Instrumental Conducting
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Instrumental Conducting

Instrumental Conducting at The Hartt School is a unique program that strives to prepare students for the many varied and diverse opportunities that await the young conductor. Each student has two teachers: Glen Adsit (Director of Bands), and Edward Cumming (Director of Orchestral Activities), both of whom have a combined sixty years of experience as performers and teachers all over the world. In addition to weekly private lessons, score analysis and seminar, each conducting student will have the opportunity to pursue further studies with Edward Bolkovac, Director of Choral Studies; Doris Kosloff, Director of Opera; and Michael Morris, Music Director for Hartt's Theatre division.

The conducting program normally consists of two masters students and two doctoral students, each of whom has the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Contemporary Ensemble and (depending on the candidate’s interest) Music Theater and Opera.