Idaho State-Civic Symphony appoints Nell Flanders as artistic director and conductor

Posted on: April 21, 2022

NELL FLANDERS has been named artistic director and conductor of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony and Idaho State University Chamber Orchestra, effective in Fall 2022. Flanders will also teach at the University’s College of Arts and Letters. Flanders goes to Pocatello, Idaho from the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in New Jersey, where she was assistant conductor, and the Chelsea Symphony in New York City, where she was conductor and concertmaster. At the Chelsea Symphony, she programmed works by living and underrepresented composers. Flanders has taught and conducted at the Manhattan School of Music High School Division for many years, and is on faculty at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Flanders maintained a professional career in violin, viola, and piano performance for 15 years before pursuing studies as a conductor. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin and piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Akron. She earned a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Mannes College–The New School for Music. Her Doctor of Musical Arts in orchestral conducting is from Peabody Conservatory.