Since 2002, David Hayes has been Music Director of the Mannes
Orchestra as well as Director of Orchestral and Conducting Studies at
the Mannes School of Music, New School University.
“Over the years, I have come to believe that my orchestral work makes me a better “choral” conductor, and my choral work makes me a better “orchestral” conductor. ..Through my professional associations, I have learned that very few conductors do what I do – or have had equal acclaim in both the orchestral and choral worlds. This means that I bring a highly unique skill set which has greatly informed my teaching, service and creative work at Mannes and the New School” – David Hayes