June 17th-22th, 2019.  9am-5pm.  


Mary Baker Russell Music Building at Pacific Lutheran University. View map.


Beethoven-  Symphony no. 2

Stravinsky-  Firebird (1919 version)

Debussy-  Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune

Mozart-  Violin Concerto no. 4 (played by Svend Ronning, concertmaster of Symphony Tacoma)

Rossini-  O Patria! Dolce e ingrate patria!…Di tanti palpiti Recicative and Aria from Tancredi

Gregory Youtz-  River Moon


Full participants- $1500

Conducting Auditors- $600

Masterclass Auditors- $400

Application Fee (non-refundable)- $50

Additional Information

Full participants will receive a $300 discount and auditors will receive a $200 discount if selected to  play in the orchestra (instrumental resume required.)

The Masterclass will begin each day, Monday- Friday, with two sessions from 9-12 with a 15 minute break at approximately 10:30.  The morning focus will be on score study, baton technique, and Q & A discussion of the practical responsibilities required of achieving and maintaining a conducting position. Guest speakers will be present during the morning sessions.

There will be a one hour break for lunch from 12-1.

The afternoon session will be dedicated to podium work with Symphony Tacoma musicians leading the Cascade Conducting Orchestra.  All participants will have equal podium time.  Participants and auditors who have been selected to play in the orchestra will join the Symphony Tacoma musicians for this time except during the session which includes their podium time.

On Saturday morning, Maestra Ioannides will hold a special podium session for the conducting auditors, and the afternoon session will be a dress rehearsal for the concert in Lagerquist Hall.  The concert will start at 7:30.

The full schedule will be shared with participants upon acceptance.  For questions, please contact us.