Conducting Fellowship

Presented by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir & Butler University

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s Conducting Fellowship provides one-of-a-kind professional mentorship opportunities for the next generation of choral conductors. Especially focusing on large-scale choral-orchestral masterworks, the Conducting Fellowship is a collaborative initiative between the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and Butler University, a 4,600-student liberal arts institution located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The two-year Fellowship provides full-tuition and stipend. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have earned a Master of Music in choral conducting from Butler University and gained practical and applied experience addressing the artistic and administrative needs of leading symphonic choirs.

The Conducting Fellowship provides a 360-degree experience in the guidance of a premier symphonic chorus, including artist programming, development, communications, governance, and outreach initiatives.

Applications for the Conducting Fellowship (2020-2022 academic years) are closed. Application deadline was January 1, 2020.

Additional Information

Click here for a downloadable PDF with information about the Conducting Fellowship. For additional information about the Conducting Fellowship, email Dr. Eric Stark, Artistic Director at

Click here to email the Butler University School of Music with questions related to the Conducting Fellowship or here for more information.

Applications are currently closed for the 2020-2022 seasons.


Meet Alejandro Reyna, Conducting Fellow

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir announces Alejandro Reyna as its newest conducting fellow for the 2020-2022 academic years. Reyna, a Houston native, is a 2017 graduate of Wabash College and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in music at Butler University with a dual focus on choral conducting and voice performance.

After graduating from Wabash College, Reyna returned to his alma mater as Fellow for the Center for Innovation, Business & Entrepreneurship where he guided students through creating, managing, and completing consulting projects for local non-profits. Prior to beginning his graduate studies, Reyna served as the Associate Choir Director at First Christian Church in Crawfordsville, Ind., and as an intern for the Wabash College Glee Club. When not in a classroom or a rehearsal room, he is watching a film, reading, or composing music for a poem.