John Thomas Dodson serves as the Music Director of the Adrian Symphony Orchestra and is an associate professor of music at Adrian College where he teaches Music History, Orchestration, Musical Form, and Conducting. He has held previous music directorships with Bryan Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra New York, the Philharmonia Orchestra of Tucson and the Coronado Music Festival. Mr. Dodson is also Principal Conductor of the Ballet Theatre of Toledo Orchestra and has guest conducted the Athens State Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, National Symphony Orchestra of Bashkortostan, Omsk Philharmonic, Russia, State Symphony Orchestra of Irkutsk, Russia, Bialystok Philharmonic (Poland), Orquesta Sinfonica UANL, (Mexico), Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He holds the Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, a Bachelor's in Music from Tennessee Technological University and pursued additional conducting studies at the Aspen Music School.
His blog, "Creative Destruction", can be read at www.artsjournal.com/creatived
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