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Two Peabody alums gain new conducting posts

Two Peabody alums gain new conducting posts

Two young conductors who studied at Baltimore's Peabody Institute made significant career steps in recent days.

Stephen Mulligan has been named assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, starting with the 2017-2018 season.

And Michael Repper has been appointed music director of the New York Youth Symphony, likewise beginning in 2017-2018.

In his new post, Mulligan will be working closely with Atlanta Symphony music director Robert Spano, someone who "has been a tremendous influence as my mentor," the young conductor said in a statement.

Mulligan studied with Spano at the American...