May 24 2018:
Honored to receive the Bronze Medal at the Global Music Awards for my work on Off The Podium Music Podcast. The podcast has close to 70 episodes featuring artists who have won a Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Awards among many other accomplishments.
I have been named Music Director of the 2018 Northwest Mahler Festival in Seattle, WA. The summer festival is comprised of professionals, students and community musicians performing large scale works in reading sessions and a final concert.
I am very excited to be a finalist for the American Prize in Orchestral Programming with the Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestras! The American Prize—Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award in Orchestral Programming honors the memory of the great Lithuanian conductor, Maestro Vytautas Marijosius, music director of the Lithuanian State Opera, and for nearly thirty-five years Director of Orchestral Activities at the Hartt School of Music. The Prize recognizes and rewards the best achievement in the unique field of orchestral programming, where the selection of repertoire by knowledgeable, creative and courageous music directors builds orchestras and audiences, educates young people and adults, and enriches the community.