Orpheus is committed to sharing its dynamic process of shared leadership, collective creativity, and artist citizenry with musicians of all ages.

Programs are available in varying lengths, from single sessions of 2-4 hours to mini residencies of 2-3 weeks. Activities may include:

  • Ensemble coaching sessions
  • Individual instrument masterclasses
  • Conductorless orchestra training residencies
  • Side-by-side rehearsals and/or performances with Orpheus musicians
  • Orpheus Process Workshops: exploring the Orpheus leadership structure, leadership responsibilities, CORE and FULL rehearsal design, entrepreneurship, and project planning

Programs can be offered at your school or instititution, or at Orpheus’ home in New York City.

Our experience with the musicians was phenomenal and impactful. The love of music and music-making they brought was infectious, and engaged my musicians whole-heartedly. The impact on our musicianship was immediate and palpable, and still bears fruit months later as we embark on new pieces; in fact, as new members join, they are quickly assimilated to the Orpheus way of working and find it refreshing and liberating…I highly recommend spending time with the Orpheus Institute – you will reap rewards well into the future.

– CWO3 Bryan Sherlock, Marine Forces Pacific Band

The workshop was a highlight of our trip for all of my students. One of my more advanced students said that Jim addressed exactly what our group needed to focus on most, and it was helpful for me to see how rehearsals can be run without the excessive control from the conductor, which I’m experimenting with more. Thanks again for the opportunity!

Paul Trapkus
Orchestra Director
Silver Creek High School

Past workshops and residencies include:

  • Cartagena International Music Festival
  • Chamber Music Center of NY
  • Gonzaga College High School (Washington, DC)
  • Interlake High School (Bellevue, WA)
  • Interlochen Arts Academy
  • The Juilliard School
  • Louisiana State University
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Mannes School of Music
  • National Orchestral Institute
  • Silver Creek High School (Longmont, CO)
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • US Marine Corps Band Pacific