xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

Joseph Young named Artistic Director of Ensembles at Peabody Institute

Joseph Young
Joseph Young (Peter Eberts)

The gifted American conductor Joseph Young has been named the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles at the Peabody Institute.

The South Carolina-born Young, whose appointment is effective July 1, received his Artist Diploma at Peabody and, a decade ago, served as the first Baltimore Symphony Orchestra-Peabody Institute Conducting Fellow.

Advertisement

He went on to hold posts with several orchestras and is currently assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony and music director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Leonard Slatkin led the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's "Enigma Variations" and, with soloist Marina Piccinini, Aaron Jay Kernis' Flute Concerto.

Succeeding Teri Hajime Murai, who did notable work for 25 years as director of orchestral activities at Peabody, Young will "oversee the [conservatory's] new flexible ensemble model," as the press release puts it.

Advertisement
Advertisement

He will also "prepare and conduct concerts, work with faculty and staff in the planning and administration of the ensembles program, and work with Marin Alsop with the graduate conducting program."

Young's mentors at Peabody included Markand Thakar and the late Gustav Meier.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement