"Tanglewood is a first-class
place. It was an amazing experience having the BSO and so many of
the world's top
musicians on campus with us. Every rehearsal and concert was an opportunity to learn and grow beyond my time
on the podium." -- Vinay Parameswaran, 2017 Conducting Fellow
Conducting Fellows lead the
extraordinary TMC Orchestra, sharing the podium with
internationally renowned maestros, who serve as teachers and
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 2018 TMCO with whom Fellows will work include Thomas Adès, Herbert Blomstedt, and Charles Dutoit.
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.
NEW IN 2018: A REMARKABLE EXTENSION OF THE TMC
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 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.
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.