UMBC is delighted to introduce and welcome Dr. Nell Flanders to our community as our new Visiting Lecturer in Orchestra Studies to lead our orchestra. Conductor, violinist, and educator Dr. Flanders is the Georg and Joyce Albers-Schonberg Assistant Conductor of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. She has conducted the PSO in ballet, popular classics, and holiday concerts, as well as conducting the Symphonic Orchestra of the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey. An enthusiastic proponent of today’s music, Ms. Flanders has given many orchestral and operatic premieres. She conducts The Chelsea Symphony in New York City and has served as cover conductor with Peabody Opera Theater from 2016-2017 and with the Buffalo Philharmonic for part of the 2014-15 season. With a deep commitment to educating the next generation of musicians and music lovers, Dr. Flanders conducts the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division Symphony Orchestra, where she also teaches violin and conducting. She has previously taught at such institutions as the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College- CUNY, the University of Chicago, Utah State University, and the Campamento Musical Juvenil in Panama City, Panama. Ms. Flanders performs as a violinist, violist, and pianist in a variety of genres, including classical, baroque, blues, tango, and contemporary. She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory, Mannes College- The New School, and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.