international conducting workshop and masterclass
international conducting workshop and masterclass
U Artist Music
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Training Sessions, Rehearsals, and Discussions

Active Participants choose repertoire,which they are required to study and prepare in advance. They will have up to 140 minutes of podium time. Each conducting session will be concluded with a discussion/seminar. Topics include baton technique, score study, interpretation and rehearsal technique. Several individual practice rooms with pianos will be available.

Auditors will attend all sessions and participate in all non-conducting activities.


Participants will conduct Adelphi Symphony Orchestra Players, consisting of professional musicians and faculties of Adephi University.


As part of the Workshop the CWC will present two concerts at the newly built Adelphi Performing Arts Center, on June 6th and June 13th. Each Active two-week Participant is guaranteed to conduct at one of those concerts.  All the rehearsals and performances will be videotaped.

Repertoire *


MOZART - Divertimenti for Strings, KV 136, 137, 138

DVORAK - Serenade for Strings, Op. 22

STRAVINSKY - L'Histoire du Soldat, Suite

SHOSTAKOVICH - String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110 for Chamber Orchestra



MOZART - Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385
MOZART - Overture to 'The Marriage of Figaro', K. 492
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

BEETHOVEN - 'Coriolan' Overture, Op. 62

COPLAND - Appalachian Spring Suite (for 13 instruments)

STRAVINSKY - Pulcinella Suite


* NOTE: We encourage you to study and prepare at least two selections for each week



Application $50

Active Participant $2500

Auditor $500

One-week Active Participant 1500

One-week Auditor $300




Monday, June 1st

                 5 PM - Registration

               6 PM - 9 PM - "Meet and Greet"

Tuesday, June 2nd and Wednesday, June 3rd

               10 AM - 2 PM - Ensemble Rehearsal

               2 PM - Lunch

               3 PM - 5 PM Discussion

Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th

               10 AM - 2 PM - Orchestra Rehearsal

               2 PM - Lunch

               3 PM - 5 PM Discussion/Seminar

Saturday, June 6th

               11 AM - Lecture

               6 PM - Dress Rehearsal

               7:30 PM - CONCERT

Sunday, June 7th

               "Big Apple" City Tour





Monday, June 8th

                5 PM  - Registration

               6 PM - 9 PM - Discussion

Tuesday, June 9th and Wednesday, June 10th

               10 AM - 2 PM - Ensemble Rehearsal

               2 PM - Lunch

               3 PM - 5 PM Discussion

Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th

               10 AM - 2 PM - Orchestra Rehearsal

               2 PM - Lunch

               3 PM - 5 PM Discussion/Seminar

Saturday, June 13th          

               11 AM - Lecture

               6 PM - Dress Rehearsal

               7:30 PM - CONCERT



There are several hotels in the area.  The CWC has a special rate at Hampton Inn. at Garden City. Call 1-800-HAMPTON and mention the "Conducting Workshop & Concerts at Adelphi", or book online at and use the 3 letter code "CWC". This special rate is $149, which is for a standard King or 2 Queen Beds and includes a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. The cut-off date to book at the special rate is May 17th.

How to Apply

Submit electronic application, a non-refundable $50 application fee, a short resume and a video recording, by April 1st, 2015. Upon notification of acceptance, a tuition payment must be made by May 1st, 2015. There is an option to pay a half of the tuition by May 1st and the other half on the day of registration in New York. Auditors must pay full tuition by May 1st.

Payment Options

Make Checks or Money Orders payable to: CWC, Elena Grigorenko and mail to:

     Conducting Workshop & Concerts

     26 Greenway

     New Hyde Park, NY 11040


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Make payments via wire transfer. Please contact us for our account/bank information.


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