Maestro Vincent C. LaGuardia, Jr., Music Director and Conductor of the Arapahoe Philharmonic and former Professor of Music, Director of Orchestras and past Director of the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, is a frequent guest conductor with professional, community and student orchestras throughout the United States. He has appeared in concert with such personalities as Doc Severinson, Pearl Bailey, Bob Hope, Dave Brubeck, Aaron Copland, Vincent Persichetti, David Diamond, Peter Schickele, Aurturo Sandoval and Karel Husa.
Symphony orchestras under LaGuardia’s direction have received invitations to perform at many prestigious National Conventions (MENC and MTNA), the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and invitations from the government cultural offices of Italy, Austria, China, Mexico and the Philippines to perform abroad.
Vincent C. LaGuardia, Jr. LaGuardia’s career has encompassed a wide range of conducting, teaching and administrative positions including:
- multiple enguagements
Professional and Semi-Professional Orchestras The Denver Symphony Orchestra* Denver Chamber Orchestra* Colorado Festival Orchestra National Repertoire Orchestra Birch Creek Festival Orchestra (resident conductor for two seasons)* Arapahoe Chamber Orchestra* Salt Lake Symphony Idaho State Civic Symphony Bob Hope Broadmoor Show Denver Concert Band International Clarinet Congress Clarinet Choir Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra* Rocky Mountain Chamber Orchestra Littleton Chamber Orchestra* All-State Orchestras and State Festival Orchestras Nebraska * Utah * New Mexico * Arkansas Montana Washington Indiana Wyoming All-Northwest Orchestra MENC National Convention Concerts* CMEA State Convention Concerts* Salem Oregon City-Wide Denver City-Wide* Jefferson County All-County Orchestra* Colorado Springs All-City Orchestra* Pueblo All-City Orchestra* Media and Special Events Kennedy Center Bicentennial Concert Bimonthly concert broadcast on KVOD F.M. Frequent KCFR Public Radio concerts and interview broadcasts Concert tours with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra Special event concerts with Aaron Copland, Doc Severinson, Pearl Bailey, Peter Schickele, Dave Brubeck and Bob Hope Televised full length young persons concert on TCI cable One hour television specials on KOA/NBC Ch. 4 Denver