Larry Livingston

Larry Livingston

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Chair, Department of Conducting
Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California


Mr. Livingston has appeared with the Houston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series, at the Festival de Musique in France, with the Stockholm Wind Orchestra, the Leopoldinum Orchestra in Poland, the Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra in Rumania, and the Pan Pacific Festival Orchestras in Sydney. The lead jurist for the Besancon International Conducting Competition in France and the Winnipeg Symphony International Conducting Symposium, Maestro Livingston is also the Music Director of the Festival Orchestra at Idyllwild Arts and the Music Director of the Music for All National Honor Orchestra.

Since 2004, Mr. Livingston has served as guest conductor at the College Band Directors National Conference in Alice Tully Hall, led All-State Ensembles across the United States including Texas, where he appeared for a record ninth time. From 2004 to 2012 Mr. Livingston was Music Director of Thornton School Orchestras. In 2014-19, Maestro Livingston will conduct the All-State Ensembles of Arizona, New Mexico, Kentucky, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Iowa, Texas, Michigan, Washington, and California, as well as the Katowice Academy Orchestra in Poland.

Mr. Livingston has held positions as Vice President of the New England Conservatory of Music, Dean of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and Dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, where he Chairs the Conducting Department. In 2019 he became the Interim President of the Westminster Choir College Acquisition Corporation.Mr. Livingston leads the national educational quest, ALL IN, is a consultant to the Conn-Selmer Company and heads the Education Committee of the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium.

In 2013, Mr. Livingston appeared in the “Lights Out” episode of Glee and was featured as a mentor in the USA Cable Network Television series, “The Moment.”

Larry Livingston is one of the most incredible people I have ever met. I am incredibly honored and grateful that my students, colleagues, and I were able to share this very special experience together. It was a day I will never forget!

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