The Pierre Monteux School for conductors and orchestra musicians, founded by conductor Pierre Monteux, is a 6-week summer orchestra program located in Hancock, Maine. After Monteux's death, Maestro Charles Bruck took over leadership of the school. His protégé, Michael Jinbo, is the current music director and Maestro of the School.
Notable alumni include Lorin Maazel, André Previn, Sir Neville Marriner, David Zinman, Erich Kunzel, Leon Fleisher, David Hayes, Hugh Wolff, Pierre Rolland, and Werner Torkanowsky.
David Katz, one of Charles Bruck's longtime students at the Monteux School, has written a one-man play about the conductor and the institution he headed for 26 years. In July 2005, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Bruck's death, Katz premiered MUSE of FIRE at the Oceanside Meadows Theatre Barn in Prospect Harbor, Maine, and at the Acadia Repertory Theatre in Bar Harbor, both very close to where many of the events in the play took place. Katz has continued to tour the work, which highlights Bruck's intense and demanding teaching style, throughout the East and in an extended engagement in Chicago.
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“Loosed betwixt eye and lid, the swimming beams
Of memory, blind school of cuttlefish,
Rise to the air, plunge to the cold streams....”
—Allen Tate (18991979)