Conducting the Interview:

A Workshop with Henry Fogel

August 3-5, 2020

 

 

Workshop Format

 

            The workshop will consist of mock interviews for one of two positions:

 

            Music Director of a regional symphony

            Assistant Conductor of a major symphony

           

           Upon acceptance to the workshop, Participants will be notified with the names of the orchestras they will interview for. Participants will be asked to prepare a resume and cover letter, as well as sample programs appropriate to the positions. A list of exact program requirements will be provided in early July.

         

NOTE: These are mock openings for real-world positions. Participants will be expected to research the organizations and be prepared to answer questions specific to their current operations.

 

     Participants will interview for positions, and the interviews will be followed by feedback from panelists and group discussion of strengths and areas for improvement. All conductors -- Participants and Auditors -- will receive the programming requirements. Auditors are encouraged to create season programs and share them with the faculty.

       

               

          

Schedule

All times Eastern Daylight Time

 

August 3

11:00                Introductions and Welcome

11:30-1:00       Presentation with Henry Fogel

1:00-2:00         Lunch break

2:00-3:00         Interview with John Devlin, Music Director, Wheeling Symphony

3:00                 Question and Answer with Mr. Fogel and Mr. Devlin

 

August 4

11:30-1:30       Interviews for Positions, Part I – 3 participants, 25 minutes each

1:30-2:30         Lunch Break

2:30-4:00         Interviews for Positions, Part II – 2 participants, 25 minutes each

4:00                 Feedback and Q&A

 

August 5

11:30-1:30       Interviews for Positions, Part I – 3 participants, 25 minutes each

1:30-2:30         Lunch Break

2:30-4:00         Interviews for Positions, Part II – 2 participants, 25 minutes each

4:00                 Feedback and Q&A

 

 

 

Exact schedule subject to change