Cascade Conducting

Sarah Ioannides, artistic director


Founded in 2017, Cascade Conducting is an annual, week-long series of conducting workshops on a university campus including: instructional seminars with nationally-recognized conductors; podium time with an orchestra comprised of professional musicians; and scholarships dedicated to Latinx participants. The program is designed to find balance between the demands of the business and the preservation of one’s individual musicianship as a necessity in achieving excellence.

The 2019 session was held from June 17th-22nd. Past year’s repertoire has included:

• Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
• Igor Stravinsky – The Firebird (1919 version)
• Claude Debussy – Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218
• Giaochino Rossini – “Oh! patria dolce e ingrata” from Tancredi
Gregory Youtz – River Moon


Upcoming 2020 Session:

The 2020 session will mark the third year for Cascade Conducting. Details regarding dates, location, faculty, program, tuition, scholarships and much more will be announced in January 2020. The 2020 session is anticipated to be held during the month of June.

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