The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents ¡Música Bravo!
On November 10 Delaware Symphony welcomed guest conductor Michelle Di Russo, who offered ¡Música Bravo!, a sparkling, accomplished concert. The evening featured works from Mexico, Argentina (her home), and Spain, capped with a Russian tribute to Spanish music.
The Dallas Opera Hart Institute for Women Conductors 2021
Michelle has been selected as a Conducting Fellow to participate in this groundbreaking institute, which has changed the face of classical music by significantly advancing the careers of women in the most visible position in the orchestra.
July 12th - August 12th 2021
Conducting Fellowship AAF
The American Austrian Foundation Faber Fellowship provides promising young conductors (age 30 or younger) from the United States the opportunity to spend up to four weeks at the Salzburg Festival observing the world’s leading conductors and artists at work during rehearsals and performances.
Featured Speaker at the III International Symposium Women Conductors 2020
Michelle was invited to be a featured speaker and present on her research on female conductors that have emigrated to the U.S. She was also part of a panel about the profession in the U.S. with Antonia Joy Wilson as moderator.
Michelle Graduated with a Doctoral Degree in Music
Michelle defended her research paper in April 2020 titled "A Survey on a Set of Emigreé Female Conductors in the U.S.: Challenges and Perceptions. She now is a Doctor of Musical Arts with emphasis in Orchestral Conducting, title granted by Arizona State University.
Napa Valley Festival - Joel Revzen Conducting Fellowship
In tribute to Maestro Revzen, Festival Napa Valley is honored to annually award the Joel Revzen Conducting Fellowship, a career development grant and performance opportunity for a promising young conductor. Find out more about the performances on the link below.
Launching of Girls Who Conduct
Girls Who Conduct is an initiative created in 2020 to empower and encourage the upcoming generations of women, women-identifying, and non-binary conductors by providing a program for mentorship, camaraderie, and training in order to foster diversity and inclusion in classical music. Michelle is a co-creator and instructor in the organization.
2020 Austrian American Foundation Faber Young Conductors Fellowship
This fellowship provides promising young conductors (age 30 or younger) from the United States the opportunity to spend up to four weeks at the Salzburg Festival observing the world’s leading conductors and artists at work during rehearsals and performances.