Conducting LabWe are pleased to be launching a series of Conducting Labs this season to provide a professional development opportunity for school orchestra and band directors and local university conducting students. Participants will conduct the Arapahoe Philharmonic Conducting Lab Ensemble in announced works and receive coaching by professional conductors who will offer constructive feedback to refine conducting gestures.The amount of time each participant receives with the Ensemble and conducting coach will depend on the number of participants accepted for each Lab, but will be approximately 20-30 minutes.

Schedule

Scott O'NeilSunday, September 16, 2018
Conductor Coach: Scott O’Neil
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Arapahoe Community College’s Waring Theatre (Littleton Campus)
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
Repertoire: Schumann Symphony No. 3 ‘Rhenish’ (Movements I, II, and III)
*Score available on imslp at: https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.3%2C_Op.97_(Schumann%2C_Robert)

Wes KenneySunday, October 21, 2018
Conductor Coach: Wes Kenney
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Arapahoe Community College’s Waring Theatre (Littleton Campus)
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
Repertoire:
Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Beg. to bar 77 (9th bar of [A])
2 before G (b. 402) to end
*Score available on imslp at: https://imslp.org/wiki/Leonora_Overture_No.3%2C_Op.72b_(Beethoven%2C_Ludwig_van)

Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5
Movement I
Beg. to bar 17
Bar. 22-40
Movement III
All
Movement IV
Beg. to bar 112
2 before bar 119 to end

Lawrence GolanSunday, March 31, 2019 (open only to conductors due to repertoire licensing)
Conductor Coach: Lawrence Golan
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Arapahoe Community College’s Waring Theatre (Littleton Campus)
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
Repertoire: Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, movements I and IV in their entirety

Scott O'NeilSunday, April 28, 2019
Conductor Coach: Scott O’Neil
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Arapahoe Community College’s Waring Theatre (Littleton Campus)
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
Repertoire: to be announced

Application Process

There is no application fee and no participation fee. Applications for the March 31, 2019 Lab will close on Thursday, February 28.

Those wishing to participate can apply by emailing Hisham Groover at bravo.hisham@gmail.com. Please label email as “Arapahoe Phil Conducting Lab Application” and submit a CV or resume and any rehearsal/performance video you may have of yourself conducting any ensemble of any experience level. Those selected to participate on March 31 will be notified by email on or before Tuesday, March 5.

Please note: The March 31 Conducting Lab is a closed session and only those invited to conduct may attend. Unfortunately, due to repertoire licensing, audience members may not attend this session.

Additional Information

  • The ensemble will be made up of a string quintet plus piano.
  • Participants will be given 25 minutes to conduct. Those selected to participate should prepare the entirety of movements I and IV. After the participants have been selected, the names will be randomized and each participant will be asked to focus on a specific portion of the assigned repertoire.
  • While the session is not being recorded, it is highly recommended that the participants bring their own recording device to obtain a video of themselves conducting.

The Arapahoe Philharmonic Conducting Labs are made possible by the T.G. Parks Trust.