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David Hayes was music director of The Philadelphia Singers from 1992 to 2015. He is also music director of the New York Choral Society, music director of the Mannes Orchestra and professor of Professional Practice at Mannes College, The New School for Music in New York City, and a staff conductor of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. He served on the conducting staff of The Philadelphia Orchestra from 2001 to 2011, making his Philadelphia Orchestra subscription début in 2003 at the request of Wolfgang Sawallisch. He has also served as a cover conductor for the New York Philharmonic as well as for Sir André Previn on the Curtis Symphony Orchestra’s 1999 European Tour with Anne-Sophie Mutter. His guest conducting engagements have included concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and with other orchestras in the United States and elsewhere. David Hayes holds degrees from the University of Hartford (BM in Musicology) and the Curtis Institute of Music (Diploma in Orchestral Conducting), where he studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller. He also studied conducting with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux School in Maine. He serves on the Scholarship Committee of the Edwin Garrigues Foundation and has served as a panelist for the City of Philadelphia Cultural Fund and as a member of the board of directors of Chorus America from 2000 to 2009.

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