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JoAnn Falletta

  • Conductor

Biography

JoAnn Falletta is the recipient of many of the most prestigious conducting awards including the Seaver/National Endowment for the Arts Conductors Award for exceptionally gifted American conductors, the coveted Stokowski Competition, and the Toscanini, Ditson and Bruno Walter Awards for conducting, as well as the American Symphony Orchestra League’s prestigious John S. Edwards Award.
She is an ardent champion of music of our time, introducing over 400 works by American composers, including more than 80 world premieres. Hailing her as a “leading force for the music of our time”, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers honored JoAnn Falletta with her 10th ASCAP award in 2008 in recognition of her work as a conductor, communicator, recording artist, audience builder, champion of American composers and distinguished musical citizen.
Ms. Falletta serves as a Member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts.