Conductor Fellowship

With questions about the fellowship application process, email rhagemeier@cantonsymphony.org

Further your conducting career.

The Canton Symphony Orchestra Conductor Fellowship was established to give is open to recent graduates of a Masters Degree program in orchestral conducting who are looking for opportunities to further their career as they begin to search for employment in the profession. The fellow will be invited to conduct our spring “Kinder Concert”, an educational program for children in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.The fellow will work with CSO Music Director Designate, CSO musicians, and staff throughout their time as a fellow, ·in planning and programming the concert, rehearsing with the orchestra, and receive constructive feedback from the Music Director Designate and members of the orchestra.

Application consists of:

      • Resume/Cover Letter
      • Recommendation Letters
      • Up to 15 minutes of conducting footage, including rehearsal footage if available. This may be submitted via any electronic method, including YouTube/Vimeo links or uploads to platforms such as WeTransfer or Google Drive. Video must show the front of the conductor, as if from the perspective of the orchestra.
      • A video of yourself reading the sample script excerpt on page 3 of this

2024 Fellow

Andrew Samlal

Andrew Samlal is Conductor of the Temple University OWLchestra and Conducting Apprentice with the Philadelphia Ballet. He will also serve as the Music Director for the Delaware Valley Opera Company’s Spring production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. He recently graduated from Temple University with a master’s degree in Collaborative Piano with a focus in Operatic Coaching. At Temple, Samlal worked as Assistant Conductor for the Temple Symphony Orchestra, Vice President and Artistic Director of the Temple Repertory Orchestra and Assistant Conductor and Coach with the Temple Opera Theater on Le Nozze Di Figaro, Hansel und Gretel and Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters (2012). Samlal has been privileged to work with notable conductors and artists including Markand Thakar, Beatrice Affron, Jose Luis Dominguez, Thomas Hong and Lambert Orkis.