Women Conductors

(Formerly "Women Conductors @ Morley")

"Women Conductors with the RPS is doing something fantastic: a programme for women conductors led by the very gifted Alice Farnham. A chance to explore issues, musical and interpersonal, faced by the leader of an orchestra who happens to be a woman!"  -  Sir Antonio Pappano

As part of its wider mentoring programme, the RPS works with Women Conductors, an internationally award winning programme of conducting workshops. The Women Conductors programme is designed specifically to encourage more women to be conductors.

Co-founded by Alice Farnham and Andrea Brown, the workshops are run throughout the year across the UK. Each workshop, with a maximum of 12 participants, is led by a celebrated female conductor - which in the past has included Jessica Cottis, Sian Edwards, Jane Glover, Julia Jones, Sarah Tenant-Flowers, Rebecca Miller and Andrea Quinn - supported by professional pianists and instrumental ensembles.

Apply for a workshop / Book Observer Tickets

Why do we need Women Conductors?

Join the Women Conductors mailing list 

Keep up-to-date with the latest announcements, upcoming workshops and events. To join please email a request to join with your name to: admin@womenconductors.org.uk

Please support Women Conductors

If you are able, please donate a little or a lot (time or money or expertise) to this fantastic programme. You can donate money here or let us know how you might be able to help at admin@womenconductors.org.uk

More about Women Conductors

Women Conductors is made possible with generous funding and support from Janis Susskind OBEArts Council England, The Patron's FundSamuel Gardner Memorial Trust, and Colwinston Charitable Trust.



Brian McMaster, advocate for the arts, former director, Edinburgh International Festival: presented with RPS Honorary Membership in 2009.


Alina Ibragimova, who won the 2010 RPS Young Artist Award, first received help from the RPS to buy a new bow when she was only 14.