Salt Lake Symphony Guest Artist
Dr. Michael Huff is the Artistic Director and Conductor of Utah’s newest choir, Utah Voices, Artistic Director of Heritage Festivals’ Festival of GoldTM Series, and has recently joined the faculty of Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts where he is Director of Special Programs, and a Visiting Professor with the Department of Music.
An accomplished pianist, conductor, arranger, and event producer, he spent over a decade as Associate Conductor and Principal Accompanist for the Utah Symphony Chorus, as Music Director of the South Davis Civic Chorale an Orchestra, and is in steady demand as a conductor, pianist, clinician, adjudicator, and teacher. His reputation as an inspiring and innovative conductor is growing, and he has led Honor Ensembles and All-State Choirs in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Missouri, California, Chicago, Boston, Oregon, and Vermont. Last season he was keynote speaker at the Vermont Music Educator’s Conference.
Equally at home with instrumental music, Dr. Huff has led orchestras, bands, jazz bands, rock bands, and country bands. He has been the producer and director of the annually televised Liberty Bowl Halftime Finale in Memphis, Tennessee since 1989, where he has worked with such artists as B.B. King, Three Dog Night, Cybill Shepherd, Little Richard, The Beach Boys, Lee Greenwood, Clint Black, Alabama, LeAnn Rimes, and Sara Evans. He has also arranged music for and produced shows at the Sugar Bowl (New Orleans), Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL), AlamoBowl (San Antonio), Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego), Copper Bowl (Tucson), and Las Vegas Bowl. Last December he led the orchestra for David Archuleta’s “Christmas From the Heart” National Tour in Salt Lake City, and Rexburg, Idaho.
Dr. Huff holds music degrees from the University of Utah, and Arizona State University. His professional life has taken him nearly around the world, and to stages in many of the world’s great musical cities.
He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of six thriving children.