The Orchestre Métropolitain and its artistic director and principal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin are pleased to launch the OM’s Orchestral Conducting Academy, a mentoring program for the next generation of orchestral conductors.
Five successful candidates will be granted backstage access to rehearsals and concerts of the OM’s 2021-2022 season. They will also enjoy a unique mentoring experience alongside Yannick Nézet-Séguin and, for training purposes, regular interaction with the Orchestre Métropolitain’s team members and musicians.
Additionally, they will take part in the OM’s educational and artistic activities. The Academy aims to give these young conductors a solid experience of the symphonic milieu and to further the development of their musical careers.
Application deadline: July 26, 2021
This call for applications is open to orchestral conductors with the following profile:
The OM encourages conductors from culturally diverse backgrounds to submit an application.
Candidates should submit their application by July 26, 2021. The application must include:
Applications that are incomplete or submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Subject to change
Session 1 — Thursday, September 30 through Saturday, October 2, 2021
Session 2 — Wednesday, October 27 through Friday, October 29, 2021
Session 3 — Wednesday, February 9 through Saturday, February 12, 2022
Session 4 — Wednesday, May 18 through Friday, May 20, 2022
Session 5 — Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 19, 2022
Up to $5,000 in financial assistance will be granted to cover the transportation and lodging expenses of the selected candidates who must travel to Montreal to take part in Academy activities.
July 26, 2021
Announcement of the selected candidates
Early August 2021
Orchestral Conducting Academy participation period
September 2021 to June 2022
For more information, please contact:
Head of Education
514-598-0870 ext. 35