I met with a former student, Brandon Faber, who is off to the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach, to study over the next two years for a master's degree in music with a specialization in orchestral conducting.
Brandon was the only student chosen for this conductor-in-training post where he will work with German-born conductor Johannes Müller-Stosch. The professor is director of orchestral studies and professor of conducting at the conservatory. Müller-Stosch also serves as music director and conductor of the Holland Symphony Orchestra (Michigan).
Brandon was on his way West when he and I met at the Food Dance Restaurant for lunch.
This is a photo of Brandon in his 20-year-old Crown Victoria that is also part of his great adventure of traversing the country for the first time. He will stay with friends in Chicago, Des Moines, Boulder, and Las Vegas before he settles down in Long Beach. Good luck Brandon!!