Applications

Applications for all three Cascade Conducting events can be found on this page. Conductors are encouraged to apply for both the live and the online Masterclasses for one single $50 application fee.

If you would like to participate in the Cascade Conducting Masterclass Online, please apply using the form below. If you are applying as a full participant, the application deadline is May 25th. Eighteen full participants will be notified by email by June 1st. Although there will not be a live orchestra for the online masterclass, please indicate which instrument you play. You do not need to mark whether you are interested in staying on campus at PLU.

Auditor applications are due June 10th. Auditors do not need to submit videos or an essay.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


After submitting the application form, please pay the $50 registration fee via PayPal (button at the bottom of this page) or send a check to:

Cascade Conducting

592 Race Road

Coupeville, WA 98239


Make checks out to Orquesta Northwest/Cascade Conducting with “Cascade Conducting” in the memo.


Scholarships for Cascade Online

The Cascade Conducting Fellowship

The Cascade Conducting Fellowship is a full scholarship that will be awarded to an applicant of outstanding ability. The Cascade Conducting fellow will be responsible for assisting Sarah Ioannides during the masterclass, including leading one round table session for masterclass auditors. The recipient of the 2020 Cascade Conducting Fellowship will be announced shortly after the May 1 application deadline.


The Orquesta Northwest Full Scholarship for a Latino Conductor

The Orquesta Northwest full scholarship for one exceptional conductor who identifies as Latino. This scholarship will be partially need based and partially merit based. The recipient of the BCO full scholarship for exceptional Latino conductor will be announced shortly after the May 1st application deadline.


The Orquesta Northwest Full Scholarship for a Conductor Native to the Americas

Orquesta Northwest will provide a full scholarship to any conductor with heritage indigenous to the Americas.


The Cascade Conducting Full Scholarship for an African American Conductor

Thanks to a generous anonymous donation, we are happy to present a full scholarship for an exceptional African American Conductor.


The Cascade Conducting Full Scholarship for a Female Conductor

Cascade Conducting will provide a full scholarship for an outstanding female applicant.


The Cascade Conducting Full Scholarship for a Local Conductor

Cascade Conducting will provide a full scholarship for an outstanding conductor from the pacific northwest.

Event Pricing for Cascade Conducting Masterclass Online:

Application Fee – $50

Full participant – $650

Auditor – $300


Continuing education credits through Pacific Lutheran University may be possible, email us for more information.



If you would like to participate in the Cascade Conducting Masterclass Live, please apply using the form below. If you are applying as a full participant, the application deadline is May 25th. Ten full participants will be chosen by June 1st.

Auditor applications are due June 15th. Auditors do not need to submit videos or an essay.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


After submitting the application form, please pay the $50 registration fee via PayPal (button at the bottom of this page) or send a check to:

Cascade Conducting

592 Race Road

Coupeville, WA 98239


Make checks out to Orquesta Northwest/Cascade Conducting with “Cascade Conducting” in the memo.


Scholarships for Cascade Live

Cascade Conducting Fellowship

The Cascade Conducting Fellowship is a full scholarship and will be awarded to an outstanding conductor as determined by Maestra Ioannides and Cascade Conducting. The Cascade Conducting Fellow will be expected to assist Maestra Ioannides during the week by assuming some pedagogical responsibilities. The Cascade Conducting Fellowship is made possible by an anonymous donor.

The Orquesta Northwest Latinx Scholarship

One full scholarship for an outstanding Latinx conductor will be provided by Orquesta Northwest.

Full Scholarship for a conductor with heritage native to the Americas

One full scholarship for an outstanding Native conductor will be provided by Orquesta Northwest.

African American Scholarship

One full scholarship for an outstanding African American Scholarship will be awarded thanks to a generous donation by an anonymous donor.


Event Pricing for Cascade Conducting Masterclass Live:

Application Fee – $50

Full participant – $1550

Conducting Auditor – $550


Continuing education credits through Pacific Lutheran University may be possible, email us for more information.


If you would like to participate in the Cascade Composers Workshop, please apply using the form below. Application deadline is April 18th.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


After submitting the application form, please pay the $50 registration fee via PayPal (button at the bottom of this page) or send a check to:

Cascade Conducting

592 Race Road

Coupeville, WA 98239


Make checks out to Orquesta Northwest/Cascade Conducting with “Cascade Conducting” in the memo.

Event Pricing for Cascade Composers Workshop:

Application Fee – $50

Full participant – $600


Continuing education credits through Pacific Lutheran University may be possible, email us for more information.