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
- One-week INSTRUMENTAL conducting workshop during the Varna International Choral Festival
- Stabat Mater, Rossini, 12-day CHORAL-ORCHESTRALb Conducting Workshop during VIMA
Our Conducting Programs are designed for conductors with moderate to advanced conducting skills. Conducting Fellows and Conducting Associates study with the conducting faculty and with other guest conductors and clinicians. Conducting Fellows are guaranteed ample daily podium time with the resident choir and orchestra. Associate Conductors will have limited podium time with the resident choir (no orchestral podium time). Registration is open to maximum 10 conducting fellows.
Each fellow conducting will receive a minimum of 200 minutes podium time throughout the workshop during the detailed score study, choral rehearsals, orchestral rehearsals, rehearsals with soloists’ and piano, and tutti. Each fellow will conduct a portion of Rossini, Stabat Mater during the first performance of the work. The second performance will be conducted by the Maestro.
All VIMA 2022 programs are eligible for academic credit through Coastal Carolina University. For more information, please email our office and we will put you in touch with the university's coordinator.
Choose one of our options below and join us for an unforgettable summer of music!