Master of Music candidate in conducting Brandon Keith Brown has been invited by Lorin Maazel to be an apprentice at the 2010 Castleton Festival in Va. He will work directly with Maestro Maazel in an intensive program that includes opportunities to conduct symphonic works and opera.
Simeone Tartaglione (GPD ’09) was selected to be the new music director at the Newark Symphony Orchestra in Dela. Tartaglione has also become a permanent member of the Chesapeake Concert Opera‘s board and will conduct its next production of Don Giovanni. He will also be cover and assistant conductor of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.
Bohuslav Rattay (GPD ’05) has become the music director of the Lake Charles Symphony in Lake Charles, La.
Tong Chen, a GPD candidate in conducting, has been awarded a special Career Incentive Award in Conducting by The American Prize. Chen was a finalist for The American Prize in Conducting—Orchestra Division, leading the orchestra of the American Academy of Conducting in a performance of works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Humperdinck, and Sibelius at the Aspen Music Festival and School in May.
Joseph Young (AD ’09), the first BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellow, has been appointed as the new assistant conductor of the Phoenix Symphony. He was also recently selected as one of eight participants of the International Jorma Panula Conducting Workshop in Porto, Portugal.