Fort Wayne Philharmonic - International Conductors Guild 

International Conductor Workshop 

March 25 - 30, 2022 

Fort Wayne, Indiana


Congratulations to the following conductors
who have been selected to participate in this year's
Fort Wayne Philharmonic - International Conductors Guild
International Conductors Workshop - 
Brent Chancellor
Lucy Ginther
Andrew Jinhong Kim
Alex Hsuan-Yu Lee
Christian Lorca
Stephan Smoktunowicz
Julie Sorensen
Daren Weissfisch
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the International Conductors Guild 
will again collaboratively host an 
International Conductor Training
designed to provide the widely acknowledged principles
and techniques of one of the most celebrated
conducting teachers of the Twentieth Century, Maestro Ilya Musin.

This intensive workshop is a continuation of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's
International Conductor Workshop and will be led by Musin protégé and
internationally renowned 
conducting teacher, Ennio Nicotra.  Additional instruction
and commentary will be provided 
by Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Music Director, 
Andrew Constantine.


Aspiring conductors from several countries and continents 
have participated in this workshop in past years, 
often returning to hone their skills in this intensive,
fast-paced, and supportive environment.

This year's workshop schedule includes several new opportunities to participants;

  • opportunity to win a coveted spot as guest conductor on the Philharmonic's 2023-24 Chamber Orchestra Series.
    Additionally, a travel honorarium and stipend will be awarded to the one winner.
  • extensive orchestra rehearsal sessions with the outstanding Fort Wayne Philharmonic,
  • rehearsal sessions with two pianos and orchestral score reductions,
  • individual instruction, lessons, and reviews, 
  • resume, cover letter, application process consulting,
  • video taping and photos of all rehearsal sessions and the final concert,
  • a concluding public performance with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Auer Hall
    at Rhinehart Music Center, Purdue, Fort Wayne.

    For complete information, view the Fort Wayne Philharmonic website.


Click HERE for the full schedule of events 


Beethoven  - Symphony No. 7, Op. 92, A major - 2nd movement, Allegretto   (1811-1812)

Carl Maria von Weber -  Oberon, J.306:  Overture (1801-1802)   

Carl Maria von Weber  - Euryanthe, J. 291:  Overture  (1822-1823) 

Giuseppe Verdi  - (I vespri sicilliani (The Sicilian Vespers): Overture  (1854)

Johannes Brahms - Tragische Ouvertüre, op. 81 (Tragic Overture)  (1880)

Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov - Capriccio espagnol, op. 34 (Kaprichchio na ispanskiye temï) Spanish Capriccio  (1887)

Gioachino Rossini  - L' Italiana in Algeri:  Overture  "The Italian Girl in Algiers"  (1813) 

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky -  Capriccio italien, op. 45 TH 47  (1880)



Successful applicants who participate in this workshop should look into Airbnb residences in Fort Wayne which can be quite reasonable.  There are also moderate local hotels available. Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own accommodations. The Philharmonic can supply detailed recommendations.  


Workshop Tuition:

  • Participating Conductor -  $900 (USD) - Member of the International Conductors Guild
  • Participating Conductor - $1,250 (USD) - Non-Member of the International Conductors Guild
  • Auditor Conductor -  $450 (USD) - Member of the International Conductors Guild
  • Auditor Conductor - $600 (USD) - Non-Member of the International Conductors Guild


All payments must be made in US dollars and are payable using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.  An online payment portal will be provided for credit card payments to successful applicants.  Participants may also send a check made out to the International Conductors Guild and mailed to:
          International Conductors Guild
          15 E. Market Street, #22
           Leesburg, VA  20178

The workshop application deadline is midnight, Monday February 21, 2022.  

Confirmed participants and auditors will be notified by Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
Either the full balance, or a non-refundable $500 deposit, must be received by the ICG by Friday, March 11, 2022.
Any remaining balances must be received by the International Conductors Guild office by Monday, March 21, 2022.  

 For more information or if you have questions, please contact:
Jan Wilson, Executive Director
International Conductors Guild
[email protected]