QUO’s Artistic and Developmental Staff

Artistic Director

We are thrilled to welcome David Bloom as the new Artistic Director of the Queer Urban Orchestra!

David Bloom (he/him) is a conductor noted for his “rockstar energy” (Urban Milwaukee) and “graceful sensitivity” (I Care If You Listen), leading “ferocious and focused” (The New York Times) performances lauded for their “rhythmic precision and dynamic forward motion” (The Wall Street Journal) and their “breathtaking and inspired programming” (Shepherd Express). Co-Artistic Director of both Contemporaneous and Present Music, he has been a guest conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ensemble Connect, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and Kronos Quartet and worked with soloists Dashon Burton, Courtney Love, Hila Plitmann, Dawn Upshaw, and many more. He has led productions for Opera Omaha, Beth Morrison Projects, Tri-Cities Opera, PROTOTYPE, Teatro Grattacielo, Experiments in Opera, and more.


President: David Lohman
Vice-President: James DiMeglio
Secretary: Bob Wei
Treasurer: Scott Oaks
At Large Members: Lynn Caron, Navin Manglani, Ron Nahass, Cory Pitts

Orchestra Manager: Brian Shaw