The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (Arizona. U.S.) has announced the appointment of Charles Latshaw as the new Music Director, from 1 July. Latshaw will succeed Elizabeth Schulze, who is leaving after nine years. Her final performance at the podium will be the April 21 concert at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium on the NAU campus.

Charles Latshaw is currently the Music Director of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra (Colorado). Until 2016 he was the director of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival (Ohio) and the Kent State University Orchestra. He previously served as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra in Indiana. Latshaw has also held conducting positions with the Indianapolis Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Washington Sinfonietta, and Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra. He was selected by members of the Vienna Philharmonic as their Herbert von Karajan conducting fellow in 2007. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in instrumental conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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