Leading professional players from this region will perform in the SMICI orchestra and the Chamber Choir from the First United Methodist Church will join them on the last two works.
Dwight Oltman, a freelance professional conductor who lives in Waynesville, is the founder and master teacher of the Institute. Eight conductors enrolled in the Institute will conduct Mozart's famous Symphony No. 40 and the Handel Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 6.
After intermission, Maestro Oltman will conduct the Third Brandenburg Concerto by J.S. Bach,
Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus, and Coronation Anthem No. 2 by Handel. The Chamber Choir, prepared by Scott Taylor, performs in the last two works.
The Smoky Mountain International Conducting Institute brings to Waynesville conductors from Korea, Singapore, Spain, Canada, and American. A first and second prize will be awarded to the two conductors judged to have done the most outstanding work at the Institute.