2022 HS/College Mentees

GWC Announcing 2022 HS/College Mentees

Working to address the long-standing issue of extreme gender imbalance on the conductor’s podium, Girls Who Conduct launched a unique virtual program designed to provide training and career support for young musicians interested in learning more about conducting. Aimed at beginner conductors with little to no experience, it will serve as an introduction to the various elements and skills required of the profession. Women, women-identifying, and non-binary musicians between the ages of 16-22 (high school juniors through undergraduate seniors), were encouraged to apply. The second iteration of this unique program will begin on February 90, 2022 and run through March 26, 2022 via a six-week virtual residency.

For the second cohort of the program, 36 mentees from five countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan, and the United States were admitted into the program. Mentees will participate in masterclasses led by GWC mentors, including founder Chaowen Ting and a team of seven women conductors specializing in different areas of the classical music industry: Kaitlin Bove, Tanatchaya Chanphanitpornkit, Michelle Di Russo, Danielle Jagelski, Hannah Nacheman, Michelle Rofrano, and Tammy Yi. The participants will attend seminars and discussions on leadership style and how women conductors can support one another in making a greater impact on their field.


Marina Akamatsu, Katharine Allen, Flora Rosanna Bielfeld, Emily Church, Ashley Civelli, Josephine Clements-Cain, Mika Colonia, Katie Crim, Jessa Delosreyes, Michelle Drake, Madison Ely, Alexa Givens, Ruby Goshert, Lindsay Hinkle, Sarah Hughes, Camille Janawitz, Alexis Koteras, Vivian Le, Claire Lewis, Autumn Lyle, Eryne Meroney, Kaelyn Morgan, Christina Morris, Anne Pascale, Liana R Perlman, Daniela Pinto, Morgan Prater, Robin Raisch, Marion Rambler, Hayley Rathmell, Gwendolyn Ryan, Nadja Ryan, Sarah Shapiro, Morgan Solomon, Liliyo Tsujimura-Fondecave, Allison Yablonski