Minchao Cai

1997, China

Current Occupation



Jacob School of Music at Indiana Universety Doctor of Music in Orchestra
ConductingArthur Fagen/Thomas Wilkins/Jeffery Meyer 2023
New England Conservatory of Music Master of Music of conducting
Charles Peltz 2021 – 2023
Central Conservatory of Music Bachelor of Arts in Orchestral Conducting
Hao Shen 2016 – 2021

Professional Experience

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
InternshipISO&IU Conducting Fellowship 2023
Satu Mare Philharmonies Orchestra Romania
GuestGuest Conductor for Subscription Concert 2024
Bacau State Philharmonies Orchestra
GuestGuest Conductor for Subcription Concert 2024
Bucharest Symphony Orchestra
GuestGuest Conductor 2023
Indiana University Orchestra&Opera Activities
AcademyAssociate Instructor & Assistant Conductor 2023
China Youth Symphony Orchestra
Youth orchestraAssistant conductor 2017 – 2021
Eastern Music Festival
AcademyConducting Fellow 2022
Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra
GuestGuest Conductor 2022
Central Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra
InternshipPublic Conducting 2017 – 2021
Hungary National Symphony Orchestra Szeged
TemporaryPublic Conducting 2023
Ever Green Symphony Orchestra
TemporaryPublic Conducting 2019

Competitions & Awards

5th BMI Romania Bucharest Conducting Competition
2nd prize2nd Prize &”the Orchestra Prize”, by unanimous vote from Bucharest Symphony Orchestra 2023
29th AtlanIa ICWC International Conducting Competition
1st prize 2022
Chian-Europe international culture art festival
OtherBest Conductor Award 2020

Other achievements

Conducting Masterclass with Paavo Jarvi, Benjamin Zander, John Alexrod, Roger Norington, Gerard Schwarz, Mark Gibson, Maurizio Ciampi, Luis Clemente, Jose-Luis Novo, Grant Cooper Adrian Gnam, Philip Greenberg, Feng Yu 2018 – 2023
Associate Instructor of Indiana University Orchestra & Opera Activities 2023 – 2025
Artist residency
Published author of The Sound of Yellow River, musical journal 2020
Artist residency
China Conducting Association 2023


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