The City of Allentown, PA is located just 2 hours west of New York City, and about 1 hour north of Philadelphia. The ABE International Airport (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton) has convenient flights from all over the United States. The hotel has a van that can take people from the airport to the hotel and back. Unfortunately, there are no trains that go to Allentown, PA. There is a bus however that goes every hour from Port Authority in New York City.
FACULTY: DIANE WITTRY
Diane Wittry is currently the Music Director and Conductor for the Allentown Symphony, PA. She is in demand as a guest conductor nationally and internationally, and has conducted orchestras in Italy, Japan, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. American orchestras she has worked with include: The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The San Diego Symphony, The Buffalo Philharmonic, The New Jersey Symphony, The Houston Symphony, The Florida Philharmonic, and The Ojai Festivals Chamber Orchestra, among others.
Over the years, Diane Wittry has received many honors and awards including being named the "Outstanding Alumnus for 2013" from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California where she graduated with honors. She has been featured in articles in Newsweek magazine (Sept. 1994) and the New York Times (2001). She has also received an “Arts Ovation Award” from the City of Allentown, Pennsylvania; the “Women of Excellence” Award in Beaumont, Texas; the national “Helen M. Thompson” Award from the American Symphony Orchestra League for outstanding artistic leadership; and the prestigious Fiorino Doro Award from the city of Vinci, Italy.
Her book, “Beyond the Baton” was released by Oxford University Press in November 2007. The new Conducting Gestures book should be out summer 2014.
For more information on Diane Wittry’s work, please visit her website: www.DianeWittry.com
Questions about the seminar should be directed to: (973) 731-3031
For more information go to: www.BeyondtheBaton.com