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Applications for the 2016/17 Conductor Development Program are now open!

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Past Program Participants (clockwise from top left): Christopher Dragon, Benjamin Northey, Nicholas Carter, Luke Dollman.

Some exciting changes have been made to the program for 2016 and beyond. Fewer conductors will be selected to participate in the program which will continue over a two-year period (2016/17 in the first instance) and will consist of a variety of training and professional development activities including traditional teaching modules, masterclasses, assisting visiting or chief conductors, showcases, concerts and other opportunities. These changes have been made in order to identify the very best talent and those with the potential to one day stand in front of the Australian orchestras and on the international stage. Symphony Services International will focus its resources on training these individuals and assist them to develop and nurture good relationships with the orchestras.

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Past Program Participant Sarah-Grace Williams.

Participants will be selected through a three stage process of Application, National Auditions and Summer School auditions. Candidates will be selected to audition based on their experience as indicated in their application and the national auditions will take in August this year. Following the national auditions a small number of conductors will be selected to participate in the Summer School which will be the third and final stage in the selection process. The Summer School will take place in Hobart in late January 2016 and will comprise various training and development opportunities including podium time with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra prior to the final auditions which will take place towards the end of the school.

All the information can be found in the brochure here.

Applications are now open and can be submitted here.

Applications close Thursday 9 July.

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