Pitesti Philharmonic, Romania
2 July - 7 July, 2011
Master Teacher, Dumitru Goia


Pitesti 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 (60 members) podium exposure, including public performance, in addition to 2 hours of conducting practicum with piano duo, and extensive score study.

One participant will be invited to conduct a subscription concert with the Pitesti Philharmonic in the following season.


A city with a population of 170,000, Pitesti is located in the Arges Valley, near the Carpathian Mountains, 114km northwest of Bucharest. Master class events will take place at Casa de Cultura a Sindicatelor Pitesti in the center of town.


Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme
Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake (Excerpts)

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


1 July -- Arrival in Pitesti, Romania
2 - 4 July -- Piano Sessions and Score Study
5 - 6 July -- Orchestra Sessions
7 July -- Dress Rehearsal and Concert


Tuition and Application Fee -- $1325.00 USD
Passive Participant Tuition -- 100 Euro, due upon arrival.

A deposit of $300.00 USD is due by 31 May, 2011. 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.


A block of rooms will be reserved at Hotel Muntenia, centrally located and within walking distance from master class locations.

Room Only -- Estimated at 30 Euro per day
Room and Board -- Estimated at 40 Euro per 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 10 applicants will be selected to participate.


1.  Complete application. Applications will be accepted until 20 May, 2011

2.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 27 May, 2011

3.  Deposit of $300.00 USD must be paid by 31 May, 2011

4.  Final payment must be made by 10 June, 2011

For questions or further information regarding the master class, please contact us.
Pitesti City Center


Applications Considered Until
20 May, 2011

Deposits for Accepted Applicants Due
  31 May, 2011

Final Payments Due
  10 June, 2011

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