Graduate assistant in conducting
Karin Hendrickson is currently a Graduate Conducting Assistant at the Peabody Conservatory, working on a DMA under the tutelage of Gustav Meier. She holds an undergraduate degree in Piano Performance from Grove City College, PA, as well as a Masters Degree in Conducting from George Mason University, VA. Ms. Hendrickson was also a Music Fellow at Oxford University, England, where she studied Early Performance Practice and the Emergence of Instrumental Music in Renaissance England.
Highlights of Ms. Hendrickson’s orchestral appearances last season include the Kalamazoo Symphony (MI) in April and the Pleven Philharmonic (Bulgaria) in June. Her recent responsibilities have included serving as Assistant Conductor for the Peabody production of Die Zauberflöte in March, and cover conducting for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop in May. She has held the title of Assistant Conductor with the Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra and Opera Company (AR), The Prince William Symphony Orchestra (VA), and with the professional choir Choralis (VA). Ms. Hendrickson began her conducting career as an opera apprentice conductor at the Spoleto Festival, USA (Charleston, SC). She will be in charge of the Peabody Chamber Opera production of Dora in April, 2009.
As a composer, Ms. Hendrickson has written music for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City (performed by Aretha Franklin and recorded on NBC Records), and has been invited to participate in songwriting workshops held by the Nashville Songwriters Association and BMI.