LAURA JACKSON has signed a four-year extension of her contract as music director of the Reno (Nev.) Philharmonic. She was named to the post in 2009 after serving as assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra through the American Conducting Fellows Program of the League of American Orchestras. Jackson won her first conducting position with the Nashua (N.H.) Chamber Orchestra, where she was music director from 1992 to 1998. She pursued studies in violin and conducting at Indiana University and subsequently earned a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan; while there she directed the Life Sciences Orchestra, consisting of doctors, researchers, students, and staff of the university’s life sciences community. Jackson received additional training as a conducting fellow at Tanglewood Music Center in 2002 and 2003.
Laura Jackson photo: Myra Klarman
Posted June 26, 2015