Cunningham Music School Conducting Camp 2022

The Cunningham Music School is excited to offer a summer conducting class for high school students! All young aspiring musicians will need to know how to conduct someday in their music careers, but most music students don’t get a chance to try it until well into college. Conducting teacher, Ryan Peteraf, will be leading the week. Students will learn a broad array of beginner skills, such as patterns, technique, repertoire, and leadership responsibilities. This camp will look at both choral and orchestral conducting and their unique challenges. Students will be given the opportunity to conduct for their colleagues and receive one-on-one instruction in technique.

Ryan Peteraf, Conducting Teacher

By the end of the week students will be able to conduct in basic time signatures including 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8. They will have learned about a variety of choral and orchestral pieces, and their historical significance.

Why Conducting?

Conducting is important for lots of reasons!

  1. Teaches non-verbal communication skills
  2. Improves leadership and confidence
  3. Develops musicality on all levels

If you are a high school student interested in being a drum major, leading an acapella group, or becoming a professional musician someday, please fill out the form below for more information on our Conducting Camp. Classes will be held Monday-Friday, July 18-22, from noon until 2pm. No prior experience is necessary! Join us for a fun and memorable week!

Tuition is $299, and covers all group and private instruction sessions for the camp.

Conducting Camp Inquiry Form


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