Raymond Harvey has garnered critical acclaim on symphonic podiums throughout the US. Currently music director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Harvey has also been music director of the Springfield (MA) Symphony and the Fresno Philharmonic. He has appeared as guest conductor with many of the country’s leading orchestras as well as the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts and the Boston Pops.
Equally at home in the world of opera, Harvey served for fifteen years as artistic director and music director of the El Paso Opera in Texas. Other engagements include the Houston Grand Opera, Indianapolis Opera, and the Texas Opera Theater.
Also recognized as an outstanding pianist, choral conductor, and teacher, Harvey holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Yale School of Music. He has been featured in Ebony and Symphony magazines and is profiled in the book Black Conductors by Antoinette Handy.