Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

Five Conductors – One Stage


The 2016 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

The Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview is a prestigious showcase of talented conductors poised for music directorships and staff conducting positions of American orchestras. The League produces the event as a service to its members, enabling search committees, executive directors, and others to experience these conductors live (and, for the first time, on video after the event).

Five exciting conductors—selected by an independent panel of leading music professionals—conducted sessions with the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center under the guidance of the Nashville Symphony's Music Director and 2001 Preview participant, Giancarlo Guerrero.


Conner Gray Covington


Roderick Cox


Paul Ghun Kim


Rebecca Miller


Stefan Sanders


The five featured conductors were chosen from a pool of nearly 150 applicants from eighteen countries, and were selected for their experience, talent, leadership potential, and commitment to a career in service to American orchestras. On May 11, 2016. they led the Nashville Symphony in an afternoon session for an audience of music director search committee members, artistic administrators, and artist managers from League member organizations across the country. Each conductor rehearsed a 20-minute program of contrasting musical selections that were performed in a free public concert at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center that evening.

The League also facilitates networking between the conductors and industry professionals as well as feedback and mentorship by Nashville Symphony musicians and Maestro Guerrero. A video recording of the evening performance, now expired, was made available for on-demand streaming for 45 days, in order to enable more people in the music industry as well as the general public to experience these exciting conductors in action.


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The 2016 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview is made possible by a generous gift from Martha Rivers Ingram. Additional support is provided by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts