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Female Conductor in Residence

Welsh National Opera is aware of some of the challenges faced by women entering into a conducting career, and we are keen to find ways to re-address the gender balance across the industry.  We are delighted to announce the launch of a new programme, specifically for women that offers one aspiring conductor, age 19 and above a residency post with WNO. The residency will include mentoring with another established female conductor working in the UK and mentoring support from different departments within WNO, an opportunity to work directly with WNO Orchestra across different repertoire (main scale, youth and community and family concert projects). Designed to develop your experience in various operatic and classical music settings, the residency offers 18 months with the company and this time can be organised around your existing schedule. You will receive a bursary and some support with travel arrangements. 

Applications for this position are now closed.  We will announce the successful candidate shortly.