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Conductors Institute of South Carolina

Ten-Day Discovery Program

June 10 – 22, 2015
Application deadline: May 1, 2015

Download the brochure and application form.

Directed by Neil Casey, the Discovery program is designed for conductors with limited conducting experience who want to improve their conducting skills. Each week, participants work with a string quartet in afternoon conducting sessions. Participants are required to attend morning Conductors Institute sessions and the late afternoon lecture series. This program is limited to 10 participants, and a limited number of auditors are accepted.

Discovery Repertoire

Week I
Mozart- Divertimento, K. 138 in F major
Warlock- Capriol Suite
Elgar- Serenade for Strings

Week II
Foote- Suite in E major for strings
Sibelius- Romance
Mendelssohn- String Sinfonia No. 4 in C minor


An application fee is not required. Meals are not included.
Conductor: $950 (add $395 for a single occupancy room for the session)
Auditor: $600 (add $395 for a single occupancy room for the session)

Campus Housing

You may select to take advantage of our campus housing – a single occupancy, air conditioned, suite-style room in a campus residence hall located just a short walk from all Conductors Institute sessions. Participants who do not want to stay in campus housing are responsible for securing their own accommodations.