In March, Elizabeth Schulze ’79 became the new director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Schulze recently completed a four-year appointment as associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra. Her debut with the NSO was on Labor Day in 1994, when she conducted a performance on the Capitol lawn before an audience of 50,000. Schulze was conductor of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra from 1994–1997 and assistant conductor of the Buffalo Philhar-monic Orchestra from 1992– 1995.
For the past four summers, Schulze has directed the NSO’s program for musically gifted youth at the Kennedy Center. Her other honors include a Tanglewood Fellowship, during which she worked with Gustav Meier and Leonard Bernstein, and the first Aspen Music School Conducting Award in 1991. Schulze was a philosophy major at Bryn Mawr and studied music and orchestra and choral conducting at Interlochen Arts Academy and SU/NY-Stony Brook.
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