Press Release



August 10-16, 2014
Pasadena City College, Center for the Arts

Highly anticipated conducting workshop in Los Angeles is announced for August.

Southern California has waited for over 20 years for a conducting masterclass to emerge since the days of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. We are pleased to announce the 2014 Los Angeles Conducting Workshop led by Kenneth Kiesler, Director of Orchestras at the University of Michigan, renowned for its orchestral conducting program. Maestro Kiesler is one of the world’s most highly sought after and respected conducting mentors. He has led conducting masterclasses in New York, Houston, Chicago, Paris, Moscow, Vilnius, Leipzig, Berlin, Mexico City, London and São Paulo, as well as at the Waterville Valley Music Center (New Hampshire) and the Conductors Retreat at Medomak (Maine), now in its 18th year.

He served as director of the Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra Conducting Program, and the Academy for Conductors of the Chamber Orchestra of Paris. His students have won prizes in such international competitions as the Maazel, Mata, and Malko competitions, and hold positions at dozens of major orchestras and opera companies internationally.

Conductors of all ages are welcome to apply for this opportunity to study with Mr. Kiesler, and conduct an all-professional orchestra in a weeklong workshop culminating in a final concert. The masterclass will focus on aspects of conducting technique, score study and analysis, rehearsing and performing.

Participants will alternate working with full orchestra and string quintet daily.


  • -Brahms – Symphony no. 3
  • -Schumann – Symphony no. 4
  • -Beethoven – Symphony no. 5



  • -Fellows (12) – $2,500.
  • -Associates (8) – $1,500.
  • -Auditors – $750.
  • -Application Fee – $50. Non-refundable
  • -The 12 Fellow conductors will conduct in the final concert.


Application Procedure
Please send bio, resumé, video link, and payment inquiry to:

Deadline for Application is June 15, 2014