When not thinking weird musical thoughts, I am the Music Director for the Salt Lake Symphony and Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Utah. I also spend much of each June as the conductor of UK Opera Theatre’s “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” and am an active freelance conductor. The picture on the main banner is a weird one, from a concert I conducted in Germany…in a barn…with a pipe organ..(it was sold out!).
Previously, I’ve been spotted in conducting positions at the University of Kentucky, Lexington Philharmonic, New American Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony and Northern Arizona University Orchestras. Guest appearances include the Eutin Music Festival in Germany, the Lafayette Symphony, Kuopio Academy of Music in Finland, the 2006 Mozart Orchestra Festival in Austria, and the Hermitage Camerata Symphony in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I generally hang out in Salt Lake City, Utah where, in my spare time I read, hike, fish and spending time with my family (one wife, two kids, two dogs, and a cat).
Check out my more serious musings on music and creativity at: http://beforethedownbeat.wordpress.com/