Interlochen Arts Camp is pleased to welcome JoAnn Falletta, Andrew Grams and Andreas Delfs as guest conductors for the 2013 World Youth Symphony Orchestra. And that’s not all. Scott Teeple, Kevin Sedatole and Steve Davis are slated to be guest conductors for the World Youth Wind Symphony.
JoAnn Falletta is internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador for music and an inspiring artistic leader. An effervescent and exuberant figure on the podium, she has been acclaimed by The New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation.” She serves as the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center.
As one of America’s most promising and talented young conductors, Andrew Grams has already appeared with many of the great orchestras of the world including The Cleveland Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Detroit Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C., and the orchestras of Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, New Jersey and others in the United States. On the international arena, he has conducted the Montreal Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra of the Beethovenhalle Bonn, BBC Symphony Orchestra London, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Rome, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Residentie Orchestra of the Hague,Hamburg Symphony, and Malmo Symphony to name a few.
Renowned as a concert and opera conductor, Andreas Delfs is especially noted for his electric podium presence and creative flair for programming. He currently holds the position of Conductor Laureate of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra where, during twelve seasons as Music Director, he was instrumental in the orchestra’s rise to national prominence through acclaimed recording projects, commissions of new works, world premieres and innovative music education programs.
Scott Teeple serves on the conducting faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His duties include sharing responsibilities with the concert band, conducting the wind ensemble and teaching undergraduate and graduate conducting. During the academic year, he conducts the Winds of Wisconsin, an honors band comprised of high school musicians from around the state and the MATC Municipal Band. Mr. Teeple continues to be in demand as a clinician and guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad. He has guest conducted and led All–States in California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin and the World Youth Wind Symphony at the Interlochen Arts Camp. In 2013, Teeple will guest conduct bands at the American School in Singapore and the IASAS Cultural Festival.
Kevin Sedatole serves as director of bands, professor of music, and chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. Prior to joining MSU, he was director of bands and associate professor of conducting at Baylor University. Previous to his appointment at Baylor he served as associate director of bands at the University of Texas and director of the Longhorn Band, and as associate director of bands at the University of Michigan and Stephen F. Austin State University.
Steven D. Davis is director of bands and wind ensembles, associate professor of conducting, Conservatory large ensembles chair, and conductor of the Conservatory Wind Symphony at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. He is the founding director of the UMKC Wind Band Teaching Symposium, the conductor of the Kansas City Youth Symphony’s Symphony Orchestra and newEar (Kansas City’s professional contemporary chamber ensemble), and regularly conducts the Kansas City Symphony Brass. Davis has served as a guest conductor at the Midwest Clinic, MENC National Convention, Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, CBDNA National Convention, the Festival of New American Music, alongside David Robertson of the St. Louis Symphony, and at numerous state music conferences as well as the most significant conservatories in Bangkok and Chang Mai, Thailand; Lisbon, Portugal; and Beijing, China.
These noted conductors will join Interlochen Arts Camp Director of Orchestras and World Youth Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jung-Ho Pak; Director of Wind Ensembles and Conductor of the World Youth Wind Symphony Don McKinney; as well as Interlochen Philharmonic Conductors Paul Salerni and Octavio Mas-Arocas.