2019 Summer School: Conductor Development

Brett Kelly​ joins Summer School to share with participants his wealth of knowledge and approach to technique, score preparation, rehearsal and performance. Don’t miss out on a week of intensive training with this highly respected conductor.

Over the first part of the week participants will develop their knowledge and skills in score preparation and study, and conducting technique working with Brett Kelly alongside two pianos. Later in the week the focus will shift to rehearsal technique where participants will work, and have podium time, with a reduced string ensemble. There will also be opportunities for orchestral, band and string ensemble observation.

The week will culminate with the participants performing with the Chamber Orchestra as part of the MYO Summer School concert series. 

To ensure everyone benefits from the program places are strictly limited and, due to high demand, we recommend you apply as early as possible.

Repertoire to include:

HAYDN Symphony No.104 in D Major ‘London’
SCHUBERT Symphony No.5 D.485 in B-flat Major
SIBELIUS Andante Festivo
HOLST St Paul’s Suite Op.29 No.2 (Mvts I and IV only)

 

APPLICANTS  
STANDARD This program is not for beginners; participants are expected to be able to read orchestral scores, have a basic understanding of conducting patterns and demonstrated experience conducting an ensemble
AGE 20 – 30 years
PLACES 12
PROGRAM FEE $590.00
OTHER Applicants will be contacted requesting a summary of their musical skills and previous conducting experience

 

 

Applicants for the Conductor Development Program will need to provide the following with their application:

 – A copy of your CV. If you do not provide this in the application form you must email it to myo@myo.org.au as soon as possible after submitting your application to have it assessed.

 – A statement in response to the following questions: What inspires you to pursue conducting, and what would you like to get out of this program? What is your relevant instrumental and conducting experience? (Approx. 100-200 words.)

Once you have submitted your application form including your current CV to MYO, your application will be assessed on a first-come-first-served basis. You will be notified by email of the outcome of your application, and, if successful, fees must be paid within 14 days.

 

 

 

 

BRETT KELLY
Conductor Development Mentor

One of Australia’s most active musicians, Brett is Principal Trombonist of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has occupied or been offered similar positions in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony, the Orchestra Arturo Toscanini (Italy), the Orchestra of Opera Australia (Sydney) and the Australian Youth Orchestra. 

Over the past 25 years Brett has regularly conducted the Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmanian, Queensland, Adelaide and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, along with the Auckland Philharmonia (NZ), the Southern Sinfonia (Dunedin, NZ), the Victorian Opera and Chamber Made Opera. Between 1989 and 2004 he was Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of The Academy of Melbourne, a chamber orchestra formed from among his colleagues in the MSO. He was also Artistic Director of the 1999 and 2001 Castlemaine State Festivals.

Since his early training as a high school music teacher Brett has been passionate about music education and has conducted and presented hundreds of educational concerts with the MSO and other Australian orchestras.

Brett has conducted the orchestral scores of more than sixty films including Babe 2Shake Hands with the Devil, The Bank JobChildren of Huang ShiKnowingSouth Solitary, Beneath Hill 60Tomorrow When the War BeganThe Way HomeLegend of the GuardiansCloudstreetSanctumKiller EliteHappy Feet 2, The Railwayman, Felony, I Frankenstein, The Dressmaker, Oddball and Baz Luhrmann’s Australia.

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