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I am passionate about sharing my 30+ years of conducting and teaching experience with students. From those beginning their conducting journey to seasoned professionals looking for a new set of ideas, I offer my experience with Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Chorus; my score analysis in the lineage of Julius Herford and Indiana University; and my years immersed in choral, orchestral, opera, and church music. Whether you are looking for a quick tune-up, a refinement and expansion of the basic gestures, or an in-depth study of a major work, I am available both in person or on Zoom for:

Private Conducting Lessons
Expert instruction of the conducting gesture from Gregorian chant to choral and orchestral repertoire. Focus is on clarity, communication, and expressivity.  30, 45, or 60 minute lessons available. Group lessons are also possible.

Go to CONTACT to inquire, schedule, and receive information regarding fee structure and lesson times.

Score Analysis
Prepare scores for performance  and discover the deeper meaning of the composer's intent through detailed structural analysis, text and thematic study, and historical context. Includes strategies for editing choral and orchestral materials for performance.

Go to CONTACT to inquire, schedule, and receive information regarding fee structure and lesson times.

"Dr. Calabrese blends musical mastery and artistic creativity into every lesson. Every day he will meet you where you are and gently but effectively take you exactly where you need to go...You will be hard pressed to find a teacher that can bring out the best of you like he can."  

Kyle Feather, Asst. Director of Choirs

Denton High School

"Alfred Calabrese is a conductor's conductor - his ability to transmit a depth of knowledge in succinct, inspiring motions and words is simply unmatched among choral conductors today."

Dr. Michael Conrady, Director of Music
St. Thomas Aquinas  Catholic Church
Dallas, TX
"Dr. Calabrese shapes phrases in a way that can only be described as magical."
Jeff Ostrowski, Choirmaster
Saint Vitus Parish, FSSP
President, Corpus Christi Watershed
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