While the conducting positions are limited and filled only through audition, anyone may attend the class as an auditor.

This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to learn from the skilled artists of OBF and be immersed within the excitement of the Festival. Auditors and conductors attend all classes and seminars, participate in class discussions, and receive all class benefits, including tickets to most OBF concerts and events. Auditors also have the option to attend the Festival for less time and cost than the full schedule. Who should consider being an auditor?

  • Conductors planning to audition in the future
  • Musicians who don’t have access to the ensembles needed to produce an audition
  • Anyone who loves music and is interested in the craft of conducting
  • Conductors who want to attend, but can’t commit to the full three-week class

Auditing—full and partial sessions

Auditing sessions are available for the full three-week term of the class, or shorter partial sessions. All class members have the opportunity to stay through the final concert for no additional tuition. The cost is $800 for auditors for the entire class, or $50 per day for partial stays. We can also help you to curate a multi-day experience. 

Auditors can either book room & board in OBF housing or find their own accommodations. Full details are available under the Fees and Facts link. To reserve your place in the class, simply fill out the Master Class Auditor Form below! Contact Camille Lively for more information about auditing the OBF Master Class in Conducting.