2020 Programme

Basic Conducting Course

The Basic Conducting Course will take place during one week, from August, 22nd to August, 29th 2020, in Todi (Umbria), Assembly Hall of the Classical Lycée “Jacopone da Todi”, Largo Martino I (near San Fortunato church). First lesson: Saturday, August 22nd 2020, 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 concerts  and will receive a certificate of attendance.

Course schedule

August 22
15.30-18.30 course
August 23
9-12/13-15 course
August 24
9-12 /13-15 course
August 25
13-15  rehearsal (ensemble)
August 26
13-15  rehearsal (orchestra)
August 27
16.30-19.30 rehearsal (orchestra)
21  concert conducted by the students
August 28
18 rehearsal (orchestra)
21 concert conducted by the students
August 29
19 Acoustic / settling test
21 concert conducted by the students


  1. A. CATALANI    A sera
  2. G. DONIZETTI   “Tirolese” from La figlia del reggimento
  3. E. ELGAR     Serenade for String Orchestra op. 20
  4. G. HOLST     Brook Green Suite
  5. M. MARZI    “Rossiniana” from Three Miniatures for Strings (ed. Wicky)
  6. L. MOZART   Schlittenfahrt
  7. W.A. MOZART  Eine kleine Nachtmusik KV 525
  8. G. PUCCINI       Crisantemi
  9. J. SIBELIUS      Romance in C major op. 42
  10. A. VIVALDI        Concerto in re minore F. XI n. 10 “madrigalesco”

Elementi di direzione d’orchestra by Fabrizio Dorsi, Volonté & Co. publisher, is the textbook of the Basic Conducting Course.

The score by Marco Marzi can be purchased from EMW info@wickymusic.com

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

Fees: Application fee € 250

Course fee € 550

Application deadline: July, 31st, 2020

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)3357237560 – monasterotodi@smr.it

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

Welcomeservice – info@welcomeservice – Mobile (+39)339.6531677