Applications Open for IAYO’s 2023 Orchestral Conducting Workshops

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras’ annual Conducting Workshops will take place in MTU Cork School of Music from Monday, 3 July – Friday, 7 July 2023 under the baton of Director Robert Houlihan and with Guest Director Geoffrey Spratt.

The course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level conductors working on a mixture of standard repertoire. Places are available for both participants and observers. Observers will take part in baton technique and score preparation along with full participants.

Applications for the 2023 course are open online here.

More information about the course content here.

Fees: Participants €300 and observers €150.

We will limit participant places to 18 and will give preference to Irish and Irish-resident youth orchestra conductors and Irish music students. Remaining places will be awarded to suitable applicants based on a first-come, first-served basis.

The IAYO Orchestral Conducting Workshops are funded by The Arts Council and supported by MTU Cork School of Music.

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