Orchestral Masterclass

Presented by Cascade Conducting

Masterclass Information

About the Orchestral Masterclass

The fifth annual Cascade Conducting Masterclass will take place at Pacific Lutheran University and will run from June 27th- July 2nd. Maestra Ioannides will lead baton technique, and score study sessions, as well as meet with participants individually. She will be joined by guest speakers who will lecture on a variety of topics important to the artistic and business aspects of orchestral conducting. Participants will be given 60+ minutes of podium time each with the Cascade Conducting Orchestra under the direction of Maestra Ioannides. There will be a final concert on the evening of July 2nd that will be professionally video recorded and made available for participants of the masterclass. Participants will also have two podium time sessions with the Symphony Tacoma Voices under the direction of Geoffrey Boers, and have the opportunity to engage with other aspects of the Choral Masterclass as well.

Virtual Component

The 2022 Cascade Conducting Orchestral Masterclass will also offer two preparatory virtual sessions with Maestra Sarah Ioannides that will be included in the full participant tuition price. These sessions will be held the week before the class, and will be accessible for viewing to participants after the event itself.

In addition to these sessions, Cascade Conducting will be offering a six class online seminar with Maestra Ioannides in the weeks leading up to the masterclass that will go more in depth on the chosen repertoire for the 2022 masterclass, as well as covering other important conducting topics, with the intention of adding further learning opportunity and to help prepare participants to excel and maximize their experience in the 2022 live masterclass. For more information, and to register for online seminars, please visit the Cascade Online Seminars page.


Price

Full Participant- $1700

Auditor- $550

Repertoire

Concerto in E flat "Dumbarton Oaks"- Stravinsky

Symphony no. 3 "Rhenish"- Schumann

Overture no. 1 in e minor- Farrenc

Three Cornered Hat Suite no. 1- De Falla

Symphony no. 1- Beethoven

This Too Shall Pass- Maria Jose Felix (premier)

Symphony no. 2- Joseph Bologne



Instructor

Sarah Ioannides

Sarah Ioannides has gained recognition as one of the most inspiring and creative conductors of her generation. Now in her eighth season as Music Director of Symphony Tacoma, Sarah is active as a guest conductor internationally she has worked with orchestras such as the Tonkünstler, Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, and Seattle Symphony, she has recorded world premieres with the Royal Philharmonic and most recently with the Malmö Symphony and Nordic Chamber Orchestra with a CD of music by Marie Samuelsson released in 2019.

Visit sarahioannidesmusic.com to learn more about Maestra Ioannides.

Scholarships

The Cascade Conducting Fellowship

  • One full scholarship for a conductor of outstanding quality.

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.

Female Scholarship

  • One half-scholarship for an outstanding female conductor will be provided by Cascade Conducting.

Local Scholarship

  • One half-scholarship for an outstanding local conductor will be provided by Cascade Conducting.

Location

Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Pacific Lutheran University

12180 Park Ave. South., Tacoma, WA 98447-0003

This Cascade Conducting Masterclass will take place in the Karen Hille Phillips Center on the beautiful campus of Pacific Lutheran University (PLU).

  • PLU is generously hosting the event, and is providing reduced room and board for participants of the masterclass.

  • Meals will be available through the PLU Commons.

For more information or questions concerning lodging, food or the event venue, please contact us.

Application

2022 Cascade Conducting Orchestral Masterclass

Apply now for the Fifth Annual Cascade Conducting Materclass with Sarah Ioannides

If you are applying as a full participant, the application deadline is May 25th, 2022.

  • 15 full participants will be chosen by June 1st, 2022.

  • Auditor applications are due June 15th, 2022.

  • Auditors do not need to submit videos or an essay.

Payment Information

Upon application approval.

  1. Submit a payment of $50 registration fee via PayPal. (Payment button on this page)

or

Send a check payable to: Orquesta Northwest with "Cascade Conducting" in the memo section.

Cascade Conducting
2839 NW 73rd St.
Seattle
, WA 98117

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about this process.

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.