The Topeka Symphony in Kansas has announced the appointment of MARTHA PLACERES as conductor of its Youth Orchestra. She is director of orchestras and a lecturer at Topeka’s Washburn University and was formerly affiliated with the University of Texas at Brownsville, where she led the UTB Symphony and String orchestras and taught violin, viola, and instrumental conducting. In her native Mexico she has conducted the Puebla State Conservatory of Music Youth Symphony, the Puebla State Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Tamaulipas Symphony Orchestra. Placeres holds a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Puebla State Conservatory, a master’s degree in music education from the University of Texas at Brownsville, and a doctorate in orchestral conducting from Texas Tech University.
Posted June 21, 2016