Joseph Young (AD ’09, Conducting), who in 2007 was the first recipient of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra-Peabody Institute Conducting Fellowship and is currently assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony and music director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, is one of the nine conductors who are receiving this year’s Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Awards.
Young completed graduate studies with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar at the Peabody Conservatory in 2009, earning an artist’s diploma in conducting. From 2007-2010, he was one of five recipients of the League of American Orchestras’ prestigious American Conducting Fellowship. In 2011, he was one of six conductors featured in the League of American Orchestras’ prestigious Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, hosted by the Louisiana Philharmonic. In 2013, Joseph was a Semi-finalist in the Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition (Bamberg, Germany). Joseph is also the recipient of 2008, 2014 and 2015 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Awards.
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