Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra ... for the love of music

David Deitrick, Music Director

David Deitrick was named the music director of the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra in 2014, and officially filled that role at the beginning of the 2015-2016 season. Prior to that Deitrick had contributed significantly to the development of the orchestra as an advisor, and as conductor for a number of concerts, including performances with the orchestra and chorus on Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus.

His conducting career includes performances in 48 states, Canada, and seven European countries. He led performances for six US presidents and many foreign heads of state. His performances include conducting ensembles at the White House and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Carnegie Hall in New York City; the Opening Ceremony of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles; the Statue of Liberty Centennial in New York City; and national and international music conferences.

He served as a musician and conductor in the U.S. Army for 30 years, including service in Washington, D.C., and Europe. His Army career culminated as the music director at the US Military Academy at West Point, NY, from 1994-2002. During his time at West Point, Deitrick was responsible for commissioning and premiering more than 20 musical works commemorating the US Military Academy Bicentennial.

Following his military service and a year of teaching as Visiting Director of Bands at Northern Kentucky University, Deitrick became the Executive Director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, serving in that position until 2013. At the SSO, he helped develop special musical productions that highlighted Springfield’s history and community strengths. These included musical multimedia productions on the Frank Lloyd Wright Westcott House, agriculture, manufacturing, and a new production of Gustav Holst’s The Planets. During his tenure, the orchestra’s endowment more than doubled.

Deitrick received his Bachelor of Music from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

David Deitrick