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Apply by May 24 for chance to conduct Boston Pops

The deadline is May 24 at 10 p.m. ET to apply for the Boston Pops’ and conductor Keith Lockhart’s spring conducting contest. The winner will conduct the Overture to Leonard Bernstein’s Candide at the Pops’ June 7 concert at Symphony Hall. The contest is open to legal residents of the United States living in or attending school in New England and New York State who are 18 to 30 years of age. Applicants are required to upload a live video (with or without an audience) of themselves conducting an ensemble of any size in a musical piece of their choosing to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #ConductingBernstein. Videos must be shared publicly on the social media sites to be considered for the competition. Contestants should include with their post the reason, in 150 words or less, why they should be chosen to conduct the Boston Pops. Finalists must be available between 10:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, for an in-person audition at Symphony Hall with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops and a short interview with Boston Pops Director of Artistic Planning Dennis Alves. Click here for more information about the contest. 

Posted May 23, 2018

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