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.


  • Karina Canellakis Shares Colorado Symphony Stage with Marin Alsop

    This weekend Karina Canellakis will share the stage of Colorado Symphony’s Boettcher Concert Hall with Marin Alsop in a program featuring John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543, and Mahler Symphony No. 1 … Continue reading

  • Karina Triumphs in Last-Minute DSO Debut

    “It’s the stuff of a young conductor’s dreams — and nightmares: to be called in as a late replacement for an indisposed big-league conductor. That’s how Karina Canellakis, starting her first season as assistant conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, … Continue reading

  • 2015-17 Fellowship Application Now Available!

    We are delighted to announce that our application season is now open!  Please go here to fill out and submit your Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship application.  The application deadline is December 1, 2014.  Marin Alsop very much looks forward to … Continue reading

From our Blog

  • Marin Alsop: TCCF Applicants’ FAQ!

    We have a new vlog to help answer our 2015-2017 TCCF applicants’ frequently asked questions!  Thanks to past Fellow Alexandra Arrieche for putting this together for us!  If you have futher questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at kati@takiconcordia.org.

  • 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!