Conducting pedagogue Otto-Werner Mueller, 1926-2016

Feb 26, 2016

Otto-Werner Mueller, professor of conducting at the Curtis Institute, and one of America's most influential pedagogues, died last night at the age of 89.

In addition to his faculty position at Curtis, Mr. Mueller taught at the Juilliard School, the Yale University School of Music, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He trained conductors and associate or assistant conductors at nearly every major American orchestras. Some of his former Curtis students include Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic; Paavo Järvi, music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 2001-2011; Teddy Abrams, music director of the Louisville Orchestra; and Miguel Harth-Bedoya, music director of the Fort Worth Symphony.

Otto-Werner Mueller
Credit Curtis Institute