CHELSEA GALLO (USA), currently a Detroit resident, debuted during the 2019/2020 season with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where she has also been engaged as cover conductor, assisting visiting conductors and presenting pre-concert lectures. Additionally, 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 prestigious Turn the Spotlight Fellowship and became music director of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra. She has undertaken guest appearances with the Slovak Sinfonietta, Hartford Opera, and Lithuania State Symphony, among other ensembles. While pursuing her conducting degree in Vienna, Austria, Gallo was 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.