Orchestral Conducting Academy

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Call for applications – 2nd edition

The Orchestre Métropolitain and its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, are thrilled to invite conductors in the early stages of their career to apply for the 2nd edition of the Orchestre Métropolitain’s Orchestral Conducting Academy. Applicants must be ages 18 to 35 and residents of Canada. Three candidates will be chosen at the end of the selection process to participate in this 2-year program, which will take place between September 2023 and June 2025.

To learn more about the candidate profile and application procedure, read the call for applications.

Call for applications

Application deadline: April 7, 2023

Announcement of winners: May 2023

Orchestral Conducting Academy program duration: September 2023 to June 2025

To document the first edition of the Academy, the OM was pleased to work with La Fabrique culturelle on Télé-Québec to produce a video about the experience of members of the first cohort, and what it takes to become an orchestra conductor.

Watch the entire video

Members of the Orchestral Conducting Academy


For more information, please contact:

Laura Eaton
Education Head

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