The International Institute for Conductors celebrates its 14th successful year in 2013 with four public concerts: two with Classical sized orchestra and two with large orchestra. All participating conductors will conduct a selection from the repertoire in concert each week. In addition to conducting opportunities at these summer concerts, the faculty may award one graduating conductor a return engagement as guest conductor with the Bacau Philharmonic for a fully professional concert with fee. Nine graduates from years past have been recognized in this way.
Video Tour of the International Institute for Conductors
The International Institute for Conductors gives experienced student and professional conductors the opportunity to work on challenging repertoire under the guidance of three veteran professional conductors, each with decades of teaching experience. This unique mentoring program helps students quickly diagnose and correct technical problems while developing the practical skills needed to conduct a professional orchestra. Each participant will have approximately 220 minutes of podium time including full orchestra, sextet and concerts plus daily video review sessions with faculty. All participants will conduct on two concerts, and all rehearsals and concerts will be videotaped.
New for 2013! Conducting Opera Arias
The Institute introduced its highly acclaimed Conducting Concertos program in 2009 in order to provide students with the extraordinary opportunity to work with a soloist on a concerto of their choosing. After four years of unqualifided success, the Institute will shift the focus to conducting selections from the operatic repertoire in 2013. This new program offers the flexibility to focus only on arias or combine orchestral and operatic selections during the first week. Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn the vital skills and techniques every conductor needs to become an effective opera conductor and accompanist! See the Repertoire page for additional information.
" I loved the summer course, and I hope I will come back someday and take the course again!"
- 2012 Institute critique
"Overall, this course was the best course I have been to. Three excellent teachers combined with ample and well-organized podium time meant that I went home with enough experiences to think over for a long time to come."
- 2011 Institute critique
"I had the time of my life, and I would return in a heartbeat!"
- 2010 Institute critique