NIU Philharmonic Conductor Chosen for Elite Summer Study Program
Lucia Matos, assistant professor and Conductor of the NIU Philharmonic in the School of Music, has learned that she has been selected as one of only ten 2011 Conducting Fellows in the conducting program of the elite National Arts Centre's Summer Music Institute in Ottawa, Canada. This is also the first time in NAC's history that two women are among the 10 chosen Conducting Fellows.
Created in 1999 by visionary NAC Orchestra Music Director Pinchas Zukerman, the NAC Summer Music Institute has become a world-renowned magnet for the best young Canadian and international classical artists, providing world-class instruction for especially gifted young musicians, conductors, and composers. Over the years, the SMI has provided training to 761 participants from across Canada and 37 other countries around the world.