Our Conductors

Adam Flatt


Adam Flatt is a conductor who enjoys a busy and versatile musical presence in three different regions of the USA. He serves as Music Director of the Newport (Oregon) Symphony Orchestra, the Tuscaloosa (Alabama) Symphony Orchestra, and the Colorado Ballet.

Adam is also highly regarded for his inspiring work with young music students at the highest level. He teaches on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music’s Summerfest and the Rocky Ridge Music Center, both in Colorado. He previously held positions with two of America’s most prominent youth orchestras, the Portland (Oregon) Youth Philharmonic and the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. He also recently enjoyed a residency with the Landes-Jugend-Sinfonie-Orchester Saar in Germany.

Mark Fish

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Mark Fish is a composer whose works have been played throughout several continents to both adult and youth audiences. His music for “Ferdinand the Bull” has been performed live for thousands of students and has been published on CD with narration by David Ogden Stiers.

In addition to composing for youth ensembles, Mark also often serves as a conductor for youth orchestras and choirs. As a violinist and violist, Mark has performed with Dave Brubeck and Bruce Hornsby.

Among all his activities, Mark is highly regarded as a music educator. In 2013, he was nominated for a Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award. He teaches music in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District in northern California.