Molly Turner is an emerging young conductor from Seattle, Washington. She recently completed her Bachelors in Music Composition at Rice University and will pursue a Masters in Orchestral Conducting at Juilliard in the fall. Her primary conducting mentors include Larry Rachleff, Gerard Schwarz, and Jerry Hou. At Juilliard, she will be working with David Robertson. Recently, she has been featured with the Rice Campanile Orchestra, the Eastern Festival Orchestra, and the Shepherd Undergraduate Opera Scenes. She has also conducted The Philharmonia Orchestra (UK) and the Bay Area Youth Symphony (Houston). A strong advocate for new music, she regularly collaborates with Rice’s New Music Ensemble Hear & Now as a composer, violist, and conductor. She enjoys writing for the voice and conducts her own works.