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Image Credit: Lightner Photography GUSTAV MEIER (shown conducting class), the Distinguished Visiting Faculty in Graduate Conducting, served for 16 years as director of the Conductors Seminar at Tanglewood, the world's most prestigious training program for young conductors. Mr. Meier is currently music director of the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra in Michigan and of the Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut, and makes guest conducting appearances with orchestras all over the world. A Peabody faculty member since 1996, Mr. Meier earlier taught at the Yale School of Music, Eastman and the University of Michigan. His awards include the Luise Vosgerian Teaching Award from Harvard and the Conductors Guild's Max Rudolph Award for 1999.