Our Conductor

             Maestro Eduardo Cedeño

Eduardo Cedeño, holds a B.A. degree in Music and M.M. degree from Butler University Jordan College of Music in Indianapolis, IN, with post-graduate work at Boston University and additional studies in Europe.  Cedeño studied conducting under the direction of the late Jackson Wiley, Music Director Emeritus of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis, violin under Hidetaro Suzuki, former Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He studied voice under the direction of Helena Lazarska, Professor of Music at the University of Music, Vienna, Austria and under André Aerne, Butler University.   He won first prize in the International Choir Competition, Guido D’Arezzo, Italy as a Tenor member of the Schola Cantorum of Caracas.

Mr. Cedeño has performed as a conductor, soloist and collaborative artist in the United States, Europe, and South America.  As a founding member of the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Director and Conductor of the Merida Symphony Orchestra and as a Founding Member of the Philharmonic Choral Group of Caracas, he has worked with the acclaimed José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema and the Orquesta Nacional Juvenil de Venezuela.

Eduardo has collaborated with numerous performing organizations including the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Opera, Charlotte Civic Orchestra, UNCC Opera and Carolina Voices and various orchestras in Caracas, Venezuela.  In 2005, he relocated to Concord, North Carolina to accept a position as Orchestra Director at a private school.  Ever passionate about teaching music to students, as a Founding Member of El Sistema, Cedeño continues to offer his time and talents to support outreach efforts of the organization in the community.

Mr. Cedeño is co-founder and former President and Principal Conductor of the Cornelius Youth Orchestras in Cornelius and founder and Principal Conductor of the Lake Norman Youth Orchestra.  He is also the former Conductor of the Gaston School of the Arts Youth Orchestra in Gastonia, NC.

Cedeño presently serves as Conductor of the Lake Norman Orchestra (“LKNO”), the Lake Norman Youth Orchestra (“LKN-YO”), Adjunct Music Faculty at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, Strings Instructor at Gaston School of the Arts in Gastonia, and Band/Orchestra Conductor at Langtree Charter Academy Upper School in Mooresville, North Carolina.