Chelsea Gallo

Ms. Gallo is currently the Cover Conductor for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and will have her DSO premiere during the 2019-2020 season.  Most recently she was the music director for the Life Sciences Orchestra of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Ms. Gallo has extensive orchestral conducting experiences throughout the United States and Europe, and holds conducting degrees from the Vienna Konservatorium and Jan Albrecht Academy as well as the University of Michigan. We’re excited to have Ms. Gallo lead the Detroit Community Orchestra through into its next chapter.

Damien Crutcher

Damien Crutcher is a native Detroiter now entering his third season of working with CYE. A graduate of Cass Technical High School, he studied at Michigan State University and earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Crescendo Detroit and artistic director and conductor of the Farmington Community Band.

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Damien served as director of bands and orchestras at Southfield-Latrhup High School. Many of his former students are currently professional musicians, music teachers, and artists.