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Evan Bennett

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Evan Bennett's broad musical career has included conducting, composing, performing, and  teaching. His works have been premiered by the Brodsky String Quartet, Gemini, Cardinal Brass Quintet, Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra, and broadcast on BBC Radio.  Awards include the Yehudi Menuhin Prize for composition, and national awards as an oboist and composer.  Mentors include Milton Babbitt and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. 

As a conductor, he has directed the Meridian Arts Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, Princeton University Orchestra, Middlebury Chamber Soloists, Middlebury College Orchestra, and other ensembles. He has lectured internationally on differences between arts education systems, and been a subject of several magazine articles concerning the importance of arts education in contemporary society, the training of classical musicians, and current trends in musical education, publications including The Strad.  He is currently the Executive Director of New England Conservatory at Walnut Hill, Music Director of the Northeastern University Symphony Orchestra, and is on the faculty of Northeastern University and New England Conservatory.