North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Symphony has named KAREN NÍ BHROIN assistant conductor, effective June 1, 2020. Ní Bhroin hails from County Wexford, Ireland and is currently assistant orchestra conductor at Kent State University, Ohio, where she will graduate with a master of music in orchestral conducting this May. At the Winston-Salem Symphony, Ní Bhroin will be responsible for managing and conducting the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras Program; acting as cover conductor for the Winston-Salem Symphony; conducting a select number of Winston-Salem Symphony concerts; and engaging with the community. In 2019, Ní Bhroin was appointed assistant director of Ohio’s Akron Symphony Chorus and made her debut with the Akron Symphony Orchestra in 2020. Ní Bhroin attended Dartington International Summer School Advanced Conducting program. She was Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) Conductor in Training from 2016–2018, working with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ Philharmonic Choir in Dublin, Ireland. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and made her conducting debut with the Trinity College Orchestra during the final year of her degree.