Toledo symphony director receives honorary degree

Toledo symphony director receives honorary degree

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - One of the most decorated musicians in Toledo has attained another achievement Friday.

Stefan Sanderling was granted an honorary doctor of Musical Arts degree from Bowling Green State University after a performance at the Peristyle at the Toledo Museum of Art.

"A conductor without musician is nothing, so for me this is a perfectly round thing. I got honored, but I got honored in the name of the entire Toledo symphony, and this means a lot to me," Sanderling said.

Sanderling has served as music director of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra since 2002.

He led the group to a performance at Carnegie Hall during this time among other accomplishments.

Sanderling has also led educational initiatives with BGSU and other northwest Ohio schools.

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