JOSEPH YOUNG has been promoted from assistant conductor to resident conductor at The Phoenix Symphony, effective next season. The appointment comes with a two-year extension of his contract, through the 2012-13 season. Young’s duties will expand to include program development and conducting for the Family Series; conducting all fourteen Symphony for the Schools performances; and a leading role in development of Phoenix Symphony education programs. He joined the orchestra at the beginning of the 2010-11 season after serving as American Conducting Fellow at the Buffalo Philharmonic through the League of American Orchestras’ American Conducting Fellows Program. Young was one of six conductors chosen to participate in the League’s 2011 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview. He holds an artist’s diploma in conducting from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, and received his bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in music education from the University of South Carolina.
Posted May 20, 2011