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A New Conductor in Memphis

Robert Moody majored in voice and cello while attending Furman.

The public face of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra is new principal conductor Robert Moody, a trained cellist and vocalist who graduated from Furman in 1989. A native of Greenville, Moody majored in voice and cello at Furman and earned a graduate degree from the Eastman School of Music. And he’ll have no problem adjusting to life in Memphis. “I come from a land that also revels in barbecue and grits,” he said. The Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote about the city’s newest conductor.

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