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Conductor Symposium


with Thomas Wilkins and David Loebel


May 1-3, 2014


Omaha, Nebraska




The Omaha Symphony Conductor Symposium is designed to provide vital enrichment experiences for emerging conductors, supplying them with the tools to succeed in present and future roles with American orchestras.  Throughout the Symposium, conductors will work with Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins and New England Conservatory’s David Loebel.  The Omaha Symphony will serve as the orchestra for the Symposium.  Sixteen participants and ten auditors will be selected to participate.


Highlights: Podium Time, Repertoire, and Seminars


The Symposium will include one hour of podium time for each participant over the course four separate conducting sessions during the three day symposium.  Conducting time for each participant will be scheduled in the following manner:

  • 30 Minutes - Chamber Orchestra Ensembles
  • 15 Minutes - Chamber Orchestra with Vocalists
  • 15 Minutes - Chamber Orchestra 

The Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra will serve as the orchestra for the Symposium.  Specific repertoire will be confirmed upon invitation to participate.

Maestros Loebel and Wilkins will also lead a series of seminars that will provide valuable information for practical application in present and future positions.


Fees and Registration - DEADLINE - February 1, 2014

  • Application Fee: $25
  • Participant Fee: $1,000
  • Auditor Fee: $500 (Auditors will participate in all aspects of the workshops but will not receieve podium time.

Submit a cover letter indicating if you would consider admission as an auditor, resume including contact information, DVD, and $25 application fee (check made payable to the Omaha Symphony) to Conductor Symposium, Omaha Symphony, 1605 Howard Street, Omaha, NE  68102.  Applications must be received by February 1, 2014.  Conductors will be notified of their acceptance by March 1, 2014.  Sixteen participants and ten auditors will be selected to participate.

Please download the complete Conductor Symposium Packet for more details surrounding the event.


For further questions contact Omaha Symphony Vice President of Education/Community Partnerships, T. Adam Goos, at or 402.342.3836 x107.