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Eric Dudley appointed music director of the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra

Voice alumnus Eric Dudley has been named the new music director of the SFCM Orchestra
February 17, 2016

eric-dudleyThe San Francisco Conservatory of Music has announced the appointment of Eric Dudley ’93 MM, ’04 MMA, ’11 DMA as music director of the SFCM Orchestra for the 2016–17 academic year. Dudley is a Grammy Award-winning musician and conductor.

SFCM Provost and Dean Kate Sheeran said in a statement, “I know our orchestra and our entire community will benefit from Eric’s experience, artistry and joy.”

Eric Dudley enjoys a busy schedule of performances in the U.S. and abroad as a multifaceted musician. After distinguished tenures as assistant conductor for both the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Princeton Symphony, he also recently appeared as principal conductor for the 2015 Bendigo Festival of Exploratory Music in Australia. Recent career highlights include guest conducting engagements with the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.), Hartford Symphony Orchestra (Connecticut), TENET Vocal Ensemble and Signal Ensemble (New York City), International Contemporary Ensemble at the Ojai Music Festival (California), and the Melbourne International Arts Festival (Australia).

He currently teaches at Mannes School of Music in New York, where he is the music director of the Mannes Prep Philharmonic and The New School Chorus. In addition to Eric’s work as a conductor, he is a member of the cutting-edge vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, founded and directed by Brad Wells ’98 MM, ’05 DMA. The ensemble won their first Grammy in 2014, and received a second nomination for their album Render, which includes one of Dudley’s compositions.