Royal Philharmonic Society

Royal Philharmonic Society Women Conductors Workshop

In partnership with the Liverpool Philharmonic

SUNDAY 17 MARCH, 2019 


Led by acclaimed conductor Alice Farnham, this one-day workshop is aimed at female musicians who've had little or no experience of conducting and would like to increase their professional portfolio to include conducting. 

Participants - who typically may include HE students, repetiteurs, choral conductors, music teachers or educational leaders - will have the opportunity to work with workshop leader Alice Farnham and professional string players on developing their orchestral conducting skills.

Women Conductors Workshop

Participant places are subject to availability and applications are assessed before your place is confirmed. Applicants must send a statement explaining why they would like to participate in the workshop to by 17 January 2019.

A limited number of places are available for people with dedicated musical interests to observe the afternoon session of the workshop rather than fully participate in it. This may interest you if you are contemplating a course like this in future but aren’t sure if it’s right for you now, or would like to learn more generally about the principles of conducting, or if the course was oversubscribed and we could not grant you a place as a participant.

Women Conductors Workshop


For participants, the cost is £125, covering a full day of specialist coaching and practical sessions with performing musicians. Basic refreshments are also provided. Payment is only requested on confirmation of your place on the workshop. Candidates facing financial difficulties may indicate in their application that they would like to be considered for a bursary: a limited number of these can be granted to those most in need, constituting a discount on the full fee.

For observers, tickets are usually £15 per session (usually the first session of each workshop is closed for participants only: see the dedicated page for each workshop to find out which sessions may be observed and how to request a place.)

*Please note: University of Liverpool Music students who are accepted onto the course may apply for an Employability Bursary to cover the cost of participation.