07.12.17Crust Named MSO Assistant, Youth Symphony Conductor
By Kate Simone, Memphis Daily News, 7/12/17
Andrew Crust, who recently was named assistant conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Memphis Youth Symphony, shares why young musicians inspire him and how orchestras can reach a younger audience in this week's Newsmakers Q&A.
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06.26.17MEMPHIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND MEMPHIS YOUTH SYMPHONY HIRE NEW CONDUCTOR~
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra announced today the appointment of Andrew Crust as Assistant Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Conductor of the Memphis Youth Symphony Program.
Crust will serve as cover conductor to Music Director Robert Moody and MSO guest conductors. He will also conduct a large number of MSO concerts, including a debut on the “Classic Accents" series in May, 2018. Other concerts will include performances on the MSO Pops Series, concerts at Levitt Shell, Youth concerts, Ballet, Leading From Every Chair®, and many education concerts.
He will also serve as Conductor for the Youth Symphony, conducting the top high school orchestra of MYSP. He will lead program/concert planning, weekly youth symphony rehearsals, recruitment and auditions, and provide artistic vision for MYSP. He will also conduct MYSP’s String Orchestra, the ensemble of advanced string players, and will work with administration and board in the oversight of the entire program.