The New Mexico Symphony Orchestra has selected MATT CATINGUB as principal pops conductor to succeed MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI, who held that post from 2000 to 2008. Catingub has been conductor of the Honolulu Symphony Pops since 1998, and he appeared with the New Mexico Symphony in its Very Merry Pops holiday concerts in December 2008. In addition to his conducting activity, Catingub is a saxophonist, woodwind artist, pianist, vocalist, composer, and arranger. His work has been heard in the film A Beautiful Mind, and more recently in the George Clooney film Good Night, and Good Luck, a recording of which was honored with a Grammy Award. 

Posted June 2, 2009