for conductors of

Orchestras, Choirs & Bands

Wayne Toews
Saito method text

2021 International Saito Conducting Workshop

July 17 - 24, 2021 in Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Application forms will be available in February 2021

Currently accepting expressions of interest for the last 3 spots.

Saskatchewan musicians may qualify for a bursary.

I welcome inquiries about the Saito method and lessons.


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

"I had the most amazing time this week at the International Saito Conducting Workshop! I learned SO much that I will continue to use everyday in my conducting life. I'm so grateful to Wayne Toews Sensei for his high degree of expertise and warm supportive approach to teaching. He is a true Maestro!" - Dr. Dominic Gregorio

"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 to come

Fees  to come

Accommodation   The university may accept bookings beginning in mid-March 2021.

Hideo Saito's analysis of conducting gestures provides the key to conducting with precision and artistry. In particular. his discovery of the secondary point and identification 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 more affordable for those coming from outside Canada!

This is a project of the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association with funding from


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