The Omaha Symphony has announced details of its Conductor Symposium, which takes place from May 21 to 24. During the symposium, sixteen conductors will each have 45 minutes of podium time with the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra to work on Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, and the Schubert Octet. Faculty for the symposium will be Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins and Mark Gibson, director of orchestral studies and conducting at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Seminars will be offered on “The Art of Feedback,” “The Complete Organization—Working with the Board, Staff, and Orchestra,” “The Audience Connection—Speaking from the Podium,” “Creating Engaging Education Concerts,” and “The Art of Score Study.” Events take place at several Omaha venues, including the Hilton Garden Inn, Strauss Performing Arts Center at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and the Holland Performing Arts Center. For more information on the symposium, call 402-342-3836 x140 or email Sarah Brownlee.

Posted May 15, 2009

Pictured in photo: Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins