UA Orchestral Conducting Graduates

UA Prof. Daniel Katzen, former member Boston Symphony Orchestra, Keitaro Harada, Conducting Fellow and Dr. Thomas Cockrell at Tanglewood, August 2010


Recent (or soon-to-be) graduates in orchestral and opera conducting at The University of Arizona Fred FoxSchool of Music

Lorena Suárez Molina DMA student, 2019-present MM UMN Duluth, Diploma Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini, Florence Italy
Sean Bresemann DMA student, 2018- present BM College Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati, MM University of North Texas
Keun Oh DMA, Fall 2019 Guest conductor in USA, Germany and South Korea. Semifinalist Besançon International Conducting Competition, Besançon, France, 2013 and Semifinalist Antal Dorati International Conducting Competition 2015.
Juan Montoya DMA, Fall 2018 Music Director, Kuala Lumpur City Opera; Third Prize 2017 Blue Danube International Opera Conducting Competition
András Derecskei DMA 2018 Assistant Conductor, Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point, 2017.  Former Assistant Conductor and concertmaster, Szolnok Symphony Orchestra (Hungary)
Ace Edewards DMA 2015 Finalist, “Luigi Mancinelli” International Opera Conductors Competition, Orvieto, Italy 2014. Freelance conductor, Knoxville, Tennessee, Music Director, The Scruffy City Symphony
David Dunbar DMA 2017 Freelance conductor, Denver, Colorado
Jackson E. Warren DMA 2012 2015 Graduate, University of Pennsylvania Law School, practicing in Delaware
Keitaro Harada DMA studies 2008-2011 Music Director, Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra, former Associate Conductor, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, frequent guest conductor of professional orchestras in the USA and Japan.
James Stopher MM 2008   Assistant Professor, The College of Marin, Department of Music.  DMA, The Peabody Conservatory 2011.
Eiki Isomura MM 2007   Music Director, Opera in the Heights, Houston. Freelance opera coach/conductor.  DMA from The University of Michigan, 2011.
Kisun Lee DMA 2009 Conductor, Daegu City Choir, Ryul Chamber Orchestra.  Professor emeritus, Chongshin University, Seoul
Martin Majkut DMA 2008 Music Director, Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra (Ashland, Oregon) and The Queens Symphony (New York City)
Juan de Dios Hernández DMA 2008 Associate Dean of Music, Director of choirs and orchestra, Grand Canyon University.
Adam Kerry Boyles MM 2003    Director of MIT Symphony Orchestra, Cambridge, MA. Assistant Conductor, Hartford (CT) Symphony Orchestra.  DMA from The University of Texas 2005
Linus Lerner DMA 2007 Artistic Director, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfonica do Rio Grande do Norte (OSRN – Brazil).  Guest conductor, orchestras worldwide
David Cole DMA 2002 Southwest Florida Symphony, Youth Orchestra Conductor and Education Director
Others prior to Cockrell regime:
Robert Baldwin DMA Professor, University of Utah, School of Music, Music Director Salt Lake Symphony
John Roscigno DMA Professor, California State University, Northridge
Robert McCashin DMA Professor Emeritus, James Madison University