Associate Professor, Coordinator of Performance, Director of Conservatory Orchestra
Conductor of the Conservatory Orchestra, where he is an associate professor, George Rothman has guest conducted throughout the Far East, Europe, South America and the United States. His passion for discovery is reflected in his premiere performances of well over 150 new orchestral compositions and his introduction to New York audiences of seldom-heard works by composers as diverse as Biber, Haydn and Sibelius, and local premieres of works by Prokofiev and Ravel. A native New Yorker, Rothman trained at the Manhattan School of Music, the Juilliard School and, as a scholarship student, at Tanglewood Music Center, studying conducting under Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. He has served on the faculties of Columbia and Yale Universities and is the music director and conductor of Riverside Symphony, a position he has held since its inception.