Taki alsop Conducting Fellowship
The mission of the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship is to promote, present, and encourage talented women conductors at the beginning of their professional careers.
Founded by Marin Alsop in 2002, the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship (TACF) is a two year-award that provides positive mentorship and support to young women conductors under the leadership of Marin Alsop.
Talking about 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.’ This is the philosophy of my non-musician mentor, Tomio Taki, who was compassionate and unwavering in his belief and support of my goals to become a conductor. Without Tomio, my path would have been far more difficult.”
To find out more and to see a list of current and past Fellows, visit the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship website.