Beyond the Baton Conducting Workshop

Participants 2007


Thomas Carling
Mr. Carling is the Assistant Conductor of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra and the Music Director for Esse Percipi Chamber Orchestra. Previously, he was the Assistant Conductor for the Ridgefield Symphony.


Roberta Carpenter
A Wisconsin native, Ms. Carpenter has performed extensively as a violinst with symphonic, chamber, ballet and opera orchestras in the United States, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, and the Ukraine. Ms. Carpenter was Music Director of the Whitewater and Carroll College Symphonies, and was the Assistant Conductor of the Fox Valley Symphony and the Concord Chamber Orchestra.


John Cuk
Conductor of choirs and orchestras in England, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Finland, Estonia, Argentina and Poland, as well as the United States. From 2004-2007, Mr. Cuk served as the Associate Conductor and Choir Master/Coach with Opera Estate at St. Ivo alla Piacenza in Rome. He currently conducts the choirs and assists with the orchestra at Scarsdale High School, and is the Music Director of Westfair Singers in Greenwich.


Stephen Czarkowski
Mr. Czarkowski has served as a guest conductor with The National Symphony Orchestra, Honolulu Symphony, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and The Berlin Airlift Orchestra. He holds Master of Music degrees in cello and conducting and is currently on the cello faculty of The Landon School, Holton Arms School Creative Center for the Arts, The Bullis School, Montgomery College and Shepherd University.


Devin Patrick Hughes
Recently appointed Music Director for the Niwot Timberline Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Hughes is currently Resident Conductor of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the Denver Young Artist's Orchestra. He founded and leads the Denver Contemporary Chamber Players. He has guest conducted for the Des Moines, Green Bay, Colorado, Rochester and Omaha Symphonies.


Joseph Jones
Currently, Mr. Jones is the Timpanist with the Richmond County Orchestra, Riverside Opera, and New York Chamber Players. Previously, he served as Music Director of the Capitol Opera Harrisburg, Associate Conductor for the Ballet Orchestra of NYC, and Timpanist with the Londontown Symphony and Natick Wind Symphony. He has studied composition and conducting at the Peabody Conservatory.


Katherine (Kiki) Kilburn
The 2008 recipient of the Conductor's Guild Thelma A. Robinson Award, Ms. Kilburn has conducted the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge CO, Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra (KY), Greater New Haven Chamber Orchestra (CT), and the Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra (AR).


David O'Rourke
Mr. O'Rourke is the Director of "O'Rourkestra", a classic Big Band specializing in tribute concerts in honor of great arrangers like Nelson Riddle. He also teaches classes at Columbia University and SUNY New Platz on arranging for orchestra, big band and small group writing in the jazz idiom.


Carolyn A. Turner
Ms. Turner is the Conductor for the Missouri Youth Orchestra.


Grant Gilman
Grant Gilman is currently the Director of Orchestras at the College of William & Mary and also holds the position of Associate Music Director with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra (Texas). Previously, Grant Gilman has served as Music Director with the Harbor Opera Company, Resident Conductor with the Astoria Symphony, Assistant Conductor with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and Cover Conductor with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.


Gregory Woodbridge
Mr. Woodbridge is Music Director and Conductor of the Central Pennsylvania Symphony and the York Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has guest conducted for the York Symphony (PA) and the Cumberland Valley Chamber Players. As a pianist and violinist, he is a sought-after piano accompanist and chamber musician.


Dana Mambourg Zimbric
Ms. Zimbric is Music Director and Conductor for The Classics Philharmonic in San Diego, CA. She has guest conducted orchestras in New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Puerto Rico. An accomplished clarinetist, Ms. Zumbric holds a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance and a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Wisconsin.

Photography by Rick Peckham
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