Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship Announces 2024-26 Fellow & Award Recipients

(Photos courtesy: TACF) The Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship has named Alena Hron of the Czech Republic as its 2024-26 Fellow. It also announced the start of the Richmond Symphony Conducting Apprenticeship. Along with Hron, Nefeli Chadouli of Greece has been selected as an Associate Fellow. Award Recipients include Jessica Altarriba, Cuba, Hannah Howard Andresen, Denmark, Micah Gleason, U.S.A, and Karen {…}

Facebook Bans Dallas Opera From Promoting Applications for Hart Institute for Women Conductors

(Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera) Facebook has barred the Dallas Opera from promoting its application process for the Hart Institute for Women Conductors, claiming that such actions violate its Job Posting policies. David Lomeli, the company’s  Director of Artistic Administration, told OperaWire that on Monday, the company had announced that the applications were open for this year’s edition of the {…}

Q & A: Lina Gonzalez-Granados, Lidiya Yankovskaya, & Elizabeth Askren On How The Hart Institute For Women Conductors Helped Shape Their Careers

For five years, the Dallas Opera’s Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors has done something that few other major companies have done – champion women conductors. The program, the first ever designed to meet the needs of women opera conductors, has allowed participants an opportunity to engage in a wide-range of musical opportunities alongside some of the most {…}