Take the Podium Conducting Symposium

A Rare Opportunity

Our Annual Choral Conducting Symposium under the leadership of Artistic Director Jean-Sébastien Vallée.


Take the Podium Conducting Symposium

May 1-5, 2023
Free Concluding Concert: May 5, 2023

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s annual Choral Conducting Symposium returns this season under the leadership of Artistic Director Jean-Sébastien Vallée. The program invites emerging conductors and those who wish to refine their skills to participate in a five-day series of workshops and masterclasses with Jean-Sébastien. Participants will have the rare opportunity to conduct the 130 voices of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the 24-voice professional core of the TMChoir in rehearsals throughout the week and in the concluding public performance, which is webcast live.

2023 Symposium

To apply:

Complete the registration form (linked below) and submit along with a brief resumé and a 20 minute video demonstrating your work in both rehearsal and performance settings.

The video may be of one or more pieces and may be edited. The rehearsal and performance segments do not need to show the same pieces.

Click here to apply.

Deadline for applications is January 13, 2023

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir welcomes and encourages applications from conductors who identify as various races, genders, abilities, and sexual orientations. The Choir is committed to eliminating systemic barriers and to a more inclusive experience. We are focused on fostering creative spaces that are safe, respectful and accessible for everyone. Read the TMChoir’s statement of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Webcasts of previous Symposium concerts

You can enjoy the full concert webcasts of some of our previous Symposium concerts on Vimeo. Visit www.vimeo.com/TMChoir