NELL FLANDERS holds the recently named position of Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Georg and Joyce Albers-Schonberg Assistant Conductor. She brings her varied experiences as a professional conductor, violinist, and educator to her work, and has conducted the orchestra in ballet, popular classics, and holiday concerts.
Ms. Flanders is deeply committed to educating the next generation of musicians and music lovers. Through a new partnership of the PSO and the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ), she now serves as the conductor of the YOCJ’s Symphonic Orchestra. She concurrently conducts the Precollege Symphony Orchestra at the Manhattan School of Music and the Chelsea Symphony. She has directed the Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble at The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and taught at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County, Utah State University, and the University of Chicago.
Her passion for cross-cultural exchange has led to frequent trips to Panama to conduct and teach. She enjoys performing many styles of music including blues, tango, period instrument baroque, and contemporary, and she is committed to broadening the range of musical styles played in an orchestral setting.
Ms. Flanders recently completed a doctoral degree in orchestral conducting as a student of Marin Alsop at the Peabody Conservatory. She also holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and Mannes College – The New School.