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Robert Istad

Conducting Academy Dean

Robert Istad is Artistic Director of Pacific Chorale and Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Istad’s regularly conducts and collaborates with Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Musica Angelica Baroque...

Lucinda Carver

Lucinda Carver

Academy Faculty

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...

David Hayes

David Hayes

Academy Faculty

David Hayes, who began his musical life as a violinist/violist, currently serves as director of Orchestral and Conducting Studies at Mannes School of Music (New School University) in New York, as staff conductor of the Curtis Symphony...

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Eugene Rogers

Academy Faculty

A two-time Michigan Emmy Award winner, a 2017 Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient, and a 2015 GRAMMY Award nominee, Eugene Rogers is recognized as a leading conductor and pedagogue throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to being the founding...

Duain Wolfe

Academy Faculty

Duain Wolfe has served as the Director and Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus since 1994, preparing the chorus for performances with many of the world’s most renowned orchestral conductors. His work resulted in a Grammy for Best Opera with Sir Georg...

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