Vladimir Gorbik Master Class and Choral Workshop:”Interpreting Orthodox Sacred Choral Music”—Details on Levels of Participation


Five Levels of Participation

1. Master Class Conductors

Six advanced level conductors to be selected by video audition: three conductors active on the academic or professional level and three practicing Orthodox church conductors. They will:

  • work with Maestro Gorbik one-on-one and in front of the Master Class Chorus
  • prepare 10–15 minutes of music for the Master Class Recital

Six beginning level conductors to be selected by video audition. They will:

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*Additionally, Orthodox church conductors will have an opportunity to conduct during portions of the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy

2. Master Class Chorus

15 Sopranos, 15 Altos, 15 Tenors, and 15 Basses to be selected by audio audition. This select chorus, conducted by Maestro Gorbik and Master Class Conductors, will:

  • Actively participate in all rehearsals, the Master Class Recital, and all liturgical services
  • Have opportunities for small-ensemble work

3. Auditors

NOTE: Auditors may attend without auditioning, but must still complete the top part of the application in order to ensure a reservation. Auditors will be responsible for a (reduced) tuition fee, plus room and board costs. Questions? E-mail: nreeves@svots.edu.

  • Observe all rehearsals, coaching sessions, Master Class Recital, and liturgical services
  • Engage in question-and-answer session with Vladimir Gorbik
  • Receive copies of all course materials and music

4. Student Assistantships (in exchange for full or partial tuition scholarships) are available. Student Assistants may be asked to act as support staff (run errands, give rides, make copies, collate materials, and so forth) as part of their scholarship requirements. Applicants must be actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited institution. Students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate music program should, in addition to their audition materials, attach two letters of recommendation from professors familiar with their musical and academic work. Student Assistants will be responsible for a (reduced) tuition fee, plus room and board costs. Questions? E-mail: nreeves@svots.edu. 

5. Volunteers will be accepted to serve as support staff as well. When not occupied with responsibilities, they will have Auditor privileges including hearing the Master Class Recital,  and they will have the opportunity to attend the liturgical services. Please contact Dr. Nicholas Reeves, the Master Class organizer, if you are interested in serving as a Volunteer; room and board costs will be the responsibility of the Volunteer. Questions? E-mail: nreeves@svots.edu.

Download an Application and Instructions here.
THE DEADLINE FOR SENDING IN THE APPLICATION AND AUDITION MATERIALS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 25, 2013 (FOR CONDUCTORS AND SINGERS). THOSE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE WILL RECEIVE A SECURE REGISTRATION LINK. ANYONE NOT SELECTED MAY STILL REGISTER AS AN AUDITOR. THOSE PLANNING TO ATTEND AS AUDITORS SHOULD REGISTER EARLY, SINCE SPACE FOR THIS EVENT IS LIMITED; AUDITORS MAY REQUEST A SECURE REGISTRATION LINK FROM DR. NICHOLAS REEVES.