Artistic: Charlotte Symphony

Posted on: June 4, 2013

ROGER KALIA has been named assistant conductor of the Charlotte (N.C.) Symphony, effective this fall. He will serve as rehearsal assistant and cover conductor for Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, and will be responsible for the orchestra’s education concerts, its Lollipops Series, and its annual Nutcracker performances with North Carolina Dance Theatre. For the past three years Kalia has been music director of the Columbus (Ind.) Symphony Orchestra. In 2011 he was awarded second prize in the inaugural Memphis International Conducting Competition, which led to his professional debut with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Trained initially in trumpet, Kalia holds a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Houston. This spring he completed his first season as music director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles, as well as his doctoral studies at Indiana University, where he served as associate instructor of orchestral conducting.

Posted June 4, 2013