Online Application Form: Critical Orchestra 2018

The Critical Orchestra
Workshop for Interactive
XVI. Workshop from 14 – 17 June 2018 in Berlin

A cooperative project of the German Music Council’s Conducting Forum and the Hanns Eisler Hochschule for Music in Berlin

Young conductors nearing the end of their studies or beginning their professional careers are eligible to participate in the Critical Orchestra’s 2018 Workshop for Interactive Conducting. The jury, on the basis of the applications received, will invite 10 conductors to participate in the first round. In two further rounds, the jury will select a reduced number of participants. The decisions of the jury are legally binding.

A fee of EUR 100 will be charged for participation in the workshop. Travel and accommodation expenses must be covered by the participants themselves. German will be the language of the workshop, but English may be used.  

  • ONLY online applications will be accepted. Application deadline is 15 February 2018.
  • Once the online application has been submitted, no more changes can be made. You will automatically receive an e-mail confirmation of all the information you submit.
  • Using wetransfer, please submit a recent video recording no more than 15 minutes in length of yourself conducting.The camera should be placed to capture a frontal view (no filming from the back). The video recording should contain at least one excerpt from a Classic or Romantic symphonic work. Your application will only be considered if the video is received by the 15 February 2018 deadline.
  • Please provide detailed information about the content of your video in the Online Application Form.
  • If any problems arise, please contact us: Tel. +49-(0)30.688 305-771, Email:

The Critical Orchestra’s 2018 Workshop for Interactive Conducting is supported by the German Ministry for Culture and Media and by the Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten.

Personal Information
Education / Conducting Experience
(Type of Academic Degree, Place, Date, Grade Point Average)
(Type of Academic Degree, Place, Date, Grade Point Average)
(Type of Academic Degree, Place, Date, Grade Point Average)