New Interim Music Director of NEPA

New Interim Music Director of NEPA

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Con1_2022Mélisse is the new Interim Music Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic starting season 2018-19. Read more about it and discover the full season here.
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Cleveland Institute of Music on Selection to the 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

Cleveland Institute of Music on Selection to the 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

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CIMRead the entire article on the Cleveland Institute of Music website.

Cleveland Institute of Music alumna Mélisse Brunet has been selected as one of six conductors to be showcased in the League of American Orchestras’ Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview. Brunet studied with Carl Topilow, earning her professional studies certificate in orchestral conducting in 2012.

Since 1995, the Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview has showcased 85 conductors, with more than 50 orchestras engaging participants in conductor/music director appointments as a direct result. It is one of the field’s most prestigious and effective pathways for orchestra search committees to encounter new talent.

“Seemingly every week, important news comes out of Cleveland, as CIM graduates become the future of classical music,” said Paul W. Hogle, CIM President & CEO. “Maestra Brunet is the next artist up by distinguishing herself through her selection to the elite national conductor preview. The Preview is a major pipeline for talented conductors and has successfully catalyzed important careers in our field. It is a credit to Mélisse’s extraordinary hard work and her incomparable training here in Cleveland.”

Brunet will lead the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in rehearsals and performance on April 3 and 4, 2018. Find more information about the Preview, here.

“CIM offered me trust, love, high-level music making and strong support, things that are essential to becoming a happy and fulfilled professional,” Brunet explained. “CIM and its phenomenal patrons, faculty, students and administration allowed me to become myself, and I am extremely thankful to Carl Topilow and his vision for my future.”

2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

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Website 1Read the announcement of the selection on the League of American Orchestras’ website here

Over two days, participants met the conductors, observed them in rehearsal settings, and experienced their high-caliber artistry in person as they led the GRAMMY Award-winning Nashville Symphony under the guidance of music director Giancarlo Guerrero.

The event culminated with a final public performance, which—for the first time in the history of the Preview—will be live-streamed. Conductors display their versatility with an eclectic program of works by Beethoven, Bernstein, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and Kip Winger.

The Preview is a major pipeline for talented conductors and helps catalyze opportunities for their careers. Since 1995, the League’s Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview has showcased 85 conductors, with more than 50 orchestras engaging participants in conductor/music director appointments as a direct result. It is one of the field’s most prestigious and effective pathways for orchestra search committees to encounter new talent.


The Conductors:

Six dynamic conductors have been chosen by an independent panel of leading music professionals from a pool of nearly 150 applications from around the world. They were selected for their experience, talent, leadership potential, and commitment to a career in service to American orchestras.

 

CIM Review of Selection to the Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

CIM Review of Selection to the Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

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The Cleveland Institute of Music reviews Alumna Mélisse Brunet’s selection here.

Finalist for the Music Director search of the Western Piedmont Symphony

Finalist for the Music Director search of the Western Piedmont Symphony

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Mélisse Brunet is one of the four finalists selected for the position of Music Director of the Western Piedmont Symphony. Read articles below.

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NBC Article by Kimberly Richard

NBC Article by Kimberly Richard

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Read HERE the entire article about the Hart Institute for Women Conductors at the Dallas Opera.Hart_Institute-BtmRocker

Mélisse Brunet Chosen for 2017 Hart Institute-Press Release

Mélisse Brunet Chosen for 2017 Hart Institute-Press Release

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Mélisse is one of the six conductors selected from 161 applicants representing 33 countries for the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 5 – 19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.
The institute will include career advancement seminars with experienced professionals like Alec Treuhaft, retired senior vice-president of IMG Artists; industry discussions; intensive one-on-ones and networking opportunities; as well as the chance to conduct The Dallas Opera Orchestra in two public concerts in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on the evenings of November 11th and November 18th.
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The Dallas Opera

The Dallas Opera

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The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors
Mélisse Brunet is one of the six conductors selected from 161 applicants representing 33 countries for the elite Opera program . Click here.
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Press Review July 3/4, 2017

Press Review July 3/4, 2017

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July 3, 2017 in Scranton, PAFrom the press review by Clayton Over in The Times-Tribune on 7/04/2017:

My dream was to conduct a Fourth of July concert, the Paris native told the audience Monday. So, for the second time, my dream is coming true.
Vive la France,” an audience member replied.”

Open tribune in The Times-Tribune on 7/11/2017:

“I enjoy attending the 4th of July concert at the Lackawanna County Courthouse, and especially the energy and humor of conductor Mélisse Brunet!” Paul Hinkley

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic was exceptional, the fireworks display by International Fireworks was brilliant and a truly great and memorable time was had by all.” Timothy Maloney

TV interview

TV interview

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Tv interview 04/03/17TV interview for One News Page on July 3, 2017 in Scranton.

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