Conductor and violinist Tiffany Lu is in her first year of doctoral studies at the University of Maryland studying orchestral conducting with Professor James Ross. As graduate assistant she is co-conductor of the UMD Repertoire Orchestra and cover conductor for the UMD Symphony Orchestra. For the past four seasons, Tiffany has also attended the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians, serving as Orchestral Assistant for the past two summers and studying with Michael Jinbo.
Tiffany served as an assistant conductor at the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestras (2011-2012) and at Ithaca College (2012-2015), where she also earned her masters' degree in conducting studying with Dr. Jeffery Meyer. She has also performed in master classes led by Carl St. Clair, Larry Rachleff, David Effron, Lior Shambadal, Mark Shapiro, and Victor Yampolsky.
Growing up in Tampa, Florida, Tiffany began studying the violin at the age of three; as a violinist and violist, Tiffany has over fifteen years of orchestral, chamber, and solo experience. She has performed with the Florida Orchestra, Binghamton Philharmonic, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria (Syracuse), and Gadje, a gypsy rock band based in Ithaca. She continues to perform, collaborate, record, and experiment as much as possible as an instrumentalist.
Tiffany holds a B.A. from Princeton University from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy and a M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from Ithaca College.