with Mark Bailey and Dr. Melanie Turgeon.
Mark Bailey is founding artistic director of the American Baroque Orchestra (ABO), reflecting his extensive work in the field of musical performance practice. While his focus for many years has been on the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries (and remains so), he now has expanded into the realm of Romantic-era style and performance as well, especially through the use of historical sound recordings. Mr. Bailey also runs the choral conducting program and leads the Mahanaim Choir at the Gracias music program, a collegiate-level music school in Huntington, New York, and is the director of the Yale Collection of Historical Sound Recordings.
Mr. Bailey earned his undergraduate music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he was also an assistant conductor for the school’s student orchestras and opera department, and, by extension, the Heidelberg Castle Opera Festival, Heidelberg, Germany. He then earned is masters degree in conducting from The Yale School of Music (through the Yale Institute of Sacred Music). He has studied orchestral conducting principally with Harold Farberman, David Effron, and Daniel Lewis, and choral conducting with Marguerite Brooks.