Institute for Women Conductors

Chaowen Ting


Winner of the 2009 International Conductors’ Workshop and Competition, Chaowen Ting currently serves as Conductor of the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra. A protégé of Bernard Haitink, Ting studied with the maestro at Lucerne Festival and was later invited by Haitink to observe his work with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Outside of the U.S., she has conducted the Lucerne Festival Strings (Switzerland), Mihail Jora Bacau Philharmonic (Romania), Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra (Croatia), St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic (Russia), and Orquesta Filarmónica de Honduras (Honduras). She won the 2013 Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship and was a Conducting Fellow at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. In addition to her symphonic repertoire, opera productions she directed received honors from National Opera Association’s Opera Production Competitions for two consecutive years.


2016 Participants


Elizabeth Askren


Mihaela Cesa-Goje


Alexandra Cravero


Tianyi Lu


Chaowen Ting


Zoe Zeniodi



Ching-Chun Lai


Michelle Rofrano


Carolyn Watson


Parisa Zaeri


2016 IWC Concert Performance Selections

Komm, Frühling! , Silent Night   - Puts  

Overture , Idomeneo   - Mozart  

Era eguale la voce , Gianni Schicchi   - Puccini