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CONDUCTOR

Grant Harville

Winner of the London Conducting Masterclass Competition and the Agatha C. Church Conducting Award, Grant Harville is Music Director and Conductor for the Great Falls Symphony Association. He previously held director positions with the Idaho State-Civic Symphony, Bozeman Symphony, and Ripon College; was Assistant Director with the Georgia Symphony; and conducted productions at Manitoba Underground Opera, Fraser Lyric Opera, and the Madison Savoyards. His guest conducting appearances include the Boise Philharmonic, Bozeman Symphony, Southwest Michigan Symphony, St. Cloud Symphony, Georgia Symphony, Oistrach Symphony, and Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City.

Harville has collaborated with numerous artists of international stature, including Béla Fleck, Martina Filjak, Orion Weiss, Dominic Cheli, Chee-Yun, William Hagen, Stephanie Chase, Inbal Segev, Jiji, Patrick Sheridan, as well as the groups Pink Martini and Time for Three. He conducted the first full-length orchestral program in the United States with French-Canadian folk band Le Vent du Nord, and orchestrated and premiered a symphonic collaboration with Native American hip-hop artist Supaman. In 2022, he established the Second Performance Project, dedicated to ensuring that worthy compositions receive hearings beyond their premieres.

Harville’s diverse musical background includes experience as a tubist, vocalist, violist, and composer. He has a number of tuba competition victories to his credit, including First Prize in the Leonard Falcone International Solo Tuba competition and winner of the University of Michigan Concerto Competition, performing a concerto of his own composition. As tenor with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, he was selected to perform as soloist with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall. His compositions have been performed by numerous ensembles and soloists throughout the US and featured on public radio affiliates in Wisconsin and Montana.


Grant Harville

Grant Harville