The Monteux School is pleased to welcome alumna, Tiffany Lu to serve as our 2017 Conducting Associate. As part of her duties Ms. Lu will conduct the Monteux Festival Orchestra in our annual children’s concert on Thursday, July 13 at 10:00am.
Tiffany Lu (’12-’15)
Conductor and violinist Tiffany Lu currently resides in College Park, MD, where she is completing doctoral studies at the University of Maryland studying with James Ross. Tiffany is the co-conductor of the University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra and assistant conductor of the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra. This season Tiffany also holds the position of interim Music Director for the Wilmington Community Orchestra in Delaware; she also serves as assistant conductor and personnel manager of the Capital City Symphony in Washington, D.C. Tiffany attended the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians from 2012-2015 and this year is thrilled and honored to return as the 2017 Conducting Associate.
Previous positions include cover conductor and principal librarian at the 2016 National Orchestral Institute, and conductor of the Young Artists’ orchestra at the DC Youth Orchestra Program. Tiffany has also been assistant conductor at the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestras (2011-2012) and at Ithaca College (2012-2015), where she earned her masters’ degree studying with Dr. Jeffery Meyer. She has performed in master classes led by Carl St. Clair, Alan Gilbert, Larry Rachleff, David Effron, Lior Shambadal, Mark Shapiro, Marin Alsop, and Victor Yampolsky.
Growing up in Tampa, Florida, Tiffany began studying the violin at the age of three; as a violinist and violist, Tiffany has over fifteen years of orchestral, chamber, and solo experience. She has performed with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Binghamton Philharmonic, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria (Syracuse), and Gadje, a gypsy rock band based in Ithaca.