CHELSEA GALLO has been named assistant conductor of the Florida Orchestra for the 2022-23 season. Gallo will lead the St. Petersburg-based orchestra’s youth and community concerts, conduct select pops and Morning Coffee concerts, and assist Music Director Michael Francis and other conductors. Gallo’s previous positions include assistant conductor of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, conducting fellow with the Dallas Opera, and staff conductor with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the Florida Orchestra next season, Gallo will be a regular guest conductor with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Gallo studied conducting in Vienna, Prague, and Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia. In Vienna, she studied piano with Giorgi Latsobidze and violin with Barbara Gorzynska. Gallo holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan, where she was awarded the Helen Wu graduate fellowship in conducting. She studied conducting at festivals and masterclasses and has been part of recording and performing projects for NASA, Lockheed Martin, the National Institute of Aerospace, and the European Space Agency.