American conductor Kevin Fitzgerald recently made his international debut with the Luzern Academy Orchestra in the culminating performance of a masterclass with Maestro Matthias Pintscher. Fitzgerald is currently Music Director of the organization ÆPEX Contemporary Performance and Spectrum Orchestra. Kevin recently graduated from the renowned graduate program in orchestral conducting at the University of Michigan, under the teaching of Kenneth Kiesler. Before retuning to his home state of Michigan, Kevin studied trumpet performance, music theory and conducting at the Eastman School of Music.
Previous conducting positions have been Assistant conductor of University of Michigan’s Life Sciences Orchestra and Campus Symphony as well as Eastman Wind Orchestra. He has guest conducted the Eastern Festival Orchestra (NC), Guillford Symphony Orchestra (NC), Eastman Brass Guild, Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Greece Symphony Orchestra (NY). Fitzgerald has studied conducting with Matthias Pintscher, Gerard Schwarz, Kenneth Kiesler, Brad Lubman, Mark Scatterday and Neil Varon.
Fitzgerald’s diverse repertoire interests and passion for audience engagement has given him the ability to connect with musicians and community members to ensure the future of the organizations that he leads.