Conductors are chosen for the 6-8 positions through a competitive audition process.
Master Class Audition Application 2014
Links to YouTube videos showing rehearsals featuring chorus, orchestra, or combined ensembles. See specifics below.
An informal biography, written in the first person, recounting your development as a musician thus far. Maximum of 500 words.
Curriculum vitae, including a list of significant repertory and performances you have conducted, giving a picture of your conducting career as it currently stands.
Three letters of reference from current and/or former teachers and colleagues who can comment on your conducting ability and musicianship. (Letters can be mailed or emailed separately to the... read more
In addition to learning directly from Matthew Halls and Helmuth Rilling, class participants observe and work with the Festival’s team of artistic personnel including:
Edward Maclary (Director, Master Class in Conducting) Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, University of Maryland School of Music.
Anton Armstrong (Director, OBF Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy) Harry R. and Thora H. Tosdahl Professor of Music and Conductor, St. Olaf College Choir.
Sharon J. Paul (Director, Choral Teachers Workshop) Professor of Music, Chair of Vocal and Choral studies, and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Oregon.
Kathy Saltzman Romey (OBF Choirmaster) Choral faculty, University of Minnesota;... read more