From July 12 through July 19, 2021 the International Conducting Workshop and Festival will present a workshop in partnership with the Katy Independent School District and hosted by Seven Lakes High School, Katy, TX focusing on the four symphonies of Brahms and led again by two of the most internationally esteemed conducting teachers: Larry Rachleff (Rice University Shepherd School) and Donald Schleicher (University of Illinois). They will be assisted by Benjamin Loeb (ICWF Artistic Director). Susan Dunn will lead Stage Deportment sessions and Russell Miller will be the workshop pianist. All participants, faculty, and musicians must be vaccinated.
Date: July 12 through July 19, 2021 Location: Katy, TX Host: Seven Lakes High School Performing Arts Center
Twelve Sextet (String Quintet and Piano) sessions (3 hours each)
Each conductor will get a minimum 90 minutes with the ensemble
Post-session discussions focusing on repertoire, career, score study, and more
Stage presence sessions led by Susan Dunn
Lunch (and some dinners as scheduled) included
Hotels and breakfast are not included in the tuition, but conductors may select a comfortale, affordable and convenient hotel option arranged by ICWF at reduced rates which includes breakfast.
Convenient and inexpensive destination
Modern, Air-conditioned, uniersity concert and rehearsal hall setting for all sessions
All sessions will be Digitally Recorded in High Definition and concert quality audio, and ample opportunity will be provided to view session recordings. At the end of each conducting session or day, each conductor will receive a digital file of that session. Participants must provide his or her own storage media (1Tb USB 3.0 hard drive is most recommended).
About International Conducting Workshop and Festival
Since 2002, ICWF has offered unparalleled conducting training and critique in an intensive, yet non-competitive, professional, and supportive atmosphere creating a superb opportunity to immerse oneself deeply in important standard orchestral repertoire studying with faculty of world class stature.For practical experience, all participants conduct both full orchestra and piano sextet. Subjects studied include conducting technique, interpretation, score study, analysis, rehearsal technique, stage deportment, and musician interaction. All sessions are videotaped with professional digital video/sound providing all participants an invaluable learning tool and exceptional conducting footage. There will be ample opportunity to view the video footage during the workshops. In order to provide the most enriching experience for all participants, enrollment is limited for all workshops. There are generally no concerts for participants.Some of our past participants now hold or have held positions such as Berkeley Symphony Music Director, El Paso Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, ...Utah Symphony Associate Conductor, Norwalk Symphony Music Director, Amarillo Symphony Music Director, National Symphony Assistant Conductor, Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Buffalo Symphony Associate Conductor, Kansas Symphony Assistant Conductor, Arkansas Symphony Assistant Conductor, and many more. Our past participants have also been accepted into the most prestigious conducting programs in the world including at The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Peabody Institute, Rice University, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory, and many more.