The Ansbacher Fellowship for Young Conductors

How To Apply


Application Process & Deadlines

Please submit the following documents (if possible in electronic form) to the AAF at

  • Completed application form (see downloads), including digitally inserted recent photo
  • • Two (2) letters of recommendation (the author of the letter of recommendation may email the letter directly to
  • A current résumé or CV, detailing your educational background and conducting experience
  • One-page essay describing your objectives during the fellowship

A DVD or CD of conducting excerpts, along with a detailed listing, should be mailed to our New York office.  You may also send links via email, butapplications without a physical DVD or CD will not be eligible for consideration.


This program is operated by the AAF and funded by the estate of the late Maestro Charles Ansbacher. The fellowship includes a $1,000 airfare reimbursement, accommodation at Schloss Arenberg, and a small stipend. For more details about the Salzburg Festival, please visit their website.

Please read Ansbacher Fellowship 2015 Announcement for more details. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 10th, 2015.

Within one month of completing the fellowship, each fellow is required to send a final report to the AAF at

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