Conductor and violinist Tiffany Lu currently resides in College Park, MD, where she is entering the third year of DMA studies in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Maryland. Tiffany is the co-conductor of the University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra and assistant conductor of the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Tiffany is also Music Director for the Wilmington Community Orchestra in Delaware and serves as assistant conductor of the Capital City Symphony in Washington, D.C. Tiffany attended the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians from 2012-2015 and this year is thrilled to return as the 2017 Conducting Associate.
Previous positions include cover conductor and principal librarian at the 2016 and 2017 National Orchestral Institute, and conductor of the Young Artists' orchestra at the DC Youth Orchestra Program. Tiffany has also been assistant conductor at the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestras (2011-2012) and at Ithaca College (2012-2015), where she earned her masters’ degree studying with Dr. Jeffery Meyer. She has performed in master classes led by Carl St. Clair, Alan Gilbert, Larry Rachleff, David Effron, Lior Shambadal, Mark Shapiro, Marin Alsop, 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 Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Binghamton Philharmonic, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria (Syracuse), and Gadje, a gypsy rock band based in Ithaca.