OCTAVIO MÁS-AROCAS was recently appointed as the new music director at the Clinton Symphony Orchestra. An award-winning conductor, Más-Arocas is director of orchestras and professor of orchestral conducting at the Michigan State University College of Music, serves as music director and conductor of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra in Ohio, is principal conductor of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, and is conductor-in-residence at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in California. Más-Arocas has conducted orchestras across North America, South America, and Europe and has taught workshops and masterclasses in the U.S., Portugal, Brazil, and Spain. He is currently on the faculty of the Cabrillo Festival Conducting Workshop and the Ithaca International Conducting Masterclass. Más-Arocas was guest conductor for the Clinton Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) last concert in October 2019. He returned to conduct the CSO’s Oct. 3 concert for the first time as the CSO music director.