Robert Moody has been Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony (North Carolina) since 2005, Artistic Director of Arizona Musicfest since 2007, and Music Director of the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Maine) since 2008.

Mr. Moody’s 2015-2016 season includes debuts with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Columbus Symphony, as well as return engagements with the Memphis and Pacific Symphonies, and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

His most recent guest conducting appearances include the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, in addition to the symphonies of Toronto, Houston, Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Buffalo, Louisville, and, in Europe, the Slovenian Philharmonic. Summer festival appearances include Santa Fe Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Brevard Music Center, Eastern Music Festival, PortOpera, and the Oregon Bach Festival. 

Equally at home in the opera pit, Moody began his career as apprentice conductor for the Landestheater Opera in Linz, Austria.  He has gone on to conduct at the opera companies of Santa Fe, Rochester, Hilton Head, and the Brevard Music Center.  He also assisted on a production of Verdi’s Otello at the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by Valery Gergiev.  He debuted with the Washington National Opera and North Carolina Opera in 2014 ... read full bio