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Case Scaglione

  • Conductor


A passionate advocate of both operatic and symphonic music as well as a champion of new music, Case Scaglione has cultivated a diverse repertoire. For three years he served as music director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles where he followed in the footsteps of such renowned conductors as Michael Tilson-Thomas, Lawrence Foster, and Myung-Whun Chung. There he was the driving force behind the continued artistic growth and diversification of the organization. In his second season he spearheaded one of the most ambitious projects in the orchestra’s history, a staged production of Act II from Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. His adventurous programming spanned works ranging from Mozart to Ligeti, included six world premieres, and concluded with the Los Angeles premiere of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic Symphony which was supported by the Debut Orchestra’s first-ever grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Case Scaglione was recently chosen as one of three conducting fellows for the summer of 2011 at the Tanglewood Music Center. He was previously a student of David Zinman at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen for three summers, where he won the James Conlon Prize and, in 2010, the esteemed Aspen Conducting Prize. As a result he made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in July of 2010. Also during the summer of 2010 he served as assistant conductor of the Aspen Music Festival and School, conducting a wide range of performances, including a performance of Alban Berg's ‘Seven Early Songs’ with Michelle DeYoung. He also covered all orchestra performances and acted as assistant to guest conductors.

A frequent guest assistant and cover conductor with the St. Louis Symphony and David Robertson, Case Scaglione has also assisted at the Baltimore Symphony and the Baltimore Opera, and conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Bramwell Tovey in Percy Grainger’s ‘The Warriors’.

A native of Texas, Case Scaglione received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His postgraduate studies were spent at the Peabody Institute studying with Gustav Meier.

Case Scaglione currently resides in Manhattan with his wife Toni.