The Alumni Association of ISO strives to keep alumni connected with ISO, immersed in music making, and sharing their gifts with current ISO students. Through the Alumni Association, former ISO members can play chamber music together, socialize, and even perform with the ISO Symphony! Connections with current ISO students come in the form of tutoring and mentoring, providing internships, and attending ISO’s concerts!
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Here is what a few ISO alumni are doing
Resident conductor (1st Kapellmeister) at the opera house in the Koblenz Opera House (Germany) winner of the 1st International Conducting Competition in Bucharest, Rumania. He was resident conductor of the Opera House in Weimar, Germany from 2008-2011.
Conductor, principal guest conductor, effective with the 2012-13 season with the Gürzenich Orchestra (Cologne, Germany). In addition to conducting concerts he will lead the orchestra in CD recording projects and in productions presented by the city’s Oper Köln. Gaffigan is chief conductor of Switzerland’s Lucerne Symphony and principal guest conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
Music Director of the Phoenix Symphony and previously Music Director of the Opéra national de Lorraine and Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy, and Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Basil Vendryes Brian Worsdale
Principal Violist with Colorado Symphony
Founder and Conductor of ISO Symphonic Band and Artistic Director of French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
Composer, arranger, and violist. Original compositions for film, TV, dance, and the concert stage; arranging for Yo-Yo Ma, the Kronos Quartet, Jay-Z, and Osvaldo Golijov, among others. Featured in a New York Times article in August 2010.