Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) offers a unique summer program for conductors in the summer of 2024. The program will take place in major cities of South Carolina: the Capital City of Columbia, the city of Greenville, Rock Hill, Myrtle Beach along the breathtaking shores of the Grand Strand, and Georgetown.

Our Conducting Programs are designed for conductors with moderate to advanced conducting skills. Conducting Fellows study with the conducting faculty and are guaranteed ample daily podium time throughout the workshop. Each fellow will conduct a portion of the repertoire in a public performance.


Conducting participants Inclusions:

  • Daily rehearsal time with chamber string orchestra and a pianist
  • Cumulative daily podium time: 30-60 minutes per conductor (individual lessons with the Maestro with pianist, and chamber string orchestra)
  • Daily sessions addressing conducting technique and detailed score study led by the conducting faculty
  • Conducting Fellows will conduct a portion of the instrumental works at a public performance
  • Video-recording of your podium time during the public performance

Conducting participants Exclusions:

  • Lodging on campus in student housing (double occupancy): $290 per week (7 nights) - Optional (participants may make their own lodging arrangements)
  • Single occupancy: $450 per week (7 nights)
  • We encourage you to connect with other participants to make arrangement for shared rides during the program. Varna International will facilitate contact between participants to aid in your communication.