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Press Release: Metropolitan Youth Symphony Names New Music Director


Portland, OR-The Board of Directors of Metropolitan Youth Symphony (MYS) has announced the selection of Raúl Gómez-Rojas as the organization’s next Music Director, effective August 1, 2016. Selected from over 50 national and international applicants, Gomez received his Master of Music in Violin Performance and Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting, studying with Carlos Riazuelo, at Louisiana State University, and was a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival in 2011. He is currently the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra, and conductor with the Premier Orchestral Institute. He has had multiple appearances with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, where he receives the unqualified support of Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto. Other highlights include appearances with the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio and Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, as well as conducting engagements in Mexico, Brazil and Costa Rica.

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