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Joel Bard, Artistic Advisor

Joel Bard received his Bachelor of Music in oboe at the Cleveland Institute and went on to get his Master of Music degree, studying oboe and orchestral conducting at The Julliard School. Joel has worked as a freelance oboist and conductor in the Philadelphia and Boston areas and served on the faculty of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. He was the director of the Repertory Orchestra at the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras from 1989 until 2011. After getting his Ph.D in biochemistry, working on muscarinic signalling at Harvard, he did his postdoctoral fellowship in x-ray crystallography at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute.  He currently leads a bioinformatics group supporting biotherapeutic drug discovery at Pfizer.