2013 Summer Institute for Conductor Training

July 15 – 19, 2013

Indiana State University is proud to present its third Summer Institute for Conductor Training—Motion and Gesture on the Podium. This five-day clinic features renowned conductor Rafaelle Ponti, conductor of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, and his wife, renowned pianist and vocal coach, Isabelle Aubin, Profesor of Music at Buffalo State University.

The host and Director of Bands at ISU is Dr. Roby G. George. Highlights of the symposium will include artistic baton techniques and strategies, advanced rehearsal techniques, chamber wind and string repertoire, special topics on conducting mixed chamber ensembles, score preparation, programming, and strategies on coaching chamber music from the piano.

Attendees will participate in daily conducting with a live ensemble in the morning hours and critical roundtable discussions and sessions during the afternoon hours. Evening hours will be devoted to special topics. This institute is a great way to enhance your professional development both on and off the podium while engaging in artistic, insightful, and experiential learning. Orchestral and wind conductors of an advanced level are invited to attend. We hope to see you in Terre Haute in July.


Additional Information

The Institute will limit the enrollment to 15 conductors. All enrollment is based on first-come, first-serve basis.

Graduate Credit
Attendees may earn graduate credit for attending the Institute. Registration information will be available on-line by May 15, 2013. Please note that additional fees are required to obtain graduate credit. More information may be obtained through Indiana State’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies (812–237–3005).

Housing will be available at the Candlewood Suites (812–234–3400) at a reduced rate.

Institute Highlights
Rafaelle Ponti, Headline Clinician
Conductor and Artistic Director
Paducah Symphony Orchestra

Isabelle Aubin
Pianist, Ensemble and Vocal Coach
Buffalo State University

Dr. Roby G. George, Host Clinician
Director of Bands
Indiana State University

After-hours Breakout Sessions


Registration and Fees

Registration Deadline
June 15, 2013

Conference Fees
Registration Fee $500
(Registration must be postmarked on/before June 15, 2013)

Please make checks payable to:
ISU Summer Institute for Conductor Training

Mail completed registration form and payment to:
Dr. Roby G. George
Director of Bands
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809


Brochure and Registration Form (pdf)