Conducting

[Conducting Fellowship]

Conducting Fellows lead the extraordinary TMC Orchestra, sharing the podium with internationally renowned maestros, who serve as teachers and mentors.
Fellows participate in master-classes with BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons and work daily with the Head of the Conducting Program Stefan Asbury. Other conductors of the 2019 TMCO with whom Fellows will work include Thomas Adès, and Herbert Blomstedt.

Two Fellows are chosen each year to conduct the both orchestra and smaller ensembles. Fellows interact with BSO guest conductors, soloists, and musicians in a variety of formats, including: rehearsal observation, master-classes, score study sessions, and informal discussions. Conducting Fellows work closely with other TMC faculty on special projects, including classes on concerto accompanying with such artists as Emanuel Ax and Garrick Ohlsson, and in concerts that involve Vocal Arts Program Fellows and Faculty, under the leadership of Dawn Upshaw. Conducting Fellows have significant involvement in the Festival of Contemporary Music, often giving the world premieres of TMC-commissioned works.

As part of the Boston Symphony's new alliance with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, 2019 applicants accepted to the TMC Conducting Program will be considered to participate in a residency of up to eight 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 is selected from finalists for the Fellowship, and invited to attend Tanglewood for a period of up to two weeks, so that they can become familiar with all the Tanglewood has to offer. During their time on campus, Seminarians attend conducting classes with reading ensemble, observe the full working process of TMCO and BSO concert sequences, and live in the manner of regular TMC Fellows, with room and board provided. 

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As of the Fall of 2018, postings attained by recent alumni of the TMC conducting program include:
 
Yu An Chang (2018)
Assistant Conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra
 
Gemma New (2018)
Music Director, Hamilton Philharmonic
Principal Guest Conductor, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Resident Conductor, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
 
Vinay Parameswaran (2017)
Assistant Conductor, The Cleveland Orchestra
Music Director, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
 
Nuno Coehlo Silva (2016 & 2017)
Guest Conductor, Orquestra Gulbenkian
Dudamel Fellow, Los Angeles Philharmonic
 
Cristian Reif (2016)
Resident Conductor, San Francisco Symphony
Music Director, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra
 
Marzena Diakun (2015)
Assistant Conductor, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
 
Ruth Reinhardt (2015)
Assistant Conductor, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
 
Karina Canellakis (2014)
Chief Conductor, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
 
Daniel Cohen (2014)
General Music Director, Staatstheater Darmstadt
 
Alexandre Bloch (2013 & 2012)
Music Director, Orchestra National de Lille Principal
Guest Conductor, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
 
Stilian Kirov (2013)
Music Director, Illinois Philharmonic
 
Ciaran McAuley (2013)
Resident Conductor, Malaysian Philharmonic
 
Ken-David Masur (2012 & 2011)
Associate Conductor, Boston Symphony Orchestra
 
Robert Trevino (2011)
Principal Conductor, Malmö Symphony Orchestra
 
Case Scaglione (2011)
Chief Conductor, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn
Music Director, Orchestre National d’lle-de-France