2018 Programme

Basic Conducting Course

The Basic Conducting Course will take place during one week, from August, 19th to August, 26th 2018, in Todi (Umbria), Assembly Hall of the Classical Lycée “Jacopone da Todi”, Largo Martino I (near San Fortunato church). First lesson: Sunday, August 19th 2018, at 3.30 p.m..

Subject of the course: methods of score analysis and study, baton technique, instrumental technique, conducting.

Participation is limited to a maximum of 10 conductors (first come, first served). All participating conductors will have opportunities to conduct a chamber ensemble and a chamber orchestra. Workshop conducting sessions will be recorded and some of them will be discussed together. All the students will conduct in the final concert (August, 26th 2018) and will receive a certificate of attendance.

Course schedule

August 19
15.30-18.30 course
August 20
9-12/13-15 course
August 21
9-12 /13-15 course
August 22
13-15  rehearsal (ensemble)
August 23
13-15  rehearsal (orchestra)
August 24
10-13 rehearsal (orchestra)
14-17 course
August 25
18 rehearsal (orchestra)
21 final concert conducted by the students
August 26
19 Acoustic / settling test
21 final concert conducted by the students


  • A.CATALANI  A sera
  • G.DONIZETTI  “Tirolese” from La figlia del reggimento
  • E.ELGAR Serenade for strings op. 20
  • G.HOLST Brook Green Suite
  • M.MARZI Reading “Times” (Wickymusic Publisher)
  • L.MOZART Schlittenfahrt (Heinrichshofen’s Verlag)
  • W.A.MOZART  Eine kleine Nachtmusik
  • G.PUCCINI  Crisantemi
  • J.SIBELIUS Romanze in C  for strings op. 42
  • J.e J. STRAUSS Pizzicato-Polka
  • A.VIVALDI  Concerto in G major  “alla rustica”

Elementi di direzione d’orchestra by Fabrizio Dorsi, Casa Musicale Eco publisher, is the textbook of the Basic Conducting Course.

Participants are requested to study at least three scores before your arrival in Todi.

Fees: Application fee € 250

Course fee € 500

Application deadline: July, 31st, 2018

The attached form, including application fee, should be completed and mailed by priority mail to:

Associazione Culturale Jacopone.

Corso di avviamento alla direzione d’orchestra

c/o Pro Todi Piazza del Popolo

I-06059 Todi PG

or by e-mail to


Please, be sure to enclose your € 250 application fee
(refundable only in case of cancellation of the course or
of overbooking) to the following bank address:
UBI Banca, Agenzia di Todi
IBAN: IT75T0311138702000000002169

Accommodation in Todi

Situated in a place rich of hills, in perfect harmony with the surrounding country, provided of a modern and functional system of services, Todi appears as a “sustainable” town, in contradiction with the tendence to realize large and chaotic urban centers. The town is rich of monuments: the Temple of Santa Maria della Consolazione (a building of the late Renaissance), the gothic Temple of San Fortunato, the aristocratic Piazza del Popolo. Todi had 365 castles too, strewn among the hills. Many of them are still visible.

Students can take advantage of the favorable conditions offered by a guest house located in the historic center and from which you can easily reach the course location:

Monastero SS. Annunziata – Via S.Biagio, 2 – I-06059 Todi PG – Tel. (+39)075.894.2268 – Fax (+39)075.894.3218 – monasterotodi@smr.it

Agriturismo Poponi – Via delle Piagge 26 – 06059 Todi  PG – Tel. (+39)0758948233 – (+39)3357512080

Welcomeservice – info@welcomeservice.itMobile (+39)339.6531677