panel discussion

Panel Discussion V – Cultivating a Diverse and Inclusive Tomorrow

MODERATOR: Dr. Kaitlin Bove (Director of Instrumental Ensembles, Pierce College) PANELISTS: Dr. Anna Edwards (Music Director, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra) Angelica Durrell (Founder and Executive Director, INTEMPO) Sarah Williams (Director of New Works & Creative Producer, Opera Philadelphia)     ANNA EDWARDS’ musical career progression as a violinist, educator, and symphony conductor has been inspired by her […]

Panel Discussion IV – Arts @ Technology

MODERATOR: Dr. Chaowen Ting (Director of Orchestral Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology & Founder, Girls Who Conduct) PANELISTS: Sarah Fernández (Music Director & Artistic Director, Manhattan Wind Ensemble) Dr. Natalie Groom (Arts Laureate Manager & Affiliate Artist of Clarinet, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County) Alex Shapiro (Composer)     A native of the California […]

Panel Discussion III – At the Intersection of Gender and Race

MODERATOR: B.E. Boykin (Georgia Institute of Technology) PANELISTS: Lily Ling (Music Director/Conductor, Hamilton) Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin (Director of Wind Band Studies, The Pennsylvania State University) Dr. Kiernan M. Steiner (Public Academic)     Brittney Boykin (B.E. Boykin) is a native of Alexandria, Virginia. After graduating from Spelman College in 2011 with a B.A. in Music, Ms. […]

Panel Discussion II – Maestro as Professor

MODERATOR: Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner, D.M.A. (Dean/Professor of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University) PANELISTS: Dr. Tiffany Chang (Assistant Professor of Conducting, Oberlin Conservatory & Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music) Christin Reardon MacLellan (Director, University of British Columbia Concert Winds & Associate Conductor, Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble) Nyadia Thorpe (Director of Choral Activities, Navarro College)   […]

Panel Discussion I – Leading Professional Ensembles

MODERATOR: Michelle Rofrano (Conductor; Founder and Artistic Director, PROTESTRA) PANELISTS: First Lieutenant Elizabeth Elliott (US Army Band Officer) Lina Gonzalez-Granados (Conducting Fellow, the Philadelphia Orchestra & Seattle Symphony) Susie Seiter (Film Conductor) Meg Zervoulis (Associate Music Director, West Side Story Broadway)   Conductor Michelle Rofrano has led The Queen of Spades and Trouble in Tahiti […]