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Stephen Czarkowski, MM, Music ’02 (BM ‘99, Performance)
Stephen is a conductor, cellist and educator in the Washington D.C. area and nationally. He serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Apollo Chamber Orchestra and has collaborated with artists from the Metropolitan Opera and the Washington National Opera. Stephen is currently on the cello and conducting faculty of Landon School and Shepherd University in West Virginia. At Shepherd University he is Principal Cellist (Jim and Linda Walker Chair) of the 2 Rivers Chamber Orchestra and shares conducting duties with the Preparatory Orchestra. This fall, he is the conductor of the University of Virginia Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra. He is also Assistant Conductor of the Opera Camerata of Washington DC, as well as its orchestra personnel manager and principal cellist. He was selected for the 2003 National Conducting Institute and has had other guest conducting appearances with numerous orchestras and symphonies nationally and internationally. Stephen serves on the Board of Directors of the Conductor’s Guild.