Conductors

The Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) offers a variety of unique summer programs for conductors:

  • One-week CHORAL conducting workshop during the Varna International Choral Festival
  • Stabat Mater, Rossini, 10-day CHORAL-ORCHESTRAL Conducting Workshop during VIMA
  • 4-week OPERA and CHORAL-ORCHESTRAL Conducting Workshop for Assistant Conductors during VIMA

Our Conducting Programs are designed for conductors with moderate to advanced conductor skills. Conducting Fellowsb and Conducting Associates study with the conducting faculty and with other guest conductors and clinicians. Both Conducting Fellows and Conducting Associates are guaranteed daily podium time.

Choose one of our options below and join us in Varna, Bulgaria for an unforgettable summer of music!


CHORAL Conducting Workshop 2020 Varna International Choral Festival "Professor Marin Chonev"

Inclusions

  • Daily rehearsal time with the Festival Chorus, featuring choral music from various world regions.
  • Hands-on training by the Festival’s conducting faculty
  • Masterclasses including score study and instruction on conducting techniques and styles
  • Conduct a portion of the Festival choral repertoire in a public performance
  • A video-recording of your podium time during the public performance
  • Guided tour of Varna with a professional, English-speaking local tour guide
  • 7 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

Stabat Mater, Rossini – CHORAL-ORCHESTRAL Conducting Workshop Varna International Music Academy

Inclusions

  • Ample, daily podium time with the Academy Chorus and Orchestra, featuring Stabat Mater, by Rossini. Conducting Associates will conduct only during rehearsals; Conducting Fellows will conduct during rehearsals as well as during the two final performances. Each Conducting Fellow will conduct one movement of STABAT MATER, by Rossini, during the public performances at the Festival and Congress Center Concert Hall.
  • Chamber music conducting workshop
  • Hands-on training by the Academy’s conducting faculty, including score study and instruction on conducting techniques and styles.
  • A video-recording of your podium time during the public performance.
  • 10 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

OPERA and CHORAL-ORCHESTRAL Conducting Workshop Varna International Music Academy

Inclusions

  • Individual score study with the Academy's Maestros of the following repertoire:
    • STABAT MATER, Rossini
    • TALES OF HOFFMANN, Offenbach
    • DIE FLEDERMAUS, J. Strauss
  • Opportunities to conduct portions of the rehearsals with opera singers, orchestra and choir at the Maestros' discretion
  • Opportunities to lead rehearsals with the Opera Chorus
  • Chamber music conducting workshop
  • 29 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

Festival and Academy CHORAL-ORCHESTRAL COMBO Conducting Workshop Varna International Music Festival and Varna International Music Academy

Inclusions

  • 5 weeks of intense conducting training with our world-renowned faculty, covering a wide spectrum of choral, orchestral and choral-orchestral masterworks repertoire.
    • Choral Conducting Workshop: May 18-25, 2020
    • Orchestral Conducting Workshop: May 18-25, 2020
    • Choral-Orchestral Conducting Workshop: May 25-June 3, 2020
    • Opera and Choral-Orchestral Conducting Workshop: May 25-June 22, 2020
  • Chamber music conducting workshop
  • 35 nights lodging in four-star hotel or four-star hotel/apartment in Varna, Bulgria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week