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Tiffany Lu

For the past three seasons, Tiffany Lu has served as a most capable and dedicated assistant conductor of the Prince George’s Philharmonic—last season even commuting from her teaching position at Sewanee University in Tennessee to continue her tenure with us. However, her new position as director of orchestras at the University of Florida in Gainesville now prevents her from continuing with us. Our loss is surely their gain!


Tiffany will be greatly missed by all of us. The orchestra fell in love with her from the moment we all met her. Tiffany’s clear baton technique, conducting style and rehearsal strategy; her consummate musicianship, musical mind and knowledge of the music; her sensitive and perceptive ears; her ability to take charge and get the most from the orchestra; her experience as a performing violinist herself; and—not least—her naturally caring, warm personality and infectious sense of humor, all made us proud and happy to have her as part of our organization as long as we did.


On a more personal note: When my mother passed away in October 2019, Tiffany stepped in at the drop of a hat and took over the rehearsals and concert performance for the opening concert of the season with great success and acclaim. That was Tiffany’s “first day on the job:” an impromptu debut with the orchestra! I shall always be grateful to her for stepping in for me—and with such grace!


All of these things revealed to us a talent on the podium that knows no boundaries. All assistant conductors hope for that “break” that will bring them to bigger and better things. And so it has been for Tiffany. With fond memories, we predict a brilliant musical future for our Tiffany!


           – Jesus Manuel Berard

Tiffany Lu Bio

This season, conductor Tiffany Lu celebrates her fourth year as Music Director of the Wilmington Community Orchestra. She also holds the position of assistant conductor with the Capital City Symphony and the Prince Georges’ Philharmonic. This past summer, she returned for her third year as Conducting Associate on the staff of the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival in Hancock, Maine. Tiffany will make her debut as guest conductor on the subscription concert series with Symphony New Hampshire later this season. She is also honored to have been selected as a Conducting Fellow for the Allentown Symphony for their 2019-2020 concert season.

In 2019, Tiffany directed Kurt Weill’s ballet pantomime Zaubernacht in a series of fully-staged performances co-sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation and the University of Maryland. From 2015-2019, Tiffany was Music Director of the University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra, and assistant conductor of the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra as well as the Maryland Opera Studio. Tiffany has acted as cover conductor with Symphony New Hampshire and the Princeton Symphony as well as the orchestras of Georgetown University and Cornell University. She has also served as producer on recordings by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Smithsonian Chamber Players. 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 holds degrees from Princeton University, Ithaca College, and the University of Maryland.