Conducting Mozart Opera

Course: CONDUCTING MOZART OPERA: Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte

Dates: July 23-August 11, 2012

Location: University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music



Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies, CCM

Arthur Fagen, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University


David Adams, CCM – Italian Language and Style

Ken Weiss, Washington National Opera – Coaching

Ben Smith, Director of Opera, Baldwin-Wallace University – Directing

Join us for a unique course, focusing exclusively on the challenging craft of opera conducting.  Up to 20 conductors and pianists will be invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind experience.  Working with an internationally renowned faculty, led by Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM and Arthur Fagen, internationally renowned opera conductor, students will have daily Italian instruction, text and style sessions and conducting and coaching masterclasses.  Students will also participate in staging rehearsals, work with singers and lead orchestra rehearsals, culminating in concert performances of excerpts from two of Mozart’s greatest works, performed either in the acoustically perfect Corbett Auditorium or all’aperto in the piazza of the CCM Village (weather permitting).

There will be two sessions, running concurrently:

July 23 – August 4                  Le Nozze di Figaro

July 30 – August 11                  Così fan tutte

Please visit


Email a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments, in addition to the items below, to

Conductors – video documentation (links via YouTube or Vimeo preferred)
Pianist/Coaches – audio documentation (link via YouSendIt preferred)

If you cannot send links to your audition materials, please submit a DVD or CD with your application fee.

Application fee ($40, check or wire transfer made payable to “University of Cincinnati”) to:

Conducting Mozart
CCM Summer Programs
Attn: Sara Danner Dukic, Manager
PO Box 210003
Cincinnati, OH  45221-0003


Contact the Office of the Treasurer for instructions and be sure to reference “Conducting Mozart” in the payment.

Telephone: 513.556.4510

No applications will be considered without payment of the application fee.

Tuition:                   Conductors – $3000/two weeks

Pianist/Coaches – $2000/two weeks

Deadline:                  Applications must be received by Monday, April 2nd, 2012.  All applicants will be notified by Monday, April 16th, of their status.  Half of the tuition fee will be due by Tuesday, May 1st in order to secure placement in the course.


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