International Conductors Guild - Fort Wayne Philharmonic

International Conductor Workshop

Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA


Friday, May 12, 2023 - Wednesday, May 17, 2023

This season the Fort Wayne Philharmonic joins the International Conductors Guild to present an international conductor training workshop designed to provide 8 promising conductors - from around the world - with instruction on the principles and techniques of one of the most celebrated conducting teachers of the twentieth century, Maestro Ilya Musin.

Over a legendary teaching career spanning 60 years, Ilya Musin's 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 2023 workshop will be held in May 12 - 17, 2023 In Fort Wayne, Indiana and will be led by Musin protégé and internationally renowned conducting teacher, Ennio Nicotra, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic Music Director, Andrew Constantine.


The workshop schedule begins with several two-piano sessions, moving to full orchestra rehearsals with the musicians of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and a concluding final performance on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.  Participants also receive individual lessons and consultations with both Maestro Nicotra and Maestro Constantine. 

This is a highly competitive workshop so plan to apply now by clicking the "APPLY NOW" button, below.



Mussorgsky - Night on a Bald Mountain 

Debussy - Prélude à "L’après-midi d’un faune"   

Wagner - Tannhäuser, WWV 70:  Overture (Dresden Version)

Wagner - Die Meistersinger, WWV 96:  Prelude, Act I  

Strauss - Fledermaus: Overture   

Glinka - Ruslan and Lyudmila (Rusland i Lyudmila ):  Overture  

Verdi - La forza del destino: Overture

Beethoven - Namensfeier Overture, Op. 115  

Application Fee:  $55 USD

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Monday, April 10, 2023

Workshop Tuition:
Participating Conductor -  $900 (USD) - Member of the International Conductors Guild

Participating Conductor - $1,250 (USD) - Non-Member of the International Conductors Guild
Auditor Conductor -  $450 (USD) - Member of the International Conductors Guild
Auditor Conductor - $600 (USD) - Non-Member of the International Conductors Guild


Successful applicants who participate in this workshop 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.   

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 be selected as guest conductor on the Philharmonic's 2024-25 Chamber Orchestra Series.

 - Additionally, a travel honorarium and stipend will be awarded to the selected 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, 

 - resume, cover letter, application process consulting available,

 - video taping and photos of all rehearsal sessions and the final concert,

 - a concluding public performance with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic on

May 17, 2023, 7:30 – 8:30pm 
Auer Performance Hall
Rhinehart Music Center at Purdue Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN


Contact Executive Director, Jan Wilson
[email protected] 
(202) 643-4791