The Curtis conducting program provides a unique opportunity for young conductors at a crucial time in their development. In keeping with Curtis’s characteristic “learn by doing” approach, conducting fellows gain valuable experience through opportunities to lead rehearsals and performances of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Curtis Chamber Orchestra, Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, and Curtis Opera Theatre. Fellows have access to Curtis’s performance and musical studies faculties and work with leading conductors both at Curtis and through residencies with professional orchestras.
To be admitted, conducting fellows must be at a level where they are prepared to lead the above ensembles through the rehearsal process and in performance.
"Front and Center" Spring 2012 (PDF)