Christopher Kendall
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Christopher Kendall is founder of Folger Consort. He was recently renewed for a second term as Dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, where he is the Paul Boylan Collegiate Professor of Music. At Michigan, he is responsible for launching the interdisciplinary enterprise ArtsEngine, www.artsonearth.org, which stimulates collaborations among the arts disciplines, engineering, and other university programs. In Washington, in addition to his work with the Consort, he is also Artistic Director and conductor of the 21st Century Consort, new music ensemble-inresidence at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Mr. Kendall served as Director of the University of Maryland School of Music from 1996 to 2005 during a period of rapid development at the School and its move to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony from 1987 to 1992 and Director of the Music Division and Tanglewood Institute of the Boston University School for the Arts from 1993 to 1996, Mr. Kendall has guest conducted many orchestras and ensembles in repertoire from the 18th to the 21st centuries. His recordings can be heard on the Bard, Delos, Nonesuch, Centaur, ASV, Arabesque, Innova, and Smithsonian Collection labels.