Choral-Orchestral Conducting Academy
3 Jul 2022 to 9 Jul 2022
California State University, Fullerton


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 MidnightRalph 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

Application Information

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.

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