Notable Conducting Alumni

  • Daniel Hege

    MM, non-degreed alumnus, conducting

    Music Director Syracuse Symphony, Wichita Symphony
  • Sharon Lavery

    MM ’00, conducting

    USC Thornton Resident Conductor; Assistant Professor of Practice, Conducting
  • Olivier Ochanine

    MM ’07, conducting

    Music Director, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Lucas Richman

    MM ’87, conducting

    Music Director, Knoxville Symphony
  • Scott Speck

    MM ’89, conducting

    Music Director, Joffrey Ballet; Artistic Director, Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Michael Tilson Thomas

    ’67, piano, MM ’76, conducting

    Music Director, San Francisco Symphony; Founder New World Symphony; Chevalier dans l’order des Arts et des Lettres of France; Multiple Grammy Awards