Miguel Harth-Bedoya, who is finishing terms as chief conductor of Norwegian Radio and music director of the Fort Worth Symphony, as been appointed director of orchestral studies at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.
The Peruvian maestro is 52.
It’s an unusual mid-career move.
Harth-Bedoya will be charged with expanding and directing the orchestra program in the School of Music at the Strauss Performing Arts Center. His vision includes the creation of a brand new Bachelor of Music program in orchestral conducting, which is currently lacking at the undergraduate level in the United States.
“I am very excited to join the faculty of the UNO School of Music,” Harth-Bedoya states. “The school’s faculty are excellent teachers, performers and visionaries, the student body is eager to learn, and the program is led by a strong administration under Dr. Washington A. Garcia, Director of the UNO School of Music, and Dr. Michael L. Hilt, Dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. The overall community is an inspiration. I am grateful that an institution of higher learning believes in the creation of a new undergraduate conducting program, which I know will be of great impact in the U.S.”