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Each conductor will be assigned two compositions, each will be conducted in concert.

Conductors will receive a minimum of 140 minutes of podium time with the orchestra. 


Additional podium time will consist of masterclasses with our conducting faculty, without the orchestra.

The purpose for conducting participants of the Sofia Symphonic Summit is to provide conductors the opportunity to collaborate with a professional orchestra and composer with the purpose of forging new creative networks and providing insight on brand new compositions. 

Conductors will be placed in contact with composers one month after the close of the application deadline. 

Per piece, conductors are scheduled for one rehearsal, one dress rehearsal, and a performance; all with orchestra.  Pieces will not exceed ten minutes in length. 

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

If accepted as both conductor and composer, you will only conduct your own piece, therefore having 70 minutes of podium time.

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

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

  • Optional letter requesting financial assistance

  • Answers to the questions provided on the application​

  • 2 references (please provide full name and email address)



Program Fee: €4295

  • Every admitted applicant may apply for a scholarship that may reach up to €1,500.

  • ​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.

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