Orchestra conductors can apply to study at PRISMA with Maestro Arthur Arnold, assist with rehearsals and have conducting opportunities.
Conducting students will work daily with Maestro Arnold.
Interested? Follow the application procedure and choose "conducting" under "Program".
"PRISMA was a great experience! I got to shadow Arthur Arnold in all his rehearsals with both the festival orchestra and with the faculty. We got to discuss his philosophy towards music-making in addition to discussions about gestural efficacy in the music we were rehearsing. I especially treasured the feedback on tackling the opening of Richard Strauss's "Till Eulenspiegels Marry Pranks". The festival was also extremely generous with performance opportunities
As with any good festival, the learning did not just stop at the end of the planned lessons, but also from grabbing the many rich opportunities around. I learned a lot from attending the various instrumental classes. As a singer, trombone and piano player, I found the string sessions particularly informative. Herbert Greenberg's insights into audition excerpts and orchestras was easily transferable for a conductor into insights into interpretation and differences in current performance practice around the world. The ever exuberant Mark Morton literally changed my aural imagination for a bass section sound.
Finally, with so many concerts around, many of which featured some of the best performances of standard repertoire I have ever heard by the guest artists, there was much to be gleaned from just listening and watching. I still marvel at the privilege and honor it was to be a part of this festival!"
Tian Hui Ng, 2013 Conducting Student