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Michael R. Charry

Occupation: Semi-Retired Musician; ConductorMichael Charry
Born: New York City, August 28, 1933

Education:
MS in Orchestra Conducting, The Juilliard School (1956)
BS, The Juilliard School (1955)
Coursework, Pierre Monteux School, Summers (1952-1955)
Coursework, Piano and Oboe, Oberlin College and Conservatory (1950-1952)
Diploma, The Bronx High School of Science (1950)
Coursework, Conducting Studies with Jean Morel, Pierre Monteux, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt and George Szell
Coursework, Piano Studies with Max Helfman, Ivan Lane, Arthur Dann, Rosalyn Tureck and Josef Raieff
Coursework, Oboe Studies with Warren Stannard, Robert Zupnik, Lois Wann and Anton Maly

Career:
Faculty, Mannes School of Music, The New School (1988-Present)
Music Director, The Mannes Orchestra (1989-1999)
Professor, Orchestral and Opera Programs, Boston University School of Music (1984-1987)
Music Director, Orchestral and Opera Programs, Boston University School of Music (1984-1987)
Associate Professor, Orchestral Conducting, Syracuse University, NY (1983-1985)
Director, Orchestral Activities, Syracuse University, NY (1983-1985)
Music Director, Peninsula Music Festival, WI (1978-1982)
Music Director, Nashville Symphony Orchestra (1976-1982)
Conductor, Nashville Symphony (1976-1982)
Assistant Conductor, The Cleveland Orchestra (1965-1972)
Conductor, Pianist, José Limón Dance Company, Tour, Far East, Asia (1963)
Apprentice Conductor, The Cleveland Orchestra (1961-1965)
Music Director, Canton Symphony Orchestra (1961-1974)
Conductor, Canton Symphony Orchestra (1961-1974)
Assistant Conductor, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (1960-1961)
Principal Oboist, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (1960-1961)
Conductor, Pianist, José Limón Dance Company, Tour, South and Central America (1960)
Conductor, Pianist, José Limón Dance Company, Tour, Europe (1957)
Guest Conductor, Concerts, Operas, United States and Europe

Career Related:
Part-time Faculty, Mannes School of Music, The New School (2001-Present); Secretary/Treasurer, Tureck Bach Research Institute, Inc. (2003-2014); Artistic Director, New International Music Festival, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2001-2002); Competition Artistic Adviser, New International Music Festival, Seoul, Republic of Korea (1999-2001); Faculty Member, Mannes School of Music, The New School (1988-2001); Head of Orchestra Conducting, Mannes School of Music, The New School (1989-1999); Music Director, Mannes Orchestra, Mannes School of Music, The New School (1989-1999); Professor, Boston University School of Music (1984-1987); Museum Director, Orchestral and Opera Programs, Boston University School of Music (1984-1987); Associate Professor of Orchestral Conducting, Syracuse University (1983-1985); Director of Orchestral Activities, Syracuse University (1983-1985); Member, The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville (1979-1980); Artist Faculty, Lincoln Center Institute (Now Lincoln Center Education) (1978); Chairman, Music Consortium of Nashville (1977-1979); Selected for Scholarship Leadership, Camp Rising Sun, Rhinebeck, NY (1948-1949)

Military:
United States Army (1958-1960)

Creative Works:
Author, “George Szell: A Life of Music,” Paper, University of Illinois Press (2014); Author, “George Szell: A Life of Music,” Cloth, University of Illinois Press (2011); Contributor, “Classical Masterworks Heritage CDs”, Sony; Contributor, “The Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians”

Awards:
Featured in Julliard Monthly bulletin announcing Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award (2018); Best Historical Research in Recorded Classical Music Award, Association for Recorded Sound Collection (ARSC) (2012); Grantee, Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund (1997); Grantee, Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund (1994); Grantee, Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund (1997); Special Merit Award, Tennessee Arts Commission (1982); Alice M. Ditson Award, Columbia University (1981); Martha Baird Rockefeller Grant (1975); Fulbright Scholarship (1956-1957)

Memberships:
Association of Recorded Sound Collection (ARSC) (2012-Present); League of American Orchestras (1961-Present); Local 802, American Federation of Musicians (1955-Present); President, Conductors Guild, Inc. (1991-1993); First Vice President, Conductors Guild, Inc. (1989-1991); Board of Directors, Conductors Guild, Inc. (1983-1995)

Hobbies: 
Sailing; Photography; Computers; Chess

Family:
Son of Harold Paul Charry; Sylvia Charry
Married Jane Thoms (3/31/1956)
Children: Stephen Walter (Deceased); Barbara

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in America – 1997, 51st Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in America – 1996, 50th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in America – 1995, 49th Edition (pub. 1994)
Who’s Who in America – 1994, 48th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in America – 1992-1993, 47th Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in America – 1990-1991, 46th Edition (pub. 1990)
Who’s Who in America – 1989-1990, 45th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who in America – 1987-1988, 44th Edition (pub. 1986)
Who’s Who in Entertainment – 1998-1999, 3rd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in Entertainment – 1992-1993, 2nd Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in Entertainment – 1989-1990, 1st Edition (pub. 1988)

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