Conducting Program

David Amado, Director
  • PROGRAMS
    Fellowship and Student Programs
  • SESSIONS
    Full-Session: 07/06 – 08/02/2015

Overview

AMF Conducting Program is an intensive four-week course designed for advanced conductors. The program engages conductors through a combination of coaching from eminent conductors and weekly conducting sessions with the festival’s all-fellowship orchestra.

The program is directed by Maestro David Amado with guest faculty Jonathan Schiffman.

Participants attend daily seminars which cover a broad range of topics such as conducting technique, analysis, musicianship, and professional development. In addition, conductors have opportunities to collaborate with various festival departments such as Opera Workshop, Composition Program, Contemporary Ensemble, and Resident Artists throughout the festival season.

To ensure individual attention, approximately six applicants will be invited to participate in the program.

Highlights

Daily Seminars

Daily seminars cover a broad range of topics such as conducting technique, analysis, musicianship, and professional development.

Orchestra Lab

Conductors attend weekly orchestra lab sessions throughout the festival season.

Performance Opportunity

The program culminates in a performance featuring conductors. Video recordings of rehearsals and performances will be provided.

Collaboration Opportunity

Throughout the festival season, conductors collaborate frequently with the AMF Composition Program, Opera Workshop, and Resident Artists.

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Audition Requirements

Those interested should complete the online application and upload the following material via our online application site.

  • Submit video recordings of applicant’s conducting of two contrasting works (maximum of 30 minutes).

  • Recommendations are optional.

Please see Application Procedures for detailed instructions. If you would like to inquire further about the program, please contact us.