Fisher Center

The Conductors Institute

Summer Programs 2015

June 22 – July 31, 2015

The Conductors Institute, an affiliate of The Bard College Conservatory of Music, offers a variety of study combinations that allow students to tailor their own programs. Students may enroll in the four-week program or one two-week segment of the Conducting Program for Fellows and Colleagues; in two-week programs, including the Discovery Program and the Composer-Conductor Program; or in the one-week program in Visual Score Study/Baton Placement and Body Movement Technique. For more information about individual programs, including application procedures and tuition, please see below.

Prelude - Visual Score Study/Baton Placement and Body Movement Technique

June 22–26
This program unites the study of Institute repertoire, using visual score study/baton placement techniques, with instruction in the Alexander Technique as it relates directly to the enhancement of performance skills and expression. Maestro Farberman teaches score study and baton placement. Alexander Farkas teaches the Alexander Technique. ...MORE >

Discovery Program

July 6–17
Directed by Eduardo Navega, the Discovery Program is designed for conductors who wish to improve their basic skills. It runs concurrently with the Conducting Program. Participants work with a string quartet in afternoon sessions five days a week for two weeks and attend all morning and evening sessions of the Conducting Program. ...MORE >

Postlude - Composer-Conductor Program

July 20–July 31
Composers who want to learn the fundamentals of conducting technique are encouraged to apply for this program. During the first week, composers attend all morning and evening sessions of the Institute and work in the afternoon on basic techniques, conducting a string quartet. ...MORE >

Conducting Program for Fellows and Colleagues

June 29–July 24
Available as a two-week session or as a full four-week session.

Fellows and Colleagues study with Maestro Farberman and guest conductors and composers in all Institute sessions. ...MORE >

Important Information

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