"Being a conducting student at Juilliard provides everything a young conductor could wish for in the beginning of their musical development—the privilege of working with inspiring conductors, colleagues, staff, professors, and students on a daily basis. David Robertson spent hours with us sharing his insights and knowledge of scores in symphonic and operatic repertoire, and he guided us individually toward expressing ourselves through motion and words. One of the things that makes David such a great teacher is his ability to help us find the core of who we are as conductors and strengthen it by being the absolute best version of ourselves. " — Elinor Rufeizen, MM ’19, orchestral conducting
Headed by internationally renowned conductor David Robertson, music director of the St. Louis Symphony, the graduate-level program has trained many of today's most prominent orchestral and opera conductors.
As a conducting student, you will have regular opportunities to rehearse with the Conductors' Lab Orchestra, as well as access to New York Philharmonic rehearsals, concerts, and guest conductors. Public performances of the Lab Orchestra take place biannually in Alice Tully Hall as part of the Wednesdays at One series.
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