College Faculty


Michael Charry
BS, MS Orchestral Conducting, Juilliard School of Music, class of Jean Morel; studied conducting with Pierre Monteux at his school in Maine; Fulbright Scholarship: conducting with Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt at Hochschule für Musik, Hamburg, Germany; oboe with Robert Zupnick and Lois Wann; piano with Rosalyn Tureck, Arthur Dann, and Josef Raieff.
Orchestral Studies


For nine years, Mr. Charry was assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell, whose biography he is writing, to be published by the University of Illinois Press in the summer of 2011. Mr. Charry was music director of the Nashville (Tennessee) and Canton (Ohio) Symphonies, and the Peninsula Music Festival (Wisconsin). He has been a guest conductor of the orchestras of Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Dallas, Syracuse, Louisville, San Antonio, and Kansas City; the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Belgian BRT, Vancouver CBC and Swiss Radio Orchestras, the Vancouver Academy Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony, the Oslo Philharmonic, and the Orchestra of the State of Mexico.

Opera credits include the New York City, Santa Fe, and San Francisco Spring Operas, Kansas City Lyric Theater, Lake Erie Opera Theater (with the Cleveland Orchestra), Lake George Opera Festival, Netherlands Opera, Holland Festival, and the Boston Lyric Opera. He has conducted for the José Limón Dance Company in the United States, South and Central America, Europe, and the Far East and, in the US, for the Martha Graham Dance Company.

Mr. Charry was Music Director of The Mannes Orchestra and head of Orchestral Conducting from 1989 to 1999.

Courses Taught:
Conducting; Preparation for orchestra auditions for graduate instrumentalists; Seminars on 20th Century orchestra and opera repertoire. In spring 2010 Mr. Charry will introduce a seminar on Stravinsky's orchestral music.

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