B.M., Musicology, University of Hartford; Diploma, Orchestral Conducing, Curtis Institute of Music.; Conducting studies with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux School and with Otto-Werner Mueller at Curtis Institute of Music
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David Hayes is a conductor with an unusually broad range of repertory, spanning the symphonic, oratorio/choral, and operatic genres. Mr. Hayes is currently the Music Director of the Mannes Orchestra and Professor of Professional Practice at Mannes College The New School for Music in New York City, Staff Conductor of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of The Philadelphia Singers (a professional vocal ensemble). Mr. Hayes recently concluded a decade-long tenure on the conducting staff of The Philadelphia Orchestra (with whom he made his subscription debut in 1993 at the request of Wolfgang Sawallisch). He has also served as a cover conductor for the New York Philharmonic and for Sir Andre Previn on the Curtis Symphony Orchestra’s 1999 European Tour with Anne-Sophie Mutter. Mr. Hayes made his debut at the Verbier Festival with the Curtis Orchestra and has made several appearances with the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra at the Berkshire Choral Festival. Mr. Hayes and the Mannes Orchestra continue to make yearly appearances at the Mannes Contemporary Music Festival.