2024 Sask. Orchestral Assn. International SAITO Conducting Workshop


  • July 20, 2024

July 20 - 27, 2024 in Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Location: Grosvenor Park United Church in Saskatoon

The instructional team consists of Wayne Toews, George Charpentier, two excellent pianists who have experience with the method and several others who are working as conductors after participating in previous workshops.  Wayne Toews studied the method with Prof. Morihiro Okabe in Japan and worked with him at four workshops in Canada. George Charpentier studied with Prof. Okabe at the four Canadian workshops. 

The workshop will begin on Saturday July 20, 2023 and end at about 9:00 p.m. on Saturday,  July 27 after a recital and social gathering.  The daily schedule will generally run from 8:30 a.m. until noon and from 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. except on the first two days when sessions will begin at 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. respectively.  Participants will work together on several evenings to discuss conducting issues and to view videos, especially of Prof. Saito and demonstrations of conducting the Saito studies.  A welcome social and wrap-up social will be held during two evenings. In addition to excellent instruction and high-level performance the workshop takes pride in creating a respectful collaboration with all participants. 

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