Lionel Newman Conducting Fellowship

for young classical conductors

The Lionel Newman Conducting Fellowship awards a grant to support a Conductor at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado. The award will support the residency of one guest conductor per year at the summer festival. 

Established in 1991 in honor of Oscar-winning composer, pianist, and conductor Lionel Newman, the program pairs the world’s most talented young conductors with one of the premier training orchestras in the nation, for the opportunity to plan, rehearse, and conduct a full orchestra season.

Lionel Newman was a prolific, versatile composer who began his career as Mae West’s piano accompanist before joining 20th Century Fox as a rehearsal pianist in 1943. Newman stayed with Fox for more than 40 years, working in various capacities on over 250 films. He wrote the score for Elvis Presley’s first film, Love Me Tender (1956), and won an Academy Award for the Barbara Streisand classic Hello, Dolly! (1969).




For additional information, please contact:

Aspen Music Festival and School
225 Music School Road
Aspen, CO 81611


By invitation only, no applications accepted.