Harry Davidson continuing as Conductor of Youth Symphony

Harry Davidson Conductor
We are very pleased to announce that Professor Harry Davidson will be continuing as the Conductor and now Music Director of the Youth Symphony in Fall 2022. Our flagship orchestra continues to sound wonderful under his baton, and we formally welcome Professor Davidson to the DUSS Team! 
Harry Davidson is in his twenty-third season as Music Director and Conductor of the Duke Symphony Orchestra and Professor of the Practice at Duke University. In spring 2007, he was named Music Director and Conductor of Opera at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he conducts one opera production each semester while continuing his roles as Music Director of the DSO, and now also for the DUSS Youth Symphony.

In July 2000, he made his major orchestra conducting debut, leading the National Symphony Orchestra in concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Mr. Davidson has guest conducted orchestras in Austria, Finland, and the U.S., including the Charlotte and Akron Symphonies, as well as the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, where he has held residencies on two occasions. HE has held positions of Associate Conductor of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras at Wichita State University, Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, which during his tenure, was one of five youth orchestras selected from across the country to participate in the National Youth Orchestra Festival at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.”

For 13 years, Mr. Davidson was the Music Director of the Tacoma (WA) Youth Symphony Association where he embarked on building an internationally recognized innovative program expanding the Association from two to five orchestras, serving over 400 students and introduced a Bach Festival, extensive chamber music programs, state and international travel, and a unique summer music experience known as the Evergreen Music Festival.