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. 

Holly ChoeFor practical experience, all participants conduct both full orchestra and piano sextet. Subjects studied include conducting technique, interpretation, score study, analysis, rehearsal tehnique, 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.

Geoff LoffSome of our past participants now hold or have held positions such as 
Berkeley Symphony Music Director,  El Paso Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Philadelphia Orchestra Resident Conductor, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Assisant ConductorMinnesota Orchestra Associate ConductorDetroit Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor, Hong Kong Philharmonic Resident ConductorUtah Symphony Associate ConductorNorwalk Symphony Music DirectorAmarillo Symphony Music DirectorNational Symphony Assistant Conductor,  Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra Music DirectorBuffalo Symphony Associate ConductorKansas Symphony Assistant Conductor,  Arkansas Symphony Assistant Conductor, Omaha Symphony Music Director 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.