Conductors Guild Conductor Training Workshop

November 13 – 15, 2017

Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Robert Franz, Music Director 

Join Maestro Robert Franz for a focused conductor workshop on creating, preparing, and presenting education concerts.  Franz is Music Director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony, and Music Director of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra.  Robert Franz’s appeal as a first-rate conductor and enthusiastic award-winning educator is acclaimed by critics, composers and audiences of all ages. Composer Bright Sheng praised Franz for his “extremely musical and passionate approach towards music making” and critics hail his “masterly pace, emphasis, and technical control”, calling his conducting “viscerally thrilling”.


Tentative Schedule

Monday, November 13, 2017 

*All sessions held at the Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave W, Windsor, Ontario N9A 5P4  

  • PM: arrival in Windsor  (If flying, use Detroit Metro Airport)
  • 6:30pm – 9:30pm        Program creation with Robert Franz 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

* All sessions occurring at the Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave W, Windsor

  • 10:00am – 12:30pm    Rehearsal with WSO SQ4A + piano
  • 12:30pm – 2:00pm      Lunch
  • 2:00pm – 4:30pm        Rehearsal with WSO SQ4B + piano
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm        Touch up workshop program presentation
  • 5:30pm – 7:00pm        Dinner
  • 7:00pm – 9:30pm        Rehearsal with Orchestra

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

  • 10:00am – 10:45am    Performance 1 at school A
  • 10:45am – 11:15am     Break
  • 11:15am – 12:00pm     Performance 2 at school A
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm    Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm        Performance 1 at school B
  • 1:45pm – 2:05pm        Break
  • 2:05pm – 2:50pm        Performance 2 at school B
  • 3:30pm – 6:30pm        Debrief with Robert Franz
  • Evening departure

All applicants must apply via our Online Application Portal  which includes a $75 application fee.

RequirementsAll participating conductors must be Active Members of the Conductors Guild.  Click here for HOW TO JOIN.

Workshop Tuition:

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

2017 Windsor Symphony Workshop

 Click here to Register!