Who We Are

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Brad Clark

Founder & President

Collaborative pianist and opera/chamber music administrator Brad Clark is currently the President of Maryland Lyric Opera. Aside from his administrative duties, his eclectic interests find him accompanying child prodigy violinists, chamber ensembles, vocal soloists, and entire opera casts. 

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Louis Salemno

Music Director

One of the most acclaimed American conductors of his generation, Louis Salemno is renowned for the brilliant intensity, orchestral detail, sonority and rhythmic drive that are the signature of his performances. Maestro Salemno has served as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Serbian National Theater at Novi Sad, Artistic Director of Manitoba Opera (Canada), and Music Director of Portland Opera.  


Joshua Bavaro

Associate Conductor

Joshua Bavaro currently serves as Associate Conductor of Maryland Lyric Opera and Assistant Conductor of the Greenwich Symphony. This season, he will join Eugene Opera as Assistant Conductor for their New Year’s Eve Gala. 

Joseph R. Kaz

Composer in Residence

Joseph R. Kaz is a dynamic young composer established across the Eastern United States.  An advocate for music education, Joseph maintains a robust teaching schedule, and has presented composition workshops and written for many public schools and youth orchestras.