Alumnus Conner Gray Covington named Assistant Conductor of Utah Symphony
February 14, 2017
Conner Gray Covington (BM, '10) has been appointed Assistant Conductor of the Utah Symphony. He will begin his tenure in September 2017 and will work closely with Music Director Thierry Fischer. In addition to leading the orchestra in various programs for community and chamber concerts, regional tours, and the Deer Valley Music Festival concerts in Park City, Conner will play an active role in the orchestra’s education department, conducting family, education and outreach concerts. He will also be a spokesperson for the Utah Symphony in pre-concert lectures and community events and will act as a mentor for several youth orchestras in a variety of regional guest clinics and performances.
Conner was selected by unanimous choice by an advisory committee comprised of Maestro Fischer and orchestra musicians following an extensive audition process that involved conducting several concerts in front of live audiences.