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String Leadership Program

led by Glenn Dicterow

Under the direction of former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow, the String Leadership Program offers select violinists an intensive opportunity to explore concertmaster excerpts and the fundamentals of leading a string section, as well as reviewing concert etiquette.

  • Participants in the program will meet weekly in a private masterclass with Mr. Dicterow, performing excerpts for one another and discussing the roles and responsibility of being a leader in an orchestra.
  • Most concertmasters and principal seconds for Academy Festival Orchestra concerts will be selected from participants of the String Leadership Program.
  • Section seating rotates each week.
  • All violin fellows are eligible to audition for the program at the beginning of the summer.