Frost Young Women Conductors’ Symposium

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The FYWCS staff and the Frost School of Music are monitoring the current situation with COVID-19 and will be postponing the symposium until further notice. Participants will be notified via email. Please follow us on social media @FrostWmnConduct and Facebook for updates. Thank you for your support and patience.

Dr. Emily Threinen (University of Minnesota) and Dr. Amanda Quist (Frost School of Music) are serving as the instrumental and choral conducting clinicians in this free event. 

This symposium will be limited to:

  • 20 instrumental conducting fellows
  • 20 choral conducting fellows
  • 50 instrumental observers, and
  • 50 choral observers

Professional lab ensembles will be hired for the conducting sessions.

What’s in a name?

While the focus of this symposium is geared toward encouragement, support, and promotion of young women conductors, it is by no means exclusionary to any individual. This event is an opportunity for individuals to advance their craft as conductors and to exchange ideas with other individuals who have an interest in topics related to women and their work as conductors. Acknowledging that women have slowly started to hold prominent leadership positions on the podium and in the academy, conversations around systematic inclusion, development, and growth will be included. 
 
This symposium is free and open to everyone, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, and/or gender expression. However, attendees are responsible for food, hotel, and travel. Suggestions can be found here and here

   

 

 This symposium is currently funded through a 2019 Theodore Presser Foundation Graduate Award, a National Band Association Project Grant, the Yamaha Corporation, and Cadence Music of Fort Myers, Florida.