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Conducting Choral Masterpieces with Dr. James K. Bass: Apply Now

Location: Romania
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed

The International Institute for Conductors will accept up to 20 conductors for its new Conducting Choral Masterpieces™ workshop in Bacau, Romania from June 21 - July 4, 2014. Grammy nominated choral conductor James Bass, Director of Choral Studies at the University of South Florida, Director of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and Chorusmaster of Seraphic Fire joins Institute faculty Robert Gutter, Conductor Emeritus, Springfield Symphony (MA) and Music Director Emeritus, Philharmonia of Greensboro; Ovidiu Balan, Music Director of the Bacau Philharmonic and Charles Gambetta, creator of the Laban inspired Embodied Conducting™ method for this one-of-a-kind program. The workshop repertoire includes Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, the Dvo?ák Te Deum and the Poulenc Gloria.

The Institute faculty has put together an incredible curriculum that offers:

  • 230 minutes of total podium time
  • Full professional orchestra and 35-40 voice choir
  • Instruction from 4 veteran professional conductors
  • Digital HD video recording of all sessions and concerts
  • Daily video review sessions with Institute faculty
  • The opportunity to learn the language of orchestra musicians
  • Laban inspired Embodied Conducting™ instruction with Charles Gambetta
  • Choral techniques, score study, musicianship and hand independence classes
  • Weekly public concerts that include all participants
  • Student centered, non-competitive learning environment
  • Workshop Languages: English, Italian, Romanian

Whether you are an aspiring conductor with at least a year of conducting study under your belt, an experienced Chorusmaster or choir director interested in mastering the specialized skills and techniques required for conducting choral works with orchestral accompaniment or a college level choral conductor in search of professional development opportunities for promotion or tenure, the Conducting Choral Masterpieces™ workshop provides unequaled opportunities for developing your technique and artistry while gaining valuable practical experience conducting great works with a professional orchestra and chorus. Applications accepted until April 30, 2014.

Find complete details including faculty bios, host orchestra profile, student endorsements, fees and online application portal at or contact Charles Gambetta at or 336.643.8730.

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