Frost Young Women Conductors’ Symposium

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Frost Young Women Conductors’ Symposium Re-envisioned

Activity Date
Online Clinic September 19 & 20, 2020
Web Series September 22 thru October 14, 2020

 
Thank you all for your patience as the FYWCS staff works diligently to reformat this event to be online. We are pleased to announce that we have not only placed the original conducting clinic into a weekend-long event, but we have also added a six-session web series to follow. This web series features several renowned musicians and scholars, allowing us to further discuss topics related to music and education pertinent to today’s climate.

The FYWCS staff welcome our distinguished keynote speaker, GRAMMY-winning conductor Maestra JoAnn Falletta. Maestra Falletta is the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center, and Artistic Advisor of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. She will present her keynote titled, The Unending Path, on Sunday, September 20th at 1 pm EST.

If you had applied as a conducting fellow or observer for last May’s event, please check your email for updates and a new RSVP.

You may also follow us on social media @Frostwmnconduct.

Please direct any questions or concerns to founding director Margaret Flood at mjf161@miami.edu.

Clinicians

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

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.

   

 

 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.