Catherine Comet

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Catherine Comet (born 1944)[1] is a French-born, American conductor who from 1986 to 1997 was the music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony in Grand Rapids, Michigan, becoming the first woman to hold a post as music director of a professional orchestra in the United States.[2] During her 11-year tenure with the Grand Rapids Symphony, she also served as music director of the American Symphony Orchestra.[3] She received the Seaver/National Endowment for the Arts Conductors Award in 1988.[4][5][6]

From 1984 to 1986, Comet was associate conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

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  1. ^ Scanlan, Marie (1992-03-01). "An Interview with Catherine Comet". Music Educators Journal. 78 (7): 42–45. doi:10.2307/3398358. 
  2. ^ Karin Pendle (2001). Women & Music: A History. Indiana University Press. p. 363. ISBN 025321422X. 
  3. ^ ALLAN KOZINN (1990-04-13). "New Leader Looks To Past At American Symphony". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Crutchfield, Will (1984-09-04). "MUSIC: CATHERINE COMET LEADS VERDI 'DESTINY'". New York Times. 
  5. ^ McLellan, Joseph (1987-10-02). "National Symphony Orchestra". Washington Post. 
  6. ^ "CATHERINE COMET CONDUCTS THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA". Philadelphia Inquirer. 1988-12-09. 

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