ICWF 2017 Beethoven Part 1

From October 26-29, 2017 the International Conducting Workshop and Festival is proud to present the first of three workshops focusing on the complete Beethoven Symphonies. 20 conductors will be selected to participate in this workshop led by esteemed pedagogue and conductor Larry Rachleff (Rice University).

Brandon Eldredge

All sessions will take place at the St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX.

He will be assisted by Benjamin Loeb (ICWF Artistic Director).

As in the past, we will offer conducting training and critique in a non-competitive, professional, and supportive atmosphere. It is a great opportunity to immerse oneself deeply in important standard and challenging orchestral repertoire which is: BeethovenSymphonies #1, 2, and 5. Future workshops will focus on Symphonies #3, 4, and 7 (part 2), and Symphonies #6, 8, and 9 (part 3).

This workshop will include 6 3-hour Sextet sessions, post-session recap discussions, an orchestra string playing discussion, and two stage presences sessions led by Susan Dunn.

Robert Kahn and Larry Rachleff

Each full participant will have approximately 45 minutes of podium time with the sextet.In all sessions, podium time slots will be flexibly, equitably, and transparently pre-assigned.

Because this is a relatively short workshop, Full Participants will be limited to 20. Auditors will be limited to 40 each day.

On October 27, violinist/faculty member Michael Ludwig and pianist Benjamin Loeb will perform an all-Beethoven Recital.

Both participants and auditors will are entitled to admission to all sessions. Meals are included as noted on the schedule below. Nearby hotel rooms are available at special rates, both double and single occupancy.

Levels of Participation

For this workshop we are offering only one level of participation for 20 conductors which will include45 minuteswith the sextet (string quintet and piano).Sextet sessions will be equally divided among all conductors. All sessions will take place on the stage ofthe Decherd Center at St. Mark's School of Texas.

St. Mark's School of Texas, Decherd Center

Auditing is also available both by day and for the entire workshop, but does not include any active podium time. All tuition fees include meals as described on the schedule below. Fees must be paid according to schedule in $US. Hotel is not included, but reduced rates for both single and double occupancy at two nearby hotels are available. All sessions will be Digitally Recorded. At the end of each conducting session or day, each conductor will receive a digital file of that session. Participants must provide his or her own storage media (USB 3.0 hard drive is most recommended).

Nell Flanders

Concerts Concurrent with the workshop, the International Conducting Workshop Festival will presentone Chamber Music featuring violinst/faculty Michael Ludwig and pianist Benjamin Loeb.The repertoire on this concerts will be devoted to music of Beethoven.


  • Dates October 26th thru August 27th
  • Location Dallas, TX
  • Orchestra