Specialised training for talented conductors and composers has long been a priority for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. A range of intensive programs are offered throughout the year, with successful applicants coming from all over Australia and New Zealand. Course participants get to work with leaders in their respective fields and, uniquely, have an orchestra at their disposal.
Alumni of the conducting program work on stages across the globe and include Nicholas Carter (Bern GMD), Dane Lam (Hawai’i Symphony & Xi’an Symphony) Daniel Carter (Coberg GMD), Christopher Dragon (Wyoming Symphony & Colorado Symphony), Nathan Aspinal (Nashville Symphony) and Elena Schwartz (freelance).
Composer graduates have gone on to have commissions with orchestras across Australia and beyond and include Melody Eötvös, Holly Harrison and Chris Williams.