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 21-24, 2024
Free Concluding Concert: May 25, 2024

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 140 voices of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the 24-voice professional TMSingers in rehearsals throughout the week and in the concluding public performance, which is live-streamed.


  • Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48
  • Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir
  • Additional works by Lili Boulanger and Mel Bonis
  • A new commission by our composer-in-residence, Tracy Wong

2024 Symposium

Submissions for the 2024 Symposium are closed.

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.

Apply now

Deadline for applications is December 8th, 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.