Submitting an Application
The Institute application process is fast and easy. Simply complete the online application form and pay a flat application fee to apply to the Advanced Conducting Academy, the Prelude Academy or Mastering the Concerto Course. The Institute accepts a single application for more than one program so be sure to indicate your program preference on the form. You are just 3 quick steps from completing your application.

  1.  Fill out the application form.
  2.  Provide 2 contrasting video clips.
  3.  Submit the $45 application fee.

Just click the link below to begin.

International Institute Application Portal

If, for any reason, you are not able to complete the online application, please use the email form on the “Contact” page to request an offline application form. We are very prompt with responses to inquiries. If you do not receive a response to your submission within 48 hours, please send an email to charles.gambetta@gmail.com.

Francis (Hong Kong) with Maestro Balan - 2017 Institute

Francis (Hong Kong) with Maestro Balan – 2017 Institute

Advanced Conducting Academy $2,995 US
Advanced Academy conductors receive approximately of 150 minutes of podium time with full orchestra, 60 minutes with piano sextet, 60 minutes of video review with faculty plus all lectures and group instruction and 14 nights with breakfast in a semi-private hotel room. Those choosing the “Conducting Opera Arias” option for week 1 pay a modest soloist fee of
$50 US for each day they conduct selections the operatic repertoire to contribute towards the soloists’ honoraria. See the Advanced Conducting Academy program page for complete details.

Mastering the Concerto: Conductors $2,595, Soloists $1,995 US
Mastering the Concerto conductors receive 25 minutes of podium time daily plus one 15-20 minute general rehearsal and one concert performance. Soloists receive six 15 to 30 minute instructional sessions with full orchestra, six 10 to 20 minute sessions with string sextet, one general rehearsal and concert performance plus six 30 minute private lessons with Institute artist teachers. The fee also covers all lectures and group instruction plus 12 nights with breakfast in a semi-private hotel room. See the Mastering the Concerto program page for complete details.

Alberto (Mexico) with Maestro Balan - 2017 Institute

Alberto (Mexico) with Maestro Balan – 2017 Institute

Scholarships and Discounts
Returning Institute alumni receive a US $200 scholarship. Conductors attending the Advanced Conducting Academy and Mastering the Concerto receive an additional US $400 discount (US $200 for each program). For Mastering the Concerto conductors who recruit a soloist to join them for the course or soloists who recruit a conductor to join them, both parties receive a 10% discount on the course fee ($250 for conductors and $200 for soloists).

Students and faculty visiting Baba Vida Castle - 2017 Institute

Students and faculty visiting Baba Vida Fortress – 2017 Institute

Review of Program Fees
The International Institute for Conductors remains committed to offering the most comprehensive training for conductors at the most affordable price. Competing workshops and courses that offer less instruction, less podium time and no performance opportunities remain substantially more expensive than the Institute because our faculty and staff are determined to keep student costs as low as possible.

Rebecca (USA) with Maestro Gambetta - 2017 Institute

Rebecca (USA) with Maestro Gambetta – 2017 Institute

Alicja (Austria) - 2017 Institute

Alicja (Austria) – 2017 Institute

Prelude Academy $1,495 US
Prelude Academy conductors will receive approximately 250 minutes of podium time during daily morning and evening instructional rehearsals with string quintet and piano, 40 minutes of video review with faculty plus all lectures and masterclasses and 10 nights in a semi-private hotel room with breakfast. The workshop also includes a very special cultural excursion to Ancient Corinth and the world famous Greek Theatre in Epidarius. See the Prelude Academy program page for complete details.

Maestro Gambetta, Kira (USA), Jenny (Austria), Olivia (USA) & Maestro Spell - 2017 Institute

Maestro Gambetta, Kira (USA), Jenny (Austria), Olivia (USA) & Maestro Spell – 2017 Institute


 

Institute Alumni Comments

“The Administration provided wonderful communication and detailed information, especially regarding
flight and transportation recommendations.”

-2017 Mastering the Concerto conductor

“Everything was very well organized and managed.”
-2017 Mastering the Concerto soloist

“The program was very well organized in terms of scheduling, hotel and food.”

-2016 Advanced Conducting Academy conductor