Mélanie Léonard
(c) Sergio Veranes

Symphony New Brunswick has announced the appointment of Mélanie Léonard as Music Director. She was selected among 50 candidates. Her resumé runs long, including, most recently, serving as Music Director of the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra.  She has also been resident conductor and associate conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Léonard was the first woman to complete a doctorate in orchestral conducting at the University of Montreal.  In 2012, she received the Jean-Marie Baudet Prize in orchestral conducting awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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