Mark Mandarano (MM ’91, Conducting) has received tenure at Macalester College. Mr. Mandarano conducts the Macalester Orchestra, a select ensemble of 50-60 students that performs a wide range of orchestral literature and plays several campus concerts each year. Previously, he was the principal guest conductor of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and has conducted with New York City Opera. He is the artistic director at Sinfonietta of Riverdale, which he founded. At Macalester, Mr. Mandarano teaches Music Appreciation, Conducting, and The Total Work of Art: Richard Wagner’s Ring.