The AYC Conducting Apprenticeship Program provides an opportunity for an emerging Alberta choral conductor to work with AYC guest conductor, Michael Zaugg, and the Alberta Youth Choir. This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate-level or early-career conductor to develop their existing skills under the direction of a world-class pedagogue.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with AYC in rehearsal and to conduct one piece in their livestream performance on 4 July 2021. The AYC Apprentice Conductor will also receive a private conducting coaching with Mr. Zaugg.
The Apprentice Conductor will participate in the Alberta Youth Choir preparatory rehearsal (Online via Zoom, tentatively 12 June 2021), residency (1-3 July 2021 in Edmonton) and the final livestream performance (4 July 2021).
There is no registration fee for the AYC Conducting Apprenticeship Program. However, please note that the successful applicant will be responsible for all costs pertaining to their transportation and accommodation for the duration of the program.
a letter explaining the candidate's interest in the program, as well as the reasons they should be chosen
a current resumé outlining the candidate’s choral conducting experience
additional supporting documentation (optional)
a professional letter of reference
a list of past repertoire conducted
a video recording of yourself conducting a choir rehearsal and/or concert
Applications may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Videos may be uploaded to a video-sharing service such as YouTube or Dropbox; please provide a link to the video as part of your submission.