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Music Director – Michael Korn


As a conductor Michael Korn has appeared on stage of Symphony Hall, Tsai Performance Center and Paramount Theater in Boston. An avid American music advocate, he premiered works by contemporary composers and conducted performances of Gaelic Symphony by Amy Beach, À Montevideo Symphony by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and the Romantic Symphony by Howard Hanson. Most recently, Michael Korn conducted the US premiere of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony in a completed edition by German composer/scholar Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs.

As an accompanist, Michael Korn has collaborated with many outstanding Boston musicians and young talented performers. He regularly teaches students in orchestral settings and conducts Oliver Ames High School orchestras in Easton and Sharon Community Chamber Youth Orchestra. Michael Korn has recently been named the winner of The American Prize, a national non-profit competition in the performing arts, in the orchestral programming division.

Michael Korn is Music Director of the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra, Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra, and Sharon Youth Community Orchestra.


Our Board

Mayor Jeannette A. McCarthy, Honorary Chair
Stephanie Schaffhausen, Executive Director
David Salstein, President
Karen Walz, Vice President
Brian Schaffhausen, Clerk
Jane Pollack, Treasurer

Members At Large

Deborah Dobbins
Jeff Krasofski
Donna Laswell
John Monahan
Arthur Payne
Peter Polga-Hecimovich
Daniel Romard
Gloria Yee

Graphic Design Intern

Sara Capello

Featured Artists

Coming soon!

Daniel Orlansky and the Magic of the Didgeridoo

  Daniel Orlansky has been playing the didgeridoo for 25 years in both America and Europe. He has performed in many locations, notably at Berkley College of Music, the Boston […]

Meet Emily Qiu

Our May 6th concert, Australian Dreamscape, will feature 15-year-old bassoonist Emily Qiu. Emily already has a very impressive music and performing background.  Among numerous awards, she was a first place […]

Meet Julia Carson, WPO Holiday Pops Guest Vocalist: “Anything Is Possible!”

Meet Julia Carson, WPO Holiday Pops Guest Vocalist:  “Anything Is Possible!” At the age of 14, Julia Carson has already established herself as an impressive, talented vocalist.  She has won […]

An interview with BSO violinist and WPO soloist Victor Romanul

WPO’s “Romantic Journey”:  Victor Romanul Plays Paganini In 2015, BSO violinist Victor Romanul played as a guest soloist in the WPO’s “Bouquet of Brahms” concert.   At Music Director’s Michael Korn’s […]