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Guest Conductors Work with LHS Symphonic Band, Orchestra
Monday, October 21, 2019
Liverpool High School musicians have had the opportunity to work with a number of local, national and international musicians over the years, and this school year is no exception.
Earlier this month the LHS Symphonic Band had the chance to work with Argentinian conductor and professor Laura Cmet, who was in town to perform with Dr. Bradley Ethington and the Syracuse University Wind Ensemble.
For the past 20 years, Cmet has been an instrumentation and orchestration professor at the University of Córdoba, and has conducted the String and Wind Orchestra at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Félix T. Garzón since 2005. Between 2010 and 2015, she was the associate director of the Symphonic Orchestra of the National University of CBA. Cmet began playing piano at the age of four and was awarded the degree of conductor of choir at the Niños Cantores School at the age of 17. She also received a degree in composition from the University of Córdoba.
A few days later, Crane School of Music Orchestra Director Dr. Ching-Chun Lai visited Liverpool to work with LHS Symphonic Orchestra students and speak with them about the music program at SUNY Potsdam.
Dr. Lai has been the director of orchestras and assistant professor of music at Crane since 2011. She has worked with numerous youth orchestras and university ensembles in Taiwan, Canada and United States. Dr. Lai holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as Master of Music degrees in conducting and music education with Distinguish Performance and Academic Honors from the New England Conservatory of Music. In addition, She holds Master of Science degrees in aeronautics and aeronautics engineering from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.