Don’t miss a moment of this exciting season as The Venice Symphony chooses our next Music Director/Conductor. Who will lead The Symphony in 2018-19 and beyond?
To learn more about our conductors, click on their name.
Teresa Cheung is Music Director of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. A frequent guest conductor in the U.S. and Canada, she served as a conducting clinician for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ “Meet the Artist” program. She is past Resident Conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and of the American Symphony Orchestra. She has a Master’s Degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music. (Majestic Moments: 11/17 – 11/18)
Wesley Schulz is currently Music Director and Conductor of Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Festival Orchestra. He was the 2014-2015 Conducting Fellow at the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and is a frequent guest conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Schulz earned Master and Doctoral degrees in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Texas at Austin. (Holiday Pops: 12/15-12/16)
Stilian Kirov is the Music Director of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra in California, and New Jersey’s Symphony in C. He is the former Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony and has served as Associate Conductor of the Memphis Symphony. He has appeared with orchestras in Europe, Canada and throughout the U.S., is a graduate of The Juilliard School’s conducting program and an accomplished pianist. (Photo Chuck Moses) (Emotional Landscapes: 1/12 – 1/13)
Steven Jarvi recently completed his tenure as the Resident Conductor of the St. Louis Symphony and Music Director of its Youth Orchestra. He previously served as Associate Conductor of the Kansas City Symphony, Conducting Fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, and Associate Conductor for New York City Opera. As a guest conductor, Mr. Jarvi has appeared in the U.S., Canada and Europe. (Beethoven to Broadway: 2/16 – 2/17)
Janna Hymes is Music Director of the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra of Virginia and of Maine Pro Musica Orchestra. Previous posts include Music Director of the Maine Grand Opera, Associate Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony, and Resident Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony, among others. She has performed with orchestras nationwide, and in the Netherlands, France, Mexico, and Italy, and has taught the League of American Orchestras’ conducting workshops. (A Symphonic Journey: 3/16-3/17)
Silas N. Huff is a U.S. Army Music Officer, currently acting as Music Director of the Astoria Symphony Orchestra in New York, Commander of the U.S. Army School of Music (Virginia Beach), and Co-Director of the International Conducting Institute. Huff has conducted across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, and at the White House and U.S. Capitol. He has served as Conductor of Moscow Ballet’s U.S.A. tours, and Associate Producer of Opera at the Manhattan School of Music. (Taking Flight: 4/13-4/14)
Troy Quinn is the Music Director of the Juneau Symphony in Alaska and of the Ocean State Symphony Orchestra of Rhode Island. In addition to extensive guest engagements in the U.S. and Europe, he has performed and recorded with The Rolling Stones, Josh Groban and others and has appeared on the TV shows GLEE, The Voice, and The Tonight Show. He completed his doctorate in conducting at USC’s Thornton School of Music. (A Tribute to Music in Cinema: 5/4 – 5/5)