Bacau Philharmonic, Romania
29 June - 4 July, 2013
Master Teacher, Dumitru Goia


Bacau Philharmonic and Conducting Teacher Dumitru Goia offer an intensive week-long course in orchestral conducting. Limited to 10 active participants, the master class guarantees each participant 90 minutes of full orchestra (75 members) podium exposure, including public performance, in addition to 2 hours of conducting practicum with pianists, and extensive score study.


Located 300 km northeast of Bucharest, Bacau is the regional capital of Moldavia, Romania, and an important city located in the beautiful Carpathian Mountain foothills. Known for its vibrant arts culture, Bacau is home to one of the best orchestras in Romania. The city is also an international air transportation hub, served by Blue Air.


Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 "Winter Daydreams"
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb Minor, Op. 23
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Excerpts, to include March, Dance of the Mirlitons, Trepak, Waltz of the Flowers, and Pas de deux

Participants have the opportunity to rehearse any part of the program. Maestro Goia will make final assignments for the performance.


28 June -- Arrival in Bacau, Romania
29 June - 1 July -- 5 Piano Sessions and Score Study
1 - 3 July -- 3 Orchestra Sessions
4 July -- Dress Rehearsal and Evening Concert
5 July -- Departure from Bacau

Active Participant Tuition and Application Fee -- $1395.00 USD
Passive Participant Tuition -- 100 Euro, due upon arrival.

A deposit of $300.00 USD is due by 17 May, 2013. Deposits will be refunded only if the withdrawing participant's place is filled by another participant.

Payment may be made through the web via our online payment page; check or money order (US only); or by wire transfer. Contact us for information on wiring funds.


Accommodations will be the responsibility of the participant. Upon acceptance, the participant will be notified of housing options. Estimated cost of a single occupancy hotel room with half board is 50 Euro/day.


This master class is open to all conductors regardless of age. Applicants of varying levels of training and experience will be considered. A maximum of 10 applicants will be selected to participate. 


1.  Complete application. Applications will be accepted until 6 May, 2013

2.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 13 May, 2013

3.  Deposit of $300.00 USD must be paid by 17 May, 2013

4.  Final payment must be made by 31 May, 2013

For questions or further information regarding the master class, please contact us.
Bacau Philharmonic


Applications Considered Until
6 May 2013

Deposits for Accepted Applicants Due
  17 May, 2013

Final Payments Due
  31 May, 2013

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