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Conducting Workshop

Workshop: Conducting Beethoven: Symphony, Overture, Concerto

Dates: October 5-7, 2012

Location: University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)


  • Mark Gibson, director of Orchestral Studies, CCM
  • Gustav Meier, director of Graduate Conducting, The Peabody Institute of Music; Johns Hopkins University
  • Ulrich Nicolai, director, Hochschule Symphony Orchestra, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, München

Special Guest Faculty:

  • Leon Fleisher, internationally renowned conductor and Andrew Mellon Foundation Chair of Piano; The Peabody Institute of Music; Johns Hopkins University


  • Symphonies nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto No. 5
  • Overture to Prometheus

Orchestra: CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestras

Conducting Workshop

Description: For the first time, the annual CCM Orchestral Conducting Workshop is devoted solely to BEETHOVEN. Participants will have the rare opportunity to work with the renowned CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra exclusively on the challenges of Beethoven’s symphonic oeuvre. Maestros Gustav Meier, Mark Gibson, Ulrich Nicolai and special guest faculty, Leon Fleisher, will invite up to 10 participants and 10 apprentices to CCM for this exciting weekend; all sessions will be video documented.

With our expanded faculty, there will be more orchestra sessions than ever. An auditor level will be added for the first time this year. There will be sessions devoted to score analysis as well as an opportunity for participants to work with two pianos in preparation for the orchestra sessions. There will be occasion as well for open discussion about the repertoire and about the conducting career with the workshop faculty.

2012 Workshop Schedule:

Friday, Oct. 5  
9 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Participants work with two pianos
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Participants conduct Concert Orchestra
8 p.m. Beethoven Festival Concert with the CCM Philharmonia and Mo. Gibson
Saturday, Oct. 6  
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Participants conduct Philharmonia/Concert Orchestra
2 - 5 p.m. Apprentices conduct Concert Orchestra
7 - 10 p.m. Participants conduct Philharmonia
Sunday, Oct. 7  
12 noon Brunch with Mos. Meier, Fleisher, Nicolai and Gibson
2 - 5 p.m. Participants/Apprentices conduct Philharmonia/Concert Orchestra
7 - 10 p.m. Participants conduct Philharmonia/Concert Orchestra

Application: Send cover letter, resume (include contact information), DVD and/or video link and application fee ($50, check made payable to University of Cincinnati) to:

University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music
"Conducting Beethoven"
Attn: Johnnia Stigall, Program Coordinator
PO Box 210003
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003


  • Participant: $2,000
  • Apprentice: $1,000
  • Auditor: $500

Deadline: Applications must be received by Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. All applicants will be notified by Friday, Sept. 7 of their status.

Half of the tuition fee will be due by Friday, Sept. 14, in order to secure placement in the workshop.


Upcoming Events

CCM’s Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra Present a "Beethoven Festival" This Fall

CCM’s Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra Present a "Beethoven Festival" This Fall.

Learn more about the fall festival's schedule of events here.