HPO is proud to partner with the Women in Musical Leadership Program
About The Program
The Women in Musical Leadership Program (WML) is a three-year program designed to develop the next generation of women and non-binary conductors and music directors in Canada. Led by Tapestry Opera with lead orchestral partner Toronto Symphony Orchestra and lead partner Pacific Opera Victoria, the program addresses a historic gender inequity on the podium by providing women and non-binary conductors active mentorship with leading conductors in the field, deep and varied experience with professional companies, and a robust artistic network.
The Women in Musical Leadership program creates opportunities and enriches the talent pool through a unique infrastructure that provides conductors with the necessary time, connections, support, and experience they need to establish themselves fully in the profession.
We are excited to partner with the Women in Musical Leadership Program to create practical opportunities for conductors to assist, observe, conduct, and build their professional experience.
The HPO team would like to recognize and celebrate our conductor fellows who are a part of the program and thank them for being positive role models within the Hamilton music community and across Canada!
Conductor, pianist, and coach Juliane Gallant has been based in the United Kingdom for the past 8 years, where she trained at the National Opera Studio and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Currently the artistic director of Toronto City Opera, Mississauga Children’s Choir and assistant conductor of the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Jennifer is also an accomplished singer and collaborative pianist. She has performed and served as faculty in programs internationally.
Saskatchewan-born conductor Maria Fuller is a rising star on the international music scene. Sought after as a conductor, pianist, vocal coach, trumpeter, composer and arranger, Maria brings an unparalleled energy and infectious joy to her craft on and off the podium.
We are so thrilled to have these conductors and leaders joining us for some of our Mainstage concerts this season. Jennifer Tung was with us in December for Handel’s Messiah to assist Gemma New, and Maria Fuller joins us in April to assist Conducto Sarah Ioannides at An Evening with Schubert.
This March, we welcome Juliane Gallant for Mozart in Paris as assistant conductor to Pierre Simard. CLICK HERE for more information or to buy tickets for our current season.