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Carolyn Watson

Carolyn Watson

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Kansas City-based Australian conductor of opera, ballet and orchestral music. Principal Guest Conductor of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Music Director of the La Porte County Symphony in Indiana and Director of Orchestras at the University of Illinois.

    US conducting credits include Amarillo Opera, Austin Symphony, Catskill Symphony, Dallas Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, St. Joseph Symphony and World Youth Symphony. European conducting experience includes performances with the Budapest Operetta Theater, Kodály Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic and Staatsoper Berlin.

    A graduate of the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen under David Zinman and holds a PhD in Performance (Conducting) from the University of Sydney where she studied with Imre Palló.

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • Tours

    Regions

    • Chicago/Midwest
    • Australia/NZ

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz