David Arrivée

David Arrivée has worked with a variety of ensembles as a conductor, keyboardist and clarinetist. He directs the Cal Poly Symphony and teaches theory, conducting and the history of the symphony. In 2015, he guest conducted Bach cantatas with the Trinity Wall Street Choir and Baroque Orchestra. He has served as the associate conductor and harpsichordist of Festival Mozaic, and the assistant conductor of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, Marsh Chapel Choir of Boston University and Alice Millar Chapel Choir of Northwestern University. During a period in Germany, he served as the rehearsal pianist for the Schola Cantorum of Leipzig. He has guest conducted the orchestras of the Green Lake Festival, Princeton University, and Bradley University; the San Luis Obispo Symphony, Auros Ensemble and others.

Scott Glysson

Scott Glysson started as Cal Poly’s director of choral activities in 2017. He has been recognized for his achievements in conducting in both the choral and orchestral genres. As the conductor of university, high school and community ensembles, he has performed both nationally and internationally. Recent engagements include the Mozart Requiem with the Pazadrzhik Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria, and the Dan Forrest Requiem with members of the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin, Ireland. Under his leadership as the artistic director of the Tucson Masterworks Chorale, the group’s excellence was recognized through an invitation to perform in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall in March of 2014. As a graduate student, Glysson was honored as one of eight finalists from across the country to compete in the National Choral Conducting Competition sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association.