Scott Voyles, Conductor

Scott Voyles (*born in Elisabethtown, USA in 1980) enjoys international acclaim as a young conductor dedicated to contemporary music.
He appeared, for instance, as the conductor of the Asyla Ensemble and as guest conductor for the Northern Arizona Opera. He was cover conductor for the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz during the Brucknerfest festival in 2007 and conducted concerts with members of the International Ensemble Modern Academy as part of the Klangspuren festival in Austria. As deputy director of the New Music Collective at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music he was musical assistant to Pulitzer prizewinner David del Tredici.

In New York City he was artistic apprentice at the American Opera Projects, assistant conductor of the Washington Square Ensemble and for the Manhattan School of Music Opera. In 2007 he conducted the debut performance of ›Spiral IX: Maha Sathkur‹ by Chinary Ung with baritone Thomas Buckner and percussionist Steven Schick (Bang on a Can All-Stars).

In 2006 Scott Voyles ended his work as musical director of the Indiana University Opera Studio and conductor of the Indiana University New Music Ensemble where he assisted John Harbison, Richard Wernick, Chinary Ung, George Tsontakis, Chen Yi and Arthur Weisberg. His work at the Indiana University Opera Studio focused on rarely performed works of the 20th century like Viktor Ullmann’s ›Der Kaiser von Atlantis‹ (1943) and Conrad Susa’s masterpiece ›Transformations‹ (1973).

Updated: 2010-09-27