The director for the 2015-2016 season is Dr. Richard Marcus.

I am thrilled to be returning to my home state to teach at the College of William & Mary this fall.  I am looking forward to meeting everyone and making great music with this outstanding group.  Best of luck on auditions! – Dr. Richard Marcus

Here is a quick excerpt from the biography on his website!
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Richard C. Marcus is a conductor and educator with over twenty years’ professional experience. He has conducted the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Valley Civic Orchestra (Elgin, IL), the Athenaeum Orchestra (Indianapolis), the Sherwood Conservatory Young Musicians’ Orchestra (Chicago), the Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry (Charleston, SC), and the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra and has worked with such distinguished soloists as violinist Lee-Chin and cellist Natalia Khoma, among others. Dr. Marcus earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Iowa. He completed his graduate studies at Butler University and the University of South Carolina where he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting under the guidance of Dr. Donald Portnoy. He is also a graduate of the University of Calgary’s Wind Conducting Diploma Program. Dr. Marcus has taught at the University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston and has directed instrumental ensembles in public and privates schools in Georgia, Illinois, and Switzerland.