Skip to Main Content
Banner - Conductor's Studio

Conductor's Studio and Choral Artist Summer Program

Improve your technique and advance your career in a challenging, collaborative environment.

The Conductor's Studio is designed to give early-career choral conductors the opportunity to work with master teachers on skills to help them meet challenges beyond their university training and to give mid to late-career choral music educators a challenging and immersive experience in which to reinvigorate their passion and dedication to the choral art. Work with Dr. Cara Tasher and guest clinician Dr. Joey Martin (Texas State University). Masterclasses will include percussion techniques for choral conductors, how to identify and correct specific vocal issues in your singers, instrumental techniques for choral conductors, score study and preparation, as well as building gestural vocabulary.

Participant Tracks

Conductor's Studio Fellow:

Registration includes repertoire, instruction, masterclass participation, professional video footage, one private coaching, lunch on-campus. Fellows will have the opportunity to conduct the Choral Artists in the final concert.

Conductor's Studio Auditor:

Registration includes repertoire, sight-reading packet, observation of masterclasses, permission to observe private coachings and to sing in the choral ensemble, lunch on-campus. Add-ons are available for additional private lessons with UNF faculty in conducting and/or voice.

Choral Artist Ensemble Singer:

Experienced choral singers are invited to three rehearsals with adjacent leadership activities prior to the three days of Conductor's Studio with singing and masterclasses. Registration fee includes musical repertoire and instruction, t-shirt, masterclass participation, and sight-reading packet. Add-ons are available for unlimited buffet lunches at the Osprey Café for Thursday-Saturday, and additional private lessons with UNF faculty in conducting and/or voice.

Link To Register

Helpful Information:

  • Lodging: On-campus dormitory-style housing is available for 18+ Fellows and Auditors in the Osprey Fountains for $32/night. Rooming will consist of 4 bedroom suites, with 2 shared bathrooms. Bedrooms are private. Rooms are furnished and come with shower curtains and toilet paper. Bed and bath linens are not provided so participants will need to bring their own single bed sheets, pillows and towels. Parking is an additional $3/day Monday thru Friday. To reserve on-campus housing, please email with a completed Housing Request Form (completing the secondary contact information and everything below).


    Alternatively, you can acquire lodging at any of the UNF Preferred Hotels. When calling to book your room, let them know you are staying for a UNF sponsored event to receive the discounted UNF room rates listed.


  • Reserve a post-concert dinner at St. John's Town Center