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Education

(Piano, Horn, Composition, Conducting)
Bachelor/Master of Music, Juilliard School, New York

Further Study:
Tanglewood, Aspen, Bayreuth and Salzburg
Conducting teachers: Jean Morel, Franco Ferrara, John Nelson, Herbert Blomstedt, Sixten Ehrling

Engagements/Positions
General Music Director and Principal Conductor: Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock/Volkstheater Rostock (2004-2007)
GMD: Philharmonisches Orchester Augsburg/Theater Augsburg (1995-2002)
Music Director: Shreveport Symphony (1984-1996)
Music Director: Youngstown Symphony and Opera (1981-1986)
Conductor-in-Residence: Louisville Orchestra (1979-1981)
Principal Conductor: Louisville Chamber Orchestra (1979-1981)
Music Director: Bergen Philharmonic, USA (1979-1985)
Principal Guest Conductor: Long Island Symphony (1979-1983)
Associate Conductor: Long Island Symphony (1976-1979)
Associate Conductor: Greenwich Philharmonia (1974-1978)

Guest Engagements
New York Philharmonic
NDR-Sinfonieorchester
Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe
Westdeutsche Sinfonia
Städtisches Orchester Aachen
Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder
Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt
Philharmonisches Orchester Südwestfalen
Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg
Philharmonisches Orchester Lübeck
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
Thüringer Philharmonie
Hofer Symphoniker
Niederrheinische Symphoniker
Bergische Symphoniker-Orchester
Orquesta de Filarmonica la UNAM (Mexico City)
Staatstheater Stuttgart
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
Saarländisches Staatstheater
Meininger Theater
Symphony orchestras of:
Edmonton, Winnipeg, Queens, Orlando, Spokane, Tucson, Nashville, Dayton, New Mexico, Rhode Island
New Hampshire Music Festival
Eastman Opera Theatre
New York Lyric Opera
Arizona Opera
Sarasota Opera
New York International
Festival of the Arts
Vermont Mozart Festival
IVAI, Tel Aviv
Pusan Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea)

Recordings
Peter Jona Korn: Violin Concerto, Toccata für Orchester, Thüringer-Philharmonie, Premiere Recordings 1058
Ned Rorem: Air Music, Louisville Orchestra, First Edition 809
Ned Rorem: Miss Julie, New York Lyric Opera, Painted Smiles 1338
Roger Sessions: Symphony Nr. 7, Divertimento, Louisville Orchestra, First Edition 776
Andrew Thomas: Death of Yukio Mishima, Dirge in Woods, Opus One 28
Lawrence Widdoes: In Time of Snow, Opus One 28
Rolv Yttrehus: Gradus ad Pamassum, Louisville Orchestra, First Edition 779

Radio/Television Performances
Weekly Radio Program, broadcast live with own commentaries throughout the state of Louisiana
Documentary Film:
Verfehlte Leidenschaft: Brahms, die Frauen und die Musik with the Norddeutsches Sinfonieorchester
(Director: Tony Palmer), 1996
Television broadcasts on AT&T’s:
Live from Bell Labs Appearances on Entertainment Tonight with Dudley Moore, January 1994
Artist’s Commendation from Bravo Cable Network, 1989

Awards and Honors
National Arts Award from Sigma Alpha Iota, 1984
First-time Prize Winner: Conductor’s Program Award, American Symphony Orchestra League, 1987
Award for Programming Excellence in Ovation Magazine, 1989