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Oberlin Summer Conducting Institute - July 14-19, 2014 - Auditor spots still available!

Location: Ohio, USA

Auditor spots are still available for the 2014 Oberlin Conservatory Summer Conducting Institute. Auditors will have access to all facets of the intitute apart from conducting in master class sessions.

The 2014 Oberlin Summer Conducting Institute is designed as an opportunity to give conductors at all phases of their careers the occasion to collaborate with world-class faculty on one of the great masterpieces of choral-orchestral literature. This year's institute will be devoted to an in-depth analysis, rehearsal, and performance of Joseph Haydn's monumental oratorio, The Creation. In addition, we will explore an array of elements dedicated to excellent choral performance, including gesture, working with instrumentalists and soloists, and vocal health. We will use additional works to demonstrate a variety of useful rehearsal techniques.

A unique facet of the Summer Conducting Institute is the occasion to perform the large-scale choral orchestral work being studied during the masterclass sessions. This year participants will have the opportunity to perform Joseph Haydn's Creation under the baton of Maestro John Nelson, in a collaboration between Oberlin's Credo strings program, the Oberlin Summer Festival Chorus, and members of the Cleveland Orchestra. The performance will take place in Severance Hall in Cleveland, home of the Cleveland Orchestra.

Oberlin Summer Conducting Institute faculty:

Dr. Jason Harris, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, University of Southern California

Dr. Janet Galvan, Ithaca College

Maestro John Nelson, Honorary Music Director, Paris Chamber Orchestra; Principal Guest Conductor, National Symphony of Costa Rica

For more information go to, or contact: 

Anna Hoffmann 
Manager, Conservatory Summer Programs

Phone: 440-775-8044 

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