Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass

Marshall, Texas, USA May 26-31, 2015

My next conducting masterclass will take place in Marshall, Texas, USA. The dates are May 26-31 and the active participants will work with the 20 member Persimmon Hill Chamber Orchestra. Every participant will enjoy a total of 80 minutes of podium time with the orchestra, plus 2-piano sessions and the final concert. The repertoire focus will be on string orchestra classics by Arensky, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Sibelius.

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