Professor, Coordinator of Performance, Director of Conservatory Orchestra
Conductor George Rothman has guest-conducted throughout the Far East, Europe, South America, and the United States. He has led world- and New York premieres of major American and European contemporary composers at Lincoln Center while championing emerging composers on an international scale through readings, workshops, and recordings. In addition to the standard repertory, he has focused on lesser-known works by noted composers from all periods, ranging from the Baroque era to 20th-century masters, and has presented New York premiere performances of works by Prokofiev, Ravel, and others. Rothman is a founding member of Riverside Symphony where he has served as Music Director and Conductor since its inception.
A native New Yorker, Rothman trained at the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School, Queens College's Aaron Copland School of Music, and, as a scholarship student, at Tanglewood Music Center, where he studied with Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. Currently a member of Brooklyn College's Conservatory of Music faculty, where he serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Conservatory Orchestra, he previously had academic affiliations with Columbia and Yale Universities.