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David Amos is the music director for the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra. His musical training includes two degrees from San Diego State University and Doctoral Studies in Conducting at Indiana University. He has conducted orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the Polish-Radio Orchestra, the Slovak Radio Symphony, the Slovak State Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, and the Jerusalem Symphony.
In addition to having hosted and produced a contemporary music series on radio for four years, Amos is the music columnist for the news-magazine San Diego Jewish Times, and is in frequent demand as a lecturer, guest conductor, and adjudicator in music competitions. Recently, he has also been active in the advisory board of San Diego and Tijuana's classical music station, XLNC.
In the Summer of 2003, Amos directed the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow, Scotland in a new album with first recordings of works for piano and orchestra by Isidor Achron and Lazar Saminsky (With pianist Gary Goldsmith). In May of 2005, Mr. Amos guest conducted the Orchestra of Baja California in a three city, four concert tour, together with pianist Nadia Shpachenko.
-- Bio from Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra