Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Conductors Guild

International Conductor Workshop

February 9-15, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic joins with the Conductors Guild to present an International Conductor Training Workshop designed to provide ten conductors and four auditor conductors with instruction on the principles and techniques of the most celebrated conducting teacher of the twentieth century, Ilya Musin.

Over a legendary teaching career spanning 60 years, Ilya Musin students included Vassily Sinaisky, Valery Gergiev, Ennio Nicotra, Yuri Temirkanov, Sian Edwards, Semyon Bychkov, Andrew Constantine, Konstantin Simeonov, Victor Fedotov, Martin Brabbins and many others.

The workshop is a continuation of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's International Conductor Workshop and will be led by Musin protégé and internationally renowned conducting teacher, Ennio Nicotra. Also featured will be Fort Wayne Philharmonic Music Director Andrew Constantine.

To see Maestro Musin in a master class, click here.

Past Fort Wayne Philharmonic workshops brought aspiring young conductors from several different countries and continents to Fort Wayne to hone their skills in an intensive, fast-paced, and supportive environment.

The workshop schedule includes a combination of extensive orchestral rehearsal sessions with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, two pianos, plus individual lessons, and a concluding public performance with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

See the full schedule, here. 

Applicants may apply via our Online Application Portal and include the $75 application fee.

All participating conductors must be Active Members of the Conductors Guild. 

Still not a member of the Conductors Guild?    Click here for HOW TO JOIN.

Workshop Tuition:

  • Participating Conductor:  $800 (USD)
  • Auditor Conductor:         $400 (USD)

Once accepted for the workshop, you will pay your tuition fees, here.


Repertoire - 

Symphony No. 1, in C Major, Opus 21
Symphony No. 2, in D Major, Opus 36
Symphony No. 5, in C Minor, Opus 67
Symphony No. 7, in A Major, Opus 92

Symphony No. 2, in D Major, Opus 73
Symphony No. 4, in E Minor, Opus 98
Tragic Overture, Op. 81, in D minor

Symphony 39, K.543
Overture - Don Giovanni, K.527

Symphony No. 5, in E Minor, Opus 64
Symphony No. 6, in B Minor, Opus 74 "Pathetique"
Capriccio Italien, Opus 45

Participants will choose 3 movements from the above repertoire to focus on in the piano sessions.  In addition, each participant will be allocated a movement from this list to conduct in the public concert at the end of the workshop.

 For more information or if you have questions, please contact Jan Wilson at the Conductors Guild at: