Maurice Cohn



Maurice Cohn

(he/him) Conductor and cellist, recipient of the Robert J. Harth Conductor Prize (Aspen Music Festival) and Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Assistant Conductor, 2021-present
Aspen Music Festival and School
Conducting Fellow, 2021, 2019
Eastman School of Music
M.M. Conducting, 2020
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Cover Conductor, 2019
The National Music Festival
Assistant Conductor, 2018, 2019
Oberlin College & Conservatory
B.M. Cello Performance, 2017
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A 2020 recipient of the Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Maurice Cohn joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Conductor in the 2021/22 concert season. He was previously Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Philharmonia and is a regular guest conductor with the Chicago-based contemporary ensemble Zafa Collective. Recent engagements include returning to conduct Oberlin Conservatory’s Contemporary Music Ensemble and serving as cover conductor for the Atlanta Symphony, assisting Music Director Robert Spano. He served as Assistant Conductor of the National Music Festival for two seasons and was the co-Artistic Director of the Arts@Ascension Music Festival.

Maurice spent two summers as a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, where he received the Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize (2019) and the Aspen Conducting Prize (2021). Upcoming engagements include an opera premiere with Chicago’s Zafa Collective and a return to the Aspen Music Festival as Assistant Conductor for the 2022 season. He recently received an M.M. from the Eastman School of Music, where he worked frequently with the Eastman orchestras and OSSIA New Music Ensemble. He holds a B.M. in cello performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a B.A. from Oberlin College, where he studied history and mathematics.