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  • David Hayes is an American conductor. Hayes was educated at the University of Hartford, Hartt School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music where his teacher was Otto-Werner Mueller. In addition, he studied viola with Richard Rusack at Hartt and conducting with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, ME. David Hayes serves on the Board of Directors of Chorus America, the national service organization for choruses. He is currently Music Director of The Philadelphia Singers, Director of Orchestral and Conducting Studies at Mannes College The New School for Music in New York, Staff Conductor of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and a member of the conducting staff of the Philadelphia Orchestra having been appointed by Wolfgang Sawallisch. In addition to his other duties, he served as Artistic Advisor to The Washington Chorus during the 2007-2008 season. With The Philadelphia Singers, Hayes has conducted numerous Philadelphia and World Premieres including works of Jennifer Higdon, Ezra Laderman, Robert Capanna, Thomas Whitman and Morton Feldman.

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