Damon Gupton

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Damon Gupton held the post of assistant conductor of the Kansas City Symphony from 2006 to 2008. Gupton received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Michigan. He studied conducting with David Zinman and Murry Sidlin at the Aspen Music Festival and with Leonard Slatkin at the National Conducting Institute in Washington, D.C. He served as American conducting fellow of the Houston Symphony for the 2004/2005 season, and has made conducting appearances with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Detroit Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, The Cincinnati Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Princeton Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, NHK Orchestra of Tokyo, Orquesta Filarmonica de UNAM, Brass Band of Battle Creek, New York University Steinhardt Orchestra, Kinhaven Music School Orchestra, Vermont Music Festival Orchestra, Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors Orchestra and Sphinx Symphony as part of the 12th annual Sphinx Competition. He led the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra on a national tour with performances at Carnegie Hall and a well reviewed recording available at White Pine Music. He is a winner of the Third International Eduardo Mata Conducting Competition, held in Mexico City. Musical collaborations include work with Marcus Miller, Kenn Hicks, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Byron Stripling, Tony DeSare, The Midtown Men, Kathleen Battle and Jamie Cullum. An accomplished actor, Gupton graduated from the drama division of The Juilliard School. He appears in the fourth season of A E's Bates Motel. Other television credits include starring roles on The Player, The Divide, and Prime Suspect, as well as guest appearances on The Newsroom, Suits, pire, Rake, Law Order, Law Order Criminal Intent, Conviction, The Unusuals, Third Watch, Hack, Drift, and Deadline. He appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Whiplash, as well as This is Forty, The Last Airbender, Helen at Risk, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, Unfaithful, and The Loretta Claiborne Story. Stage appearances include the Broadway production of Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning Clybourne Park, Carter's Way, Superior Donuts, Inked Baby, The Story, Meg's New Friend, An American Daughter, True History and Real Adventures, Treason, and Othello. bio is seen as received from artist management