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Kenneth Kiesler

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Conductors Retreat

HQ Phone:  (734) 332-0868

Email: k***@***.org

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Conductors Retreat

2950 Newport Road

Ann Arbor, Michigan,48103

United States

Company Description

The Conductors Retreat at Medomak was founded in 1997. The idea was to provide professional conductors a welcoming and safe place to renew their skills and recharge their spirits by refocusing on the art, while providing young conductors a non-competitive plac...more

Background Information

Employment History

Director of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting

University of Michigan


Founder and Director of the Conductors Retreat

Medomak Camp


Conductor

British Broadcasting Corporation


Director of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting

U-M School of Music


Affiliations

Manhattan School of Music

Guest Conductor of the Orchestras


Democracy Council

BOARD OF ADVISORS Member


Carolina Chamber Chorale

Board Member


The Pratt Music Foundation

Board Member


Tanglewood

Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellow


Illinois Chamber Orchestra

Founder


Aspen Music School

Member of the Faculty


Education

Bachelor of Music

University of New Hampshire


bachelor degrees

Music and Engineering Physics

Lehigh University


many master classes

Oxford University


many master classes

Royal Academy of Music


Web References(198 Total References)


The Conductors Retreat at Medomak :: Kenneth Kiesler

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Kenneth Kiesler
Founder and Director; Score-study and Conducting Kenneth Kiesler, GRAMMY nominee, is one of the most prominent conductors of his generation, and one of the world's most sought-after mentors to conductors. He has beenDirector of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting at the University of Michigan since 1995. He has conducted many of the world's leading ensembles, led many world premiere performances, and directed several acclaimed recordings. Kenneth Kiesler shapes the score with a keen ear for balance, pacing and nuance. Of his 2008 debut with The Chamber Orchestra of Paris, critic Roger Bouchard stated, "There do exist great American conductors, and Kiesler is one of them! Standing on behalf of the music he serves, he conducts from memory with unaffected gestures both precise and passionate. Nothing is unnecessary in his conducting; yet everything is there. Very beautiful work!" Kiesler's conducting students have won top prizes in many of the world's major international competitions such as the Maazel/Vilar, Eduardo Mata, Donatella Flick, and Nicolai Malko Competitions, and hold positions with major orchestras, opera companies, and music schools worldwide. Since the summer of 2006, at the invitation of Music Director Pinchas Zukerman, Kenneth Kiesler has been Director of the Conductors Programme of Canada's National Arts Centre. Kiesler has conducted the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the Chicago Symphony, the orchestras of Utah, Detroit, New Jersey, Florida, Indianapolis, Memphis, San Diego, Albany, Virginia, New Hampshire, Omaha, Fresno, Richmond, Long Beach, Long Island, Portland, Jerusalem, Haifa, Osaka, Puerto Rico, Daejeon and Pusan in Korea, the New Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria, Hang Zhou in China,the Jalisco Philharmonic in Mexico the Symphony Orchestra of the USP in São Paulo, Brazil, and at the festivals of Meadowbrook, Skaneateles, Sewanee, Breckenridge, and Aspen. Of all the reasons why this 'Turk' sounded so good, foremost among them is the firm and stylish conducting of Kenneth Kiesler. His dance performances include Appalachian Spring with the Martha Graham Dance Company and Cinderella with the Indianapolis Ballet. Kiesler is the conductor of many acclaimed recordings on the Naxos and Equilibrium labels with the BBC in London, Third Angle New Music Ensemble, and both the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre. Kiesler is Conductor Laureate of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra where, as Music Director from 1980 to 2000, he founded the Illinois Symphony Chorus and Illinois Chamber Orchestra, led debuts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and won several awards. Kiesler has been a frequent guest conductor of the orchestras at the Manhattan School of Music, and served as Visiting Artist and Advisor from 2006 to 2010. He led the Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia with principal players of the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, and Mahler's Second Symphony with the Manhattan Symphony at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Kiesler drew an assured, colorful performance, winning a prolonged ovation." Kiesler is the founder and director of the Conductors Retreat at Medomak, an intensive summer training program for conductors of at all stages of their careers, the subject of a 2002 article in the Atlantic Monthly: "Conducting: A backwoods Guide. Pianist Lorin Hollander said, "Mr. Kiesler's ability to conjure up the creative energies of the works of music which he explores is nothing short of astonishing and the atmosphere of love and empowerment which envelops the community of musicians and conductors is beyond anything I have ever experienced." Charles Staff of The Indianapolis News said: "Kiesler is a man with a musical mind at work. Kenneth Kiesler is a trained wilderness guide and occasionally leads expeditions in the wilderness areas of Maine.


The Conductors Retreat at Medomak :: Faculty

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Kenneth Kiesler
Founder and Director; Score-study and Conducting Kenneth Kiesler, GRAMMY nominee, is one of the most prominent conductors of his generation, and one of the world's most sought-after mentors to conductors. He has beenDirector of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting at the University of Michigan since 1995. He has conducted many of the world's leading ensembles, led many world premiere performances, and directed several acclaimed recordings. Kenneth Kiesler shapes the score with a keen ear for balance, pacing and nuance. Of his 2008 debut with The Chamber Orchestra of Paris, critic Roger Bouchard stated, "There do exist great American conductors, and Kiesler is one of them! Standing on behalf of the music he serves, he conducts from memory with unaffected gestures both precise and passionate. Nothing is unnecessary in his conducting; yet everything is there. Very beautiful work!" Kiesler's conducting students have won top prizes in many of the worlds' major international competitions such as the Maazel/Vilar, Eduardo Mata, Donatella Flick, and Nicolai Malko Competitions, and hold positions with major orchestras, opera companies, and music schools worldwide.


2013 Conductors - Sewanee Summer Music Festival

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Week 1: Kenneth Kiesler
Kenneth Kiesler Kenneth Kiesler is one of the most prominent conductors of his generation, and one of the world's most sought-after mentors to conductors. He has been Director of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting at the University of Michigan since 1995. He has conducted many of the world's leading ensembles, led many world premiere performances, and directed several acclaimed recordings. Of his 2008 debut with L'Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, critic Roger Bouchard stated, "There do exist great American conductors, and Kiesler is one of them! Kiesler is the founder and director of the Conductors Retreat at Medomak (Maine), an intensive summer training program for conductors of at all stages of their careers, the subject of a 2002 article in the Atlantic Monthly: "Conducting: A backwoods Guide. Kiesler's ability to conjure up the creative energies of the works of music which he explores is nothing short of astonishing and the atmosphere of love and empowerment which envelops the community of musicians and conductors is beyond anything I have ever experienced. Kiesler is Conductor Laureate of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra where, as Music Director from 1980 to 2000, he founded the Illinois Symphony Chorus and Illinois Chamber Orchestra, led debuts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and won several awards. Since the summer of 2006, at the invitation of Music Director Pinchas Zukerman, Kenneth Kiesler has been Director of the Conductors Programme of Canada's National Arts Centre.


2008 Conductor Bios

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Orchestra: Dr. Kenneth Keisler


2008 Conductor Bios

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Mr. Kenneth KieslerUniversity of MichiganDirector of University OrchestrasProfessor of ConductingDirector of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting since 1995, Kenneth Kiesler is Music Director of the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, founder and director of the Conductors Retreat at Medomak, and Conductor Laureate of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra where, as Music Director from 1980 to 2000, he founded the Illinois Symphony Chorus and Illinois Chamber Orchestra, and led debuts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and won several awards.Since the summer of 2006, at the invitation of Music Director Pinchas Zukerman, Kenneth Kiesler has been Director of the Conductors Programme of Canada's National Arts Centre.Kiesler also leads master classes and courses for the Philharmonisches Kammer Orchester Berlin and Deutsches Musikrat in Germany.His students have won major international competitions such as the Maazel/Vilar and Nicolai Malko Competitions, and hold positions with major orchestras, opera companies, and music schools.Kiesler is a member of the visiting artist faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and has led many master classes for the ASOL and Conductors' Guild, at Oxford University and Royal Academy of Music in London.He was an honored participant in the Leonard Bernstein American Conductors Program, and conducted the Ensemble Intercontemporain in sessions with Pierre Boulez at Carnegie Hall.At the 1986 Stokowski Competition, he was awarded the Silver Medal by Maurice Abravanel, and special recognition for best performance of Appalachian Spring, by Morton Gould.He received the 1988 Helen M. Thompson Award presented by the American Symphony Orchestra League to the outstanding American Music Director under the age of 35.Kiesler has conducted the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the Chicago Symphony, the orchestras of Utah, Detroit, New Jersey, Florida, Indianapolis, Memphis, San Diego, Albany, Virginia, Omaha, Fresno, Long Beach, Long Island, Portland, Jerusalem, Haifa, Osaka, Puerto Rico, Daejeon and Pusan in Korea, the New Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria, Hang Zhou in China, and at Meadowbrook, Skaneateles, Sewanee, Breckenridge, and Aspen.Kiesler has conducted several recordings on the Naxos and Equilibrium labels, with the BBC in London, Third Angle, and the University Symphony Orchestra.Kenneth Kiesler is a trained wilderness guide and occasionally leads expeditions in the wilderness areas of Maine.For more information on Mr. Kiesler, please visit http://www.music.umich.edu.


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