Boulder, Colorado (USA)
Spring Conducting Workshop


Boulder, CO, USA - 15 miles (24km) northwest of Denver.

Aerial view of the city of Boulder, Colorado, with the Flatirons in the background

May 2-6, 2014

Diane Wittry


Internationally acclaimed conductor, author, and teacher Diane Wittry maintains a dual career as an esteemed music director of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra (Pennsylvania, USA) and guest conductor throughout the world. In the United States, Maestra Wittry has led performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Little Orchestra Society of New York, and the symphony orchestras of Milwaukee, San Diego, Houston, New Jersey, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Springfield, Topeka, Augusta, Stockton, Pottstown, Wichita, and Wichita Falls. Her international engagements include concerts with the Sarajevo Philharmonic in Bosnia, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Russia's Maikop and Sochi symphony orchestras, Slovakia's State Orchestra-Kosice, Italy's Sinfonia Dell'Arte di Firenze, Canada's Niagara Symphony, and Japan's Orchestra Osaka Symphony. Past positions include Music Director of the Norwalk Symphony (CT), Ridgewood Symphony (NJ), and Symphony of Southeast Texas (TX).

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  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
  • Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto

With Lindsay Deutsch, violin.

Boulder Chamber Orchestra

The Boulder Chamber Orchestra was established in 2004, and has since stood as Boulder’s premier chamber orchestra. Since its formation, the orchestra has played to sold-out audiences, and featured some of the area’s most talented musicians at our performances. BCO is directed by Maestro Bahman Saless.


40+ minutes (4 sessions, each at least 10 minutes)

  • $900 Active Participant (40 minutes podium time)
  • $1,200 Active Participant (50 minutes podium time)
  • $450 Auditor

This course focuses on baton, conducting, and rehearsal technique, as well as effective communication with the body. The course includes:

  • 2 baton technique/conducting classes
  • 2 score study sessions/score previews
  • 4 video-taped conducting sessions (10+ minutes each)
  • 4 video reviews
  • 1 "Alexander Technique" Class

Friday, May 2

  • 3:00pm: Arrival
  • 5:30pm: Introductory Dinner
  • 7:00pm: Score Preview and Technique

Saturday, May 3

  • Chamber Group Rehearsal 1
  • Chamber Group Rehearsal 2

Sunday, May 4

  • Morning Hike
  • Morning Video Review
  • Alexander Technique or Yoga
  • 7:30pm: Evening Full Orchestra Session

Monday, May 5

  • Morning Hike
  • Morning Video Review
  • Alexander Technique or Yoga
  • 7:30pm: Evening Full Orchestra Session

Tuesday, May 6

  • Morning Final Class, Parting Thoughts
  • Group Lunch
  • Goodbye

Boulder Marriott
2660 Canyon Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80302
+1 (303) 440 8877
Boulder Marriott Website


Apply for this Workshop

PAPER APPLICATION: Please mail a C.V. and demo DVD to:

International Conductors Institute
4641 10th Street
Boulder, CO 80304

Please indicate in your email which workshop(s) you are applying for. One application may apply for all workshops.


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