Named “Best Classical Conductor” by the Nashville Scene, Kelly Corcoran is a passionate advocate for the robust place of classical music in our lives and the lives of future generations. Kelly is Artistic Director of Intersection, a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to reimagining the concert experience with concerts for all ages. Kelly is a frequent guest conductor with orchestras around the world having worked with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony and more.
Perspectives From the Podium uses the leadership models and lessons of an orchestra to inspire leaders and create positive, creative work environments. Various workshops are available for adults, middle and high school students exploring a range of topics from effective communication to individual expression within a shared vision.
Kelly is deeply interested in supporting the creation of wellness and fun in our communities. As a leader in orchestral programming for young people and a graduate of the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Kelly loves the UAB School of Public Health mantra to "Be Somebody! Make a Difference!". She recently joined the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab as a Social Scientist researching musicality and how it impacts our lives. Read about the Music Cognition Lab here.