June 14th-21st, 2020.  


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


– Mozart Piano Concerto no. 24, K. 491 (performed by Oksana Ezhokina)
– Schumann Rhenish Symphony
– De Falla 3 Cornered Hat- Suite 2
– Fanny Mendelssohn Overture in C
– Beethoven Contradances WoO 14
– Recit and Aria TBD (Performed by Brendan Tuohy)

Tuition for Conductors

Full Participants- $1650

Conducting Auditors- $550

Application Fee (non-refundable)- $50

Tuition for Composers

Full Participants- $600

Composing Auditors-  $150

Application Fee (non-refundable)- $50

Additional Information

Full participants selected to play in the orchestra for the Conducting Masterclass will receive a $300 discount; auditors will receive a $200 discount (instrumental resume required).

Each day will have 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 a discussion of the practical responsibilities required to achieve and maintain a conducting position. Morning sessions will include guest speakers.  Composers will meet as a group with David Ludwig during the mornings, beginning Wednesday, June 17.

There will be a lunch break from 12-1.

The afternoon session will be dedicated to podium work with the Cascade Conducting Orchestra.  All full participants will receive 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.  Composers are invited to attend the rehearsal while Dr. Ludwig meets individually with the full participants.

On Friday afternoon, the orchestra will rehearse the pieces for the Composer’s Concert. On Saturday, there will be a dress rehearsal early in the day, and the final concert will be at 6pm.

The Composers Public Reading and Concert will be Sunday at 2pm.

A complete schedule will be shared with participants upon acceptance.  For questions, please contact us.