Adam Grossman has been conducting at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School since 1988. He is the Music Director of The Master Singers of Lexington and teaches in the Newton public schools. He is the former Music Director of the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and conductor of The Boston Cecilia Chamber Singers, and has taught at the All Newton Music School, and in the Brookline and Somerville public schools. His guest conducting appearances include performances with The Boston Cecilia, Dinosaur Annex New Music Ensemble, The Lexington Sinfonietta, Symphony by the Sea, Longy Summer Orchestra, Newton Community Chorus and Youth and Pops concerts with the Newton, Wellesley, and New Philharmonia Orchestras. His work with the Chorus Pro Musica includes collaborations with the Boston Philharmonic as offstage conductor for Holst’s Planets and preparing the chorus for the Verdi Requiem. In 2011 he conducted the Institute Chorus at the Warebrook (Vermont) Festival for Contemporary Music, where he had conducted works of Stravinsky, Schifrin and Allen Anderson in three previous seasons. He spent a semester as Artist in Residence and Conductor of the Brandeis University Chorus, conducted the first performance of Abigail Al-Doory's Tonya & Nancy: The Opera, and led the Central Massachusetts Junior District Festival Orchestra.
Mr. Grossman has conducted more than fifty premieres, including works by Allen Anderson, William Bolcom, Marti Epstein, Peter Lieberson, Rodney Lister, Pamela Marshall, John McDonald, Joyce Mekeel, Marjorie Merryman, William Pfaff, Michael Weinstein and Lawrence Wolfe, as well as works of graduate composers at Brandeis University, and local premieres by Peter Maxwell Davies, Michael Finnissey and Richard Felciano.
Adam Grossman is also a composer. His works have been performed by the Brockton, Cambridge, Lancaster (Pennsylvania), Newton, Waltham and Wellesley Symphony Orchestras, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra (Ontario), New England Conservatory Youth Repertory Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Symphony Pro Musica, North Shore Philharmonic, Northeastern University Concert Band, Tufts University Chorale, the Zamir Chorale of Metropolitan Detroit, the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor, Michigan, The Master Singers of Lexington, and at the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association conference, Crosscurrents concerts, the New School of Music, the All Newton Music School, the Newton Free Library, Franklin and Marshall College, New England Conservatory and Brandeis University.
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