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

repertoire:

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

  Conduct major repertoire with full orchestra in a supportive environment . Workshop is limited to 7 participants to ensure 95 minutes of podium time over three days. Excerpts to be conducted will be chosen in consultation with workshop faculty. 40 minutes with full orchestras and 55 minutes with string quartet and piano.

Conduct major repertoire with full orchestra in a supportive environment. Workshop is limited to 7 participants to ensure 95 minutes of podium time over three days. Excerpts to be conducted will be chosen in consultation with workshop faculty. 40 minutes with full orchestras and 55 minutes with string quartet and piano.

workshop features:

  • Seminars on score study, conductor/soloist collaboration, bowings, baton technique, healthy-body conducting, and organizational topics including programming and community engagement - see full 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 several meals, local transportation by volunteers, optional home stays and more

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Seminar fee: $1,200 for conducting participants (arrangements can be made for spreading payments over several 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.

IMAGES FROM THE 2017-18 CONDUCTOR SEMINAR