Conducting

[Conducting Fellowship] An opportunity to work with internationally recognized maestros, podium time in front of an extraordinarily talented group of colleagues, and the chance to study the technique of the artists leading 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, Music Director, Seattle Symphony Orchestra (TMC '01)

Two or three conducting fellows are chosen each year. Conducting Fellows of the TMC lead the TMC Orchestra and smaller ensembles of TMC musicians in both standard repertoire and new music. In addition to regular work with the head of the conducting program, Stefan Asbury, in 2017 they will work with BSO Music Director ANDRIS NELSONS, with whom they will share the first TMC orchestra program; and they will interact in a variety of formats-including master classes, score study and discussions-with the world-renowned conductors conducting the BSO, with guest soloists, and with BSO musicians. Conducting Fellows will also work closely with other TMC program heads on special projects, including with Dawn Upshaw on repertoire for orchestra and voice, and in concerto classes with Emanual Ax and others.

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.

Conducting Fellows will be chosen on the basis of submitted online application with videos, letters of recommendation, and possible in-person or phone interviews.

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