Troy Quinn joins the Santa Rosa Symphony and Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in California as pops conductor.

Troy Quinn has been named pops conductor at the Santa Rosa Symphony and Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in California. Quinn will make his 2024-25 Symphony Pops Series debut in February 2025, succeeding Pops Conductor Emeritus Michael Berkowitz, who stepped down in 2023 after 15 years. Quinn is in his eighth season as music director of the Owensboro Symphony in Kentucky and in his seventh season as music director of the Venice Symphony in Florida. Quinn’s engagements include performances with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic, where he also serves as pops conductor. Quinn has performed and recorded with popular artists including the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, Barry Manilow, Lee Greenwood, Josh Groban, Jennifer Hudson, and Michael Feinstein. A native of Connecticut, Quinn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Providence College and a master’s degree with honors from the Manhattan School of Music. He completed a doctorate in conducting at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Quinn serves on the conducting faculty at the Thornton School of Music and was previously a faculty member at Providence College.