Beyond the Baton Conducting Workshop
 

Participants 2013 Kiev, Ukraine

   
 
Evgueni Brokmiler

Evgueni Brokmiler


Evgueni Brokmiller was a student of the legendary Professor of the Moscow State Conservatory, Yuri Dolzhikov. In 1987, he won first prize in the all-Soviet Union Woodwind Competition. In 1992, he won the International flute competition in Scheveningen (The Netherlands). As a soloist, he has played with many orchestras including the State Cinematography Symphony Orchestra (USSR), Noordhollands Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble with Yuri Bashment, and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. In 1991 to 1993, Evgueni was the Principal Flutist for the State Symphony Orchestra in Russia. He was also the Guest Principal Flutist for the Moscow Radio Orchestra, Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Evgueni Brokmiller has collaborated with prominent musicians including Sviatoslav Richter, Yuri Bashmet and Yo-Yo Ma. Evgueni studied conducting at the Moscow State Conservatory with Professor Leonid Nikolaev and at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Professor Alexander Titov. Evgueni Brokmiller has been the Associate Principal Flutist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra since 1993 and is active in Singapore as a soloist, orchestral musician, chamber musician and teacher.

 
Jane Brown

Jane Brown


Jane Brown is pleased to announce her tenth season as conductor of the Reno Pops Orchestra, and was also just recently appointed as the conductor of the Ruby Mountain Symphony. She earned a Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Arts in Music with honors, in woodwind performance and conducting from California State University, Chico. She has taught music in the public schools of Utah, California, and Nevada for 13 years, and has also conducted the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for four years ; as well as serving as an adjudicator, guest conductor, and clinician at regional and state music festivals in Northeastern California and Northern Nevada. In her conducting studies, Ms. Brown has most recently worked with Gustav Meier, Mark Gibson, Markand Thakar and Diane Wittry.

 
Tod Craven

Todd Craven


Todd Craven is currently studying conducting with Dr. William Wiedrich at the University of South Florida. An accomplished trumpet player, Todd has held the principal trumpet position with the Sarasota Orchestra and the Florida Brass Quintet for 12 years. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic and the Cincinnati Symphony. Todd holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Indiana Univserity.

 
Mark Crim

Mark Crim


Mark Crim was appointed Music Director/Principal Conductor of the Longview Area Youth Orchestras in 2010. His duties include artistic and administrative responsibility for the Longview Area Preperatory Strings (LAPS) and the Longview Area Youth Symphony Orchestra (LAYSO). In addiction to quality performances of core orchestral repertoire, LAYSO has collaborated with regional arts organizations including the East Texas Symphonic Band, East Texas Youth Chorus and Artsview Children’s Theater to enrich the area with innovative programming for children’s, youth and adult audiences. As Assistant Professor of Music at East Texas Baptist University, Mr. Crim conducts the Symphonic Band as well as serving as music director and conductor of the University’s opera and music theater orchestras. He teaches upper-level courses in conducting, music education and ethnomusicology. Mr. Crim’s position at ETBU follows a successful career in the Texas public schools. A 2004 Toyota International Teaching Scholar to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, Mr. Crim has conducted and taught across the United States and in Japan, Germany, Bulgaria and France.

 
David Cubek

David Cubek


David Cubek was appointed assistant professor of music and director of the Claremont Concert Orchestra of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges in 2010. In addition, Mr. Cubek regularly conducts ensembles from Venezuela’s acclaimed program known as “El Sistema.” Born in Venezuela, Mr. Cubek began private piano and composition lessons at the age of 7. He continued his studies at McGill University and the Conservatory of Montreal and completed a Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting at Northwestern University.

 
John Devlin

John Devlin


John Devlin, conductor, holds many positions as an artist in the Washington, DC area. He is Music Director and Conductor of both the University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra and the Youth Orchestras of Prince William (VA). He is also the Associate Conductor of the Capital City Symphony, the Assistant Conductor of the Apollo Symphony Orchestra, and a technical director for IMAG at the National Symphony Orchestra. This season, Devlin conducted the world premiere of La Saulaie, written by Claude Debussy and completed by scholar Robert Orledge, at the University of Maryland. He also conducted a recording session at Capitol Records in Los Angeles. The orchestra, made up of musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, recorded the soundtrack to “Life is Love,” a new film by acclaimed director Halfdan Hussey, with score by Christopher Caliendo. Devlin also made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut, leading the Youth Orchestras of Prince William at the National Orchestra Festival. In addition, he was selected to conduct numerous honor ensembles, including the North Dakota All-State Orchestra. He also made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, serving as the second conductor for a world-premiere performance of a work by composer Chris Brubeck. Devlin has also studied at the Pierre Monteux School, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Baltimore Symphony Conducting Workshop, and the Conductors Institute at Bard College. At these and other programs he has studied with Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, Michael Jinbo, and Harold Farberman.

 
Vernon Humbert

Vernon Humbert

Vernon Humbert, from Jacksonville, Florida, has both performed and coached chamber music for many years, playing at the annual Summertrios Festival, performing with the local Amadeus Trio, and studying with the Raphael Trio in Vermont. He is a founding member of Prelude Chamber Music, Inc., a local non-profit organization established to encourage chamber music skills in young musicians. In 2004, Vernon was named Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia. He also directs choral and handbell groups on the First Coast, as well as two of the Prelude Chamber Music Camp orchestras. He has been a cellist in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra since 1981.

 
Dimitar Nikolov

Dimitar Nikolov

A native of Bulgaria, Dimitar Nikolov has conducted orchestras, operas, and choirs in the United States and Europe. He currently serves as Music Director of the Washington International Chorus. Previous positions include Music Director of the Fort Dodge Area Symphony, Assistant Conductor of the Des Moines Metro Opera, Music Director of the Sofia Wind Symphony, and Conductor of the Burgas Opera. Dr. Nikolov has appeared as guest conductor in US (Mason City Orchestra, Newark Symphony Orchestra, Friday Morning Club Orchestra, and Aspen Chamber Symphony), Bulgaria, Austria, Russia, Romania, and Spain. He has degrees in conducting from the National Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria, the University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Nebraska. Dimitar Nikolov has studied conducting with Murry Sidlin, David Zinmann, Gustav Meier, Rebecca Burkhardt, Tylor White, and Ivan Bakalov. He is also active as a concert pianist and educator in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area.

 
Michael Avagliano

Catherine O'Shaughnessy

A native of San Jose, California, Catherine O’Shaughnessy holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, and is currently completing doctoral studies at Arizona State Univeristy. Catherine made her international professional conducting debut as the music director of the Mittelsächsisches Theater's production of 'Pyramus and Thisbe' in Freiberg, Germany, and also co-conducted an OperaVerona performance of 'Don Giovanni' on the shores of the Italian Lake Garda. In addition to her musical pursuits, Catherine is passionate about the role of the arts in philosophy and society. She currently serves as co-organizer for two philosophy meet-up groups and recently presented a paper on the philosophy of passion at the 2013 Humanities Conference at Lincoln University, PA.

 
Jared Robertson

Jared Robertson

Jared Robertson is active as a conductor, percussionist and music educator and currently resides in Northern Arizona, USA. Previously he served as Assistant Conductor of Symphony of the Valley; an all-volunteer community orchestra based in Winchester, Virginia. In 2011 he was Guest Conductor for the Northern Arizona University School of Music production of Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring. He is Music Director of the Flagstaff Light Opera Company and other non-profit performing arts organizations in Flagstaff. Robertson is currently Second Percussionist and serves on the player’s committee of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and will begin his third season with that organization in Fall 2013.

 
Dominique Royem

Dominique Royem

An active guest conductor, Dominique Royem has worked with ensembles such as the Plevin Philharmonic [Plevin, Bulgaria], Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, Galveston Symphony, Moores Opera Center, Sugarland Opera, HBU Opera Theatre, Houston Grand Opera's "Opera to Go!", and the Houston Civic Orchestra. She is was just named Conducting Fellow for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra's 2012-2013 season, and currently serves as Assistant Conductor of the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her orchestral work, she serves as Music Director and Conductor for the Bayou City Concert Musicals, and was Resident Conductor for Masquerade Theatre during their 2011-2012 season. She has a Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Houston Moores School of Music, where she studied with Franz Krager and was attached to the Moores Opera Center. Her dissertation, entitled "Generic Integration and Its Expressive Potential in the Music of Kurt Weill and Richard Rodgers," uses semiotic and genre theory to illuminate the similarities between opera and musical theatre in the 1940's and 1950's. Her upcoming engagements are posted on www.dominiqueroyem.com.

 
Dan Wootton

Dan Wootton

Dan Wootton has a bachelor's degree in Piano Performance and Church Music from Central Bible College (Springfield, Missouri) as well as a graduate degree in orchestral conducting from Oklahoma State University. Dan has guest conducted for ensembles and soloists including The L.A. Collaboration, The Tulsa Festival of Hymns, Circle The State With Song, Piano Duo Ryan & Ryan, Violinist Maurice Sklar, The OSU Symphony Orchestra, The St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, and numerous appearances with Tulsa's Signature Symphony. Dan resides in Jenks, Oklahoma with his wife, Mandy, and two sons, Greyson and Ryder.

 
 
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