&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo
1st October 2014
2015-17 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship

Taki Concordia





Applications will be open for the 2015-17 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship until January 15, 2015.

Set up by Marin Alsop, the aim of the Taki Concordia Fellowship to promote, present, and encourage talented women conductors at the beginning of their careers. The Fellowship is a two-year award that includes six conducting weeks with different orchestras, plus a fundamental exposure to gain experience with marketing, fund-raising, Board development and general orchestra management.

Prestigious conductors and orchestras have made a commitment to include mentoring through the TCCF program. The new TCCF term is spread over this 2-year seasonal time span; thus allowing for more flexible scheduling with our host orchestras and conductors, as well as intense study with founding director, Marin Alsop.

Talking about the philosophy behind the Fellowship, Marin says: “It is a privilege to be in a position to impact the lives of aspiring women conductors. I can clearly see what is needed to assist emerging conductors in the pursuit of their dreams and want to make the road easier and more rewarding for them. I have never ascribed to the philosophy that, ‘It was tough for me so it will be tough for you.’ My philosophy is: ‘It was tough for me so that I could make it easier for you.’”

Click here to apply.











Top to bottom, left to right:

Marin with Mihaela Cesa-Goje (2009 TCCF Fellow)
Marin with Rei Hotoda (2006 TCCF Fellow)
Karina Canellakis (2013-2015 Fellow)
Marin with Jerri Lynne Johnson (2005 TCCF Fellow)
Marin with Laura Jackson (2004 TCCF Fellow—left) and Mei Ann Chen (2007 TCCF Fellow— right)
Marin with Alexandra Arrieche (2011-13 TCCF Fellow)
Marin with Carolyn Kuan (2003 TCCF Fellow)

For more information visit the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship website.