Lance Inouye previously served on the conducting/music staff of Florida Grand Opera in Miami, Sarasota Opera, and was Music Director of The Opera Intimi Project, Tel Aviv, Conducting Assistant with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and cover conductor for the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and the Sarasota Orchestra. In the 2020-2021 season, Inouye joined Portland Opera on their Journeys to Justice production conducting Carlos Simon's Night Trip and Damien Geter's The Talk featuring Resident Artists and the Portland Opera Chorus.
In the U.S., guest conducting credits include the Walla Walla Symphony, Salem Philharmonia Orchestra, Willamette Valley Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Temple University Opera Theatre (Magic Flute), Honolulu Symphony, and in Russia, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra “Klassika,” Karelia Philharmonic, Sochi Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic of which he served as Associate Conductor for three seasons.
Inouye has been awarded conducting fellowships to the Aspen Music Festival as well as the Brevard Music Festival. Inouye has been a prizewinner at recent competitions including 2nd prize in the Makris International Conducting Competition in Belgrade, Serbia, the International Conducting Workshop and Competition in Atlanta, the Dittrich International Conducting Competition with the Duna Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, Hungary, and the Kammerphilharmonie Graz Conducting Competition in Austria. Inouye currently serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Lewis & Clark Orchestra in Portland, Oregon. He received his DMA degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and received his post-graduate certificate in Russia from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory “Rimsky-Korsakov.”