The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra has announced that Troy Quinn has been selected as its next Music Director and Conductor. The Symphony signed Quinn to a three-year contract, which will start on June 1.

He will conduct his first concert as the new Music Director and Conductor on August 5, 2017 at the Symphony’s annual US Bank “Concert on the Lawn.”

In the symphony’s 52-year history, Quinn is the fifth Music Director and Conductor.

“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.”

“It’s an extraordinary joy and great honor to be named Music Director of the Owensboro Symphony,” said Troy Quinn. ” I am thrilled to embark on this new journey together with the Symphony and excited for the endless possibilities that exist for creating great music in Owensboro. I am so impressed with the quality of the orchestra as well as the supportive and vibrant arts community; we are going to do special things together.”

Quinn is the current Music Director and Conductor of the Juneau Symphony and he was the Founder of the Ocean State Symphony Orchestra of Rhode Island.

His 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. He’s performed at some of the world’s major music centers such as the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Quinn is also comfortable in the pops and commercial world. He’s performed and recorded with artists such as The Rolling Stones, Barry Manilow, Josh Groban, and Jennifer Hudson.

Quinn is from Connecticut and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Providence College. He received his masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music and completed his doctorate at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.