Welcome to TCCF

The mission of the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship is to promote, present, and encourage talented women conductors at the beginning of their professional careers.

Marin AlsopFounded by Marin Alsop in 2002, the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship (TCCF) is a unique opportunity for young women conductors to immerse themselves in the art and business of performing classical music under the leadership of Marin Alsop, the first female music director of a major American orchestra.

The TCCF Advisory Board is comprised of composers, business leaders and several other international conductors, including Maestros Bernard Haitink, Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin and others, who have recently joined Marin in their support of nurturing young talent.


  • BSO Unveils First Tanglewood Tales Video Featuring Karina!

    “Ever wonder what it’s like to be a young, up-and-comer in the classical music scene? The Tanglewood Music Center is shining some light on the answer with its summer video series which spotlights six fellows from the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s … Continue reading

  • Karina Canellakis, 2014 Tanglewood Conducting Fellow

    Here is a selection of reviews and mentions from Karina’s wonderful summer of performances at the Tanglewood Festival! From the July 30th edition of the Berkshire Eagle (Andrew L. Pincus): “Conducting fellow Karina Canellakis and two vocal fellows, soprano Laura Strickling … Continue reading

  • Missing From Podiums: Women

    Missing From Podiums: Women Female Conductors Search for Equality at Highest Level By ZACHARY WOOLFE New York Times December 20,2013 “Dinosaur, go back to your cave!” the British conductor Sian Edwards said over the phone with a laugh, her eyes … Continue reading

From our Blog

  • Karina, on her Tanglewood Fellowship Experience!

    I have just completed 8 weeks as a conducting fellow at Tanglewood. To describe this experience in words is virtually impossible, as it encompassed so many different and memorable musical experiences.  It is a truly incredible place where the most … Continue reading

  • Karina Canellakis Greets Her TCCF Fans!

    A warm welcome to Karina as she begins her season as our newest Fellow!  Karina will keep us apprised of her TCCF-related activities and musical engagements as they come up.  Be sure the check in for updates!  

  • Alexandra— Direct from Nashville!

    Alexandra shares her great experiences conducting the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and serving as the cover conductor for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in the USA’s Country Music Capitol!