Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Conductor Kayoko Dan will speak at the Noon Nosh Luncheon on Tuesday at noon at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road. The cost for the luncheon is $8 and includes a hot meal made in the Federation’s kosher kitchen. Make a reservation by Monday to 493-0270 ext.10; email@example.com.
Dr. Dan is the 8th music director of the CSO beginning her tenure in the 2011-2012 season. She was selected for her versatility in conducting for orchestra, ballet, and opera. Previously, she served as assistant conductor of the Phoenix Symphony and music director of Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras and has been awarded the Karajan Fellowship for Young Conductors.
As an advocate of music education, Dr. Dan is in demand as a clinician at high schools, youth orchestras, and regional orchestras throughout the country. She is a frequent guest speaker at university conducting classes to encourage young conductors who are pursuing a career in music.
Dr. Dan’s musical training began at age three in Japan. She continued her musical studies in the United States with flute and received her Bachelor in Music Education at the University of Texas. She completed a Master in Music Education and Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting and from Arizona State University
Noon Nosh is a monthly program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga and is intended to reach diverse adult audiences with educational programs and entertainment.
The Jewish Federation and is programs are open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation. The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga builds and fosters a strong unified Jewish community and strives to ensure its well-being and continuity locally, in Israel, and throughout the world.