Mills William Junior Fellowship in Conducting: Application Information

Before completing your online application for the Mills William Junior Fellowship in Conducting, please read the guidance notes below.

Part 1: Personal Details

Please provide your name, address and contact details, and a recent photograph (to be uploaded via the online application form).

Part 2: How did you hear about us?

Please let us know how you heard about the Junior Fellowship.

Part 3: Supporting Information

Please provide a link to one YouTube video of your conducting. The video should be ‘public’ or ‘unlisted’, i.e. a password is not required to access it.

The video should contain reasonably recent footage of yourself conducting, preferably in both performance and rehearsal situations. Please ensure the camera shows you from the orchestra’s perspective and that your face is clearly visible. The video should be around 15-20 minutes duration, and you are advised to include at least two contrasting works.

We understand that conducting opportunities, and therefore the ability to get video footage, have been rare in the last 12 months so these guidelines will not be applied too strictly.

Please upload your CV, including details of conducting experience, musical training and other relevant education and experience. Please provide references as a Word or PDF file.

Part 4: Payment

The application fee is UK £55, and this is non-refundable. The fee must be paid in full before your application will be considered. Payment can be made using PayPal, debit card, or credit card and must be submitted before your application form can be accepted.

Audition Information 

Initial selection

Initial selection takes place by the video footage received. Please do not email or phone regarding the status of your application. We will contact you as soon as possible after the deadline to let you know whether your application has been successful.

Live audition

Auditions for a maximum of 12 candidates will be held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, we hope in May or June 2021. If dates are finalised prior to the closing date, they will be posted here. The auditions will consist of several rounds conducting various ensembles and orchestras.

The auditions take place over 3 days, and shortlisted candidates are required to be in attendance for the whole process.

Applicants will be notified whether they have been successful in securing an audition as soon as possible after the closing date, at which time the repertoire for the auditions will also be made available.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1 April 2021.

Further information

Applications are now open for 2021 entry. Click here to apply.

If you require any further information, please email Mark Heron at


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