Orchestra/Composing (2017 Listing)

These are classes from 2017. Stay tuned for the 2018 listings.

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Supported by Terese Kaptur
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Rasmuson Foundation
CoordinatorRobert Franz (www.robertfranz.com) — Artistic Coordinator
Composing in the Wilderness

Composing in the Wilderness

Price: $1790

Days: July 10–25


Instructor: Stephen Lias

Location: Denali Park

Now in its seventh year, the 2018 Composing in the Wilderness field course will take you to two spectacular regions of Northern Alaska: Denali National Park and Preserve and the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Join adventurer-composer Stephen Lias for eight days exploring the stunning beauty of Denali’s wilderness and the mighty Yukon River, learning how the life of the region is reflected in the sounds you hear, interacting with scientists and interpretive rangers, and developing your creative skills through translating these ideas into original chamber music. [more]

FSAF Orchestra

FSAF Orchestra

Price: $100

Days: MTWFSat (week 2),

Times: 4:35–7:00pm

Instructor: Robert Franz

Location: Pioneer Park Exhibit Hall

Join maestro Robert Franz and festival guest artists for a program of classical music. 2017 repertoire to include Mahler's Symhpony no. 4.

The Art of Conducting

The Art of Conducting

Price: $1700

Days: MTWThFSat (week 1),


Instructor: Robert Franz

Location: Christ Lutheran Church

Conductor Robert Franz (Music Director Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor Houston Symphony), leads the workshop:

The Art of Conducting. This workshop is designed to help practicing conductors develop technique, gain experience conducting a professional ensemble, and connect with their core artist. Through movement exercises, conducting lessons, and rehearsal/performances with a professional orchestra conducting fellows will work towards deepening awareness and creating more powerful connections with music. [more]

The Art of Conducting (auditor)

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