Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor to present York College's 2019 Chloé Eichelberger '54 Business Education Lecture on Sept. 24
Alsop also made history as the music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), the first woman to head a major American orchestra. She has spent a lifetime dedicated to music. The first woman to conduct the "Last Night of the Proms" in its more than 100-year history, she was also the first conductor to be named a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow.
In Baltimore, Alsop has been credited with reinvigorating the BSO and leading a major community outreach effort that has generated tremendous excitement. In 2008, along with the BSO, she unveiled ORCHkids, an education initiative that provides music education, instruments, and mentorship to more than 1,000 kids in Baltimore. For adults, Alsop conducts the BSO Academy, a summer fantasy camp for adults, and the biannual “Rusty Musicians” event, which gives amateur players the opportunity to play music with the BSO.
A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 60 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,100 undergraduate students. The College also offers several master's programs and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.
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