Sean O’Loughlin (b.1972) is the Principal Pops Conductor of Symphoria, the exciting new symphony orchestra in Syracuse, NY. His diverse background includes collaborations with some of the leading symphonies and popular artists of today. As a conductor, he has led performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony and the San Diego Symphony amongst others. He has served as conductor for symphony tours with Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan, The Decemberists and the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration.
As an arranger and composer, he has collaborated with such artists as Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Journey, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Blue Man Group, Janelle Monáe, Audra McDonald, Hall and Oates, the Indigo Girls, Natalie Merchant, Bonnie Raitt, Pink Martini, Brandi Carlile, Weird Al Yankovic, Melissa Etheridge and others. The Los Angeles Times calls his orchestrations “...magnificent and colorful” while adding “even more dimension...” to the compositions. Daily Variety heralds Sean's writing as “most impressive...” with a “wide range of coloring in the orchestra.” Through his growing number of commissioned and published works, Sean is excited to continue contributing to the rich history of orchestral and wind band literature. His music is published by Carl Fischer and Hal Leonard. Sean and his family reside in Los Angeles.