2018-19 Conductor Seminar
November 11-13 in Fargo
with CHRISTOPHER ZIMMERMAN, Music Director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony,
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (VA), and former Artistic Director of the American Youth Philharmonic. First Prize Winner of the “American Conducting Prize” in the professional orchestra category.
and KEVIN SÜTTERLIN, Director of Orchestral Activities at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and Music Director of Sinfonietta Memphis. An awardee of the highly respected Hirschmann Foundation Switzerland scholarship and a finalist in the renowned American Prize Conducting Competition 2013 and 2014.
Conduct the FARGO-MOORHEAD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
and THE CONCORDIA ORCHESTRA
Total of 5 conducting sessions (including quintet prep sessions)
This was great fun and an action-packed success!
Enjoy the photo gallery below at the bottom of this page.
With the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony
Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable” – Carl Nielsen (a movement of your choice)
Intro & Rondo Capriccioso - Camille Saint-Saëns [Quintet + Piano] with violin soloist Sonja Harasim
With The Concordia Orchestra
Scheherazade – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (a movement of your choice)
Quintet Preparation Sessions
All three works – String Quintet with Piano Reduction of Winds
Seminars on score study, conductor/soloist collaboration, bowings, baton technique, healthy-body conducting, and organizational topics including programming and community engagement - see full detailed schedule here
60 minutes of individual video analysis with Chris Zimmerman and Kevin Sütterlin
Receive direct feedback from orchestra members in an informal environment
“Extravagant Hospitality” including all meals (except breakfast), local transportation by volunteers, home stays and more
Seminar fee: $1,200 for conducting participants (arrangements can be made for spreading $200 payments over six months), and $150 for auditors.
More details and a full schedule are included on the Conductor Seminar Announcement.
Application deadline is October 12, 2018. Participants will be notified by October 19 - download the Application.