Offering Two Unique Training Experiences for Conductors:
Master of Fine Arts in Classical, Studio, Contemporary Conducting and Related Recording Technologies
offering modern conductors what they need most:
Regular Weekly Conducting Experience with a Professional Orchestra
A Comprehensive One-Year Practical Experience: Classic Orchestral, Studio, Chamber, Live Orchestra to Film, Opera, Big Band
Exposure to our world-renowned team of conductors. Why study with one conducting professor when you can study with ten?
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The Ultimate One-Year Practical Experience for the Modern Conductor
Conservatories and Universities around the world notoriously offer their conducting candidates a limited conducting curriculum, sometimes including intermittent rehearsals with their student orchestras.
We take an entirely different approach.
We've teamed up with the Vratsa Symphony Orchestra and are providing all of our conducting candidates 30 minutes of podium time with a professional orchestra every week. Plus, we've created the most comprehensive MFA degree program for the modern conductor offered by any University in the world.
10 Reimagined Modules
Designed in consultation with our conductors, orchestrators, music supervisors and mix engineers from around the world, we've crafted the ultimate 54-credit Masters program for modern conductors.
Fundamentals of Symphonic Conducting Technique
The universal language of gesture. Candidates pursue bespoke individual conducting studies at the Conservatory with distinguished resident and visiting conductors. With an emphasis on refining performance practice, artistry and technique, and developing and improving interpretive skills through consideration, reflection and the application of current practice styles across a broad range of symphonic conducting repertoire, from the Baroque through the 20th Century periods.
Our Conducting Professors
Conducting with Derek Gleeson, Music Director of the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra, Program Direction by Malcolm Yuen, Live Orchestra to Film with John Beal, Concerto conducting with Nayden Todorov, Music Director of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.
3 Scholarship Opportunities
Three merit-based scholarships offered to qualifying students as determined by the Admissions Board. No additional scholarship applications. All accepted students are automatically considered for scholarships.
The Admissions Board and Derek Gleeson will make a joint decision and name an annual "Derek Gleeson Scholarship" recipient.
The Admissions Board and Programme Director Malcolm Yuen will make a joint decision and name an annual "Malcolm Yuen Scholarship" recipient.
Christo Pavlov Scholarship
The Admissions Board and Christo Pavlov will make a joint decision and name an annual "Christo Pavlov Scholarship" recipient.