The Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors and Search Committee are pleased to announce the appointment of Alexander (Sascha) Mandl, D.M.A. as our new Music Director. Dr. Mandl will begin a three-year term, becoming the fourth director to preside over the MFSO (formerly Milwaukee Catholic Symphony Orchestra – MCSO).
Dr. Mandl (Sasha), brings to the MFSO a broad professional experience, expertise and versatility as a conductor, instrumentalist and educator. Sascha brings enthusiasm, artistic and creative ideas that will help grow the MFSO to a new chapter of its history.
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (Andrew Carnegie Scholar, B.F.A.), Yale University (Miles Prize, the Alumni Prize and a Francis G. Wickes Scholarship winner, M.M. and A.D.), and the University of Wisconsin (Ivan Galamian Award, D.M.A.), Dr. Mandl performs regularly across the globe as soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and conductor. He is a founding member of the critically aclaimed Philomusica Quartet, resident at the Wisconsin Wisconsin Lutheran College. A familiar face as a jury member at competitions, and as clinician, he frequently conducts Masterclasses worldwide. In addition, Mandl is also board president, violinist and conductor with Milwaukee Musaik (Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra).