Young Women's Conducting Workshop, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Young Women's Conducting Workshop

Our annual Young Women's Conducting Workshop (YWCW) is changing!


This is an extremely exciting programme which offers training in conducting technique and musical leadership and is a fantastic opportunity for building self-confidence and developing a new skill in the process. No previous conducting experience is necessary. Following previous successes and excellent feedback from attendees, two workshops will run this year:

25 April: ages 16-18

26 April: ages 11-15

On 25 April we will welcome students aged 16-18 to take part in a challenging day of opera chorus and orchestral conducting. The day will coincide with the general College Open Day, and time will be allocated to take part in Open Day activities, such as tours of the College and meeting current students (there is no need to book separately for the Open Day).

The 26 April event will see students between the ages of 11 and 15 experience choral conducting, as well as taking part in the College's Sunday music in Chapel.  

Programmes coming soon.

Young Women's Conducting Workshop 2019
It is so important to encourage young women in their early teens to plant the seed of an idea that conducting could be for them - to take the plunge and have a go. Traditionally the lack of role models has meant the it may not even have occurred to them. Conducting is a tough and highly competitive profession to go into, but the first steps are about having the confidence to stand up in front of a group people. This course fits nicely with the work we have been doing at ‘Women Conductors with the Royal Philharmonic Society’ - encouraging female music students and professionals into conducting.
Alice Farnham, one of Britain's leading women conductors 


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If you have any questions about the Workshop please do not hesitate to get in touch

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"It was really fun (and nervewracking 
at times) conducting in front of a live string quintet! It was my first experience conducting and I'd love to do it again"
Young Conductor, 2019