AYSO Guest Conductor - November 19, 2017
Nell Flanders’ conducting credits include performances with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, Secret Opera Company, Peabody Symphony, the Riverside Orchestra, and the Chelsea Symphony, with whom she starts as a staff conductor in September 2017. She has served as cover conductor for the Buffalo Philharmonic and assistant conductor of the Peabody Opera program and the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic.
A passionate and dedicated teacher, Ms. Flanders conducts the Repertory Orchestra of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division, where she also teaches advanced conducting. Each January she travels to Panama under the auspices of the Oberlin Conservatory to conduct the advanced orchestra of the Youth Music Camp of the Asociacion Nacional de Conciertos in Panama City. She previously coached chamber music and taught violin, viola, and string pedagogy courses at Utah State University, the University of Chicago, Vandercook College of Music, and Hoff-Barthelson Music School.
Ms Flanders has been featured as violin soloist with the Philharmonisch Orkest Mozart in Amsterdam and the Chelsea Symphony in New York. As an orchestral player, she performed with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Chicago Opera Theater among many others. A musician of great versatility, she plays in a variety of genres, including classical, baroque, blues and contemporary, with ensembles including Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, Dorian Baroque, and the Pocket Opera Players.
A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, Ms Flanders also received a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Mannes College of Music, and she is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in orchestral conducting with Marin Alsop at the Peabody Conservatory. In her spare time she enjoys rock climbing, tango dancing, traveling, and learning languages.