Oquirrh Mountain Symphony Hires New Music Director, Ty Turley-Trejo and Shane Mickelsen as Associate Conductor

Turley-Trejo is a recent Masters graduate in Orchestral Conducting from Brigham Young University.

Riverton, UT, May 08, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Oquirrh Mountain Symphony has hired Ty Turley-Trejo as Music Director. This position includes being the principal conductor and artistic director of the organization. Turley-Trejo conducted the collaborative concert with the One Voice Children's Choir and Oquirrh Mountain Symphony in March 2015 as a guest conductor. He again served as guest conductor in the last season performance on May 2, 2015, featuring the winners of the 2015 OMS Eleventh Annual Concerto Competition. Works at this annual Spotlight Spectacular concert were by Edvard Grieg, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Deborah Henson-Conant and Aram Il’yich Khachaturian.

“I am thrilled to begin working with the Oquirrh Mountain Symphony. It is a wonderful organization with such promising growth. The musicians have been splendid to work with and I look forward to collaborating towards an exciting and visionary future for the symphony,” said Turley-Trejo.

Turley-Trejo recently completed his Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from BYU in Provo, Utah. He has served as Assistant Conductor of the BYU Philharmonic; Music Director and Conductor of the BYU University Orchestra/University Strings; first graduate conducting student to serve as Music Director for the BYU Spring Opera; and frequent guest conductor for the BYU Group for New Music and BYU Film Scoring Studio Orchestra. His conducting studies have included workshops at the Cincinnati Conservatory and Peabody Conservatory where he studied with Mark Gibson and Markand Thakar. He was recently accepted as a participant at the International Institute for Conductors Workshop in Bacau, Romania for Summer 2015.

Turley-Trejo is a fine pianist and has worked as répétiteur for the Utah Lyric Opera Company as well as a rehearsal pianist for Ballet West. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Music Studies (Vocal emphasis) from Brigham Young University. In addition to conducting engagements and graduate studies Ty also serves as the Music Copyright Licensing Administrator for Brigham Young University where he works closely with music publishers and record labels to procure licenses for all University uses of copyrighted music. He deals primarily with performing groups, New Media YouTube and Broadcast requests, along with addressing a myriad of other copyright issues on campus.

Shane Mickelsen was also hired as Associate Conductor of the symphony. Mickelsen served as an interim Artistic Director for the 2014-2015 season during the search for a new Music Director. He plays the bass clarinet with the symphony and conducted, composed and premiered two orchestral works for the Memorial Tribute to 9/11 concert this past September. Shane obtained a Master of Music degree in Music Composition from the University of Utah in 2014 and has been the music teacher at the American Heritage School of South Jordan since 2013.

"I am very excited to continue working with the Oquirrh Mountain Symphony as its Associate Conductor. I look forward to this organization's reaching more communities, and attracting the attention of great musicians and audiences. I support Maestro Turley-Trejo’s artistic vision and am confident that, under his direction, this organization will be poised to reach new heights,” said Mickelsen, new Associate Conductor.

The Oquirrh Mountain Symphony, founded in 1999, regularly thrills audiences each year in a wide range of formal and informal concerts, which include an annual concerto competition, seasonal and patriotic concerts, and a number of civic performances free to the public while serving 15 smaller communities in Salt Lake county and Utah county.
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Robert A Jones