BOPS Conducting Class

Bay of Plenty of Symphonia (BOPS) is pleased to announce its first Conducting Course for musicians from the Bay of Plenty who wish to advance their skills conducting an orchestra. BOPS music director Justus Rozemond will be leading the course.

The course is free of charge, but attendance at all relevant sessions is compulsory (see below).

The course focuses on a session with the orchestra on Thursday 15 November, 7-9:30pm,  at St Peter’s in the City, Tauranga, where each contestant will be given some podium time to conduct the orchestra.

Prior to this session, there will be two classroom sessions:
(1) The first session, on Tuesday 30th of October (evening, precise times TBC), will cover the basics of conducting, and is intended for participants with little or no formal conducting training.
(2) The second session, on 6th of November (evening, precise times TBC), will include hands-on training using a piano to replace the orchestra, and is compulsory for all participants.

Both classroom sessions will be at ACG college in Pyes Pa, Tauranga.

Repertoire: Beethoven Symphony no 1 (1st or 4th movement) or Mozart, Overture Cosi Fan Tutte. Participants may choose which piece/movement they wish to work on, though they are encouraged to prepare all.

Registration is open to candidates from the Bay of Plenty of all ages and all skill levels. BOPS will endeavour to accommodate as many participants as possible, but in the case of oversubscripton may be forced to give priority to candidates with clear aspirations as an orchestral conductor.

Please use the attached form to register for this course. Registration closes on 7th September. Your  participation will then be confirmed within a few days.

Course participants are asked to bring their own scores. These can be downloaded for free here:
Mozart: (NB: we suggest you use the bottom-most version)
Beethoven: (NB: we suggest you use the Eulenburg version with scores split per movement)

Download the application form here: ConductingWorkshopRegistrationForm