American-born conductor Case Scaglione began his tenure as Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic in September 2011. That same year he received the Conductor’s Prize by the Solti Foundation U.S. He has appeared as a guest conductor with the St. Louis, Baltimore, Houston, and Jacksonville symphony orchestras, and The Cleveland Orchestra, among others.
During the 2013–14 season, Mr. Scaglione makes debuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Colorado and Santa Fe Symphony Orchestras, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s, in addition to return appearances with the Alabama Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic. He also returns to China to conduct the China Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and conducts Bach’s Mass in B minor with Madrid’s Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia. In September 2013 he assisted Andrew Davis on Richard Strauss’s Elektra at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
As music director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles from 2008 to 2011, Mr. Scaglione was the driving force behind the continued artistic growth and diversification of the organization in addition to founding 360° Music, which took that orchestra to inner-city schools. His programs spanned works from Ligeti and Wagner, to the orchestra’s first staged opera in nearly 60 years, to the Los Angeles premiere of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony, which was supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.
He was a student of David Zinman at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, where he won the James Conlon and Aspen Conducting Prizes, which led to his Cleveland Orchestra debut in July 2010. He then served as assistant conductor of the Aspen Music Festival and School. In the summer of 2011 Mr. Scaglione was one of three conducting fellows at Tanglewood, chosen by James Levine and Stefan Asbury.
A native of Texas, Case Scaglione received his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He continued in post-graduate work at the Peabody Institute, where he studied with Gustav Meier.
Since his New York Philharmonic debut, when he led a Young People’s Concert in November 2011, Case Scaglione’s appearances with the Orchestra included works by Stravinsky and Shostakovich on a program in May 2013. In his most recent appearance he conducted the opening Young People’s Concerts of the 2013–14 season, Points of Entry: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, in October 2013.