Negaunee Conducting Program: Salonen Fellows

We are thrilled to announce a new international partnership with Los Angeles' Colburn School to launch the new Negaunee Conducting Program led by our Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Up to three Salonen Fellows – graduates recruited from around the world - will earn an Artist Diploma in Conducting at Colburn, developing and honing their craft under Esa-Pekka Salonen's personal mentorship. Together, the Colburn School and Philharmonia Orchestra will provide significant real-world experiences and the course will include:

  • - serving as preparatory conductors for the Colburn Orchestra, and conducting the Zipper Outreach Orchestra, Colburn’s performing ensemble for community engagement activities;
  • - establishing public opportunities for the Salonen Fellows to lead the Philharmonia in both its residency series and designated tour dates;
  • - working with Salonen as assistant conductors on Philharmonia Orchestra projects
  • - connecting more widely to the Orchestra's Emerging Artists programme and outreach projects.

The opportunity to identify and work with outstanding young conductors in this visionary global programme with the Colburn School is a wonderful manifestation of the Philharmonia's mission and vision.

To find out more about how to apply and the audition criteria, please visit the Colburn School website:

Application deadline is 1 December 2018.

In Partnership With

Colburn School