UW alumnus, Justin Smith (2010), is currently program director for the Milwaukee Symphony Youth Orchestra and its mission and upcoming tour to Europe. Check out the interview here:
Justin Smith Interview
Interlochen Arts Academy is pleased to announce Dr. Matthew Schlomer as the next band conductor at Interlochen Arts Academy. Dr. Schlomer is currently adjunct professor at Luther College and assistant conductor of wind ensemble at University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, Dr. Schlomer has twelve years of experience teaching at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School and Sheboygan North High School.
Dr. Schlomer studied wind conducting with Scott Teeple and dance with Kate Corby. He holds a doctor of musical arts degree and master of music degree in instrumental conducting with a minor concentration in dance from the University of Wisconsin, a bachelor of music in education from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a gold medal in saxophone from Bordeaux Regional Conservatory in France. In February of this year, he presented his research, “Essential Movement Lessons from Dance Pedagogy,” at the College Band Director’s National Association.
In addition to his outstanding conducting background, Dr. Schlomer has worked extensively as a saxophone performer, dancer and visual artist. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Matthew Schlomer to Interlochen.