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Orchestra Direction & Leadership

Orchestra Direction
& Leadership

With Mélanie Levy-Thiebaut

What you are going to learn.

orchestra management is a source of deep analogy with the world around us. Like a real business, the orchestra lives and grows by the people in it and the conductor is its compass. Through this class, you will understand that Orchestra Direction calls for very differents notions that fit into a broad concept: leadership. Explore how the Orchestra is operating as an indivisible unit and learn what it takes to lead it.

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Dive into the
orchestra world

Discover how the orchestra is composed and how each group works with the other in a complex and natural harmony.


about Leadership

Leadership is not only the result of a natural authority of innate charisma. It is a complex combination of knowledge, social instincts, and unifying principles.


management tricks

Managing a unit of people requires specific knowledge and notions, learn the tips and concepts that have allowed Melanie to grow throughout her career.


emotions & energy

Leading consumes energy, provides emotions and works your body. It is essential to find the intellectual, physical and spiritual harmony that will guide you through your journey.

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Explore leadership through the art of conducting orchestras

In 1989, Mélanie Levy-Tiébaut obtains three First Prizes (Clavecin, Basse continue and Musique de chambre) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (cnsm)

After following the direction of orchestra class of Antoni Ros-Marbà at the Conservatoire Supérieur du Liceo de Barcelona, she wins the 1st Prize for Direction of Orchestra in the International Competition of the Spanish Ministry of Culture in Madrid with the orchestra of the Madrid Opera.

From 1998 to 2005, she is the artistic advisor to the Cadre Noir de Saumur and directs their shows in France and abroad. 

In 2005, she creates the Manifesto Orchestra which is a bridge for the arts and as such organizes concert-debates, seminars in companies, actions for young audiences … In 2009 she is appointed APM Expert and lectured on management in France and abroad on the theme: “Profession, conductor: exchange, responsibility or power?”

In 2011, she is appointed artistic director of Classical Music for Tousà St Quentin en Yvelines with the Manifesto Orchestra In 2014 she is appointed musical director of the Ensemble Instrumental de la Mayenne (Pays de Loire). In this context, she regularly conducts the Folles Journées de Nantes.

Since 2017, she has worked regularly with the Manifesto Orchestra at the Philharmonie de Paris.

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