Manhattan School of Music adds Met Opera artistic staff to faculty

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The Manhattan School of Music has named two Met Opera alumni and current staff to join its faculty.

Thomas Lausmann, who is the Met Opera’s Director of Music Administration, and Bryan Wagorn, Met Opera’s Deputy Conductor, will join the collaborative piano faculty immediately.

They join Myra Huang, head of music for the Lindemann Young Artist Program at Met Opera, whose appointment was announced in November 2022.

“The Collaborative Piano Department supports many other divisions within the school, perhaps most importantly, the vocal arts,” said Joyce Griggs, executive vice president and vice president of the Manhattan School of Music, in an official press release. “Thomas and Bryan, along with Myra, our newest additions to the department, will bring their impressive achievements as performing artists and educators to the task of preparing their students for the professional world, encouraging enthusiastic engagement with a rich diversity directories.”

Prior to his tenure at Met Opera, Lausmann was Director of Music at the Vienna State Opera and collaborated with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bayreuth Festival and the Salzburg Festival.

During this time, Wagorn worked alongside renowned artists and ensembles such as Angel Blue, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Lise Davidsen, Eric Owens, Nadine Sierra, Karita Mattila, Joyce DiDonato, the New York Woodwind Quintet and members the Met Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.