Voices of Ascension Conductor Academy

 

More Information about upcoming sessions to be announced
Featuring Voices of Ascension Chorus & Chamber Orchestra
Dennis Keene - Teacher

The summer academy is an intensive conducting workshop with podium time, talks, master classes and private lessons. It is intended for serious students as well as veteran professionals. The talks and master classes will take place in the middle of the week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) with optional private lessons on Monday and Friday. Repertory will be standard classical choral works, posted on this website.
 

All events at the Ascension Parish House, 12 West 11th Street.

 


Participant Categories

Conducting Fellows

  • Conduct the Voices of Ascension Chorus & Chamber Orchestra
  • 3 times on the podium with at least 20 minutes each time
  • 3 assignments: one with chorus, one with orchestra, one with both
  • All sessions video taped
  • Opening Orientation Session
  • Closing Conductors’ Round Table Discussion
  • One 40 minute private lesson with Dennis Keene on any piece or topic you desire (Longer if time permits. It can be broken up into 2 shorter times if desired.)

Auditors are welcome free of charge.

  • Observe all sessions and master classes
  • Opening Orientation session
  • Closing Conductors’ Round Table Discussion

Fees

  • Conducting Fellows: $650 
  • Half Payable upon acceptance, half due 1 month ahead

Refund Policies

  • Conducting Fellows: no refunds except in emergency cases and if the slot can be filled.
Dennis Keene with 2015 Conducting Fellow Renee Anne Louprette

Dennis Keene with 2015 Conducting Fellow Renee Anne Louprette

a transformative experience”

”life-changing”

”one of the most memorable and satisfying experiences in my life