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.
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.
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.
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.