American-born conductor Case Scaglione was named the 2011 Solti Fellow by the Solti
Foundation U.S. — an honor awarded only three times in the foundation’s history. He
recently finished his tenure as music director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut
Orchestra of Los Angeles, where he also founded 360° Music, an educational outreach
program that brought the orchestra to inner-city schools. His programs spanned works
from Beethoven and Wagner to the Los Angeles premiere of John Adams’s Doctor
Atomic Symphony, which was supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the
Mr. Scaglione was a student of David Zinman at the American Academy of Conducting
at Aspen, where he won the James Conlon Prize and the Aspen Conducting Prize, which
led to his Cleveland Orchestra debut in July 2010. Following his studies in Aspen, Mr.
Scaglione was invited to serve as assistant conductor of the Aspen Music Festival and
School, where he conducted a wide range of performances and served as cover conductor
for all orchestral performances. A frequent guest assistant and cover conductor with the
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and David Robertson, he has also assisted at the
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Opera, and he has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Bramwell Tovey. In summer 2011 Mr. Scaglione is one of three Conducting Fellows at Tanglewood, chosen by JamesLevine and Stefan Asbury.
A native of Texas, Mr. Scaglione received his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland
Institute of Music. His postgraduate studies were spent at the Peabody Institute, where he
studied with Gustav Meier.