Conductor Matthew Hazelwood has died. Hazelwood was Music Director of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra in Petoskey. Hazelwood led the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra until his death. He was also conductor of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra from 1993 to 2008. Hazelwood died of a massive coronary yesterday. Cris Campbell is instructor of cello and chamber music for Interlochen. Campbell told what it was like to work with the conductor.
Campbell says, "Colleagueship and sharing ideas and constant learning and that's what sets him apart."
Matthew Hazelwood was 57. His funeral will be held in South America where he was conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Colombia.