Alice certainly encouraged our young musicians as conductor of Cumbria Youth Orchestra, but her support for women conductors through the Royal Philharmonic Society placed her with Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Nicola Benedetti on the Woman’s Hour 2018 PowerList of musical influencers.
“She’s encouraged more women to take up conducting, whether they are already music professionals or young music students who mightn’t have considered it before. Where women conductors are still too scarce, this is crucial.”
Applications for her next Women Conductors Workshop close on 18 February. Musicians aged 18 and above who possess some conducting experience and wish to make it a more serious aspect of their work will receive expert coaching on baton technique and leadership skills, and conduct a professional ensemble consisting of players from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. A select number of bursaries are available for those in financial need.