HARRY MARENSTEIN, PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR
Harry J. Marenstein holds a Master of Music Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers have included Harold Farberman, Carl Topilow, and Louis Lane, former Resident Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony. He has participated in masterclasses with such noted conductors as Zdenek Macal, Daniel Lewis, Kenneth Kiesler, George Manahan, Apo Hsu, and Larry Rachleff, as well as composers Thea Musgrave and Richard Wargo. While at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Mr. Marenstein appeared on the podium of several of its orchestras, its opera theater, and many smaller ensembles. Highlights include the Cleveland premiere of Conrad Pope’s Summer Sketches, Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, and a live radio and Internet broadcast from Cleveland’s Tower City Celebration.
Mr. Marenstein has conducted numerous ensembles both in and outside the United States, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pleven Symphony, the New Symphony Orchestra (Sofia), and the Musica Bella Orchestra of NY. He is currently on the faculty of Nassau Community College as an Associate Professor and Director of Orchestral Studies.