The Girls Who Conduct / Georgia Symphony Orchestra Women Conductor Fellowship Program is designed to support the development of aspiring women, women-identifying, and non-binary conductors through providing mentoring, shadowing, training and practical opportunities. The program contains three weekend residencies in the Atlanta metropolitan area, together with six (6) virtual meetings between September 2021 to May 2022.
The program, aimed at aspiring conductors who have shown extraordinary potential, is spread across a full orchestra season and will include observing rehearsals, participating in conducting workshops, being mentored by GWC members and GSO’s music staff, and possibly engaging with education and outreach programs. Up to six (6) fellows will be selected for the 2021-2022 season. All fellows will receive a scholarship to cover the tuition fees. Travel and lodging are the fellows’ own responsibility with need-based assistance available.
▪ Residency
This program requires residency during three (3) weekends throughout the year, where fellows will observe rehearsals, attend GSO concerts, and work with musicians in conducting workshops. Fellows must be available from Friday 5 pm to Sunday 7 pm* (EST) during these weeks:
Sep. 24-26, 2021
Feb. 25-27, 2022
May 20-22, 2022
* For May 22, the residency will be extended to 10 pm to accommodate an extra choral conducting workshop
▪ Virtual Sessions
Six (6) virtual meetings will be held on ZOOM throughout the year on topics including repertoire discussion, conducting video review, score study, programming, rehearsal strategy, and career development. 
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Application Deadline: August 1, 2021