International Conductors Guild - UCLA - BEETHOVEN Workshop (20) – Masterclass

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    International Conductors Guild
  • Full description
    International Conductors Guild - UCLA - BEETHOVEN Workshop (20) – Masterclass
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Duration / Start
    June 18, 2023
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    The International Conductors Guild and distinguished faculty at UCLA will host a deep dive Beethoven Workshop, June 18-24, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

    This unique workshop addresses the challenges of conducting Beethoven’s orchestral music. Each day begins with presentations from William Kinderman. Participants will read his recent study Beethoven: A Political Artist in Revolutionary Times prior to the workshop.

    Selected conductors will receive generous podium time in rehearsal and performance of selected movements and works, including:

    • Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto
    • Violin Concerto
    • Second, Fourth and Fifth Symphonies,
    • Leonore Overture No. 3

    The workshop faculty guidance will lead to a public performance where participants will demonstrate their insight in realizing the compositions. In this workshop, practical mastery is blended with awareness of the cultural values of Beethoven’s legacy. Inclusion of the Fifth Symphony and the Leonore Overture No. 3 provides a context for engagement with the dramatic and political implications of this music.

    Conductors will not find a more thorough Beethoven experience.


    Ten (10) participating conductors will be selected from the completed and submitted applications.

    Ten (10) or more auditor conductors will participate in this workshop and will receive limited podium time.

    All participating conductors are expected to attend all sessions.


    $40.00 USD


    Tuesday, March 22, 2023

    TUITION - 

    Selected participating conductors - $2,000.00 USD

    Selected auditing conductors - $1,000.00 USD

    All tuition payments must be completed prior to the workshop. Payment information will be shared with the participating conductors.

    Neal Stulberg, Director, Orchestra Studies, UCLA

    William Kinderman, Krown Klein Chair, Music Performance Studies, UCLA

    John Farrer, Founder, London Conducting Workshops

    Arthur Fagen, Chair, Orchestral Conducting, Indiana University

    Pamela Blanc, Director, The Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles

  • Event
    • Course Session – June 18, 2023 - June 24, 2023
  • Mandatory pieces


    Symphony No. 2 (Mvts I and II)

    Symphony No. 4 (Mvt. II)

    Symphony No. 5: (Mvts. III and IV)

    Piano Concerto No. 1 (Mvt. II)

    Violin Concerto (Mvt. II)

    Leonore Overture No. 3