CHRISTOPHER ZIMMERMAN has been named music director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, serving the cities of Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota. His appointment took effect in early June, and his initial contract is for three years. He continues as music director of the Fairfax (Va.) Symphony Orchestra. Prior to joining the FSO in 2009 Zimmerman held music director posts at the Symphony of Southeast Texas, the Bangor (Me.) Symphony, and the City of London Chamber Orchestra. He has also served on the conducting faculties at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and at the Hartt School in Hartford, Conn., directing student orchestras in both institutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Yale and a master’s from the University of Michigan. Zimmerman received further training as a student of Seiji Ozawa and Gunther Schuller at Tanglewood; at the Pierre Monteux School in Maine; and as apprentice to Andrew Davis at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and to Vaclav Neumann at the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Zimmerman resides in Virginia’s Fairfax County with his wife and children.
Posted July 9, 2013