Chelsea Tipton

Guest Conductor, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp

Music Director, The Symphony of Southeast Texas; Principal Pops Conductor, New Haven Symphony Orchestra

American conductor Chelsea Tipton, II has won over audiences and critics alike with his vibrant musicality, accessibility, versatility and commitment to Arts education. He will be starting his 11th season as Music Director of The Symphony of Southeast Texas, and 6th season as Principal Pops Conductor of New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Tipton also served as Resident Conductor of the Toledo Symphony for seven exceptionally successful seasons and has served as Associate Conductor of the Savannah Symphony.

As a sought-after guest conductor, Tipton has appeared with numerous major orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana (Palermo), Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra (Budapest), Atlanta Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Louisiana Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony, Memphis Symphony, and the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra among others.