Brett Kelly​ joins Summer School to share with participants his wealth of knowledge and approach to technique, score preparation, rehearsal and performance. Don’t miss out on a week of intensive training with this highly respected conductor.

Over the first part of the week participants will develop their knowledge and skills in score preparation and study, and conducting technique working with Brett Kelly alongside two pianos. Later in the week the focus will shift to rehearsal technique where participants will work, and have podium time, with a reduced string ensemble. There will also be opportunities for orchestral, band and string ensemble observation.

The week will culminate with the participants performing with the Chamber Orchestra as part of the MYO Summer School concert series.

To ensure everyone benefits from the program places are strictly limited and, due to high demand, we recommend you apply as early as possible.

Repertoire to include:

HAYDN Symphony No.104 in D Major ‘London’
SCHUBERT Symphony No.5 D.485 in B-flat Major
SIBELIUS Andante Festivo
HOLST St Paul’s Suite Op.29 No.2 (Mvts I and IV only)


STANDARD This program is not for beginners; participants are expected to be able to read orchestral scores, have a basic understanding of conducting patterns and demonstrated experience conducting an ensemble
AGE 20 – 30 years
OTHER Applicants will be contacted requesting a summary of their musical skills and previous conducting experience

Applicants for the Conductor Development Program are asked to provide the following with their application:

– A copy of your CV. If you do not provide this in the application form you must email it to as soon as possible after submitting your application to have it assessed.

– A statement in response to the following questions: What inspires you to pursue conducting, and what would you like to get out of this program? What is your relevant instrumental and conducting experience? (Approx. 100-200 words.)

Once you have submitted your application form including your current CV to MYO, your application will be assessed on a first-come-first-served basis. You will be notified by email of the outcome of your application, and, if successful, fees must be paid within 14 days.