ROBERT L BALDWIN portrait
  • Director of Orchestras, School Of Music
  • Director of Graduate Studies-School of Music, School Of Music
  • Professor, School Of Music

Research Statement

In addition to conducting, performing and preserving the orchestral reperoirem my research interests include:

Performance and editing of American orchestral music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Discovering new ways of programming that relates the music with integrity to modern audiences.

Writing and lecturing on the art of performance, creativity, interpretation, improvisation.

 

Research Keywords

  • Orchestral Music
  • Music Conducting
  • Musical Interpretation
  • Creativity
  • American Music
  • Improvisation
  • Viola d'amore

Creative Research

  • Salt Lake Symphony Vienna Ball – University of Utah Olpin Ballroom. An evening of dinner and dancing to Vienna’s great music. Performance, completed 02/11/2017.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Utah Philharmonia, Annual Concerto Competition Winners Concert – Libby Gardner Hall. Joan Tower: For the Uncommon Woman (Matthew Mainella, graduate conductor); Miguel del Aguila: Toccata; Martin: Ballade for Flute and Orchestra, Ali Parra, flute; Artunian, Trumpet Concerto, Zach Buie, trumpet; Marquez: Danzon No. 2 (Claudia Restrepo, graduate conductor) Performance, completed 02/02/2017.
  • Sinfonia Salt Lake MLK Day Concert. The Voices of America. First United Methodist Church, Downtown Salt Lake City. Still: Danzas de Panama; Reichel: Night Echo for Strings and piano. World Premiere; Barber: Adagio for Strings; Copland: Appalachian Spring (original 13-instrument version); Seidenberg: Steel City Strut Performance, completed 01/16/2017.
  • Hunan Symphony, Changsha, China. Suppé: Overture to Poet and Peasant; J Strauss, Jr. Annen Polka; Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 and 10; Weber: Invitation to the Dance; Bernstein: Overture to Candide; Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo; Williams: Overture to "The Cowboys" Performance, completed 01/06/2017.
  • Salt Lake Symphony: Christmas a la Classique, with Dancers from the Utah Department of Ballet – Libby Gardner Hall; Barber: Die Natali; L. Mozart: Die Musickalische Schlittenfart; Hely-Hutchinson: Carol Symphony Performance, completed 12/17/2016.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Utah Philharmonia: French Obsession – Libby Gardner Hall. Arthur Honegger: Pacific 231, Mouvement symphonique no. 1; Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique Performance, completed 12/08/2016.
  • Sinfonia Salt Lake, Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors and Leavitt: A Christmas Carol (World Premiere) with Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble – The Grand Theatre, Salt Lake City (4 performances, December 1-3) Performance, completed 12/01/2016.
  • Christmas at Temple Square, Salt Lake Symphony and the Utah Voices. Robert Baldwin and Kelly DeHaan , conductors – Salt Lake Tabernacle Performance, completed 11/26/2016.
  • Salt Lake Symphony: Ancient Tales, Youthful Energy! – Libby Gardner Concert Hall. Berlioz: Roman Carnival (with high school musicians side-by-side); Debussy: Le Martyre Saint Sebastian, Fragments Symphoniques; Respighi: Belkis: Queen of Sheba Suite Performance, completed 11/12/2016.
  • University of Utah Campus Symphony, Libby Gardner Hall (Shared with Graduate Conducting Students). Auber: Fra Diavolo Overture (Bo Wu, conductor); Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, “Unfinished” (Claudia Restrepo, conductor); Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess (Luca Florin, conductor); Brahms: Tragic Overture (R. Baldwin, conductor) Performance, completed 11/09/2016.
  • Guest Conductor, Western States Honor Orchestra Festival – Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley Colorado. Shostakovich: Festive Overture; Vaughan Williams: Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus; Bloch: Prelude from Concerto Grosso No. 1 Performance, completed 11/05/2016.
    http://arts.unco.edu/music/festivals-workshops/hon...
  • Utah Philharmonia Annual Halloween Concerts: Ghosts of the Revolution – Libby Gardner Hall (October 27-28) Performance, completed 10/27/2016.
  • Sinfonia Salt Lake, Death and the Maiden – Salt Lake Masonic Lodge October 18, Repeat of program for Society of Reproductive Medicine National Conference – Abravanel Hall Boccherini: Symphony No. 6, La Casa del Diavolo; Hermann: Concert Suite from Psycho; Schubert/Mahler: Death and the Maiden Performance, completed 10/10/2016.
    http://www.sinfoniasaltlake.com/
  • Salt Lake Symphony Season Opener, Rainer Eudeikis, cello – Libby Gardner Hall (September 28: Repeat of program for Special Concert for City Employees – Eccles Theater, Downtown Salt Lake City) Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz; Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme (Rainer Eudeikis, cello); Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 Performance, completed 09/24/2016.
  • Utah Philharmonia Season Opener – Libby Gardner Hall. Jean Sibelius: En Saga, op. 9 W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 Performance, completed 09/15/2016.
  • Salt Lake Symphony and the Choral Arts Society: Days of ’47 Pops Concert, Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City. (2 Performances July 8-9) Performance, completed 07/08/2016.
  • UK Opera Theatre—It’s A Grand Night for Singing! Lexington, Kentucky. (Performances June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, 2016) Performance, completed 06/10/2016.
    http://ukoperatheatre.org/pages/15-16-season/grand...
  • May 21, 2016 Salt Lake Symphony: The French Connection. Utah Voices. Rameau Overture to Naïs; Ravel Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2; Fauré Requiem Performance, completed 05/21/2016.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Sinfonia Salt Lake. First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City. Purcell: Chacony; Haydn: Symphony No. 45 (Farewell); Walton: Passacaglia from Henry V; Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 Performance, completed 05/16/2016.
    http://www.sinfoniasaltlake.com/
  • University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble Production. Strauss, Jr.: Die Fledermaus (Performances April 22-23, 2016) Performance, completed 04/22/2016.
  • Utah Philharmonia: Dr. Michael Sammons, percussion soloist. Rebel: Les elemens; Fairouz: Sadat, Michael Sammons, soloist; Dvořák: A Hero’s Song, Op. 111 Performance, completed 03/24/2016.
  • Salt Lake Symphony: Primal Energy! Hasse Borup, violin; Dvořák Slavonic Dances #1, 2, and 7; Jett Hitt Yellowstone for Violin and Orchestra (Utah Premiere); Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Performance, completed 03/19/2016.
  • Conducted premiere of the completed oratorio, Thy Will Be Done, sponsored by Global Creative Connections, Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington, KY Performance, completed 03/13/2016.
    http://thywillbedoneoratorio.com/
  • Guest conductor for Granite Youth Symphony Concert, Cottonwood High School Performance, completed 02/24/2016.
  • Guest conductor, Great Falls Symphony, Great Falls Montana. Wolking Salt Lake Overture; Reinecke Flute Concerto; Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G major Performance, completed 02/20/2016.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Vienna Ball Saturday February 13, 2016 8:00 pm UU Olpin Union Ballroom Performance, completed 02/13/2016.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Salt Lake Symphony: Vienna Ball, U of U Olpin Union Ballroom Performance, completed 02/13/2016.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Utah Philharmonia Concerto Competition Winners Concert. Libby Gardner Hall Performance, completed 02/11/2016.
  • Inaugural Performance of Sinfonia Salt Lake, Salt Lake City's newest professional chamber orchestra. First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, UT. Elgar: Introduction and Allegro; Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2; Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1 Performance, completed 01/26/2016.
    http://www.sinfoniasaltlake.com/
  • Utah Philharmonia: Mysterious Landscapes. Host Concert for the 2015-2016 College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference. Mendelssohn: The Hebrides; Kernis: Musica Celestis (1990); Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7, “Sinfonia Antartica” Performance, refereed, completed 01/15/2016.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Family Fun Concert: Wild, Wild, Musical West! Saturday January 9, 2016 2:00 pm Libby Gardner Hall Performance, completed 01/09/2016.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony: Angels and Visitors Saturday December 5, 2015 7:30 pm Libby Gardner Concert Hall with the University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble Bach Selections from Christmas Oratorio Menotti Amahl and the Night Visitors Performance, completed 12/05/2015.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony: Russian Masterworks. Saturday November 14, 2015 7:30 pm, Libby Gardner Hall. Caleb Harris, piano Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Tchaikovsky Symphony #6 “Pathetique” Performance, completed 11/14/2015.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Conductor, University Campus Symphony Concert. 11/4/2015. Performance, completed 11/04/2015.
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia Halloween Concerts, Libby Gardner Hall. October 29-30, 2015 Performance, completed 10/30/2015.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony performance at the Parliament of World Religions, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT. (Juried entry/choice for performance) Performance, refereed, completed 10/18/2015.
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia. Persichetti Centenary Concert Performance, completed 10/01/2015.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony: Life, Death, and Beyond Saturday September 26, 2015 7:30 pm Libby Gardner Hall Grieg Peer Gynt Suite #1 Phillip Bimstein The Brahma Viharas, A Meditation for English Horn and Orchestra (World Premiere) Strauss Death and Transfiguration Performance, completed 09/26/2015.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia. Mozart: Divertimento, K. 136; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 Performance, completed 09/19/2015.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Utah Arts Festival Performance, Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT Performance, completed 06/25/2015.
    http://uaf.org/
  • Conductor, UK Opera Theatre's "It's a Grand Night for Singing." Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington, KY. June 12-21 (6 performances) Performance, completed 06/21/2015.
    http://www.ukoperatheatre.org/
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony and Utah Voices. Haydn's Creation. Libby Gardner Concert Hall. Performance, completed 05/30/2015.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Viola d'amore faculty recital; Sundays @7. Telemann: Trio Sonata; Haydn: Divertimento. With Pamela Palmer Jones, Lisa Chauffty, Hasse Borup and Garrick Woods. Performance, completed 04/27/2015.
  • Conductor, Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble production of Massenet's Cendrillon. Kingsbury Hall. April 24-25 Performance, completed 04/25/2015.
  • Viola d'amore soloist with Skyline Chamber Orchestra. Vivaldi: D major concerto. Performance, completed 04/14/2015.
  • Conductor, Utah Ballet performances of Prokofiev's Cinderella, with the Utah Philharmonia. April 3-4, 2015, Kingsbury Hall. Performance, completed 04/04/2015.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony: Fire and Ice. Sibelius: Finlandia; Stravinsky: Firebird Suite; Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7. Libby Gardner Concert Hall Performance, completed 03/21/2015.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Vienna Ball, Olpin Union Ballroom Performance, completed 02/14/2015.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia, Schubert Symphony No. 3 in D major. Performance, completed 02/05/2015.
  • Conductor, Campus Symphony Concert, Libby Gardner Hall. Performance, completed 02/04/2015.
  • Viola d'Amore Recital for Lindon Chamber Society, Lindon, Utah Performance, completed 01/24/2015.
    http://www.lindonchambermusicsociety.org/
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Family Concert Performance, completed 01/17/2015.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia. John Luther Adams: Dark Waves for Orchestra and Electronic Sounds (Utah Premiere); W.A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto; Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major Performance, completed 12/10/2014.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony with Ballet Student Performing Group from the University of Utah. Tchaikovsky: Act 1 from the Nutcracker plus Traditional Holiday Favorites Performance, completed 12/06/2014.
  • Viola d'amore soloist, Desert Hills Chamber Orchestra, Desert Hills High School, Tempe, AZ. Vivaldi, Concerto, Rv 392 Performance, completed 11/18/2014.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony: Beethoven Overture to Coriolan; John Williams Five Sacred Trees; Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G major Performance, completed 11/15/2014.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org/
  • Conductor and Concert Designer, Utah Philharmonia. Halloween Concerts. October 23-24 Performance, completed 10/24/2014.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony: Bernstein Overture to Candide; Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 Performance, completed 09/27/2014.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org/
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia. Bach: Orchestra Suite No. 2 (with Nadine Luke, flute); Elgar: Enigma Variations Performance, completed 09/18/2014.
  • Viola and Viola d'amore. Live Performance on KBYU Highway 89 Radio program, with Kirsten Gunlogson (mezzo-soprano); Pamela Palmer Jones (harpsichord); Leslie Richards (viola da gamba); and special guest, and viola d'amore, expert Gordon Childs. Taped in the KBYU Studios. Provo, UT Performance, completed 09/09/2014.
    http://byuradiostage.byu.edu/episode/b9d19d07-1b56...
  • Viola and Viola d'amore faculty recital with Pamela Palmer Jones and Kirsten Gunlogson. Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor for Viola d'amore and strings; Bach: Sonata No. 3 in G minor; Ariosti: Cantata, pur al fin, gentil viola; Biber: Passacaglia. Performance, completed 09/07/2014.
  • Conductor: University of Kentucky Opera Theatre's "It's a Grand Night for Singing. 6 Performances, Lexington, KY. Performance, completed 06/21/2014.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony, The Legacy of Bach. J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1;Heitor Villa Lobos, arr. Krance: Aria from Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5; Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 “Reformation” Performance, completed 05/17/2014.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org/
  • Viola d'amore Soloist. Olympus High School Chamber Orchestra. Vivaldi: Concerto, Rv 392. Performance, completed 05/15/2014.
  • Viola d'amore Soloist. Copper Hills and West Jordan High School Chamber Orchestra. Vivaldi: Concerto, Rv 392. Performance, completed 05/14/2014.
  • Viola d'amore soloist with Wasatch Camerata. Vivaldi D major Viola d'amore concerto, Rv 392. All Saints Episcopal Church Performance, completed 04/21/2014.
  • Conductor, Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble Production of Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel. Performances, April 18 and 19. Kingsbury Hall Performance, completed 04/19/2014.
  • Conductor, Arizona All-State Orchestra. Tempe, AZ Performance, completed 04/12/2014.
  • Viola d'amore performance of Vivaldi's D major Concerto for Utah Viola Society Viola Day. Performance, completed 03/22/2014.
    http://utahviolasociety.org/
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony. Beach: Gaelic Symphony; Williams: Suite from Far and Away; Harty: In Ireland Performance, completed 03/15/2014.
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia, Julie Wright-Costa, soprano • Dukas: Fanfare from La Peri; Ravel: Scheherazade; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 (The Year 1917) Performance, completed 02/27/2014.
  • Conductor, University of Utah Campus Symphony Concert. (Lawrence Spell, assistant conductor) Grieg: Symphonic Dances Performance, completed 02/12/2014.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Vienna Ball. Oplin Union Ballroom Performance, completed 02/08/2014.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org/
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia—A Musical Odyssey: The Music of Sarah Kirkland Snider with special guest, Shara Worden. Disquiet; Penelope with Shara Worden and other guests Performance, completed 01/29/2014.
  • Conductor: Sarah Kirkland-Snider’s Penelope, with Shara Worden and special guests. Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. Performance, completed 01/28/2014.
  • Conductor, Concert Designer. MLK Day Concert, Utah Philharmonia and Daniel Tuutau, Poetry Readings. Libby Gardner Hall Performance, completed 01/20/2014.
  • Conductor; Salt Lake Symphony—Family Concert: Symphonic Stories, Collaoration with Plan B Theatre Company. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; Smith: The Great Locomotive Chase; Grieg: In the Hall of a Mountain King; Gregson-Williams: Chronicles of Narnia Suite; Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade (excerpts) Performance, completed 01/18/2014.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony–Through a Child’s Eyes with the U of U Lyric Opera Theater. Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors (supervision); Arnold: The Holly and the Ivy (Fantasy on Christmas Carols); Regney/Lowden, arr: Do You Hear What I Hear?; Hairston, arr. Mary’s Little Boy Chile; Stephenson: Christmas Sing-along Performance, completed 12/07/2013.
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia. Stern: Thoreau Contemplates Eternity at Walden Pond; Schumann: Cello Concerto, Lauren Posey, cello (Student Concerto Competition Winner); Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70 Performance, completed 11/26/2013.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony–East Meets West: Promoting Peace Through Music Monika Jalili and her Persian Ensemble. Ippolitov-Ivanov: Procession of the Sardar from Caucasian Sketches Suite No. 1; Ranjbaran: Seven Passages; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade Performance, completed 11/09/2013.
  • Conductor, University of Utah Campus Symphony Concert Performance, completed 11/06/2013.
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia, Haunted Orchestra: 12th Annual Halloween Concert Music by Chadwick, Prokofiev, and from Star Trek films Performance, completed 10/26/2013.
  • Conductor: Salt Lake Symphony Wolking: Salt Lake Overture; Brahms: Double Concerto; Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 Performance, completed 10/03/2013.
  • Conductor/Host: Utah Philharmonia Host for the College Orchestra Directors Association Composition Contest Performance, completed 09/28/2013.
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia Season Opener. Chadwick: Tam O’Shanter; Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, in A Major, Op. 92 Performance, completed 09/19/2013.
  • Conductor: Stradivarius International Violin Competition Opening Concert with the Salt Lake Symphony Performance, completed 07/09/2013.
  • Conductor: University of Kentucky Opera Theatre's "It's a Grand Night for Singing. 6 Performances. Performance, completed 06/2013.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony/Utah Voices Choral Collaboration, Verdi: A Bicentennial Celebration! Triumphal March and Ballet from Aida La Forza del Destino Overture La Forza del Destino, Pace, pace mio dio Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco (va pensiero) Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore Performance, completed 05/18/2013.
  • Conductor, Lyric Opera Ensemble. 2 Performances of Verdi's Falstaff, Kingsbury Hall. Performance, completed 04/2013.
  • Viola Soloist, Salt Lake Symphony. Berlioz: Harold in Italy, op. 16 Performance, completed 03/16/2013.
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia. Hanson, Symphony No. 6, Bloch Concerto Grosso No. 1. Performance, completed 03/06/2013.
  • Conductor, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, 100th Anniversary Concert with the combined Orchestras of the Uniniversity of Utah and Utah State University. Logan, UT. Performance, completed 02/25/2013.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Annual Vienna Ball Performance, completed 02/09/2013.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Family Concert. Mechanized Musical Magic: Getting from Here to There Music includes Honneger’s Pacific 231, Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine, music from Disney’s Cars, and more! Performance, completed 01/26/2013.
  • Viola Performance, Sundays @ 7 Faculty Recital Series, with Heather Conner, piano. Berlioz, Harold in Italy, I. Harold in the Mountains. Performance, completed 01/25/2013.
  • Conductor, Utah All-State Orchestra Performance, completed 01/18/2013.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Collaboration with University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble Respighi: Three Botticelli Pictures Ellington: Three Black Kings Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors with U of U Lyric Opera Ensemble Performance, completed 12/05/2012.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Robert Walzel, clarinet. Beethoven: Overture to Egmont, Copland: Clarinet Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor Performance, completed 11/10/2012.
  • Conductor, SummerArts Piano Concerto Concert Performance, completed 09/08/2012.
  • Guest Conductor, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette, IN. Performance, completed 03/03/2012.
  • Conductor, World Premiere of Secret Gift Song Cycle. Salt Lake Symphony. Libby Gardner Hall Red Rock Rondo, soloists West Jordan High School Choir Phillip Bimstein Secret Gift song cycle Performance, completed 12/17/2011.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org/season.php
  • Viola Performer with Vivaldi Virtuosi. Performance for "Vivaldi by Candlelight" concert. Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy. First Presbyterian Church, Salt Lake City, UT. Performance, completed 12/10/2011.
    http://www.utahdiplomacy.org/?p=vivaldi
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia. Robert Stephenson, oboe; Kathy Pope, clarinet; Lori Wike, Bassoon, Stephen Proser, horn Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante,for, Oboe,Clarinet Bassoon and Horn, K297b. (conducted) Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 (Jong-hun Bae, DMA student project. Performance, completed 12/01/2011.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake SymphonyThe Heights of Imagination Saturday November 12, 2011 7:30 pm Libby Gardner Hall Jenny Oaks Baker, violin University Womens Choir, directed by Dr. Jessica Napoles Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Disney Once Upon a Dream Disney A Whole New World Disney Can You Feel the Love Tonight Debussy Nocturnes Performance, completed 11/12/2011.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org/season.php
  • Conductor, School of Music Gala. Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 (1); Wilberg, arr. "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. Performance, completed 11/04/2011.
  • Conductor. Utah Philharmonia Halloween Concerts. October 27 and 28. 10th Annual Halloween Concert The Haunted Orchestra: From the Depths! Performance, completed 10/28/2011.
  • Salt Lake Symphony, Season Opener Saturday October 8, 2011 7:30 pm Libby Gardner Hall Michael Chipman, baritone, Erin McOmber, soprano William Schuman New England Triptych Kenneth Fuchs Falling Man (Commemorating tenth anniversary of 9/11, text by Don DeLillo, adapted by J. D. McClatchy)-UTAH PREMIERE. Mahler Symphony #4 Performance, completed 10/08/2011.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org/season.php
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia. The Winds of Fate Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino Prokofiev: Lt. Kije Suite, op.60 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, op. 67 Performance, completed 09/22/2011.
  • Violist, Eutin Festspiele Chamber Music Concert. Eutin, Germany Opernsheune Hall. Schumann, Fairy Tales. Mozart, Trio for Viola, Clarinet, and Piano. Performance, completed 07/12/2011.
    http://eutiner-festspiele.de/
  • Conductor, Eutin Festspiele, Hasselburg, Germany. Opening Concert. Repertoire included Gershwin's An American in Paris, Copland's Rodeo, Music from Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel, and other operatic favorites. Performance, completed 07/08/2011.
    http://eutiner-festspiele.de/
  • Guest Conductor. Abilene Summer Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, Behrens Auditorium, Abilene, TX. Marquez, Danzon No. 2. Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 (1/4). Performance, completed 06/24/2011.
    http://www.hsutx.edu/asmf/
  • Conductor for UK Opera Theater's "It's A Grand Night for Singing, June 2-19, 2010. Lexington, KY. Conducted six performances. This was my 11th year as conductor for this production. Performance, completed 06/19/2011.
    http://ukoperatheatre.org/
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony. American Roots: A Joint Concert with the Utah Voices Copland: Appalachian Spring Taylor: Choral Fantasia on “Deep River” Performance, completed 05/21/2011.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org/season.php
  • Conductor. Utah Philharmonia, with Department of Ballet. College of Fine Arts Gala. Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919). Two Performances, 4/7 and 4/8. Performance, completed 04/08/2011.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Cathey: Elements IV: Water Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 Performance, completed 03/26/2011.
  • Conductor, Utah Philharmonia: Through An American Lens. Robert Baldwin, conductor. R. Carlos Nakai, Native American Flute. De Mars, Two World Concerto. Copland, Billy the Kid Suite. Adams: The Chairman Dances from "Nixon in China." Performance, completed 02/24/2011.
  • Conductor for Salt Lake Symphony Vienna Ball. Performance, 02/13/2010. Performance, completed 02/13/2011.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org/season.php
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Family Concert: Meet the Orchestra! Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Performance, completed 01/22/2011.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org/season.php
  • Conductor for School of Music Scholarship Concerts. November 19 and 20. Utah Philharmonia and Combined Choruses. Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, Rimsky Korsakov's Cortege, and Part's Fratres. Performance, completed 12/19/2010.
    http://www.music.utah.edu/news/events_article/feat...
  • Viola Performer with Vivaldi Virtuosi. Performance for "Vivaldi by Candlelight" concert. Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy. First Presbyterian Church, Salt Lake City, UT Performance, completed 12/18/2010.
    http://www.utahdiplomacy.org/?p=vivaldi
  • Viola Performer for Sundays @ 7 Faculty Showcase Concert. School of Music, University of Utah Performance, completed 12/12/2010.
  • Conductor for Salt Lake Symphony Concert. "An Italian Christmas." Performance, completed 12/05/2010.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Conductor: Utah Philharmonia Halloween Concerts Performance, completed 10/30/2010.
    http://www.music.utah.edu/october_2010__event_feat...
  • Conductor for Salt Lake Symphony Concert: Moncayo: Huapango; Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song; Prokofiev: Cinderella Suite No. 1 Performance, completed 10/09/2010.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Conductor for Utah Philharmonia Concert featuring the world premiere of "Cool Night" by internationally recognized composer, Lawrence Dillon. Performance, completed 09/16/2010.
    http://www.lawrencedillon.com/schumann-trilogy.php
  • Conductor for Stradivarius International Violin Competition Opening Concert. Libby Gardner Concert Hall. Performance, completed 07/07/2010.
    http://stradcompetition.org/music/
  • Conductor for Salt Lake Symphony Independence Day Concert Performance, completed 07/03/2010.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Spotlight Recital: International Double Reed Society International Conference, University of Oklahoma, Norman Oklahoma. Performance of David Yeagley's ""Earthworms Writhing Under a Great Uplifted Rock," for Oboe, Viola and Bassoon. Performance, completed 06/24/2010.
  • Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony Concert featuring the Jerry Floor Jazz Quartet. Performance, completed 05/22/2010.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Conductor, Utah Lyric Opera Theater Production of Poulenc's "Dialogues of the Carmelites." April 23-24, 2010. Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City. Performance, completed 04/24/2010.
  • Conductor for Salt Lake Symphony Concert: Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”; Respighi: Pines of Rome Performance, completed 03/27/2010.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Conductor for Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler. Joint Concert with Utah Philharmonia and Utah State University Symphony. Concert in Logan on February 27th Performance, completed 02/27/2010.
  • Conductor for Salt Lake Symphony Vienna Ball Performance, completed 02/14/2010.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Conductor for Utah Philharmonia Concerto Concert. Performance, completed 01/21/2010.
  • Conductor for Salt Lake Symphony Family Concert. Performance, completed 01/21/2010.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Conductor for UK Opera Theater's "It's A Grand Night for Singing, June 3-20, 2010. Lexington, KY. Conducted six performances. This was my 10th year as conductor for this production. Performance, completed 2010.
  • Conductor for University Lyric Opera Ensemble. 2 Performances in April 2009 of Little Women by Mark Adamo. Performance, completed 04/29/2009.
  • Conductor for University of Utah Philharmonia and University Campus Symphony. Conducted 13 concerts in 2009. Complete list of individual concerts available by request. Performance, completed 2009.
    http://www.music.utah.edu/orchestra
  • Conductor, It's A Grand Night for Singing, UK Opera Theatre, Lexington, KY. Conducted 6 performances in June of 2009, marking my 9th year in this position. Performance, completed 2009.
    http://www.uky.edu/FineArts/Music/opera/
  • Music Director/Conductor, Salt Lake Symphony. Conducted 10 concerts with the Salt Lake Symphony. Complete list of individual concerts available by request. Performance, completed 2009.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org

Presentations

  • Continuing pre-concert Lectures for Salt Lake Symphony. 4-5 Lectures per season. Presentation, Presented, 12/31/2016.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Presented 2 Music Lovers Seminar for Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Orcas Island, WA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/08/2015.
    http://oicmf.org/education/music-lovers-seminars/
  • Pre-concert Lecture for Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Orcas Island, WA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/07/2015.
    http://oicmf.org/
  • Pre-concert Lectures for Salt Lake Symphony. 4-5 Lectures per season. Sponsored by the Utah Humanities Council. Presentation, Presented, 11/12/2011.
    http://www.saltlakesymphony.org
  • Presentation of Lawrence Dillon's "Amadeus ex Machina." for the Conductor's Guild New Music Project at the International Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Presentation, Presented, 01/06/2010.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • China
    I conducted a concert of the Hunan Symphony in 2016 and have been invited to give master classes and lessons at the Wuhan Conservatory of Music in 2017-2018.
  • Denmark
  • Finland
    I conducted a concert at the Kuopio Academy of Music in 2008. The conductor there came to Utah for a reciprocal concert with our students.
  • Germany
    I have conducted and performed at the Eutin Festspiele in July of 2011.
  • Northern America
    I am interested in performing and editing music of the Second New England School of composers for performances and lectures.
  • Northern Europe
  • South America
    I am on the IBERMUSICAS Committee for the College Orchestra Directors Association. The committee is charged with networking with conductors in Latin America and facilitating exchanges.
  • Southern Europe
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    I took the University of Utah Chamber Orchestra on a performance tour of London in May, 2012.
  • Western Europe

Publications

  • Before the Downbeat. Regular contributions regarding creativity, musical interpretation, performance, music philosophy and reflections on composers and programs. This blog has an international following of over 3700 and has been featured on the WordPress "Freshly Pressed" page three separate times as well as being featured on the University of Utah's Red Thread and College of Fine Arts blogs and the homepage of the College Orchestra Directors' Association. Published, 12/31/2013.
    http://beforethedownbeat.wordpress.com/
  • Chapter Author for Preparing Viola Sections in "Playing and Taching the Viola, A Comprehensive Guide to the Central Clef Instrument. New Alfred Music Edition, originally published by the American String Teachers Association in 2006. Edited by Gregory Barnes. Published, 10/2010.