Our 2022/2023 Season marks an important step for the Calgary Phil in bringing in brilliant guest conductors, with three conductors visiting Calgary to lead the Orchestra as a member of Tapestry Opera’s Women in Musical Leadership (WML), a program designed to collectively develop and nurture the next generation of women and non-binary conductors and music directors in Canada.
Led by Tapestry Opera in partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Opera Victoria, the program addresses a historic gender inequity on the podium by providing women and non-binary conductors with mentorship from leading orchestral conductors, deep and varied experience with professional orchestras, and access to a robust artistic network.
WML provides member conductors with the opportunity to assist, observe, conduct, and build experience within a range of organizations in symphonic, chamber, operatic, and contemporary repertoire — giving conductors professional experience and training to enable them to take the podium anywhere in the world.
WML’s broader mission is to help change the longstanding gender imbalance in music direction and conducting in opera and orchestral music in Canada. Find out more about how you can support the program as an organization or an individual here.
The Calgary Phil is thrilled to be working with three WML conductors in the 2022/2023 Season — Jennifer Tung, Naomi Woo, and Juliane Gallant.