Conducting Group Lessons

Instructor – Vladimir Gorbik
Choir Director, Moscow Metochion of Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Professor of Conducting, Moscow Conservatory

In a small and intensive online group lessons setting, students work with Maestro Vladimir Gorbik in his systematic and highly successful conductors’ training process. Drawing on the conducting schools and styles of Herbert von Karajan, Boris Tevlin, Igor Dronov (and Dimitri Kitayenko) and Archimandrite Matfei Mormil of the Holy Trinity- St. Sergius Lavra, Maestro Gorbik instructs beginner conductors simultaneously in technical precision and stylistic expressiveness. Both through-composed hymns and texts set to pattern melodies are studied, along with their respective conducting techniques. Students receive the same training as in the private lesson setting, but at a significantly reduced tuition rate. Course length is 12 weeks.

Prerequisite: Level I Certification in Musicianship

12 weeks – $600

System Requirements:

  • Computer with high-speed internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Computer Microphone
  • Web Browser
  • Printer (recommended)

Materials: (provided, subject to change)

  • The Cherubic Hymn, “Vladimirskaya,” Kastalsky (English)
  • The Cherubic Hymn, No. 1 Kalinnikov (Slavonic)
  • The Cherubic Hymn, Rachmaninov (Slavonic)
  • To Thee Our Champion Leader, Trubachev, arr. B. Sheehan
  • Selected settings of proper texts in English

Course Expectations:
Students are encouraged to practice technical exercises and repertoire a combined 45-60 minutes per day.