Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass

Mikkeli, Finland January 6 - 11
Pärnu, Estonia May 17 - 23

In January 2015 I will again teach my popular winter masterclass with St. Michel Strings. The dates will be from January 6 until 11, Tuesday to Sunday, with the concert on Saturday 10th of January. The active participants will all get a minimum of 20 minutes podium time with orchestra during the rehearsal days, evening sessions, plus they will be conducting the final concert at the beautiful Mikaeli concert hall.

The tentative dates for my masterclass with the Pärnu City Orchestra are May 17-23. More info will be added closer to the date.

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