International Conductors Guild - Fort Wayne Philharmonic

International Conductor Workshop

Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA 

Friday, March 8 - Wednesday, March 13, 2024   

 2024 CONDUCTORS WORKSHOP CONCERT March 13, 2024
 7:30 pm  Auer Hall at the Purdue Fort Wayne Music Center 
 

Presented in conjunction with the Ilya Musin Society and the
International Conductors Guild,
with major support from the
Donald F. Wood and Darlene M. Richardson Foundation,
and Purdue University Fort Wayne.

This season the Fort Wayne Philharmonic joins the International Conductors Guild to present an international conductor training workshop designed to provide 8 promising conductors - from around the world - with instruction on the principles and techniques of one of the most celebrated conducting teachers of the twentieth century, Maestro Ilya Musin.

Over a legendary teaching career spanning 60 years, Ilya Musin's students included Vassily Sinaisky, Valery Gergiev, Ennio Nicotra, Yuri Temirkanov, Sian Edwards, Semyon Bychkov, Andrew Constantine, Konstantin Simeonov, Victor Fedotov, Martin Brabbins and many others.

The 2024 workshop will be held in March 8-13, 2024 In Fort Wayne, Indiana and will be led by Musin protégé and internationally renowned conducting teacher, Ennio Nicotra, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic Music Director, Andrew Constantine.

         

The workshop schedule begins with several two-piano sessions, moving to full orchestra rehearsals with the musicians of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and a concluding final performance on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.  Participants also receive individual lessons and consultations with both Maestro Nicotra and Maestro Constantine. 

  "A conductor must make music visible to his musicians
  with his hands. There are two components to conducting,
  expressiveness and exactness. However these two
  components are incompatible; in fact, they cancel each
  other out. The conductor’s challenge, therefore,
  is to find a way of combining them.”

 

 

 

This is a highly competitive workshop so plan to apply now by clicking the "APPLY NOW" button, below.

 

WORKSHOP REPERTOIRE

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9, op. 95, B.178, E minor (From the New World)
     I. Adagio - Allegro molto
     II.  Largo
     III. Molto vivace
     IV.  Allegro con fuoco

Mozart - Symphony No. 41, K. 551, C major (Jupiter) <1788>
   
 I. Allegro vivace
     II. Andante cantabile
     III. Allegretto
      IV. Molto allegro

APPLICATION FEE:  $55 USD

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday, February 9, 2023

WORKSHOP TUITION

Participating Conductor - $1,200 (USD) - Member of the International Conductors Guild
Participating Conductor - $1,550 (USD) - Non-Member of the International Conductors Guild
Auditor Conductor - $550 (USD) - Member of the International Conductors Guild
Auditor Conductor - $750 (USD) - Non-Member of the International Conductors Guild

ACCOMMODATION

Successful applicants who participate in this workshop should look into Airbnb residences in Fort Wayne which can be quite reasonable.  There are also moderate local hotels available. Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own accommodations. The Philharmonic can supply detailed recommendations.   

Aspiring conductors from several countries and continents have participated in this workshop in past years, often returning to hone their skills in this intensive, fast-paced, and supportive environment.

 

2024 CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 

Friday, March 8, 2024
10:00am – 12:30pm    Piano Session 1 (Rhinehart Recital Hall-PFW)
2:00pm – 4:30pm        Piano Session 2 (Rhinehart Recital Hall-PFW)
7:30pm   Fort Wayne Philharmonic Masterworks rehearsal  

Saturday, March 9, 2024
2:00pm – 5:00pm        Piano Session 3 (Rhinehart Recital Hall-PFW)
7:30pm   Fort Wayne Philharmonic Masterworks Concert 

Sunday, March 10, 2024
2:00pm – 5:00pm        Piano Session 4 (Rhinehart Recital Hall-PFW) 

Monday, March 11, 2024
10:00am – 12:30pm    Piano Session 5 (Rhinehart Recital Hall-PFW)
2:00pm – 4:30pm        Piano Session 6 (Rhinehart Recital Hall-PFW) 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
9:30am – 12:00pm      Orchestra rehearsal with conductors (International Ballroom at PFW)
1:30pm – 4:00pm        Orchestra rehearsal with conductors (International Ballroom at PFW)  

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
10:00am – 12:30pm    Orchestra rehearsal with conductors (Auer Performance Hall- PFW)
7:30pm - Conductor Concert at Auer Performance Hall- PFW


 

This year's workshop schedule includes several excellent opportunities to participants; 

For aspiring conductors:

 * One participant may be selected to act as the Dar Richardson Conducting Fellow
during the 2024-25 season.

*High level access to music professionals in Fort Wayne.
*Attend Masterworks rehearsals and concert of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
*Two chosen participants will lead a conducting workshop at Purdue University Fort Wayne.
*Sessions with Philharmonic marketing, management, and artistic personnel about career advancement.

 

2024 CONDUCTORS WORKSHOP 
CONCERT
March 13, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. | Auer Hall at the PFW Music Center

 

 Questions?
Contact Executive Director, Jan Wilson
[email protected] 
(202) 643-4791