Moving Forward: Opportunities for Women Conductors

It’s been a banner year for opportunities for women conductors.  Since this time last year we’ve shared stories about: Elim Chan, the first woman to win the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition Rei Hotoda, the first woman Associate Conductor to the Utah Symphony Orchestra JoAnn Falletta renewed her contract with the Buffalo Philharmonic Agata Sorotokin, who began courses at Yale this fall, was assistant conductor for the San Francisco Youth orchestra Jessica Gethin, who won the Brian Stacey Emerging Conductor Award Alice Farnham, who expanded her workshops for young women interested in learning about the job Migra Gražinytė-Tyla, who was named Associate Conductor for…

Jessica Gethin Wins Conducting Award

Australian conductor Jessica Gethin is the 2015 winner of the Brian Stacey Emerging Conductor Award.  From the press release: The annual awards, established in 2002, recognise an Australian conductor, early in their professional career, who shows significant promise and skill. Gethin is the fourth woman to receive the award (prior winners were Kellie Dickerson, 2002; Vanessa Scammell, 2008; and Carolyn Watson, 2013).  Gethin will receive a $10,000 cash prize and appear at the Helpmann Award Ceremony.  This is a particular honor as the it is the penultimate Stacey award that will be given – the final will be in 2016.  More…