The International Conducting Workshop and Festival
Since 2002, ICWF has offered unparalleled conducting training and critique in an intensive, yet non-competitive, professional, and supportive atmosphere creating a superb opportunity to immerse oneself deeply in important standard orchestral repertoire studying with faculty of world class stature.
For practical experience, all participants conduct both full orchestra and piano sextet. Subjects studied include conducting technique, interpretation, score study, analysis, rehearsal technique, stage deportment, and musician interaction.
All sessions are videotaped with professional digital video/sound providing all participants an invaluable learning tool and exceptional conducting footage. There will be ample opportunity to view the video footage during the workshops. In order to provide the most enriching experience for all participants, enrollment is limited for all workshops. There are no concerts for participants.
Some of our past participants now hold or have held positions such as Berkeley Symphony Music Director, El Paso Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony Associate Conductor, Norwalk Symphony Music DIrector, Amarillo Symphony Music Director, National Symphony Assistant Conductor, Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Buffalo Symphony Associate Conductor, Kansas Symphony Assistant Conductor, Arkansas Symphony Assistant Conductor, and many more. Our past participants have also been accepted into the most prestigious conducting programs in the world including at The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Peabody Institute, Rice University, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory, and many more.