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Beyond the Notes: Conducting Masterclass

8 December 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

$10 – $180

Join Ingrid and the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra to explore ways to make your conducting more musical, expressive and effective. Conductor and Observer positions available. 

Seminar/Workshop Features

  • Going beyond the notes, uncovering the meaning in the music
  • Crafting your interpretation and musical intention
  • Concepts for finding expressive gestures
  • Connecting your breath to the gesture

Masterclass Features

  • Non-verbal expression of line, phrasing, emphasis
  • One-on-one on podium tuition & USB video
  • 15 minutes podium time with full orchestra

Who Should Attend

  • Graduate Music Teachers
  • School & Community Conductors
  • Instrumental teachers


9.00am Registration

9.30am Seminar/Workshop: Beyond the Notes

10.30am Conducting Masterclass

Conducting Participants will receive 15 minutes podium time with the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra working with clinician Ingrid Martin. (6 positions available – first in first served). 

You will receive one-on-one feedback and tuition & USB video of your podium time for personal review. 

Observers will learn techniques and gestures to apply to their own conducting. (Unlimited positions available)

Morning Tea Provided

12:30pm End

Set Work for Conductors

Jules Massenet – Le Cid Ballet Suite Download Score (IMSLP)

(select one or two of the following movements to conduct)

I. Castillane
II. Andalouse
III. Aragonaise
V. Catalane
VII. Navarraise

Conductors may prepare 1-2 movements or excerpts from a movement. Select the amount of music you feel comfortable preparing. The shorter your musical selection the more podium time you will have for tuition and feedback.


Clinician: Ingrid Martin

Ingrid Martin’s work as a conductor, clinician and curator is united by her vision to move people and transform lives through the emotive power of music.

As a conducting teacher, Ingrid works with conductors to become more creative, expressive and connected to their music making. She has mentored hundreds of conductors, and currently teaches conducting at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education,Conservatorium of Music, at VSMF, in schools and private lessons.



8 December 2018
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$10 – $180




Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
57 Miles St
Southbank, VIC Australia
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