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During the Festival, Conducting Scholars have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of musical repertoire by attending over 35 diverse performances by the Festival faculty, young artists and guests.

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All scholars are permitted (and expected) to video record all of their rehearsals and performances for educational purposes and for critique by the EMF conducting faculty. Participants must provide their own equipment and ensure that they have video playback capability for use in their private lessons.

Conducting Faculty
Gerard Schwarz
Gerard Schwarz Bio
Grant Coooper
Grant Cooper Bio
José-Luis Novo
José-Luis Novo Bio
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Room & Board
Fees (health, Activity, Cleaning, ID Card, Key And Security)

Attendance is required for the full five-week program (June 23-July 28).

A $750 non-refundable reservation deposit (applied toward tuition) will be due 2 weeks after acceptance notification is received to reserve a place at EMF. The remaining balance is due May 18, 2018.

Housing / Meals
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Conducting Scholars who choose to live off campus will be responsible for their own housing and meals.

How to Apply
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  1. Complete the Conducting Scholar Application. All applicants must complete the Conducting Scholar Application (available online at The deadline for receipt of completed applications and video recordings is February 21, 2018.
  2. Upload your Audition Materials. All applicants must submit a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, a brief description of your experiences as an ensemble member, a short biography (250 words or less), several video samples of their conducting (no more than 30 minutes), and the name and contact information of three references. Video samples would ideally include rehearsals, concerts or readings and must be uploaded through our Acceptd portal. The fee for submitting your application and audition via Acceptd will be $35 prior to January 1, 2018 and $70 thereafter. Call (336) 333-7450 x227 for additional details.