Guest Conductor Series
AMICCO is excited to be reviewing guest conductors during our 2018-19 season. All candidates arrive highly recommended and we look forward to their visits to our community.
Dr. Jon Magendanz
Dr. Jon K. Magendanz, Assistant Conductor of AMICCO, has a rich and varied background as a violinist. After he retired from the practice of dentistry and dental anesthesiology in New York, he focused most of his attention on performing in and leading musical organizations throughout the country. Presently he is a freelance musician and performs in the Schenectady, Catskill and Utica Symphonies as well as locally with the Venice Symphony and AMICCO. He has performed in Seattle and Boston and in Connecticut and Michigan. Internationally he has performed in Italy, Austria and Vietnam. A man of many talents, he has a degree in paralegal studies and is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Connecticut and SUNY Dental School at Buffalo.
Daniel Hoffman, Chorus Master and Bass, is an honors graduate of the world-renowned Indiana University School of Music, where he studied choral conducting and had the opportunity to garner experience with such luminaries as Robert Shaw, Leonard Bernstein and Julius Rudel. Dan has worked with various symphonic and chamber choirs and has directed music programs for churches. In addition, Dan has been the music director, stage director and/or choreographer for many stage productions. He is also a composer and music arranger, with works including a full-length Broadway-style musical. Dan is also an accomplished bass-baritone and has performed with such opera companies as Cincinnati Opera, Kentucky Opera, Nashville Opera and the Tennessee Opera Theater. Currently, Dan is the Assistant Director of Music for The First United Methodist Church in Sarasota and a Choral Artist with Gloria Musicae. In addition to his music, Dan is a graduate of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky and a member of The Florida Bar.