Daniel Spurlock, Music Director of the Louisville Chorus, has served at the helm for 18 seasons. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Juilliard, and studied conducting with Leon Barzin, John Nelson and Eric Leinsdorf.
Maestro Spurlock has served as assistant conductor of the National Orchestral Association in New York and The Louisville Orchestra where, as conductor, he performed with such notable artists as Pinchas Zukerman, Yo Yo Ma, Abbey Simon, Lee Luvisi, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, John Raitt, and Buddy Rich. He appeared regularly as conductor with The Louisville Orchestra on various local and out of town concerts. In addition to appearing as conductor with Doc Severinsen on a Louisville Orchestra Super Pops Concert, Mr. Spurlock received high acclaim as Chorus Master for The Louisville Orchestra and 300 voice chorus performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8. (for which The Louisville Chorus was the host chorus) " . . . the choruses, beautifully prepared, filled Whitney Hall with the most resonantly natural choral singing yet heard in this acoustically problematic venue. For once, the sound really reached out and engulfed the listener in climactic passages." (Courier-Journal)
On this same concert Maestro Spurlock conducted the Final Psalmody from Boito's Prologue to Mefistofele. Equally comfortable and experienced on both the orchestral and the choral podium, Spurlock immensely enjoys making music in either genre. He feels strongly that whether it is instrumental or choral, or whether it's Bach, Blues or Broadway, music has much to offer in our highly technological society. Currently, when not on the podium with The Louisville Chorus, Mr. Spurlock serves as Music Director at Beargrass Christian Church and Conductor of Louisville Philharmonia–The Musicians’ Orchestra.