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Teaching: Louise Crossley Workshop, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

June 17June 18

The Louise Crossley Conducting Workshop 2023 is open to conductors who identify as female, non-binary or gender non-conforming, who are of university age and above.

Dr Louise Crossley, eminent Tasmanian scientist and environmentalist, loved the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and took pride in how many women were in the orchestra. Her hope that one day as many women as men will be conducting orchestras around the world led to Louise Crossley making provision through a bequest for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra to nurture the development of women conductors.

“Louise was a wonderful role model of female leadership and friendship. She was generous, kind, compassionate, strong and never lost her passion for people, music, ideas and new experiences. To the last she was a champion for women” – Christine Milne.

The 2023 workshop will offer successful applicants podium time conducting two pianos and string quartet comprised of TSO members under the mentorship of Elena Schwarz, Program Director.


June 17
June 18
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