David Upham, Senior Orchestra Conductor
Dr. Upham is
in demand as an educator and clinician at festivals across the country. In
addition to his work at the Summer Youth Music School at UNH, he also conducts
at the Lutheran Summer Music Academy, and works occasionally at the Vivace
Chamber Players festival in Seattle. He had a long tenure with the Seattle
Youth Symphony Orchestras, serving as conductor or assistant with each of the
organization’s five orchestras. Dr. Upham also had a successful 10-year career
as a public school music educator, leading orchestral programs in Kent and
Bellevue, WA. In his position at Newport High School, he developed a thriving
program with 120 string students across 3 orchestras, who consistently won top
awards at various music festivals throughout the region.
Dr. Upham has degrees from Luther College (Decorah, Iowa),
the University of Northern Colorado, and received his DMA in conducting from
the University of Washington. His photograph is provided by stevesheltonimages.com.