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Renowned Conductor Livingston to Give UW Conference Keynote Talk Wednesday

September 28, 2009 — Renowned conductor and music educator Larry Livingston will speak Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom.

His talk, "A Non-Harmonic Cantilever: Some ruminations on creativity, the arts, and higher education," is the keynote talk during UW's "Revisioning the (W)hole" conference Sept. 29-Oct. 1. The conference will include presentations, workshops, performances and panel discussions led by students, faculty and staff. The conference is free and open to the public. For a schedule, visit and click on the Revisioning the (W)hole link.

Livingston is the music director of Thornton Orchestras, chair of the Directing Department, and professor of conducting at the University of Southern California. The founding music director of the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Livingston has appeared with the Houston Symphony and in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series.

He has led the American Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra, the USC Thornton Chamber and Symphony Orchestras in Los Angeles and the USC Thornton Contemporary Music Ensemble in Berlin.

From 1983 to 2002, he served as a conductor in the University of Michigan All-State Program at Interlochen, and has been the conductor of the Festival Orchestra at Idyllwild Arts since 1989. He has served as a clinician for the University of Northern Colorado Conducting Symposium, a keynote presenter at the Fine Arts Institute in Tucson and is an ambassador for the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009

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