TMC Emerging Conductors Program

For the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, supporting the development of young and emerging artists is a priority. As part of its Emerging Conductors Program, the TMC has established an annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium and created the position of Associate Conductor.

TMC Choral Conductors’ Symposium

The 8th annual TMC Choral Conductors’ Symposium will be held January 23-27, 2018 in Toronto. Five emerging conductors from across North America will be selected to participate in this week-long series of workshops and master classes with acclaimed conductor Noel Edison. The participants will work with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and with the acclaimed chamber group, the Elora Singers. The Symposium concludes with a free public concert.

Applications are due November 17, 2017. Get more information and download the application form on the Symposium web page.


TMC Associate Conductor

In 2011 the TMC created the position of Associate Conductor to provide young, talented, and world-class-potential choral conductors with coaching, training and mentoring from Canada’s pre-eminent choral organization, while providing the TMC and its Artistic Director with high-calibre conducting support. Each Associate Conductor holds the position for two years.

The Associate Conductor works closely under the guidance of Artistic Director Noel Edison, and directs the TMC ensembles in rehearsals and select performances. Major responsibilities also include assisting with auditions and participating in the TMC’s education and outreach programs.

Jennifer Min-Young Lee is the current TMC Associate Conductor. She is currently in her second and final season in this role.

The TMC Associate Conductor position is currently being re-assessed, and may not be filled for the 2018/19 season. If the position becomes open, the posting and application process will be posted here. Please feel free to check back with us in May.

The TMC Associate  Conductors’ position is graciously supported by:

RBC Emerging Artists