SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury Symphony Orchestra (SSO) conductor Jeffrey Schoyen puts down his baton and picks up his cello during a solo performance 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.
Schoyen graduated with distinction from the New England Conservatory of Music, completed an M.F.A. at Carnegie Mellon University and earned a D.M.A. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, renowned for its performing arts program. He also received a Frank Huntington Beebe Grant to study in London with William Pleeth and is a Tanglewood Gustav Golden Award recipient. He has performed throughout the United States, Germany, Mexico and Spain.
“The cello has given me a path through life,” Schoyen said. “I was enthralled with it from the beginning. Just about everything that I do musically is a result of my work on the instrument. I became interested in conducting, and interested in teaching because of my work as a cellist.”
In addition to his duties with the SSO, Schoyen also is an assistant professor in SU’s Department of Music. Sponsored by the Department of Music, his performance is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6385 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu. "