School of Music Professor Chosen for Conducting Fellowship

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Assistant Professor Christine Brandes has been chosen as one of seven Conducting Fellows for The Dallas Opera Hart Institute for Women Conductors.

"The Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute, launched in 2015, is the only program of its kind in the world and seeks to address the extreme gender imbalance of leadership on the podium in opera companies. Now in its sixth year, more than 500 women conductors from 40 nations have been trained, advised, and supported by this extraordinary initiative."

The seven women selected for this year’s fellowship are

  • Yeo Ryeong Ahn (South Korea)
  • Christine Brandes (USA)
  • Michelle Di Russo (Argentina)
  • Barbara Dragan (Poland)
  • Chelsea Gallo (USA)
  • Elinor Rufeizen (Israel)
  • Susannah Wapshott (UK)

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