New York Conducting Workshop
The New York Conducting Workshop is now open!
May 18-20, 2023 (May 18-26 with Carnegie Hall dates)
Maestros include John Farrer, Dirk Brossé, Toshiyuki Shimada
Maestro Salvatore Di Vittorio, Artistic Director
All Participants are eligible for The Respighi Prize in Conducting.
Winners conduct a work during orchestra’s Carnegie Hall concerts.
Our one-of-a-kind program was founded in 2017 in collaboration with the prestigious London Conducting Workshop. We offer conductors of all ages and countries the opportunity to reflect, discuss, and refine their podium experiences with veteran mentor conductors in New York.
The New York Conducting Workshop is a truly unique learning experience:
- Up to four maestros providing instruction and feedback;
- Work with a fully-professional Manhattan based orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of New York;
- Candidacy in The Respighi Prize (in Conducting) music competition;
- Digital video recording of your conducting (in select years);
- Opportunity for Winners to conduct a short work during one of the orchestra’s Carnegie Hall season concerts
John Farrer: Music Director Laureate, Bakersfield Symphony; Director, London Conducting Workshop
Dirk Brossé: Music Director, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; Professor of Conducting & Composition, Royal Conservatory of Music (Belgium)
Toshiyuki Shimada: Former Music Director, Yale University Symphony; Music Director, Eastern Connecticut Symphony
Salvatore Di Vittorio: Music Director, Chamber Orchestra of New York; Composer under Casa Ricordi (Universal Music) in Italy
The New York Conducting Workshop program will be held at The DiMenna Center in New York on May 18-20, 2023 (with rehearsals leading to our May 26 Carnegie concert).
May 18-20, 2023: Workshop Sessions
May 23-24, 2023: Orchestral Rehearsals
May 26, 2023: Dress Rehearsal/Concert at Carnegie Hall
The New York Conducting Workshop is held at The DiMenna Center in Manhattan. The workshop allows up to 22 participating conductors and additional auditors.
The first day begins with a morning Welcome Coffee Reception, followed by group sessions on baton technique. Often, the first day involves the principals of the orchestra based on the workshop program. Each participating conductor will receive daily podium time (typically 15-20 minutes) for three days and is required to attend every workshop session, rehearsals, and concert(s) offered, which are part of the workshop program. Session times will be shared via email with all confirmed candidates. Complimentary tickets for all conductors (participants and auditors) will be given for any scheduled concerts.
All Participants automatically become candidates of THE RESPIGHI PRIZE IN CONDUCTING. The Winner will conduct a short work at the Chamber Orchestra of New York’s Spring concert on May 26, 2023 at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall.
Elgar, Serenade for strings
Britten, Simple Symphony, for strings
Barber, Adagio for strings
Wolf, Italian Serenade, for strings
Application Fee: USD $100 (non-refundable)
1. Participant fee: USD $2,017
2. Auditor fee (for new and returning): USD $300
Returning participants must apply but are automatically accepted and receive a 15% tuition discount ($1,715)
Hotel lodging is available through our affiliate Margaritaville Resort Times Square, located nearby our workshop venue The DiMenna Center. https://www.margaritavilleresorts.com/margaritaville-resort-times-square
Application Deadline (Extended to): March 31, 2023
Candidacy Confirmations: April 8, 2023
Candidate Tuition Payment in Full Deadline: April 15, 2023
Arrival Date: May 17 or May 18, 2023 based on housing needs
You can complete the Workshop application in either of two ways:
a) Online, including payment: Apply Now
b) Email the completed attached Application, CV, photo, and video links to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make payments to: Chamber Orchestra of New York
Chamber Orchestra of New York
450 Lexington Avenue, #1514
New York, NY 10163
For wire transfer information, please email
The workshop fee covers the following: administrative processing and tuition. The fee does not cover travel to New York, transport within New York, food and drink during the workshop or lodging (unless requested via the hotel offer above).
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