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 Conductor of Cleveland Orchestra Education Concerts
Assistant Conductor, The Cleveland Orchestra
BIRTHPLACE: Walnut Creek, CA
FAMILY: My parents live in the San Francisco Bay Area. My sister lives in Vancouver British Columbia.
This summer I got married. My wife’s name is Sara and she is studying to be a vet.
FAVORITE FOOD: My mom’s Indian food, specifically her masala dosa! (seriously, it’s the
best dosa you’ll ever have).
FAVORITE MOVIE: Too many choices! Just to name a few: Finding Nemo, Home Alone, A Few Good Men, Up, Forrest Gump.
FAVORITE BOOK: Again, too many choices! Just to name a few: Siddhartha, Being Mortal, 100 Years of Solitude, Beloved, On The Road.
PERFORMERS I ADMIRE: Martha Argerich, Yo-Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, the wonderful musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra.
STUDIED MUSIC AT: I received my undergraduate degree music and political science at Brown University, and an Artist Diploma in conducting at The Curtis Institute of Music.
ORCHESTRAS I’VE CONDUCTED: Nashville Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Eugene Symphony, Vermont Symphony, North Carolina Symphony and Grant Park Orchestra.
INSTRUMENTS I HAVE STUDIED: I started playing piano when I was four and then began playing percussion when I was six.
MY HOBBIES ARE: Running, Cooking, Exploring new places with my dog Ozzie, being a rabid fan of my favorite (Bay Area) sports teams.
      Enter for a chance to win
4 FREE TICKETS to a Cleveland Orchestra concert and be featured in next year’s SCORE Student Newspaper!
1. SOCIAL MEDIA – Capture a photo during your trip to Severance Hall and post it on a social media outlet (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram)
• Describe the photo as well as your favorite part of the concert you saw.
• Use #ClevelandOrchestraEducation as a hashtag to be entered into the contest!
Special Note: We kindly ask that your photo be taken before the concert starts or after it ends, but NOT during the concert itself.
2. ARTWORK – Create a piece of art work describing your experience at Severance Hall! Drawings, paintings, or any other type of descriptive artwork is welcomed! Attach a paragraph describing your piece of art.
3. LETTER – Do you have a special memory of your concert experience? If so, we’d love to hear about it! Send us a 1 page letter, handwritten, about your trip to Severance Hall to hear The Cleveland Orchestra!
Send Artwork and Letters to:
Cleveland Orchestra Euclid Avenue
Sandra The
11001 Cleveland,
   Ohio 44106

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