Applications are now open for the 2022-2024 Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship. The Taki Fellowship is currently a two-year award that primarily includes intensive coaching and mentoring with Marin Alsop and other music industry professionals. The TACF honorarium for Fellows is $20,000 over the two years; other awards are distributed on a merit basis. Also included in the 2022-24 Fellowship Award will be mentoring/assisting opportunities with TACF conductors during the 20th Anniversary Global Concert Series over the 2022-23 season. All awardees will receive inclusion in all TACF activities & projects and access to the TACF research & data base.
The mission of the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship is to mentor, support, and promote women conductors as they advance in their professional careers. Since its founding by Marin Alsop in 2002 as the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship, it has awarded Fellowships to 24 women from 16 countries. Today, 19 of these women hold the position of Music Director or Chief Conductor in leading orchestras around the world. In addition, through masterclasses, mentoring, and entrepreneurship, each awardee is working to ensure a more equitable future for classical music.