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. Led by Sian Edwards, Head of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, and including masterclasses with Jane Glover and Alice Farnham.


To apply for the Glover-Edwards Conducting Programme please send the following via email:

  • CV / Resume – to include a brief break down of education, qualifications, and previous occupations.
  • Cover Letter – one side of A4, detailing why you would like to be a part of this programme.

Send this as a PDF attachment to:

Please also confirm in the body of the email that you have full availability to attend the first weekend (6-8 September).
Deadline: 10am, Friday 28 June.

Any applications received after this date will not be considered. Successful candidates will be informed by mid-July.

The first weekend of the programme will take place from Friday 6 September to Sunday 8 September at the Royal Academy of Music, with three further weekends in October, November and January 2025.

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