International Conducting Workshop and Festival will be back in Zlin, Czech from July 20-28, 2014 led by Larry Rachleff and Donald Schleicher. Applications accepted now! First application review on January 10, 2014. After that, applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
ICWF 2014: Sibelius, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky led by Larry Rachleff and Donald Schleicher
General Workshop Information
The International Conducting Workshop and Festival offers intensive conducting training and critique in a non-competitive, professional and supportive atmosphere and a great opportunity to immerse oneself deeply in important standard orchestral repertoire studying with faculty of unparalleled stature. For practical experience, participants may conduct full orchestra and/or piano sextet. Subjects will include conducting technique, interpretation, score study, analysis, rehearsal technique and musician interaction. All sessions are videotaped with professional digital video/sound straight with all participants receiving 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, Norwalk Symphony Music DIrector, Amarillo Symphony Music Director, National Symphony Assistant Conductor, Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra Music Director, 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, Univerity of Illinois, University of Michigan, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory, and many more.