Montana-born, 24-year-old Lee Mills, will be the third recipient of the BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellowship, starting in September.
The fellowship, a unique project founded in 2007 by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Peabody Institute, provides a full tuition scholarship to Peabody and mentoring from BSO music director Marin Alsop.
Mills, who just received a graduate performance diploma from Peabody, will earn an artist diploma after the one-year fellowship.
The young conductor has done fine work in the area in collaboration with various Peabody ensembles, including Peabody Opera Theatre. He also managed to assemble the necessary forces on campus to conduct Beethoven's Ninth and other big works last season, no small feat.
Mill will make his public BSO conducting debut during ...
The conducting fellowship has previously showcased two young talents: Joseph Young, who was recently named resident conductor of the Phoenix Symphony; and Ilyich Rivas, whose international career was in full swing before he arrived at the BSO and continues to flourish.
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