Marin Alsop to Lead Peabody Conducting Program

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Director Marin Alsop. Photo courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Marin Alsop is adding another job to her already impressive resume. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director was appointed as the Peabody Conservatory’s graduate conducting program.

The highly selective conducting program is one of the top spots in a rarified field. Alsop has been on the faculty at Peabody since coming to Baltimore in 2006. She will take the baton from her mentor Gustav Meier, who led the program for 20 years.

“At a time when Peabody is focusing increasingly on what it means to be a citizen-artist in the 21st century, there is no better practitioner than Marin Alsop as exemplified through her commitment to education, community engagement, and an innate talent for making music meaningful to so many different audiences,” Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein said in a statement.

Alsop became the first woman to lead a major American orchestra when she took the helm at the BSO, and is also the . She also leads the symphony in Sao Paolo, Brazil. She was also the first female conductor of BBC’s Last Night of the Proms, which she will conduct once again this fall.

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