Build choral-orchestral skills and advance your career in a supportive learning environment with world-class, accessible teachers.
Chorus America’s Choral-Orchestral Conducting Academy gives choral conductors a unique opportunity to develop choral-orchestral skills and enhance their university training. During this week-long program, participating conductors will have the opportunity to study one-on-one with expert faculty and conduct choral-orchestral repertoire including Florence Price's Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight, Ralph Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 4th Movement. The Academy culminates with a final performance in Meng Concert Hall.
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight – Florence Price
Dona Nobis Pacem – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 9, 4th Movement – Ludwig van Beethoven
Rob Istad, Academy Dean | Director of Choral Studies, California University, Fullerton; Artistic Director, Pacific Chorale
Lucinda Carver, Interim Executive Director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee
David Hayes, Director of Orchestral and Conducting Studies, Mannes School of Music; Staff Conductor, Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Eugene Rogers, Director of Choral Activities, University of Michigan; Artistic Director, The Washington Chorus
Duain Wolfe, Director and Conductor, Chicago Symphony Chorus (1994-2022); Conductor, Colorado Symphony Chorus
Beth Willer, Director of Choral Studies, Peabody Institute; Artistic Director, Lorelei Ensemble
Applications for the 2023 Academy will be open November 1-December 1. More information on application requirements and program details will be shared in the coming months.