Conrad Dunn: Lincoln Youth Symphony's New Conductor
Lincoln Youth Symphony, a project of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, is pleased to announce Conrad Dunn of Logan, Utah, as the new Music Director - Conductor of our premier youth orchestra.
Auditions for the 2013-14 season will take place September 14, 2013, from 8:30am to noon at Promontory School in Perry, Utah. Lincoln Youth Symphony brings together musicians from all over Northern Utah including Ogden, Brigham City, Logan and Tremonton. With three full concerts, a fall retreat, and a performance at Abravanel Hall, the musicians are encouraged to put together car pools and do whatever it takes to participate in regular Saturday Morning Rehearsals for this outstanding opportunity.
Conrad Dunn is a strong believer in the positive effect that music can have in shaping and molding the minds of youth. His music career started at four years old when he attended a concert by the French violinist Zino Francescatti. That performance and the experience of meeting him backstage inspired him to begin studying the violin.
He began his teaching career as a private string instructor (violin, viola & cello) as well as an assistant in the public schools, at the age of 15. Since then he has continued working in the music education field in various capacities, and he has 40+ years of teaching experience.
Mr Dunn has taught and worked with every age level in the public and private school systems, from supervising string programs on a district level to string clinician on a national level. These experiences in teaching have given him the opportunity to observe, first hand, what is needed in music programs across the country.
Groups such as the Lincoln Youth Symphony give young musicians the chance to participate in a full symphonic setting, broaden their musical knowledge, and provide additional performing experiences. This program is valuable to our youth and our communities.
For information including a schedule and upcoming auditions for all symphonic instruments, please visit www.LincolnYouthSymphony.com.