Entries by Mark Lloyd

Asieh Mahyar

Passionate about performing music from different cultures, Asieh Mahyar is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting at Michigan State University, where she serves as Teaching Assistant to Octavio Más-Arocas. Ms. Mahyar received her MM in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst, under the mentorship of Morihiko Nakahara and Kristo Kondakci. […]

Gary Cannon – Conductor

Dr. Gary D. Cannon is one of the Seattle area’s most versatile choral personalities, active as conductor, musicologist, and singer. In 2016, he founded the Emerald Ensemble, a professional chamber choir engaging the region’s leading ensemble singers. Since 2008 he has served as conductor and Artistic Director of two prominent community choirs. The Cascadian Chorale, a chamber choir based […]

2022 COVID-19 policy

The Board of Directors has decided that we must implement a strict set of COVID-19 guidelines for the Festival.  This will include vaccinations, masking and rapid tests. We looked at the current trends, consulted with health professionals among our community and followed the lead of other orchestras in the Seattle area.    This is the policy […]

Anna Edwards

Anna Edwards has made a significant impact to the Seattle music scene as a performing artist, music instructor, and orchestra conductor. After performing as a professional violinist and music educator for over 25 years, Anna shifted her focus from instrumentalist to conductor. After training with Michael Jinbo at the renowned Pierre Monteux School for three seasons, she received her […]

Mark Perlman

A number of conductors tout themselves as “philosophers of the podium”, but Mark Perlman really is one – besides his long experience as a conductor, he also has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Arizona, and is Professor of Philosophy at Western Oregon University. ;Dr. Perlman teaches classes in Philosophy of Music and Philosophy of […]

Alan Futterman

Alan Futterman is the Music Director of the Bremerton Symphony, the Peninsula Ballet Orchestra and the Academy Chamber Orchestra. He was previously Music Director of the Dover Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor for the Weierstrass Society Concerts of Contemporary Music (New York, NY), and Conductor in Residence for Jeunesses Musicales of Europe. He has served on the […]