The Mastery of Teaching

NYU Steinhardt, Program in Music Education, in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic and The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Saturday, November 5, 2005, 1:00 - 6: 30 pm

Kaplan Penthouse

Conducting the Student Ensemble
November 5, 2005

Master Teacher, Michael Adelson

Staff Conductor, New York Philharmonic

4:00   - 6:30 pm

Overture to The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Members of the All-City Orchestra            

Lucinda Santiago, Director


Donald Christenson

Chris Dickson

John Cuk

Kevin Blancq

Master Teacher Biography

Michael Adelson

Michael Adelson is currently a Cover Conductor for the New York Philharmonic and Conductor of the Auros Group for New Music in Boston,   He made his first appearance with a major American orchestra in 1992, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic.   He has also conducted the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and many others.   In the opera house, Mr. Adelson has conducted Scandanavian productions of Turandot , La Bohème , and others, and assisted Esa-Pekka Salonen for Messiaen's St. Francois d'Assise at the Salzburg Festival.

Mr. Adelson is deeply committed to music of our time, frequently conducting new music ensembles like Speculum Musicae and Locrian Chamber Players, leading world premieres at international festivals, and recording new American works.   Mr. Adelson is an active composer himself, and is a founding member of the Present Eye, an organization dedicated to experimental music and art.

As an educator, Mr. Adelson regularly gives workshops in orchestral technique for college and pre-college musicians and for music educators sponsored by the New York Philharmonic as well as the Manhattan School of Music.   As the Principal Conductor of the first annual Rencontres Musicales Europeenes in France, he led a festical orchestra that included students from France, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic.   He has written and conducted young people's concerts with the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Michael Adelson studied at the New England Conservatory, the Mannes College of Music, and in Jorma Panula's conducting class at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he earned a Master of Music degree with Highest Honors.