The Robert L. Poster Apprentice Conducting Program


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The Robert L. Poster Apprentice Conducting Program

The world’s finest emerging conductors have found the Robert L. Poster Apprentice Conducting Program to be an unparalleled opportunity to sharpen their craft, develop their talent, and gain exposure in front of New York’s discerning audiences alongside their talented colleagues of New York Youth Symphony. Under guidance from Music Director Andrew J. Kim, this program gives aspiring orchestral conductors an opportunity to gain hands-on conducting experience, to build foundational skills and knowledge necessary for a conductor, and to acquire tools to continue teaching themselves beyond the program. Our program will be a rare opportunity for talented students to study conducting during undergraduate and high school years.

Participating conductors can expect regular in-person class time as a group, conducting opportunities with a small ensemble as well with the Orchestra, and extensive individual meeting times with the Music Director to address their own needs and goals. They will be expected to study the Orchestra’s repertoire and to provide their perspective on rehearsals that they observe.

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