DETROIT COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE DIRECTORS

detroit community Concert band 

damien crutcher

Detroit Community Orchestra 

CHELSEA GALLO

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Ms. Gallo is currently the Cover Conductor for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and will have her DSO premiere during the 2019-2020 season. Most recently she was the music director for the Life Sciences Orchestra of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Ms. Gallo has extensive orchestral conducting experiences throughout the United States and Europe, and holds conducting degrees from the Vienna Konservatorium and Jan Albrecht Academy as well as the University of Michigan. We’re excited to have Ms. Gallo lead the Detroit Community Orchestra through into its next chapter.

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Damien Crutcher is a native Detroiter and a graduate of Cass Technical High School. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Michigan State University, and a Masters in Conducting from The University of Michigan. After graduating from The University of Michigan, Damien served as Director of Bands and Orchestra at Southfield-Lathrup High School. Many of his students from Southfield Lathrup are currently professional musicians, music teachers and artists across the country He is currently the co-founder and CEO of Crescendo Detroit and Artistic Director and Conductor for the Farmington Community Band and is a frequent guest conductor and clinician throughout Michigan. This is Damien’s second season as music director for the DCCB.