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TSO Australian Conducting Academy Summer School

Johannes Fritzsch

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with UTAS, will host the Australian Conducting Academy Summer School in early 2018. Under the leadership of Course Director Johannes Fritzsch, who begins his three year appointment as the TSO’s inaugural Principal Guest Conductor in 2018, students will benefit from rehearsals with pianists as well as at least five orchestra calls with the TSO over the course of the school. Open to Australian and New Zealand permanent residents, the Australian Conducting Academy plays a vital role in nourishing talented emerging conductors, and supports graduates in building substantial careers both in Australia and internationally.

“The TSO is a special environment – the players are very passionate about training, they are incredibly patient and nurturing of talented young musicians, and have made a huge contribution to the future success of many musicians in Australia and around the world,” said the TSO’s Director of Artistic Planning, Simon Rogers.  “The TSO is already widely known for its training activities nationally and will always seek to be very active in this space. With our new relationship with UTAS, there is an opportunity for us to jointly develop a real niche in this specialist area.”

The course will take place at the TSO and UTAS Conservatorium of Music Thursday 25 January – Friday 2 February, 2018. Applications open on Monday August 14 and close on Friday September 8. Application details available Monday 31 July, 2017.

For more information please visit https://www.tso.com.au/educate/training/