Edward Cumming
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Edward Cumming

860-768-4462

ecumming@hartford.edu


Edward Cumming, the Primrose Fuller Professor of Orchestral Studies at the Hartt School says that working with young musicians has played a prominent role throughout his career. Before coming to the Hartt School, he was the Music Director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra for nine seasons. While Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony, he served as Music Director of the nationally acclaimed Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra - one of five orchestras invited to the biennial National Youth Orchestra Festival in 1998 and 2002. From 1993 to 1996, Cumming was founding Music Director of the Pacific Symphony Institute in residence at California State University, Fullerton, and Conductor of Orchestras at the Orange County High School for the Arts. During his tenure as Resident Conductor of the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, he as Assistant Professor of Music at the University of South Florida. In Europe, Mr. Cumming has led La Orquesta Ciudad de Granada (Spain), the South Bohemian State Orchestra (Czech Republic), The BBC Ulster Orchestra (Belfast), and the Sinfonica di Roma (Italy). He has also conducted the Singapore Symphony, and most recently made his Israeli debut with the Be'er Sheva Sinfonietta. In the US, he has conducted the philharmonic orchestras of Los Angeles, Rochester and Buffalo, as well as the Sand Diego, Oregon, San Antonio, Santa Barbara and Detroit symphony orchestras, as well as The Boston Pops. Mr. Cumming studied with Otto-Werner Meuller at Yale University, where he received a Doctorate in Music in 1992. As an undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley, he was awarded the prestigious Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement in the Arts. In May 2010, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College.