By jfyoung

Joseph Young is currently in his first season of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra-Peabody Conducting Fellowship, a prestigious conductor-training program developed and managed by the BSO and Peabody Conservatory with the aid of the League of American Orchestras. The program supports the musical and leadership development of exceptionally talented conductors in the early stages of their professional careers. It aims to improve the qualifications of American conductors to assume leadership roles as music directors of American orchestras. Since his arrival, he has covered concerts led by music director Marin Alsop and guest conductor John Adams. In January of 2008, he made his subscription debut with the Baltimore Symphony performing the opening work on the program.

Prior to his appointment with the BSO, Joseph taught and built an award-winning music program in Central, South Carolina. Under his leadership, for the first time in six years, the school’s band program earned the Outstanding Performance Award, the highest honor awarded by the South Carolina Band Directors’ Association. The Wind Ensemble also received national accolades under Young’s direction.

In February 2006, he was a participant in the League of American Orchestras Donald Thulean Conducting Workshop in Los Angeles, where his mentors were Michael Morgan and Daniel Lewis. In the summer of 2006, he participated in the Cabrillo Music Festival Conductor Workshop where he first met Marin Alsop and once again worked with mentor Daniel Lewis.

Joseph Young received a Bachelor of Music degree with Emphasis in Music Education from the University of South Carolina. He is currently pursuing graduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory and will earn an Artist Diploma upon graduation in 2009. His primary conducting teachers are Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar



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