The Hawaii Youth Symphony has announced the selection of JOHN DEVLIN as music director, effective June 1, 2018. He will also serve as artistic director of the Pacific Music Institute, the Hawaii Youth Symphony’s summer program. He succeeds Henry Miyamura, who retired in June 2017 after 33 years with the organization. Devlin most recently served as the cover conductor for the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., as well as assistant conductor of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. He was previously music director of the Youth Orchestras of Prince William and the McLean Youth Orchestra in Virginia. Devlin is a co-founder, artistic director, and conductor of Gourmet Symphony, which pairs locally sourced cuisine with classical music, and been involved with the Go-Go Symphony, Interactive Symphony, and the New Retro Project. Devlin has served on the board of directors of the Conductors Guild and is a member of the College Orchestra Directors Association and the League of American Orchestras. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees in orchestral conducting from the University of Maryland School of Music and his bachelor’s degree from Emory University. Randy Wong is executive director of the Hawaii Youth Symphony.
Posted April 3, 2018