RSO Partners on Women in Musical Leadership Program

The Regina Symphony Orchestra is proud to support the Women in Musical Leadership (WML) program as one of the 2022-2023 Participating Partner Organizations.  WML is a three-year program designed to collectively develop the next generation of female and non-binary conductors and music directors in Canada.  Led by Tapestry Opera, this program provides female and non-binary conductors with active mentorship from the leading conductor in professional companies to expand their knowledge and artistic networks.

The Program Cohort members attend rehearsals, engage in music score studies with the Maestro, attend staff meetings for an overall view of concert preparation and administrative realities, and act a ‘cover conductors’ for the music being prepared. In championing the WML initiative, the RSO hopes to work with colleagues to develop an already robust slate of Canadian conductors enjoying success in North America and abroad, while ensuring that women conductors in Canada have equal opportunity for conducting opportunities upon completion.

Maestro Gordon Gerrard of the Regina Symphony Orchestra will serve as mentor for two of the WML Program members for Classics Series concerts.  Jennifer Tung will assist with the Beethoven Five concert on September 24, and Juliane Gallant will assist with the performance of Mahler Four on November 26. Maria Fuller to assist guest conductor and WML Career Mentor Rosemary Thomson when she conducts the RSO on November 5 for a performance of Vaughan Williams & Adams.

 

Learn more about the program:

https://tapestryopera.com/programs/women-in-musical-leadership/

 

Biographies

Jennifer Tung

Assisting Gordon Gerrard with September 24 Beethoven Five concert

Conductor Jennifer Tung leads a uniquely versa-tile career as a music director, collaborative pianist, and soprano. She is Artistic Director of Toronto City Opera, Assistant Conductor of Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, and was named a conducting fellow with Tapestry Opera’s Women in Musical Leadership program. Jennifer serves on the faculty at Toronto’s prestigious Glenn Gould School of Music, and is a sought-after fac-ulty member for summer programs internationally

Juliane Gallant

Assisting Gordon Gerrard with November 26 Mahler Four concert

Conductor Juliane Gallant is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London, UK. She has led productions for HGO, King’s Head Theatre, Opera on Location, St Paul’s Opera, Opera Up Close, Opera Mio, and Clapham Opera Festival, and in 2021, made her Royal Opera House debut in Mami Wata as part of the Engender Festival.

Maria Fuller

Assisting Rosemary Thomson with November 5 Vaughan Williams & Adams concert

From Earl Grey, Saskatchewan, Canada, Maria Fuller is an internationally active performer as a conductor, pianist and trumpeter, and is also an acclaimed vocal coach, composer and arranger. As a conductor, Ms. Fuller has a wide range of repertoire and interests, from J.S. Bach to Steve Reich, from Richard Strauss to renowned Canadian composer, Elizabeth Raum.

Rosemary Thomson

Mentoring Marie Fuller for November 5 Vaughan Williams & Adams concert

Canadian conductor, Rosemary Thomson is in her 15th season as Music Director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and started her tenure as Artistic Director of Opera Kelowna in 2020. Previous positions include Conductor with Continuum New Music Ensemble, Resident Conductor and Chorus Master with the Calgary Philharmonic, Winnipeg Symphony and Assistant Conductor with the Canadian Opera Company.