Leading the Way: Lockhart leads the BMC Summer Institute and Festival, which draws more than 400 students from around the world, professional musicians, and more than 40,000 concertgoers.
Right Direction: Brevard Music Center Artistic Director Keith Lockhart has conducted nearly every major orchestra in North America.
Then ... Lockhart (far left in both photos) studied at BMC’s Summer Institute during 1974 and ’75.
... And Now: Lockhart leads the program as artistic director.
The Apprentice: Students attending the Summer Institute study under professionals such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who taught a master class and performed as the guest artist in 2011.
In the Spotlight: When he isn’t spending summers in Brevard, Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops Orchestra (shown) and is principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Natural Wonder: BMC’s 180-acre wooded campus offers an inspiring setting for students like harpist Anna Weigandt.
For the Love of Music: At BMC, Lockhart takes a broad approach to music education. The goal isn’t just to train classical musicians, but to create arts patrons along the way.