December 17, 2019
St. John’s, NL
News Release

NSO Announces 2019-2020 RBC Emerging Artist Conductor Fellowship

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that Shelby Marshall has been named the recipient of this year’s RBC Emerging Artist Conductor Fellowship. The program offered through the orchestra and sponsored by RBC, and in collaboration with the School of Music at Memorial University offers a fellowship to a graduate instrumental conducting student preparing for a professional career involving conducting.

“We are delighted to have Shelby joining the NSO as our RBC Emerging Artist Conductor this season,” said Marc David, Music Director of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. “I will be working closely with Shelby over the coming months and providing her with learning opportunities during each rehearsal – culminating with having her take the podium at a concert this coming spring.”

In addition, through the fellowship, the emerging artist will have the opportunity to work with established local professional musicians and celebrated guest artists.

Ms. Marshall will hold the position of RBC Emerging Artist Conductor for the 2019-20 season. In addition to working with the NSO, she will also support the educational work of the orchestra, assisting with upcoming educational projects this spring including the Sing-In / Play-In Jam Sessions in February.

“I am really excited to be selected as part of this exciting program which will give me invaluable conducting experience,” said Ms. Marshall. “So far, I have had a chance to be a part of the orchestra’s Masterworks 2 concert, Messiah, the Christmas Show and it was so interesting to see Marc and the orchestra at work preparing for these concerts. I actually conducted the finale of Nutcracker last weekend and I am looking forward to conducting the orchestra again in a concert later this season.”

Stay tuned for information on where and when Ms. Marshall will take the podium to conduct the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Many thanks to the RBC Foundation and Memorial University’s School of Music for their support which makes this program possible.

For more information please visit: www.nsomusic.ca

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Media Contact:
Hugh Donnan, CEO
hd@nsomusic.ca
(709)722-4441

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