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Conductor Preparation Workshop (Choral/Orchestral) in Paris, July 2012

Location: France
The European American Musical Alliance (EAMA), a musical training program in the rigorous Nadia Boulanger tradition, announces its annual four-week conductor preparation workshop, for both choral and orchestral conductors, to be held in Paris in July 2012.  EAMA's conductor preparation program is embedded in EAMA's renowned technical curriculum for composers, established by Juilliard counterpoint instructor Phillip Lasser in partnership with a skillful and caring international faculty. 
The conducting program, led by Mark Shapiro, serves emerging and mid-career conductors who are experiencing the need for deeper training in aural skills and score study.  In seminars and private lessons, the work emphasizes musicianship, ear-training, score-reading, keyboard harmony, and musical analysis.  Although there are some opportunities to conduct instrumental and choral ensembles, the program does not emphasize podium time.  Instead, we explore how gains in musical understanding and aural fluency lead to enhanced effectiveness in rehearsal, as well as performances that are more powerful and convincing.    Students typically report substantial and lasting breakthroughs.  More information about the program, including application procedures and deadlines, contact information, and financial aid, is available at