Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 4:00pm - Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road, Tehachapi
Young Artist Competition Winner in a concerto of his/her choosing, along with Brahms' Symphony No. 2, and featuring the Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus in Verdi's Va Pensiero from Nabucco and Gloria, all'Egitto from Aida, and Wagner's Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhauser.
Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra 2012-13 Concert Flyer
As a scholarship conductor at the Aspen School of Music, DAVID NEWBY worked with Fiora Contino who appointed him Assistant Conductor of the Peoria Civic Opera. That year, he performed as a finalist in the Scarritt Conducting Competition. He served as Director of Vocal and Choral Music at Culver Military Academy, where his ensembles consistently won top honors. As Music Director of the Summer Opera Theatre at Indiana University, South Bend, his performances of La Bohme (Puccini) and Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach) earned critical acclaim.
His dissertation on Oedipus Rex (Stravinsky) received the 1996 Julius Herford Prize for Distinguished Research from the American Choral Directors Association and was hailed by The Choral Journal as "a major contribution to the study of Stravinskys music." He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois State University. At the PIndiana University School of Music, he earned a masters degree in theory, and masters and doctoral degrees in conducting. He was profiled in Where Music Lives, a documentary on the Indiana University School of Music.
David Newby has conducted the Tehachapi Community Orchestra since the 1999-2000 season. He is also Professor of Music at Antelope Valley College where he directs the orchestral and choral programs and oversees the Associate of Arts in Music degree program. Under his direction, the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale merged in 1998, a union of two esteemed organizations, each with its own rich performance tradition. In addition to his position as Artistic Director for the AVSOMC, David Newby furthermore directs the Antelope Valley College Orchestra.