Los Angeles Conducting Institute at Caltech - June 22-26, 2020
LACI 2020 Brochure
The Los Angeles Conducting Institute (LACI) at Caltech is a specially-designed program for advanced and emerging conductors who seek to clarify their craft and deepen their artistry. Participants receive individual attention through daily small group conducting, supplemented by chamber and large ensemble sessions. Presentations and coachings from conducting faculty are enriched by special topics from a unique panel of performers and composers drawn from the LA Philharmonic, LA Chamber Orchestra, Hollywood studio orchestras, and leading conservatories, together offering insights on the art of conducting, musical interpretation, and leadership. New for this year is also the opportunity for individual lessons.
H. Robert Reynolds
Principal Conductor of Wind Ensembles, University of Southern California
Glenn D. Price
Director of Performing and Visual Arts, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Featured Presenters include:
Frank Ticheli, Professor of Composition, USC
Gary Hill, Director of Bands Emeritus, Arizona State University
Wayne Bergeron, Hollywood Studio Trumpet Soloist - Spielberg's West Side Story, La La Land, The Incredibles 1 & 2
Plus members of the LA Chamber Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic
Content and Special Features
The core of the program will feature daily intensive small-group conducting sessions that will allow detailed, individualized instruction, during which time specific aspects of technique and interpretation will be examined and developed. These daily "lab" sessions will be augmented by a large ensemble conducting opportunity for those in Tracks 1 and 2 (see Registration Options below), and chamber ensemble experience that is geared for all attendees, with podium time included for those in Track 1. New for this year is the opportunity for an individual coaching for those in Tracks 1, 2 and 3.
Selected List of Topics
Score Study and Interpretation
Our artist-faculty, drawn from the rich cultural resources of Los Angeles, will provide special presentations of value to conductors, from their perspectives as internationally-acclaimed composers and performers.
Elegy John Barnes Chance
Lincolnshire Posy Percy Aldridge Grainger (ed. Ludwig)
La Fiesta Mexicana H. Owen Reed
Danse Funambulesque Jules Strens
Cajun Folk Songs Frank Ticheli
Salvation is Created Pavel Tschesnokoff
Petite Symphonie Charles Gounod
Serenade in C minor (ed. Bärenreiter) W.A. Mozart
Financial assistance is available to qualified candidates, directed toward the areas of diversity and financial need.
Track 2 $850 - Designed for up to 8 experienced conductors.
Track 4 (Auditor) - $350/week, $150/day - Intended for conductors and students of all levels. Access to all sessions is offered. No podium time is provided. Prior experience highly recommended.
Either option must be requested at time of application, and paid upon notification of acceptance into LACI.
For more information, please click on this link to the LACI 2020 Brochure.