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Register now for the LSU Summer Choral Institute!

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Register now for the LSU Summer Choral Institute!

This intensive one-week symposium is intended for the advanced training of professional and graduate level conductors who live in the world of choral music in the church and/or the academy and who would benefit from a workshop in orchestral conducting.

Register now!
Registration Fee: Waived
Register by June 8 (contact John Dickson –

Note: You will be required to bring payment for the workshop you select in the form of a check upon your arrival.

Registration has closed for 2015.


June 8-12, 2015

Dr. John Dickson 
Director of Choral Studies, LSU

Dr. Trey Davis 
Associate Director of Choral Studies, LSU

Maestro Carlos Riazuelo 
Director of Orchestral Studies, LSU

Yova Milanova, violin
Guest Artist

  • podium time with orchestra
  • podium time with choir
  • orchestral techniques with a chamber orchestra
  • score study
  • vocal master-class
  • choral techniques
  • participation in the Institute Chorus
Distinctive Features
  • Individual coachings with Maestro Riazuelo and Dr. Dickson
  • Practical workshops in orchestral study and string techniques
  • Conducting and score preparation of Haydn’s Theresienmesse for chorus and orchestra
Chorus Workshops

(4 sessions; Carlos Riazuelo and John Dickson, clinicians)

Orchestra Workshops

(4 sessions; Maestro Riazuelo, clinician)

Vocal Masterclass

(2 sessions; Voice Faculty member TBA and Trey Davis, clinicians)

Vocal Warm-ups and Kinesthetics

(1 session; Trey Davis, clinician)

Score Study

(1 session; John Dickson, clinician)

String techniques and terminology for the conductor

(1 session; Yova Milanova and Carlos Riazuelo, clinicians)

Theresienmesse: Historical Perspectives and Performance Practice

(1 session; John Dickson, clinician)

Institute Chorus and Masterwork Performance
Level 1

Observation and participation in the chorus

Level 2

2 orchestral and 2 choral conducting sessions plus full chorus participation

Level 3

4 orchestral and 4 choral conducting sessions plus full chorus participation