Conducting Institute


Applications for the Orchestral and Wind+Orchestral Tracks are due March 15, 2018.
Wind Track applications will be accepted until the track is filled.

The University of Oregon Conducting Institute encourages you to hone musical creativity and gestural vocabulary in order to get more of what you want from your ensemble.  It is an exciting opportunity for both orchestral and wind conductors to come together to share ideas, perspectives, and experiences.  All participants will conduct both chamber music and either the Oregon Wind Ensemble or University of Oregon Symphony. Lecture sessions may include topics on score study, rehearsal technique, and baton technique led Neil Varon from the Eastman School of Music, H. Robert Reynolds, USC Thornton School of Music, and David Jacobs & Rodney Dorsey from the University of Oregon. In addition to the ample podium time with quality players and thought-provoking lectures, we offer informal social time providing an opportunity to network with top professionals and colleagues. This coupled with the beautiful scenery of the Oregon countryside makes the Conducting Institute the place to be this June.

“I thought that I would be expanding my gestural vocabulary, I didn’t realize the workshop would revolutionize how I approach being a musician as a whole.” – 2013 Participant

“I learned so many little tips and tricks that improved my technique, but what I am really taking away from this workshop is an attitude in approaching the orchestra that I find compelling, and that this new understanding will allow me to be compelling to the players I work with.”  – 2014 Participant

“Cost, podium time, teachers, quality of orchestra, all make this a very good workshop to attend.” – 2013 Participant

“The camaraderie and the vibe among the participants was excellent -- I made several fast friends!” – 2014 Participant