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Los Angeles Conducting Institute at Caltech - June 22-26, 2020

2020 Registration

Applications begin January 15, 2020 (attendance is limited)

Program Description

The Los Angeles Conducting Institute (LACI) at Caltech is a specially-designed program for advanced and emerging conductors who seek to clarify their craft and deepen their artistry.  Participants receive individual attention through daily small group conducting, supplemented by chamber and large ensemble sessions.  Presentations and coachings from conducting faculty are enriched by special topics from a unique panel of performers and composers drawn from the LA Philharmonic, LA Chamber Orchestra, Hollywood studio orchestras, and leading conservatories, together offering insights on the art of conducting, musical interpretation, and leadership.  New for this year is also the opportunity for individual lessons.

Teaching Faculty

Conductors

H. Robert Reynolds
      Principal Conductor of Wind Ensembles, University of Southern California

Glenn D. Price
      Director of Performing and Visual Arts, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)


Featured Presenters include:

Frank Ticheli, Professor of Composition, USC
Gary Hill, Director of Bands Emeritus, Arizona State University
Wayne Bergeron, Hollywood Studio Trumpet Soloist - Spielberg's West Side Story, La La Land, The Incredibles 1 & 2

Plus members of the LA Chamber Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic

Content and Special Features

The core of the program will feature daily intensive small-group conducting sessions that will allow detailed, individualized instruction, during which time specific aspects of technique and interpretation will be examined and developed.  These daily “lab” sessions will be augmented by a large ensemble conducting opportunity for those in Tracks 1 and 2 (see Registration Options below), and chamber ensemble experience that is geared for all attendees, with podium time included for those in Track 1.  New for this year is the opportunity for an individual coaching for those in Tracks 1, 2 and 3. 

Selected List of Topics

Baton Technique
Score Study and Interpretation
Rehearsal Techniques
Conducting Pedagogy
Leadership Skills
Career Development

Our artist-faculty, drawn from the rich cultural resources of Los Angeles, will provide special presentations of value to conductors, from their perspectives as internationally-acclaimed composers and performers.

Repertoire

Full Ensemble

Elegy                                                                                  John Barnes Chance
Lincolnshire Posy                                                               Percy Aldridge Grainger (ed. Ludwig)
La Fiesta Mexicana                                                           H. Owen Reed
Danse Funambulesque                                                     Jules Strens
Cajun Folk Songs                                                               Frank Ticheli
Salvation is Created                                                          Pavel Tschesnokoff


Chamber Ensemble

Petite Symphonie                                                              Gounod         

Serenade in C-minor (ed. Bärenreiter)                         Mozart          


Registration Options

Track 1  $1190 - Designed for up to 8 advanced conductors.  

Includes 2 podium sessions with professional chamber ensemble and two sessions with large student/community ensemble, plus individualized attention through daily small group/lab ensemble conducting sessions.  Individual Lesson option also available.
Application includes video and resumé.

Financial assistance is available to qualified candidates, directed toward the areas of diversity and financial need.  

Track 2  $850 - Designed for up to 8 experienced conductors.  

Includes 2 podium sessions with large student/community ensemble, plus individualized attention through daily small group/lab ensemble  conducting sessions.  
Individual Lesson option also available.
Application includes video and resumé.

Track 3 $450 - Designed for experienced conductors, with at least 1 year of full-time teaching or equivalent experience.
Individual Lesson option also available.

Track 4 (Auditor) - $350/week, $150/day - Intended for conductors and students of all levels.  Access to all sessions is offered.  No podium time is provided.  Prior experience highly recommended.

New for 2020:  75-minute Lesson with Professor Gary Hill, Director of Bands Emeritus, Arizona State University

Shared Session (2 people) - $110,  Private Session - $220

Please note that there will be a limited number of spaces available.  The shared session is recommended.  The private option may only be available should the schedule allow.
Either option must be requested at time of application, and paid upon notification of acceptance into LACI.


For more information, please click on this link to the PDF brochure.