The String Orchestra of Brooklyn (SOB) is excited to announce our next weekend conducting workshop — October 9–11, 2015 — led by Tito Muñoz (Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony) and Eli Spindel (Artistic Director of the SOB).
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 Q&A with Maestros Muñoz and Spindel will follow the conducting sessions on October 10.
Friday, October 9
7:15–9:45 Rehearsal of workshop repertoire led by Maestro Muñoz
Saturday, October 10
10:00–1:00pm: Session 1
2:00–5:00pm: Session 2
5:15–6:15pm: Discussion with Maestros Muñoz and Spindel
Sunday, October 11
2:00–5:00pm: Session 3
6:00–9:00pm: Session 4
SHOSTAKOVICH Sinfonia for Strings (arr. String Quartet No. 8, Kalmus ed)
BARBER Adagio for Strings
BACH Piano Concerto in f minor, BWV 1056
Each session will be videotaped and made available to participants. Participants may use their own video equipment if they prefer.
Please submit a resume and cover letter (email preferred) to the program administrator (email@example.com) 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
Applications due: September 9
Decisions announced: September 16
Tuition due: October 1
Participants are responsible for their own housing and meals.
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.
A limited number of auditor spots will be available. Tuition for auditors will be $50 per session.
Please contact the program administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.