Postgraduate Program in Orchestral Conducting – PSDO
A program fitting the most demanding expectations
The CSKG and George Pehlivanian team together to contribute to Madrid’s high quality musical education. Advanced and graduate students are able to study with the great American conductor in a comprehensive training program, including both technical and practical subjects.
George Pehlivanian acts as academic coordinator and teaches all classes included in the program. The CSKG guarantees the quality of the program and coordinates the activities included, such as orchestral rehearsals and concerts.
With an international scope, the PSDO offers its students the opportunity to work with CSKG´s Conducting Academy Orchestra in orchestral workshops that culminate in concerts conducted by the enrolled students in several halls within the Madrid Area.
- Study and interpretation of vocal and instrumental repertoire. Technical development for the conducting of soloists with orchestra or ensemble.
- Knowledge of the conducting technique and conducting practice. Development of communication skills through gesture. Treatment of the different elements that make up the musical language from the point of view of conducting, through analytical study, auditions, and practice of orchestral and choral repertoire.
- Practice with different types of orchestral, vocal or mixed ensembles. Development of the skills related to understanding and responding to the signs of the conductor, and integration into the ensemble, through an approach to the orchestral repertoire. Knowledge of the different situations that may occur when the director is "amateur" or a conducting student.
MASTER IN SYMPHONIC INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL CONDUCTING
- PSDO students are eligible for accessing the Master in Symphonic Instrumental and Vocal Conducting.