Potential Course Offerings and Activities

  • Band and Orchestra Literature
  • Rehearsal Techniques
  • Score Reading at the Piano
  • Score Study of Core Repertoire
  • Seminar: An Historically Informed Approach to the Classical Era Repertoire
  • Workshop on Bowing
  • Basic Conducting Skills Competencies
  • Chamber Ensemble Conducting Lab
  • Opportunity to conduct a large ensemble
  • Opportunity to conduct the Festival Orchestra (to accompany the concerto competition winners)
  • Video review
  • Daily group seminars with all composers and faculty
  • Private, 1-on-1 instruction for composition participants
  • Lectures by faculty and guest composers on their music
  • On-site composition projects, resulting in performances and recordings of participants’ works