ALL CONDUCTOR POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15th FOR CONDUCTOR/OBSERVER POSITONS! See application requirements below.
In a uniquely designed format, this Master Class will offer the experienced choir director a chance to work with a professional chamber choir and 3 hours of quality podium time under the guidance of Dr. Peter Jermihov– a dedicated master teacher and mentor. The class will culminate in a celebration of a full All-Night Vigil and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated by Archbishop Peter of Chicago at the Pokrov Cathedral (ROCOR). Selected students will be given the opportunity to direct the choir at both Divine Services. The Master Class will open 8 seats for active conductors, 4 women & 4 men, who will receive intensive individual instruction, and 20 seats for observer conductors, who will receive full access to all 24 sessions and instruction in score analysis and preparation. Members of both categories of participants will be given a chance to audition for the choir (these auditions must take place before the dates of the Master Class). The class will be taught in English and Russian (as needed), and the repertoire will be sung in English and Church Slavonic.
The professionally-trained conductor, in addition to acquiring manual conducting, rehearsing, and organizing skills, must also excel at analyzing and preparing scores for performance. This aspect of a conductor’s training is often underemphasized or entirely omitted from the curriculum of study. What is the form of a piece of music, how does the form breakdown into smaller phrases, periods and sections, what expressive markings does the composer employ, what type of texture, voice-leading and style are evident, and what is the composer trying to accomplish?—are all questions a conductor must answer before he/she steps on the podium. After the analysis is done, the score must be thoroughly marked and prepared for performance. There are various approaches to the discipline of analyzing and marking a conductor’s score, and this Advanced Conducting Master Class offers the expertise and insights of Dr. Nicholas Reeves, an accomplished Orthodox composer, theorist, and church musician. Dr. Reeves will work with both Active Conductors and Observers to help them understand analytical processes and develop effective and personalized habits of score preparation. Dr. Reeves’ involvement in the program is a unique feature of this Master Class, and we are delighted to offer our participants a chance to grow as conductors and musicians.
Take advantage of this unique learning opportunity and launch your conducting skills to a new level.
PaTRAM has negotiated a special room rate for anyone interested in lodging for this event. The Hampton Inn, Chicago North Loyola Station, located at 1209 Albion Ave, Chicago, IL 60626, (773) 508-3835, under “PaTRAM Institute“, at a daily rate of $169 + tax including breakfast daily. Rooms are being held at this rate until May 24th, 2017.
All participants are responsible for their transportation to and from the airport and the hotel. PaTRAM will provide transportation to and from the hotel and the venues for all Conductor participants.
The following meals will be provided to all paid participants at the venues:
.at St. Andrews – all lunches and one dinner on Thursday (late session)
.at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral – banquet lunch after Sunday services
Terms and Conditions for Application for Conductor and Conductor/Observer (please read them carefully before applying)
By clicking on the “REGISTER FOR EVENT” button the applicant has agreed to the terms and conditions as stated:
For Conductor applicants ONLY – a $300, non-refundable deposit is required to complete an application including all required documentation and file uploads. The application must be completed by
April 1, 2017 May 1, 2017. The applicant will be notified if they are accepted, on or by April 10, 2017 May 10, 2017, at which time the balance of $550 must be paid. If the balance of $550 is not paid by April 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 the applicant will be denied acceptance and the position opened to the next applicant on the wait-list. If a Conductor applicant is not accepted into the master class, he/she will receive the full refund of $300. In addition, a Conductor applicant can apply as a volunteer singer in the master class choir. Choir volunteer applicants can apply on the Conductor application in the designated Choir Volunteer section. If accepted, the Choir volunteer will be expected to sing as instructed by the master teacher. Conductor applicants are highly encouraged to audition for the master class choir.
For Conductor/Observer applicants ONLY
A $250, non-refundable payment is required to complete an application including all required documentation and file uploads. The application deadline for processing this applicant is
May 31, 2017 June 15th 2017. In addition, a Conductor/Observer applicant can apply as a volunteer singer in the master class choir. Choir volunteer applicants can apply on the Conductor/Observer application in the designated Choir Volunteer section. If accepted, the Choir volunteer will be expected to sing as instructed by the master teacher. Please make sure to provide ALL requested application requirements and disclaimers.
For ALL applicants
You must complete and sign the attached forms below PRIOR to entering the registration application as they will be mandatory file attachments required in the form.
Liability release form:
Event release form: