CHLOE CALVINO has been recognized for her insight, clarity, and sensitivity as a conductor, violist, and chamber musician. Throughout her studies, she has sought to draw on diverse musical disciplines from baroque performance practice to modern popular music to develop a unique artistic perspective that is firmly grounded in the complexity of our present historical moment. Refusing to limit her musical thought to the traditional canon has allowed her to understand how a “classical” artistic practice can transcend mere aesthetic nicety and participate in holistic social healing.
Calvino holds a degree in viola performance from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in orchestral conducting at Bowling Green State University under the instruction of Emily Freeman Brown. She also serves as Dr. Brown’s graduate teaching assistant, leading rehearsals and teaching undergraduate conducting courses. Calvino is also an alumnus of notable training programs including the International Conducting Workshop and Festival and has served as Assistant Conductor to the Prague Summer Nights Festival Orchestra.
Recent performances include leading the Bowling Green Philharmonia in a performance of the Tomasi Saxophone Concert with soloist Jimmy O’Donnell and serving as assistant conductor to the Bowling Green Opera Theater’s production of Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld. Calvino has been named a 2022 conducting fellow at the Eastern Music Festival, where she will study with Gerard Schwarz.
Calvino currently serves as Assistant Conductor to the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras and the Bowling Green Philharmonia. She has previously conducted the ASU Philharmonia Orchestra, and the ASU Lyric Opera Theater. In the upcoming 2022/2023 season, Calvino will begin serving as Assistant Conductor to the Detroit of Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Youth Ensembles.