The Glover-Edwards Conducting Programme is aimed at women conductors to bridge the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate study

The programme is for women who are considering applying for a Master’s in orchestral conducting in the UK or abroad

Sian Edwards, the Academy’s Head of Conducting, leads the course in a series of workshops and mentoring sessions.

How to apply

To apply, submit your CV, along with a cover letter outlining your future plans, and how you hope this programme will help you to achieve them. This should be emailed to

The deadline for applications is 10am on Friday 1 July.

The first weekend of the programme will take place Friday 9 to Sunday 11 September 2022 at the Royal Academy of Music, with three further weekends later in October, November, and then January 2023.

The fee for the first weekend is £150, with generous bursaries available. There is no fee for existing Academy students. If you are selected for part two of the programme, there is no fee.

We will make substantial contributions to all travel and accommodation expenses for participants.

Glover-Edwards Conducting Programme

Glover-Edwards Conducting Programme