International Opera Performing Experience.
International Opera Performance Experience

Conductor Apprentice Program

IOPE Artistic Director and Conductor, James Caraher, will work with the conductor apprentice in learning the techniques specific to conducting an opera production.  The program focuses on opera score preparation, interpretation and techniques to successfully conduct opera arias and ensembles.  The apprentice will attend and assist all rehearsals with Artistic Director James Caraher, as well as conduct rehearsals under the supervision of IOPE faculty.  The Conductor Apprentice program culminates in the apprentice conducting one or more IOPE concert performances.

Conductor Apprentice Program Highlights:

  • Score preparation and knowledge, both piano and orchestral.
  • Score interpretation– style, traditions, language, etc.
  • Conducting techniques.
  • Problem solving/avoidance.
  • Relationship to soloists, ensemble, pianist, orchestra.

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