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Celebrating 61 Years of Musical Excellence

June 25 – July 30, 2022

Micah Gleason has been recognized for her multifaceted artistry and diverse performance abilities as a soloist, conductor, and ensemble member locally and abroad. She holds a bachelor’s in music in Vocal Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and is an alumna of several notable training programs, such as the Aspen Music Festival and the Conducting Institute at Oxford. Gleason was recently recognized by the Gena Brandscombe Project with the 2020 Emerging Conductor Honorable Mention. She has appeared with professional ensembles including the Grant Park Symphony Chorus and the American Symphony Orchestra’s Festival Chorale. She also served as the Alto Artist in Residence at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at The University of Chicago for two years, where she was a regularly-featured soloist. In the fall of 2019, she relocated to New York, where she is now pursuing master’s degrees in both Conducting and Vocal Arts at Bard College-Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of James Bagwell and Stephanie Blythe. Gleason currently serves as the assistant conductor of the Bard Symphonic Chorus, and co-conductor of the Bard Opera Workshop. Upcoming performances include leading The Orchestra Now in a performance of works by Gustav Mahler, Gabriela Lena Frank, and the world premiere of Christopher Bell’s new piece, Inure, and performing as a featured soloist in György Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments. micahgleason.com