Choral Conducting Masterclasses in San Francisco, June 2011 -- Applications for Conducting Fellows Accepted through March 23
Date: February 9, 2011
Location: California, USA
Chorus America will present two Conducting Masterclasses as part of the Chorus America Annual Conference in San Francisco, June 8-11, 2011. The Conducting Masterclasses allow early career conductors to work on the podium, in front of an audience of Conference delegates, with master teachers and a professional or professional-level chorus.
Choral-Orchestral Masterclass with Jeffrey Thomas and American Bach Soloists, June 9, 2011
The Choral-Orchestral Conducting Masterclass will concentrate on J.S. Bach and early music performance practice. Three Conducting Fellows will be selected to conduct eight singers and orchestra from American Bach Soloists. The master teacher is ABS artistic and music director Jeffrey Thomas. If selected, a Fellow will be asked to choose two of these four works: Missa Brevis in G Major, BWV 236; Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78; Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV 131; Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196, and, to ensure balance and variety, Thomas will select one of those two works for the Fellow to prepare for the Masterclass.
A Cappella Masterclass with Ragnar Bohlin and International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, June 10, 2011
The A Cappella Conducting Masterclass will concentrate on contemporary music and Scandanavian and Baltic repertoire. Three Fellows will conduct the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco (about 30 singers). The master teacher is Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. If selected, all Fellows will prepare these four pieces for the Masterclass:
Conducting Fellow Applications
Conducting Fellows must be: (1) at least 22 years old by June 8, 2011, (2) at the early stages of their careers as choral conductors, and (3) an individual member or affiliated with a member chorus of Chorus America (see http://www.chorusamerica.org/membership.cfm). Applicants may apply to one or both Masterclasses. Selected Fellows will receive:
Applicants must submit the following: