Chelsea Gallo is an American conductor living in Detroit, Michigan. She made her debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during the 2019-20 season, where she has also been engaged as Cover Conductor, assisting visiting conductors and presenting pre-concert lectures. Additionally, Ms. Gallo is the music director of the Detroit Community Orchestra and conducting faculty for the various training programs of the Wu Family Academy. Recently, she was a winner of the Turn the Spotlight Fellowship and became music director of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra. She has had guest appearances with the Slovak Sinfonietta, Hartford Opera, and Lithuania State Symphony, among others. While pursuing her conducting degree in Vienna, Austria, Chelsea was the music director of the Cosmos Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble selected to assist NASA with artistic missions including the Orion EFT-1 launch and the Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary Celebrations. Chelsea loves yoga, running, and is a former softball player for the Vienna Wanderers.