Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass
Pärnu, Estonia May 18 - 24
Mikkeli, Finland June 27 - July 3
In 2014 I will be teaching two more conducting masterclasses, one in Pärnu, Estonia in May 18 - 24 (note the changed date!) and one in Mikkeli, Finland in June 27 - July 3. The active participants will all get a minimum of 20 minutes podium time during the rehearsal days, plus they will be conducting the final concert.
The Pärnu masterclass will be with a symphony orchestra (Pärnu City Orchestra), and the Mikkeli masterclass will be with a string orchestra (St. Michel Strings) and it will take place during the Gergiev Festival in Mikkeli. Find more details under the links above.
Studying with Sasha Mäkilä is the best thing I could've done to help my development as a conductor. He has inspired me to think of the different colors of the orchestra, and how I can encourage the musicians, both through interaction and technique, to showcase the music. Sasha Mäkilä makes himself relatable to his students so that he creates an environment of good communication, creativity, and learning.
Dorian Neuendorf, USA