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Ford Mylius Lallerstedt

Orchestral Score-Reading, Advanced Solfège


A native of Atlanta, Dr. Ford Mylius Lallerstedt began studying piano at age five. He studied organ with Vernon de Tar at the Juilliard School, where, in 1973, he won both prizes in organ performance and was awarded teaching fellowships in piano and solfège. Dr. Lallerstedt received his Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Juilliard. He studied musicology with Gustave Reese, conducting with Warren Brown, and musical analysis with Jacob Druckman, Vincent Persichetti, and Roger Sessions.

He made his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall in 1979 and has performed in Europe and throughout the United States. Dr. Lallerstedt founded the Wahnfried Chamber Orchestra, and he serves as regular accompanist and recital partner for mezzo-soprano Brenda Boozer.

He has been on the faculties of the Juilliard School, State University of New York at Purchase, Mannes College of Music (organ), and Tanglewood Music Center (conducting studies). He is director of music at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

Dr. Lallerstedt joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1973.

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