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Level I:  Practical Aspects of Orchestral Conducting and Beyond

 

Level II:  Artistic Elements of Orchestral Conducting

 

The Programs

The International Conducting Seminar at New England Music Camp provides intensive seven-day programs geared towards university and graduate-student conductors, and music educators, directed by world-renowned conductors Leon Gregorian and Raphael Jimenez. Two course levels of study are offered in order to provide a challenging yet comfortable atmosphere for learning the skills associated with the art of conducting.

 

Level I: Focus on fundamental skills, including baton technique and gesture, through a series of group, private lessons, and master classes. The conducting ensemble will consist of two professional pianists of the highest caliber, with appropriate orchestral literature chosen to demonstrate and solve certain conducting problems both technical and musical.

Level II: Focus on advanced orchestral repertoire and performance practices through a series of group, private lessons, and master classes associated with the art of orchestral conducting. The conducting ensemble will consist of a string quintet and two professional pianists of the highest caliber, with more challenging repertoire.

 

Sessions Include:

  • Five hours total daily podium sessions, morning and afternoon
  • Two private lessons with conducting faculty
  • Conduct ensemble of professional orchestra musicians (level II) and pianists of highest caliber
  • Evening seminars, “Methods of Score Study” and “How to Program Good and Interesting Repertoire”
  • Intimate and supportive environment for networking with peers and professional conductors
  • Affordable tuition includes lodging, meals and use of New England Music Camp’s waterfront recreational equipment and facilities.

 

The Repertoire

Level I: Practical Aspects of Orchestral Conducting and Beyond

Repertoire to be chosen from the list below

  • Mozart, Symphony No. 35, in D major, K. 385
  • Haydn, Symphony No. 104, in D Major
  • Beethoven, Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
  • Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain
  • MahlerAdagietto from Symphony No. 5
  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 1, in C major, Op. 21
  • Wagner, Siegfried Idyll

Level II: Artistic Elements of Orchestral Conducting

Repertoire to be chosen from the list below

  • Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4, in A major, Op. 90
  • Brahms, Symphony No. 4, in E minor, Op. 98
  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, in C minor, Op. 67
  • Mozart, Symphony No. 39, E-flat major, K. 543
  • Debussy, Prelude a  “L’Apres-midi d’un faune”
  • Debussy, Nocturnes “Nuages” and “Fetes”

 

 

Belgrade Lakes Region of Maine

New England Music Camp is located in Sidney, Maine on beautiful Lake Messalonskee. Part of the Belgrade Lakes region in Central Maine, non-musical activities include fishing, hiking, biking, golfing, canoeing, and swimming. NEMC is located just north of Augusta and within minutes of Waterville, Maine.

 

 

Housing and Meals Included

Seminar participants will be housed in dormitory-style housing at New England Music Camp. The dining hall is a spacious and comfortable gathering place with views of Lake Messalonskee. Meals are prepared daily by a professional staff and served buffet style. The selection of entree choices always includes a vegetarian option.