MICHAEL BUTTERMAN has been named resident conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, effective in fall 2009. The orchestra’s associate conductor from 2000 to 2007, he is currently music director of the Boulder (Colo.) Philharmonic and the Shreveport (La.) Symphony, as well as principal conductor for education and outreach at the Rochester (N.Y.) Philharmonic. Butterman has served as guest conductor for numerous U.S. orchestras, opera companies, and festivals. He was a diploma laureate in the Prokofiev International Conducting Competition and a finalist in the Besançon International Conducting Competition. As recipient of the Seiji Ozawa Fellowship in 1999 he studied at Tanglewood Music Center with Ozawa, Robert Spano, and Jorma Panula. 

Posted June 19, 2009