Mr. Moody is currently Music Director of the Memphis Symphony and Arizona Musicfest. Under his leadership, the Memphis Symphony has enjoyed exponential growth in programming, recording, new commissions, and endowment growth to over $25 million. He has conducted many of the major orchestras of the world, including the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Toronto, Dallas and Houston Symphonies, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogotá, and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Previously, Moody was Music Director for both the Portland (Maine) and Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Symphonies and has held conducting positions with the Phoenix Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera, Brevard Music Center, New York City Youth Orchestra, and Landestheater Linz. A South Carolina native, Moody holds degrees from Furman University and the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Donald Neuen.