Phase 2


"I thought the workshop was an absolutely fantastic opportunity, and although I have attended several similar courses, I felt this one was far superior both in the content and delivery."  -  Hannah Gill, Phase 2 workshop participant

Each course focuses on a different genre of conducting and is led by a prominent female conductor in that field. This phase is for female music professionals of all ages (minimum age 18) wishing to supplement their careers by adding conducting to their professional portfolio.

Upcoming workshops

To be announced:

Classical Symphony - Jane Glover
Romantic Symphony - Sian Edwards
Concerto - Rebecca Miller
Opera - Julia Jones (in collaboration with ROH JPYA)
Ballet - Andrea Quinn (in collaboration with ROH Royal Ballet)
Music Leaders and Teachers - Alice Farnham
Female Composers - Jessica Cottis

Who is eligible to apply?

Female music professionals of all ages (minimum age 18) wishing to supplement their careers by adding conducting to their portfolio. Suitable for experienced musicians and composers interested in conducting to complement their work, looking to branch out into conducting, or those who already have some experience.

How can I apply?

Applicants must submit a CV, a short personal statement and their age/date of birth when applying for a Phase 1 workshop. Applications for workshops will open as and when they are announced (see Upcoming Workshops above). 

Attend as an Observer

Observer tickets are available at £15 per session (morning/afternoon), or £50 for all four sessions across both days. 

Observers must book in advance. To book an observer ticket(s) for a workshop, please email


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Sally Groves, former Creative Director, Schott London: Schott first published Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The RPS’s strong support for composers is definitely creating a future for music!


Bex Burch was able to spend a year in Ghana studying the gyil - an African xylophone - with Thomas Sekgura, a master musician thanks to funding from the RPS Isserlis Scholarship.