“Ten years ago, a tall, slim man with a ready smile left his job as director of a South Carolina high school band to enter the Peabody Institute as the first recipient of the newly formed BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellowship—a program of extensive skill-honing with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Marin Alsop,” writes Tim Smith in Friday’s (/15) Baltimore Sun. “Young has just returned to Peabody—this time in a key leadership role as the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg artistic director of ensembles. He oversees orchestral activities at the conservatory and mentors students aiming for a career on the podium…. The program … is a kind of apprenticeship at the BSO for a year or two…. After two years as the inaugural BSO-Peabody fellow, [Young] served as the League of American Orchestras Conducting Fellow at the Buffalo Philharmonic (the League was an initial partner in the BSO-Peabody collaboration) and resident conductor of the Phoenix Symphony…. Young just finished up three seasons as assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.” Other BSO-Peabody fellows include Gonzalo Farias, Alexandra Arrieche, Lee Mills, and Michael Repper.
Posted September 18, 2017