A Featured Event of the 1st Annual Manhattan School of Music / Detroit Symphony Orchestra CONDUCTORS’ PROJECT
A panel discussion on Tuesday Oct 25 at MSM with leaders and members of several US orchestras will look at the orchestral world today, and where things could be heading tomorrow.
During the event – hosted by MSM’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship (CME) and part of the 1st annual Manhattan School of Music / Detroit Symphony Orchestra CONDUCTORS’ PROJECT — the panelists will share thoughts on the evolving roles and expectations of musicians and administrators working in professional music organizations.
“Over the nearly fifty years I’ve been in the orchestral world, I’ve seen significant changes in the way musicians and administrators approach their jobs,” comments panel participant Detroit Symphony Music Director Leonard Slatkin who is also MSM’s recently appointed Distinguished Visiting Artist in Conducting and Orchestral Studies.
He’ll be joined by Matthew VanBesien, President of the New York Philharmonic; Howard Herring, President and CEO of the New World Symphony (MM ’78) and Carl Schiebler, Orchestra Personnel Manager at the New York Philharmonic — as well as MSM alumni Loretta O’Sullivan (BM ’75, cello),Yoobin Son (PS ’10 OP Flute/AD ’11 Flute) and Colin Williams (’97, trombone).