“This truly is a milestone in the life of our symphony,” said Jay Wethington, Vice Chair of the Governing Board of Directors and Search Committee Chair. “This is a culmination of more than two-years of hard work by the Board’s Search Committee and I am grateful to each of them for their time and engaged work. I am equally appreciative of the input we have received throughout the process from the entire community. It too has been an invaluable part of this exciting process.”
Quinn’s career includes guest conducting appearances with orchestras around the United States and Europe, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Boise Symphony Orchestra, and London Soloists Chamber Orchestra. His frequent collaborations with leading regional orchestras and other institutions have given him the opportunity to work with musicians of the highest caliber while simultaneously garnering praise for his musical dynamism and versatility. Quinn has also performed at many of the world’s major music centers and at such famed venues as the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Equally at home in the pops and commercial world, Quinn has performed and recorded with some of the most popular artists of our time, including The Rolling Stones, Barry Manilow, Josh Groban, and Jennifer Hudson. As an accomplished vocalist, Quinn has also collaborated with such prominent conductors as Helmuth Rilling, Carl St. Clair, and Dan Saunders of the Metropolitan Opera. In addition to his concert work, Quinn has worked extensively in the television and recording industry, having made appearances on such hit T.V. shows as Fox’s GLEE, NBC’s The Voice, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
A native of Connecticut, Quinn received a bachelor of arts degree from Providence College where he was the recipient of the Leo S. Cannon award for superior achievement in the music field. He went on to earn his masters degree with honors from the Manhattan School of Music, studying conducting with David Gilbert and voice with highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera singer Mark Oswald. He completed his doctorate in conducting at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where he was awarded the outstanding doctoral graduate of his class. He has been mentored by such renowned conductors as Leon Botstein, Neil Varon, and Benjamin Zander.