The worst conducting advice in the history of the universe

Several months ago I was sipping a flat white in a café with a friend and former student who was describing the teaching methods of one of America’s more eminent conducting pedagogues- a gentleman I’ve never met nor observed. Apparently one of his favorite aphorisms these days is that, when conducting, “the camera is always […]

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Call for Applications- Conducting Masterclass with Orchestra of the Swan, May 20th, 2012

Magicians of the orchestra: revealing the conductor’s art On Sunday 20 May 2012 the Two Rivers Festival (ww.tworiversfestival.co.uk) will present a special day-long workshop at The Bushell Hall, Birkenhead School working with an ensemble of players from the Orchestra of the Swan directed by Kenneth Woods.   Magicians of the orchestra: revealing the conductor’s art […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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6th Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop

Rose City Chamber Orchestra announces 6th Annual Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop July 5-11, 2010 Concordia University Portland, Oregon Priority Application Deadline- April 21, 2010 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 […]

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2009 Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop Discovery Program

Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop Discovery Program Welcoming Composers, Instrumentalists, Vocalists, Music Librarians, Undergraduate Conductors, Amateurs, Music Educators, Scholars www.rosecityworkshop.org Priority Application Deadline June 7, 2009 We all know that the conducting world is very hard to break into- there are scarcely enough opportunities for current and would-be full-time conductors to get experience and feedback. […]

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Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop- 2009 Faculty

This Thursday, April 30th is the priority application deadline for the 2009 Rose City International Conductors Workshop, July 20-26th in Portland, Oregon. Applications may still be considered on a space available basis after this date, but for full, guaranteed consideration, conductors are strongly encouraged to apply this week. Full application details are on the workshop […]

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5th Annual Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop

www.rosecityworkshop.org admin@rosecityworkshop.org The musicians of the Rose City Chamber Orchestra, a 501 c.3 non-profit organization, are proud to announce the 5th Annual Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop, July 20-26, 2009 on the campus of Lewis and Clark College in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Each summer, emerging talents from around the world come to Portland for a […]

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Rose City Workshop final deadline, May 7

Hi Everyone- Just a last, quick reminder that May 7th is the final application deadline for the Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop, July 21-27 in Portland, Oregon. Please visit our website http://rosecityworkshop.org/ for lots of detailed information on repertoire, soloists and application instructions. I am joined on the faculty by Christopher Zimmerman of the Hartt School […]

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Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop, application round 2, May 7 deadline

The musicians of the Rose City Chamber Orchestra are happy to announce a second selection round for the 2008 Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop, July 21-27 in Portland, Oregon. Interested conductors should submit their applications, including postmarking any materials that are being mailed, by May 7, 2008. Workshop faculty include David Hoose from Boston University, […]

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Fourth Annual Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop

2008 Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop (www.rosecityworkshop.org). As we prepare for our fourth summer of great music and good company in one of the most beautiful and dynamic cities in America, we’re very excited about this season’s repertoire and our guest artists. David Hoose, Chris Zimmerman and I have worked hard to create a supportive, collegial […]

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Trust issues

Any smart conductor knows that one thing you never want to tell an orchestra, unless you absolutely have to, is anything along the lines of “watch me,” “follow me” any other turn of phrase that can be translated as “obey my will, you scum.” On the other hand, there are times when the single most […]

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Current Rose City Workshop Application Information

Here’s the latest from the RCICW office for interested conductors. Third Annual Rose City International Conductors Workshop July 24-29, 2007   www.rosecityworkshop.org admin@rosecityworkshop.org Applications are currently being accepted for the Third Annual Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop. The deadline for priority consideration is March 22nd, 2007. The 2007 symposium and masterclass will be held on […]

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