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About the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

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James M. Orent, Music Director | Emilian Badea, Assistant Conductor

Emilian Badea Dr. Emilian Badea, Assistant Conductor

Bassoonist, accordionist, musicologist, and educator Emilian Badea graduated from one of Romania's most prestigious music academies, George Dima, in Cluj, Transylvania. He earned a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, both with honors as a Dean's Scholar (for extraordinary academic achievement), from Boston University. Emilian Badea has performed most of the symphonic repertoire with the National Radio Orchestra of Romania, and as a freelance musician in the Boston area. He has performed with the Boston Ballet, the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Classical Players, the Boston Academy of Music, the New Hampshire Symphony, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Brockton Symphony, and many other New England ensembles.

Dr. Badea is a member of The National Music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda, member of the American Federation of Musicians, The International Double Reed Society, the American Accordionists’ Association, and the Accordion Teachers Association of Massachusetts. He is currently on the faculty of the Department of Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

He also maintains his music studio in Natick, Massachusetts with many successful students at local and national levels. Emilian’s motto is: "Music is the supreme form of human evolution".