New conductor takes podium



J. Karla Lemon is the new conductor and director of Penn’s Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Prior to Penn, she waved her baton at Stanford University and conducted the Alea II Ensemble for Contemporary Music. She has also served as principal guest conductor of the Women’s Philharmonic and as principal guest conductor of the new-music ensemble EARPLAY. Lemon brings to the Philadelphia concert stage a unique grasp of both early and new music.

School of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Walter Licht has been appointed faculty advisor of Civic House, the University’s community service hub. Licht succeeds Peter Conn, deputy provost and professor of English, who has served as faculty advisor since the program’s inception.

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Originally published on September 19, 2002