Institute for Women Conductors

Jessica Gethin


Australian-born conductor Jessica Gethin has won praise from audiences and critics alike for her dynamic energy, outstanding musicianship and abounding presence on the podium. A graduate of the exclusive Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program, Ms. Gethin commenced her official appointment as Chief Conductor of the Perth Symphony Orchestra (Perth, Australia) in 2011. Jessica Gethin has performed on stages throughout Europe, USA, UK, Canada, Asia and Australia as conductor, concert presenter, program writer, orchestrator, guest lecturer, music educator and adjudicator. With a diverse background working across a variety of genres ranging from classical, jazz, opera and ballet to musical theatre, contemporary and film score; Jessica has recorded for numerous CDs, television documentaries, live radio broadcasts and television commercials. Artist collaborations include conducting Welsh bass baritone Bryn Terfel, Divinyl’s Chrissy Amphlette, The Ten Tenors, soprano Rachelle Durkin, Australian screen star Lisa McCune, soprano Marina Prior, tenor David Hobson, jazz trumpeter James Morrison and Dutch violinist Rudolf Koelman, to name a few. Ms. Gethin currently resides in Western Australia with her husband and two children.

NEWS: Jessica Gethin wins Brian Stacey Emerging Conductor Award -- See more here

2015 Participants


Jennifer Condon


Jessica Gethin


Natalie Murray Beale


Stephanie Rhodes


Anna Skryleva


Lidiya Yankovskaya



Arianne Abela


Luçik Aprahämian


Avlana Eisenberg


Co Boi Nguyen


2015 IWC Concert Performance Selections

I must with speed amuse her , Semele   - G.F. Handel  

Overture , La forza del destino   - G. Verdi  

My charming Ma'moiselle , The Consul   - G. Menotti