A talented new conductor will make their debut at our May 19 Orchestra Hall concert: 17 year old Alexander Carroll will make his debut leading his peers in Aaron Copland’s Hoe-Down.
Alex, a bassist in Symphony Orchestra, was the recipient of the 2018 Doug and Sharon Carroll Conducting Fellowship. Now in its second season, the fellowship is an enrichment opportunity for Symphony Orchestra students that provides in-depth conducting training to one budding conductor each season. Alex was chosen by Maestro Tinkham after a rigorous application process, and met through the season to work on an independent study curriculum and prepare for his debut.
Alex is a senior at St. Charles East High School. He’s been playing bass for ten years, the last as a member of Symphony Orchestra. He’s also involved in performing arts at his school, where he’s a member of Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Workshop, Chorale, Vocal Jazz Workshop, Wind Ensemble, as well as musicals and plays. He plans to pursue a degree in double bass performance.