Conducting Class Now Accepting Applications

  • Dec 7, 2008
[caption id="attachment_2862" align="alignright" width="220" caption="Helmuth Rilling works one-on-one with class conductors."][/caption]Aspiring professional and student conductors from all over the world make the pilgrimmage to the Oregon Bach Festival to learn from master teacher Helmuth Rilling in the Master Class in Choral-Orchestral Conducting. The annual program is now accepting applications. The class accepts up to 14 student conductors who lead performances during the weekday Discovery Series of lecture-concerts. The repertoire for this year's series consists of the six cantatas of Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Conducting applicants are asked to submit various audition materials, including videos of themselves at work conducting performances and rehearsals. Auditors are also asked to fill out application materials, although auditors are accepted on a space available basis, not by audition. In addition to the Discovery Series concerts, participants attend full days of seminars, class sessions, and observe rehearsals and OBF main event performances. For full details, including fees and application requirements, please see the program web pages.