Lucinda Carver is a much beloved teacher and highly acclaimed conductor who currently serves as professor of Keyboard Studies, Conducting and Early Music and vice dean of the Division of Classical Performance and Composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. As music director and conductor of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra for 11 years, Carver has garnered critical praise for her stylistic interpretations of music from the classical era. She has been proclaimed “a find—A first-rate conductor” by Bernard Holland of the New York Times. Carver is also a highly acclaimed pianist and harpsichordist whose performances as soloist and recitalist have met with equal glowing praise. For further biographical details and a statement on her teaching philosophy, please go to music.usc.edu.