Julian Pellicano holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University, the Peabody Conservatory and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. He received his MM in conducting from the Yale School of Music studying with Shinik Hahm. At Yale he also received an MM in percussion as a student of Robert van Sice and was a member of the critically acclaimed Yale Percussion Group. Other principal conducting teachers have included Dr. Harlan Parker and Per Andersberg. In addition to the Presser Music Award, he has been recognized with two stipends from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and Yale’s Phillip F. Nelson Award.