Hilo Carriel (MM ‘19, Conducting) has been awarded a Dudamel Fellowship in the 2019-20 season. As a fellow, he will have the opportunity to cover important conductors in their seasons, as well as conduct programs for outreach and other events.
Gemma New (MM ’11, Conducting) was interviewed in the San Francisco Classical Voice by Jeff Kalis. In the interview, she talks about her busy upcoming schedule and her ambitious repertoire selections. She also talks about her career and how she came to be a conductor in America. She conducted the San Francisco Symphony on Wednesday, July 10, in a concert featuring the works of Tchaikovsky. Coming up, she will conduct the orchestra on July 13 at 7:30 pm and on July 14 at 4:00 pm in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Both of these concerts will take place in the Frost Amphitheater in San Francisco, Calif.
Faculty artist and director of the graduate conducting program Marin Alsop was interviewed on PBS. The interview covers her career, how she became a conductor, and her experience learning from Leonard Bernstein, among other aspects of her life.
Peter Bay (MM ’80, Conducting) conducted his final concert as part of the Hot Springs Music Festival on June 15 in Hot Springs, Ark., and was featured for his nine-year position in The Sentinel Record. In the article, he comments on the wonderful time he has had working with the festival and looks forward to focusing his efforts with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, where he is the music director. Until his last performance, Bay will continue working with students at the festival, rehearsing and collaborating along the way. The final concert will take place on Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 pm at the Oaklawn Auditorium. Tickets are $20, and the concert will feature music by Jean Sibelius, Bright Sheng, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Louis Stewart (DMA ’91, Conducting) conducted the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in a recording of one of his works. In summer of 2018, he recorded with the Los Angeles Recording Orchestra. In the fall, he will assume interim directorship of the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic.