2019 Conductors Guild – Stanford University Workshop

 

 

 

A Conductors Guild Conductor Training Workshop with the

Stanford Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra (SP)

 Braun Music Center
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Stanford, CA  94305

January 11-13, 2019 

FACULTY

 Paul Phillips, Director of Orchestral Studies, Stanford University
Jonathan Girard, Director of Orchestras, University of British Columbia School of Music

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST

Gabriela Lena Frank, Composer 

 

SSO REPERTOIRE

Stravinsky – Funeral Song, Op. 5

Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47

SP REPERTOIRE

Respighi – Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite 1

Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin

Prokofiev – Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, “Classical

Gabriela Lena Frank – Elegia Andina

This West Coast Conductors Guild Workshop will include 40 minutes of podium time for 12 participating conductors.  Each participant will conduct both the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, and the Stanford Symphonia Orchestra.  All sessions will be video recorded and participants will receive an SD file of the full workshop. 

A highlight of the workshop will include the performance of Elegia Andina, and appearance of composer Gabriela Lena Frank. Currently serving as Composer-in-Residence with the storied Philadelphia Orchestra and included in the Washington Post's list of the 35 most significant women composers in history (August, 2017), identity has always been at the center of composer/pianist Gabriela Lena Frank's music. Born in Berkeley, California (September, 1972), to a mother of mixed Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent, Gabriela explores her multicultural heritage most ardently through her compositions. Inspired by the works of Bela Bartók and Alberto Ginastera, Gabriela is something of a musical anthropologist. She has traveled extensively throughout South America and her pieces reflect and refract her studies of Latin American folklore, incorporating poetry, mythology, and native musical styles into a western classical framework that is uniquely her own.

 

Joining Ms. Frank and leading the workshop will be Stanford University Associate Professor of Music,
Paul Phillips.  Appointed Director of Orchestral Studies and Associate Professor (Teaching) of Music at Stanford University in 2017, Paul Phillips is a conductor, composer, and author who has conducted more than 60 orchestras, opera companies, and ballet troupes worldwide, including the San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra and Choir, Orquesta Sinfónica de Salta (Argentina), Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Opera Providence, as well as numerous choruses. He has conducted recordings with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), and Brown University Orchestra, whose CD "Manhattan Intermezzo" became the #1 best-selling Naxos recording upon its release in January 2016. His conducting honors include 1st Prize in the NOS International Conductors Course (Holland) and Wiener Meisterkurse Conductors Course (Vienna), and 11 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music.
 

We are also pleased to have Maestro Jonathan Girard  on faculty for this workshop. Recently, Girard was appointed to the conducting faculty at the Marrowstone Music Festival, where he led the Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert of Verdi, Respighi, and Rimsky-Korsakov.  He also serves as the assistant conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Whistler Institute Orchestra. In the summer of 2015, Girard made his European operatic conducting debut with the European Music Academy leading the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of Le nozze di Figaro in opera houses across the Czech Republic. Girard was the assistant conductor of the Ohio Light Opera from 2012-2014 and cover conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (NY) in 2012.  

SCHEDULE 

 Friday, January 11, 2019    
2:00 - 3:30pm Arrival & Registration 
3:30 - 5:30pm

Orchestral Repertoire Score Study
Repertoire: All Orchestral Repertoire

5:30 - 7:00pm 

Dinner @ Tresidder Student Union

7:00 - 9:30pm

Orchestra Session 1 – SSO in Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Full Orchestra                           
 

 9:30 - 10:00pm Post-Session Conversation 1 
 10:00pm - Midnight  Conductor Gathering at The Treehouse
Inside Tressider Student Union
   
 Saturday, January 12, 2019  
 10:00am - 12:30pm

Orchestra Session 2 – SP in Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Chamber Orchestra
 

 12:30 - 1:00pm  Post-Session Conversation 2
 1:00 - 2:00pm  Lunch on Stanford Campus
 2:00 - 4:30pm Orchestra Session 3 - SSO in Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Full Orchestra

 4:30 - 4:45pm  Group Photo
 4:45 - 8:00pm  Dinner and Transportation to Davies Symphony Hall
 8:00pm

San Francisco Symphony Concert **
Davies Symphony Hall
Mozart - Oboe Concerto

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5
Jaap van Zweden, Conductor
Eugene Izotov, Oboe 

***Cost of ticket is included in Workshop Tuition

 10:30pm  Return Transportation
 Sunday, January 13, 2019  
11:00am - 1:30pm Orchestra Session 4 - SP in Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Chamber Orchestra

1:30 - 2:00pm Post-Session Conversation 3
2:00 - 3:30pm Individual Conversations
3:30pm End of Workshop

 

DEADLINE FOR WORKSHOP APPLICATION:
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Midnight - Extended deadline!

 

TUITION:
Participating Conductor:  $800
Auditor Conductor:  $450
**San Francisco Symphony Concert ticket for January 12th is included in the tuition cost for both participating and auditor conductors**
Should you be accepted to the workshop, your place will be guaranteed ONLY upon receipt of the $800 tuition payment ($450 for Auditors) by Saturday, December  29, 2018.  Selected participating conductors and auditors will be notified of acceptance the week of December 17, 2018.

Workshop Tuition payments may be made via this link, or by check, mailed to:
Conductors Guild
15 E. Market Street, #22
PO Box 22
Leesburg, VA  20178

LODGING:  
Participants will be responsible for securing their own hotel or Airbnb accommodations.  There is a wide range of hotels near Stanford University.  We will assist in arranging shared accommodation with the selected participants, if possible.

For questions, please contact the Conductors Guild - 
(202) 643-4791
[email protected]

 

 APPLY HERE  Deadline:  Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Midnight - Extended!

The non-refundable workshop application fee is $55 and must be paid via the application form, above.