Maestro Furumoto

Maestro Kimo Furumoto has recently joined the faculty of California State University - Fullerton. Prior to joining the faculty at the Fullerton campus, Furumoto served as Orchestra Director and Music Director for the Opera Theatre at the Ohio University School of Music.

He has served as the Assistant Conductor of the Lyric Mountain Festival for the Performing Arts and as Assistant Conductor of the Lexington Philharmonic. His guest conductor appearances include the Chapman Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the Kurpfalzisches Kammerorchester of Mannheim, Germany.

Maestro Furumoto has also served as Music Director of the Concert Orchestra at the University of Cincinnati, College- Conservatory of Music. During his tenure, he conducted a concert at the critically acclaimed Mass-in-Concert series held at New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in conjunction with the Mozart Bicentennial. After completing a one-year intern position as Conducting Assistant with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 1988, he was invited to return as guest assistant conductor.

In addition, he has served as Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra with Boston Pops conductor, Keith Lockhart. Kimo Furumoto holds conducting degrees from Chapman University and the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. He has studied under Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw, Gerhard Samuel and John Koshak.