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Bozeman Symphony conductor resigns amid investigation

February 15, 2019

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The conductor of the Bozeman Symphony has resigned amid an investigation into allegations that he bullied and harassed musicians, staff and patrons.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the outside investigation into Matthew Savery will continue after he tendered his resignation Thursday with the symphony’s board of directors.

Savery released a statement through his attorney that did not address the allegations, which he has previously denied.

The statement from Jim Zadik of Ugrin Alexander Zadick P.C. says Savery is voluntarily leaving his position and expresses his gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to serve.

The symphony board hired an outside attorney to investigate claims that Savery exhibited a pattern of harassment and bullying over his 25-year tenure with the Bozeman Symphony.

Savery also was the conductor of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in Casper until last May.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com