The Ansbacher Fellowship for Young Conductors Summer 2017

How To Apply


Qualified young conductors who have recently finished their academic studies or who are working toward graduate diplomas in conducting at top-ranking American music schools, up to the age of 30, may apply. Proficiency in English is required; working knowledge of German is desirable. Non-US citizens are welcome to apply, but the AAF will not be responsible for the acquisition of visas (if necessary).

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 letters of recommendation (the author of the letter of recommendation must email the letter directly to
  • Current résumé/CV, detailing educational background and conducting experience
  • One-page essay describing your objectives during the fellowship
  • A DVD, CD or USB drive of conducting excerpts, along with a detailed listing, must be mailed to the office. You may also send links via email, but applications without a physical DVD, CD or USB drive will not be eligible for consideration

The deadline for applications APRIL 7, 2017.

Mailing address:

The American Austrian Foundation, Inc.
ATTN: The AAF/Ansbacher Prize
c/o UniCredit Group
150 East 42nd Street
28th Floor
New York, NY 10017


This program is operated by the AAF and funded by the estate of the late Maestro Charles Ansbacher. The fellowship includes a $1,000 travel reimbursement, accommodation at Schloss Arenberg, and a small stipend. Program dates are July – August 2017.

For more details about the Salzburg Festival, please visit their website.

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


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