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Sarah Hicks joins us to talk about all things pops conducting! This will be the final session of Season 3 of Conductors' Collective. Thank you to everyone who has joined for these sessions since March!
Aug 26, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT


Former Assistant Conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award winner, Kensho Watanabe is fast becoming one of the most exciting and versatile young conductors to come out of the United States.  

Recent highlights include debuts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Tokyo Philharmonic, and the Detroit Symphony.  

Kensho was the inaugural Conducting Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with his mentor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.  He received his Master of Music in Violin from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Yale College. 

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Winner of the 2019 CSO Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprenticeship, Lina Gonzalez-Granados leads an active career throughout the United States and Europe in orchestral and opera conducting. She currently serves as the Conducting Fellow of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Seattle Symphony.


Upcoming engagements include concerts with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Oxford Symphony, Radio Television Española, and Kristiansand Symphony, among others.


Lina holds degrees from New England Conservatory, and is currently completing a Doctorate Degree at Boston University. Her mentors include Ricardo Muti, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Bramwell Tovey, Marin Alsop, and Bernard Haitink.



To share principles guided by the spirit of music-making in order to create a community of potential leaders who are prepared to face the challenges of a rapidly evolving musical landscape. 


To be the driving force towards establishing a new paradigm for organizational leadership rooted in empathy.



In addition to our free Webinars,  Conductors' Collective offers a number of consulting services designed for personal coaching and mentorship.

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Resume/Cover Letter/Bio

Represent yourself best in writing, and target your materials towards a specific career goal.

Collective Mentorship Services


Rehearsal Footage Review

Examine your rehearsal techniques, and receive real-time feedback of your conducting and communication.


Preconcert Talk Coaching

Build and improve necessary skills to reach your audience beyond the podium.


Intensive Score Study

Highly detailed and in-depth study of a proposed score.  Offered for 1-on-1 or group study sessions.


Audition Boot Camp

Comprehensive and personalized preparation for auditions and job applications


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