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Abbie Naze


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M.M., Orchestral Conducting, University of Washington, 2017
B.A., Music - Cello Performance, Minot State University, 2015

Abbie Naze, a North Dakota native, is currently in her second year of graduate studies pursuing a Master’s of Music in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Washington in Seattle under the tutelage of David A Rahbee and Ludovic Morlot. As a graduate teaching associate and assistant conductor, Abbie has led both the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra and the University of Washington Campus Philharmonia Orchestras. 


In both the United States and throughout Europe, Abbie has conducted in numerous masterclasses and workshops for highly-respected conductors such as Ludovic Morlot, Larry Rachleff, Donald Schleicher, and Paul Vermel. Recently, Abbie spent her summer studying conducting in Maine under the leadership of Michael Jinbo at the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival where she conducted the Pierre Monteux Festival Orchestra in concert.


Before continuing her studies in Seattle, Washington, Abbie received a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota where she studied cello with Erik Anderson. As a cellist, Abbie was a soloist with the Minot Symphony Orchestra as the winner of their 2014 MSO Concerto Competition. Naze has also been accepted to perform and study cello at numerous music festivals across the country, including the Catskill High Peaks Festival in New York led by Yehuda Hanani, and the Pierre Monteux Festival Orchestra in Hancock, Maine.

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Professional Affiliations: 
League of American Orchestras, Conductors Guild

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