2023 HS/College Mentorship Program Application Open Now

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

The 2023 HS/College Mentorship Program application is now open!!

Our HS/College Mentorship program is designed for young women and non-binary musicians between the ages of 16-22 and/or between the years of high school junior and undergraduate senior at the time of application. This course is designed to meet the needs of pre-professional musicians and conductors at a variety of experience and comfort levels – no previous experience with conducting is required. This program covers conducting in all music fields including orchestral, vocal, wind band, chamber music, opera, and other areas.

The program will take place on three (3) Saturdays from 4:00-7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5:00) on Zoom on March 18, March 25, and April 1, 2023.

Topics include Conducting (scaffolded for various levels of skill), Introduction to Ensembles, Electives (Score Study, Rehearsal Technique, Concert Programming), Building Confidence, Resume Prep, and Career Development.

In addition, participants will be invited to attend optional social/study meetings on weekdays during the program to develop relationships within the cohort and invest time in other topics.

Our 2023 panel of women and non-binary conductors includes:
Kaitlin BoveTanya ChanphanitpornkitDanielle JagelskiJanet KimIngrid Martin, and Hannah Nacheman.

The application process is free.
Once accepted, there is a $150 registration fee to participate.
Need-based scholarship levels are available through the application below.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
Accepted participants will be notified by March 6, 2023

Please contact us via email (click for link) with questions.

Introduction to Conducting

Overview of Conducting Techniques and Introduction to Various Large Ensembles

Core Knowledge

Score Study, Programming, and Rehearsal Strategy

Career Development

Building and Reviewing Resumes and Professional Branding

HS/College Mentorship Program

The HS/College Mentorship Program is designed for beginners and conducting students with limited experience who may be pursuing a career that includes conducting, or who simply have an interest in learning more about the craft.

Our annual program consists of a 3-week virtual seminar in March and April. Topics include: introduction to conducting, vocal/instrumental ensemble overview, score study, programming, rehearsal strategy, building confidence, and career & resume development.

The application is free while there is a $150 registration fee when accepted into the program. Need-based scholarship is available.

No Experience Required

Designed for beginning conductors and those interested in conducting between the ages of 16-22 (high school juniors through undergraduate seniors) with little to no experience.

Learn More About the Craft

This program supports young musicians working toward careers that may include conducting and those who simply have an interest in learning more about this craft.

A Wide Variety of Studied Topics

Weekly virtual webinars and assignments on topics including introduction to conducting, ensemble overview, score study, programming, rehearsal strategy, and career development.