Conducting

[Conducting Fellowship]

Work With Internationally Recognized Maestros, Including Boston Symphony Music Director Andris Nelsons, Conduct the Extraordinary Tmc Orchestra and Ensembles, and Learn From the Musicians and Guests of the Boston Symphony
"Tanglewood gave me a crucial and invaluable education. Surrounded and stimulated at every turn by mentors, musicians, fellow students and great artists, I couldn't help but grow. I will be forever thankful for all that it has brought me."-- Ludovic Morlot (TMC '01)

Two conducting fellows are chosen each year to lead the TMC Orchestra and smaller ensembles of TMC musicians in both standard repertoire and new music. Conducting fellows work regularly with the head of the conducting program, Stefan Asbury; they share the podium and participate in master classes with BSO Music Director, Andris Nelsons, and other guest conductors of the TMC Orchestra, in 2018 to include Herbert Blomstedt and Thomas Ades. In addition, they interact in a variety of formats -- including master classes, score study, and discussion with the visiting conductors of the BSO, guest soloists, and BSO musicians. Conducting fellows also work closely with other TMC faculty on special projects, including classes on concerto accompanying with such artists as Emanuel Ax and Garrick Ohlsson.

NEW IN 2018: A remarkable extension of the TMC Conducting Fellowship:
As part of the Boston Symphony's new alliance with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, 2018  applicants accepted to the TMC Conducting Program will be considered to participate in a residency of up to 8-weeks in Leipzig, during which they will work closely with Andris Nelsons, conduct a program with the Mendelssohn-Orchesterakademie of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, and work with other major musical organizations such as St. Thomas's Church and Opera Leipzig.

CONDUCTING SEMINAR: Each summer a small group of student conductors selected from the applicants to the conducting program are invited to visit Tanglewood for a period of up to two weeks, during which time they attend conducting classes with reading ensemble and observe TMC/BSO rehearsals.

For application requirements and to apply to the Conducting Fellowship Program, click here.