Anchorage Symphony names Elizabeth Schulze as music director

Posted on: May 26, 2022

ELIZABETH SCHULZE has been appointed music director of the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. Schulze has served as acting artistic advisor and chief conductor since January 2021, following the August 2020 death of Randall Craig Fleisher, the orchestra’s longtime music director. Schulze is also music director and conductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, a post she will retain. Schulze’s posts with American orchestras include nine years as artistic director and conductor of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, music director and conductor of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, music director and conductor of the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington. D.C., principal guest conductor of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, cover conductor and conducting assistant for the New York Philharmonic, and assistant conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic. She has led orchestras throughout the U.S. and abroad. Schulze holds graduate degrees in orchestral and choral conducting from SUNY at Stony Brook, and was a doctoral fellow in orchestral conducting at Northwestern University and a conducting fellow at L’École d’Arts Americaines in France. She was the recipient of the first Aspen Music School Conducting Award, and was a Tanglewood fellow.