"A poised, authoritative leader."- Cleveland Plain Dealer
Noted for performances that combine innate musicality with interpretive insight, David Loebel joined the faculty of New England Conservatory as Associate Director of Orchestras in 2010 following an eleven year tenure as Music Director and Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
My job as an educator is to try as best I can to help them discover their own voices and their own ways of making music, whether it would be my exact way or not. I hope that I can help them understand the great things about our musical past that need to be preserved, and at the same time, open their minds just a little bit to the rich variety of human experience that they can express through music. I want them to have as rewarding a life in music as I’ve had so far.
Writer and Speaker on Music
'To think about the music and absorb the composer's world--that's what I want to do...I became a conductor because I passionately believe that music changes people. You should walk out of a concert a different person than when you came in. That's the goal.'