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop Deadline- May 28

Dear Colleagues

Just a quick reminder that today is the final application deadline for the 2010 Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop in Portland, Oregon, July 5-11 on the beautiful campus of Concordia University. The musicians of the Rose City Chamber Orchestra will again be hosting this workshop with artist faculty David Hoose, Christopher Zimmerman and Kenneth Woods.

In addition to working with the RCCO, students conduct our team of professional soloists in concerto and opera sessions. This year’s guest artists are Brennen Guillory- tenor, Esther Mae Moses- soprano and Neal Kurz- piano.

Please visit our website for more information about the course and for complete application details –

If you feel you can’t complete all the application requirements today but still wish to apply, please email our office at to let us know of your interest.

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

Verdi- excerpts from Otello
Beethoven- Symphony no. 6
Strauss- Metamorphosen
Stravinsky- Symphonies of Wind
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


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

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

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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.

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