New York, NY ‑As a way to celebrate Marvin Hamlisch’s memory, The ASCAP Foundation, under the direction of David Evans, the Associate Conductor of Broadway’s Wicked, fulfilled the first year of this project during the first week of June 2013.
The Marvin Hamlisch Broadway Conductors Program started June 2nd, following a competitive application process. Ten young aspiring musical theater conductors, ranging in age from 17–30 were selected to participate in this 4‑day intensive workshop which included Master Classes with Broadway conductors, musicians, performers and a visit to an orchestra pit during a live performance.
The workshop culminated with each participant conducting an orchestra ensemble. Best wishes to all!
Read more: The ASCAP Foundation Marvin Hamlisch Broadway Conductors Program, made possible by an unrestricted bequest by Hamlisch to The ASCAP Foundation, is a unique initiative aimed at aspiring musical theater conductors, by giving them hands-on experience with current Broadway professionals:
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