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The Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute was established in 2014 to provide choral conductors with an opportunity for growth. The institute offers workshops sponsored by the music departments at Colombia University, Buffalo State College, and New York University . These workshops are open to choral conductors from around the world who wish to enhance their careers, expand their contacts and have an intensive experience with Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, one of the world's leading choral conductors.

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The workshops are limited to 12 conductors so that each participant will receive close attention and hands-on guidance. Each attendee will receive a private lesson, plus opportunities to rehearse the institute's choir while receiving constructive feedback by Dr. Rosenbaum. In addition, there will be sessions devoted to the study of scores and interpretation, diction and performance practice, and other subjects which may include the business of running a choral organization including forming a board of directors, fundraising, marketing, public relations and grant-writing.

Other topics may include when to use a baton, when to conduct recitatives, how to run rehearsals from the keyboard, singing expressively, working with soloists, how to interpret staccatos, tenutos, choral crescendos, grace notes and glissandos, the placement of singers and piano in performance, and much more. Participants receive in-depth interaction with the maestro as they learn the intricacies of choral conducting. Auditors pay a reduced tuition and are welcome to attend any events during the week. Singers who wish to participate in the Institute Choir beginning on the third day pay no tuition.


Certificates for Professional Development will be sent to active participants upon request.


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Upcoming Workshops

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Buffalo State College 5-Day Workshop >

Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8, 2018 10am- 4pm
(except Friday 10am-2pm)

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New York University Music Department, Faculty of Arts and Science 5-Day Workshop>

Monday, August 20, through Friday, August 24, 2018 10am- 4pm
(except Friday 10am-2pm)

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HRCCI Tuition Payment Options

Five Day Workshop Full Participation Tuition $475.00 USD

Five Day Workshop Auditor Tuition $275.00 USD

All payments are final / no refunds will be issued.

Please select the appropriate tuition option, make your payment through PayPal, then email indicating which workshop you would like to attend.


HRCCI Tuition Payment Options

Private Lessons

Dr. Harold Rosenbaum also offers private conducting lessons in person and by Skype. If you want to brush up on your conducting, or have an upcoming interview/audition and want to improve your conducting technique, contact Harold at Very reasonable rates.

A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting

By Harold Rosenbaum

Rooted in the experience of a professional choral conductor, this book provides a guide to practical issues facing conductors of choral ensembles at all levels, from youth choruses to university ensembles, church and community choirs, and professional vocal groups. Paired with the discussion of practical challenges is a discussion of over fifty key works from the choral literature, with performance suggestions to aid the choral conductor in directing each piece.

Dealing with often-overlooked yet vital considerations such as how to work with composers, recording, concert halls, and choral tours, A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting offers a valuable resource for both emerging choral conductors and students of choral conducting at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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In addition to helping you prepare for the workshop, any purchase of A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting will receive a $100 discount to either of the 2018 conducting workshops as an active participant (normally $475) and $50 off as an auditor (normally $250). To claim your reimbursement on the first day of the workshop, simply bring the book and receipt as proof of purchase.