Conductors may apply for either the wind symphony or symphonic orchestra category.  Conductors will receive 60 - 90 minutes podium time per conductor with their assigned composition and the orchestra.  Additional podium time will include masterclasses with one to two pianists.

Conductors and Composers may submit together.


The purpose for conducting participants of the Sofia Symphonic Composer Conductor Collective is to provide conductors the opportunity to work closely with a professional orchestra and composer with the purpose of forging new creative networks and providing insight on a brand new composition. 

Participants will have the option to submit for one of two categories; Wind Symphony (10 conductors will be selected) or Symphony Orchestra (10 conductors will be selected).  

Conductors should provide recent video recordings of themselves conducting.  

A conductor will be placed in contact with a composer one month after the close of the application deadline. 

The conductor will be scheduled for three rehearsals, a dress rehearsal, and a performance, all with orchestra or wind symphony.  Pieces should not exceed nine minutes in length. 

Masterclasses and group discussions will be an integral part of the program, allowing participants to learn from each other and the master teachers on staff.

Application Requirements

Please read carefully the application requirements:

  • Provide your first and last name

  • Date of Birth

  • Present Address

  • Highest completed or currently enrolled level of education

  • Answers to the questions provided on the application​

  • One to two videos demonstrating your ability to conduct a large ensemble 

  • Selection for which category you wish to be considered (Orchestral or Wind Symphony)

    • You may be considered for one or more but if chosen, will only be able to participate in one​

  • Optional letter requesting financial assistance

Program Fee and 



Program Fee: €4295

  • Every admitted applicant receives a scholarship between 40 and 60% off the program fee.

  • ​Includes the cost of the ensemble, rehearsals, facilities/performance spaces, visiting faculty, recording audio/video, and housing.

  • If admitted to the program, you are required to submit a non-refundable €500 deposit to secure your spot with the program.