Rachael Worby is one of the first highly successful female conductors of national and international renown, a preeminent figure in American arts education, and an innovative force in reimagining traditional performance formats. A dedicated orchestra builder, she is credited with the remarkable growth of organizations under her leadership.
Worby rose to fame during her 17-year tenure as Music Director and Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra in Wheeling, West Virginia. Her previous posts also include that of Music Director and Conductor of the Young People’s Concerts at Carnegie Hall and Music Director and Conductor for the Pasadena POPS. She received a presidential appointment to the National Council of the Arts, on which she served for four years.
Distinguished as a visionary in the orchestral world, she is celebrated internationally for her extraordinary talents and exuberant style, as well as her versatile command of all musical genres. She is in demand as a guest conductor and has led orchestras throughout Europe, South America, Australia and Asia.