Brasov Philharmonic, Romania
2 July - 8 July, 2018
Master Teacher, Dumitru Goia


Brasov Philharmonic and Conducting Teacher Dumitru Goia offer an intensive week-long course in orchestral conducting. Limited to 10-12 active participants, the master class guarantees each participant 80 minutes of full orchestra podium exposure, including public performance, in addition to 2 hours of conducting practicum with piano duo, and extensive score study. The master class provides a unique opportunity to study and conduct Brahms greatest works. The course provides a great opportunity to not only work with a world-class orchestra and teacher, but also to produce professional-quality videos, in rehearsal and concert. The program will be able to accommodate aspiring and practicing conductors at all stages of experience.

The medieval city of Brasov is a major cultural center of Transylvania. Situated 166 km north of Bucharest, the city is the seventh most populous city in Romania, a central transportation hub, and a popular tourist destination in Europe.


Brahms Tragic Overture
Brahms Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 4

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


1 July -- Arrival in Brasov, Romania; transports arranged from Bucharest Airport (OTP)

2 - 4 July -- Piano Sessions and Score Study: daily 2 x 3-hr sessions with piano duo; additional score study and optional technique sessions with Huang and Goia

5 - 7 July -- Orchestra Sessions: minimum 3 x 4-hr sessions with full orchestra; additional sight-seeing excursions possible to nearby Poiana Brasov and Bran (Dracula's) Castle

8 July -- Dress Rehearsal and Concert: All participants will receive video and audio recordings (raw or edited) from front and back, as well as a large publicity poster.

9 July -- Departure.


The cost includes all tuition and professional recording fees. Accommodation, meals, and travel are arranged separately. ICM will arrange economical transport arrangements between Bucharest airports and Brasov.

Application, Tuition, Lodgings and Half-Board -- $1990.00 USD
Passive Participant Tuition -- 100 Euro, due upon arrival.

A deposit of $490.00 USD is due by 1 June 2017. 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 (USD only); or by wire transfer. Contact us for information on wiring funds.

Currently enrolled graduate students in conducting are eligible for a limited number of financial assistance discounts of 10%-20%. Please contact us for details.


Lodging and meals are paid separately by the participants. ICM can offer packages for participants, between 30-50 Euro/day. 


This master class is open to all conductors. There is no upper age limit. Applicants of varying levels of training and experience will be considered. A maximum of 12 applicants will be selected to participate.


1.  Complete application. Applications will be accepted until 11 May, 2018

2.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 18 May, 2018

3.  Deposit of $450.00 USD must be paid by 1 June, 2018

4.  Final payment must be made by 12 June, 2018

For questions or further information regarding the master class, please contact us.
Brasov Main Square


Applications Considered Until
11 May, 2018

Deposits for Accepted Applicants Due
  1 June, 2018

Final Payments Due
  12 June, 2018

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