Director of the Peabody Preparatory Wind Orchestra
Elijah Wirth is the director of the Peabody Preparatory Wind Orchestra, which he helped establish in 2008. He currently heads the Music Theory and Wind, Brass and Percussion departments in the Preparatory division. Elijah is also Assistant Director of the Tuned-In scholarship program. Recently, he has also been the Orchestra Director with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s ORCHKids program and was Artistic Director of the Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra in Frederick, MD for ten years. He has conducted ensembles in Venezuela, Scotland and All-County Orchestras and Bands around the U.S. Elijah is also an adjunct professor of Music History at Stevenson University.
Elijah was Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music at Carroll Community College for 12 years. At Carroll, he started the Carroll Opera Theater program and the Westminster Symphony Orchestra, both community-based ensembles built to give amateur and student musicians in Carroll County opportunities to perform. He was also professor of tuba at McDaniel College.
Elijah received a Bachelor of Music degree in Tuba Performance from the Peabody Conservatory. He continued his studies at Peabody, earning Masters Degrees in both Wind Conducting and Music Education.