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Curriculum is geared to the student’s particular interests and needs. Areas which may be covered in this private study of orchestral conducting include baton technique, score analysis, interpretation, rehearsal techniques, developing leadership skills, and learning how to determine and remember tempos. Instruction is complemented by attendance and participation in MIC ensemble rehearsals.


Jim Setapen

Conductor-in-Residence and Artistic Director of The Academy
Artistic Director of The Academy

Lawrence Eckerling

Director of Community Symphony & Quartet Strings

Aaron Kaplan

Preludio Orchestra Director; Assistant Director, Chicago Suzuki Institute, Cello Choir