A leading summer choral conducting program in the United States, now in its 11th year, the popular Westminster Conducting Institute is housed on the campus of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. With one of the most distinguished conducting faculties in the nation, this renowned Institute offers conductors of all levels a chance to study with and observe five major conductors in addition to master classes on specific special topics. It is a special opportunity to experience working with six of America’s and Europe’s master teachers in one seminar at one location. The Institute is open to all levels of conductors. Techniques taught in the Institute are applicable to all ages and performance level choirs.
The Institute introduces conductors to new choral literature through intense study and lectures by composers. Past composers who taught at the Institute include Roger Ames, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Ola Gjeillo and James Whitbourn. Conceived by Westminster faculty member James Jordan, the Institute offers innovative conducting study for all levels of conductors.