Beachy makes conducting debut at Berklee College

May 23, 1994

W. Matthew Beachy, 20, son of Bill and Carla Beachy of Ellicott City, conducted the Berklee College of Music Orchestra on May 5, performing his composition, "Andante," for the string orchestra.

This was Mr. Beachy's debut as a conductor at the college in Boston.

The string quartet also performed another one of his compositions, "Polytonic Reflection."

Mr. Beachy is a film scoring and composition major and plays the violin in the orchestra and string quartet. He studied composition with Dr. Elam Sprenkle at Peabody Institute. He plans to score music for motion pictures after his graduation in 1996.

Mr. Beachy, whose father is a music teacher in the county public schools, is a 1991 graduate of Loyola High School.


* Ellicott City: 5600 block of Landing Road: A red 1990 Dodge Daytona with Maryland tags BBL350 was stolen Thursday, police said.

8800 block of Ridge Road: A CD player and a stereo, valued at more than $1,000, were stolen from an Isuzu Rodeo parked on the lot of O'Donnell Isuzu Wednesday.

* Elkridge: 6400 block of Glenmore Ave.: Someone put an unknown substance in the gas tank of a red Toyota Corolla late Wednesday or early Thursday.

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