Instruction for conductors of

Orchestras, Choirs & Bands

Wayne Toews
Saito method text

2024 Sask. Orchestral Assn. International SAITO Conducting Workshop

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


"The workshop is still one of the greatest life changing moments in my career!"                             - Dr. Scott MacLennan

"This workshop was a life-changing experience. The combination of a clear, concise methodology and sequential pedagogy coupled with a vocabulary of gestures make the Saito method superior. Mr. Toews is a gifted musician and teacher and the entire experience was incredible." -- Dr. Philip Baldwin

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Workshop description

Application/Registration form


Accommodation   The university will accept bookings beginning in mid-March 2024.

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Hideo Saito's analysis of conducting gestures provides the key to conducting with precision and artistry. In particular. his identification of the secondary point and ingenious use of From-point gestures are not taught elsewhere. Join the community of conductors who have used these ideas at the highest level.

This is a first-rate conducting workshop provided at an affordable price.  The devaluation of the Canadian dollar has made it even better for those coming from outside Canada!

This is a project of the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association

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