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About the Search

When the KSO's 7th Music Director, Maestro Lucas Richman, announced the conclusion of his tenure (2003 - 2015) a search committee formed to interview and select the final candidates for the conductor who will next fill the position. The committee includes KSO Board members, 10 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra musicians, representatives from the Knoxville Symphony League and staff along with community members.

There were approximately 160 applicants for the KSO Music Director position. The search committee narrowed the applicants to 30 and reviewed each candidate thoroughly, including watching submitted videos of the candidates in action. Three candidates who were scheduled to guest conduct during the 2014-2015 season are being considered, (Sameer Patel, Lawrence Loh, Vladimir Kulenovic) in addition to the six finalists who conducted a pair of concerts during the 2015-2016 Season (view candidates below).

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The 9 candidates have been interviewed and the Music Director search committee will present its selection for the approval of the KSO Board of Directors. The KSO will announce the 8th Music Director by mid-May.

 

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KSO 2015-2016 MASTERWORKS SEASON

FACT SHEET- MUSIC DIRECTOR SEARCH

FACT SHEET- KSO GENERAL

 

All questions regarding the KSO Music Director search should be directed to Rachel Ford, Executive Director or Rachel Dellinger, Communications Director.