Fort Wayne Philharmonic - Conductors Guild
International Conductor Workshop
January 10 - 15, 2020
Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Conductors Guild are pleased to collaboratively host an
International Conductor Training Workshop designed to provide the widely
acknowledged principles and techniques of one of the most celebrated conducting
teachers of the Twentieth Century, Maestro Ilya Musin.

This intensive 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.  Additional instruction
and commentary will be provided 
by Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Music Director, 
Andrew Constantine.


Aspiring conductors from several countries and continents 
have participated in this workshop in past years, 
often returning to hone their skills in this intensive,
fast-paced, and supportive environment.

This year's workshop schedule includes several new opportunities to participants;

  • opportunity to win a coveted spot as guest conductor on the Philharmonic's 2020-21 Chamber Orchestra Series.
    Additionally, a travel honorarium and stipend will be awarded to the one winner.
  • extensive orchestra rehearsal sessions with the outstanding Fort Wayne Philharmonic,
  • rehearsal sessions with two pianos and orchestral score reductions,
  • individual instruction, lessons, and reviews, 
  • a concluding public performance with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic on Wednesday, January 15, 2020



Tragische Ouvertüre, op. 81  "Tragic Overture" (1880)

Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 384
(The Abduction from the Seraglio): Overture (1781-1782)

Manon Lescaut:  Intermezzo from Act III (1891-1893)

Capriccio espagnol, op.34 (1887)

La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie): Overture (1817)

L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture (1813)

Capriccio italien, op.45, TH 47 (1880)

I vespri siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers): Overture  (1854)



Click Here for the Workshop Schedule


Participants should look into Airbnb residences in Fort Wayne which can be quite reasonable.  There are also moderate local hotels available.  Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own accommodations.  The Philharmonic can supply detailed recommendations.  Please email [email protected] for more information.  


Workshop Tuition:

  • Participating Conductor -  $900 (USD)
  • Auditor Conductor -        $450 (USD)

    All payments must be made in US dollars and are payable using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.  An online payment portal will be provided for credit card payments.  Participants may also send a check made out to the Conductors Guild and mailed to:
              Conductors Guild
              15 E. Market Street, #22
               Leesburg, VA  20178

The deadline to apply for this workshop is Monday, December 2, 2019 . 

Confirmed participants and auditors will be notified by the second week of December, 2019 and must secure their place in the workshop by paying a $500 non-refundable deposit by Monday, December 16, 2019.  All remaining balances must be received in the Conductors Guild office by Saturday, January 4, 2020.  



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