SOB Conducting Workshop: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony

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The String Orchestra of Brooklyn (SOB) is excited to announce our second weekend conducting workshop — April 30–May 3, 2015 — led by Tito Muñoz (Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony) and Eli Spindel (Artistic Director of the SOB).

PROGRAM DETAILS
The SOB Conducting Workshop offers participants conducting training in a non-competitive, supportive atmosphere with highly professional teaching and an accomplished and critically acclaimed community orchestra. The workshop will be limited to 15 participants to ensure that each participant receives at least 45 minutes of podium time with the orchestra. The focus of the workshop will be on baton technique, leadership psychology, and orchestral pedagogy. A conversation with Maestros Muñoz and Spindel will focus on running an ensemble, and an orchestra rehearsal on April 30 led by Tito Muñoz will be open for participants to observe.

SCHEDULE

April 30
7:15–9:45pm: Orchestra rehearsal led by Tito Muñoz (St. Ann’s Church, Brooklyn Heights).

May 2
10:00–1:00pm: Session 1 (Remaining sessions at Pearl Studios, Midtown)
2:00–5:00pm: Session 2
5:15–6:15pm: Discussion with Maestros Muñoz and Spindel on running an ensemble

May 3
10:00am–1:00pm: Session 3
2:00–5:00pm: Session 4

REPERTOIRE
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” (Bärenreiter edition)

VIDEOS
Each session will be videotaped and made available to participants. Participants may use their own video equipment if they prefer.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Please submit a resume and cover letter (email preferred) to the program administrator (conductingworkshop@thesob.org) explaining your musical background, interest in the program, and personal goals in conducting. Applicants must also include a sample conducting video. Videos may be uploaded and shared via an online service such as YouTube or Dropbox, or DVDs and application materials may be mailed to:

The String Orchestra of Brooklyn
79 St. James Place, #2
Brooklyn, NY 11238

APPLICATION DATES
Applications due: March 16
Decisions announced: March 23
Tuition due: April 6

TUITION
$650 (non-refundable)
Participants are responsible for their own housing and meals.

PLAYER-CONDUCTORS
There will be a small number of spaces available for highly capable string players to participate in the workshop as both conductors and orchestra members at reduced tuition. If you’re interested in this option, please include performance history in your resume and a recording or video that demonstrates your playing ability with your application.

AUDITORS
A limited number of auditor spots will be available. Tuition for auditors will be $50 per session.

CONTACT
Please contact the program administrator (conductingworkshop@thesob.org) with any questions or concerns.

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