Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces New BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellow: Lee Mills

Lee Mills to conduct FREE BSO concert as part of Artscape festivities, July 16


The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced today that Lee Mills, 24, a talented American conductor will be the third recipient of the BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellowship. This one-year program is designed to support the musical and leadership development of today’s young conductors. Beginning in September 2011, Mr. Mills will begin a one-year artist diploma program, receiving a full tuition scholarship to the Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Mills will also receive personal instruction from BSO Music Director Marin Alsop, who actively shapes the program.

A native of Montana, “promising young conductor” (The Baltimore Sun) Lee Mills recently completed a graduate performance diploma from the Peabody Institute. During that time, he served as the assistant conductor of the Peabody Concert Orchestra, the Peabody Singers and the Peabody-Hopkins Chorus. A new music enthusiast, he has premiered several works by today’s rising composers, including Sketch for Orchestra by Fang Man in 2008 at the Cabrillo Festival, of which Marin Alsop is Music Director. Mr. Mills will have his first opportunity to conduct a public concert of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Orchestra’s annual free Artscape concert on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

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