Rachael Worby. Artistic Director & Conductor.


Rachael Worby is an inspirational American conductor and educator renowned for reimagining the traditional concert format as well as dissolving the barriers that exist between performers and audiences. She has created a multi-decades-long international career centered on the belief that live music is an accessible, universal tool of discovery. Galvanized by her view that “orchestras belong to the community,” Worby harnesses the power of the arts to affect change in every level of society.

Rachael’s career at a glance

  • 2 years as the Assistant Conductor for the LA Philharmonic
  • 12 years as Music Director and Conductor of the Young People's Concerts at Carnegie Hall in the 1990s
  • 4 years on the National Council on the Arts as an appointee of President Bill Clinton
  • 17 years as Music Director and Conductor of Wheeling Symphony Orchestra in West Virginia
  • 10 years as Music Director of the Pasadena Pops