Music Director Search


The Music Director Search is sponsored by

Fairwinds Credit Union

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s international search for a new Music Director was announced in the spring of 2013. Over 12 months, a committee comprised of orchestra musicians and community members spent over 2000+ hours to screen a slate over more than 275 candidates from around the world to  choose five finalists, who will each conduct a classical program during the 2014-2015 season. The orchestra plans to announce its new Music Director in Spring 2015.



Click on each finalist to view their biography, video message, and more.

Alondra de la Parra

Alondra de la Parra

Steven Jarvi, Music Director Finalist

Steven Jarvi

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Eric Jacobsen


Dirk Meyer

Leslie B. Dunner, conductor

Leslie B. Dunner

The Philharmonic’s former music director, Christopher Wilkins, served from 2005-2014. Prior to Wilkins’ 9-year tenure, the orchestra was lead by Hal France (2001-2005).


Your Voice is Important to Us!

Be sure to attend the 2014-2015 Classics Series concerts to see each finalist, and fill out an audience survey (click here to see an example). To provide additional comments, please email or use the form below to submit comments directly to the Music Director Search Committee.