Cantus Novus Conducting Internship Program (CNCIP) provides an opportunity for talented musicians seeking hands-on experience to work with a chamber choir comprised of especially talented community musicians.
Each year one or two promising college students entering the field of choral conducting and music education are selected to become a conducting intern. In addition to participation at rehearsals and conducting at performances, the interns will gain administrative skills by working with the choir administrator as well as attending one board meeting. Each intern works closely with the Artistic Director to refine conducting techniques. Since it is difficult for young aspiring conductors to gain experience, this internship is an important and innovative contribution to the Delaware Valley's musical community.
We are pleased to welcome Victor Abednego, who comes to us from Westminster Choir College, as our 2015-16 conducting intern. A native of Indonesia, Victor has focused his studies on voice, particularly in the area of sacred music.
Anthony Madonna, who just graduated from Westminster Choir College and was the recipient of the 2nd Place in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Undergraduate Conducting Competition held in February 2015, completed his term last May as conducting intern for 2014-15. We would like to share his recent review of his experiences with Cantus Novus.