Conducting Residencies

The VSOI invites applications from conductors in a pre-professional career stage. During the VSOI, conducting residents will be mentored by Maestros Tausk and Girard, actively observe and assist in Institute Orchestra rehearsals, coach chamber ensembles, and serve as conducting fellows of the UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival where they will work in close collaboration with concerto winners and Maestro Girard.

Please note, up to five conducting residents will be chosen for the UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival. Of those selected, two will be invited to also participate in the VSO Institute. Any individuals not selected for the residency are welcome to audit both the VSO Institute and the UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival as a conductor.

For further details on a conducting residency during the UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival, please visit In addition, conductors will have an invaluable opportunity to observe the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in rehearsals and performances during the Institute.