ERIC GARCIA will become artistic director and conductor of McCall Music Society’s SummerFest, an annual classical and pops orchestra concert series in McCall, Idaho, in July 2019. Garcia is currently music director of the Boise Philharmonic. Previously, he served as assistant conductor of the Seattle Symphony, conducting subscription, education, pops and community concerts; associate conductor of North Carolina’s Eastern Music Festival; and cover conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has guest conducted orchestras including the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Philharmonia Northwest, Rainier Symphony, Northwest Festival Orchestra, and Symphony New Hampshire. Garcia has collaborated with composers including John Adams, George Crumb, David Lang, Lowell Lieberman, Nico Muhly, and Eric Nathan. Garcia was a member of the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and a recipient of the Bruno Walter Foundation Scholarship at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. He received a doctorate and master of music degree in orchestral conducting from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in music theory from the University of Texas at Austin.
Posted September 18, 2018