Lauded for his energetic and riveting conducting, American conductor Troy Quinn is quickly establishing himself as one of his generation’s most versatile young artists. 2015-2016 marks Maestro Quinn’s inaugural season as the newly appointed Music Director of the Juneau Symphony. He is also the Music Director of the Ocean State Symphony Orchestra of Rhode Island. Quinn’s past engagements have included performances with many prestigious orchestras both in the United States and Europe, including the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He has also appeared at many of the world’s major music centers and at such famed venues as the Hollywood Bowl and the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
Since making his orchestral conducting debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in their young conductor preview, Troy Quinn has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including awards from the Presser Foundation, the Rislov Foundation, and the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust. In 2010, he received a Rhode Island Foundation grant for his contributions to the musical landscape in New England and for his promising career as a conductor and educator. Quinn’s frequent collaborations with members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Boston Pops Orchestra have given him the opportunity to work with musicians of the highest caliber while simultaneously garnering praise for his musical dynamism and versatility. 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, and Jennifer Hudson. As an accomplished vocalist, Quinn has also collaborated with such prominent maestros 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 pursued 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 studied with Larry Livingston and Jo-Michael Scheibe and was awarded the outstanding doctoral graduate of his class. Quinn has participated in numerous masterclasses as a conducting fellow, attending conducting institutes at the Royal Academy of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and at Bard Conservatory of Music. He has been mentored by such renowned conductors as Leon Botstein, Neil Varon, and Benjamin Zander. Quinn has previously served on the faculty of Providence College and as a teaching assistant at the University of Southern California. He currently resides in Los Angeles, making Juneau his “second home.”