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Dedicated to the art and craft of conducting.

Welcome to the application for The Conducting Institute's 2023 Winter Session, Monday through Friday, January 2-6, 2023 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Institute's 2023 Winter Session is designed to serve returning conductors who have participated in previous Conducting Institute sessions plus selected conductors-in-training.  Enrollment is limited to the equivalent of nine (9) full-time participants.  Because of this limitation, selection for enrollment is strictly at the option of the Institute Director.

This one-week program is unique in providing full-time participants with at least two and a half hours on the podium before our Laboratory Orchestra, personally coached by internationally acclaimed conductor-educator Miguel Harth-Bedoya.  Plus, you will participate in the Institute’s exclusive conducting seminars and classes during the week.  Prerequisite study includes an online course of six 75-minute classes on Score Study given by Maestro Harth-Bedoya in November and December 2022.

Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2022, 12:00 a.m.

The deadline for applying to the Winter 2023 Conducting Institute is Friday, September 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m.  All application information and materials must be completed and submitted by that time.  

The application fee is $40 US and is not refundable.

 

There are a number of enrollment options:

 

  • FULL-TIME IN-PERSON ENROLLMENT, includes at least 2.5 hours on the podium with the Lab Orchestra, personal coaching by Miguel Harth-Bedoya, seminars and classes, and six 75-minute interactive online Score Study classes.  The Score Study classes will be scheduled in November and December 2022, schedule to be announced.
    • Tuition for full-time enrollment INCLUDING required Score Study classes is $2,980 US.

 

  • HALF-TIME IN-PERSON ENROLLMENT, includes at least 1.25 hours on the podium with the Lab Orchestra, personal coaching by Miguel Harth-Bedoya, seminars and classes, and six 75-minute interactive online Score Study classes.  The Score Study classes will be scheduled in November and December 2022, schedule to be announced.
    • Tuition for half-time enrollment INCLUDING required Score Study classes is $1,893 US.

 

  • AUDITOR IN-PERSON, includes observation of Lab Orchestra sessions, personal coaching by Miguel Harth-Bedoya, participation in seminars and classes, and six optional 75-minute interactive online Score Study classes.  The Score Study classes will be scheduled in November and December 2022, schedule to be announced.  No podium time is included for auditors. 
    • Tuition for In-person Auditor INCLUDING the Score Study classes is $1,006 US.
    • Tuition for in-person Auditor WITHOUT the Score Study classes is $887 US.

 

  • AUDITOR ONLINE REMOTE, includes access to live-streamed Lab Orchestra sessions, 30 minutes of personal coaching with Miguel Harth-Bedoya, participation in live-streamed seminars and classes, and six optional 75-minute interactive online Score Study classes.  The Score Study classes will be scheduled in November and December 2022, schedule to be announced.  No podium time is provided for auditors.
    • Tuition for Online Remote Auditor INCLUDING the Score Study classes is $1,006 US.
    • Tuition for Online Remote Auditor WITHOUT the Score Study classes is $887 US. Seminars and classes will be recorded for later review and study and are accessible to enrolled participants only.

  • SCORE STUDY CLASSES ONLY, November and December 2022.  You may enroll for Maestro Harth-Bedoya’s six 75-minute interactive online Score Study classes.  Tuition is $240 US at Thinkific.com.

TO APPLY, you will need to provide
  • Personal information including your temporary and permanent addresses
  • Your resume, to be uploaded
  • A personal statement indicating why your participating in the Institute will be of value to you and what you expect to learn or gain
  • An audio-video recording, at least 15 minutes long, of you conducting an orchestra (not a chorus or ensemble).  This may be of a performance, rehearsal, class or workshop.  It should represent your current ability, preferably recorded within the past 12 months.    It may be an edited compilation in a single file to be uploaded
  • A signed photo-video release form, to be downloaded, printed, signed, scanned and uploaded.

We look forward to seeing you this January in Fort Worth.  Good luck!