Director, Junior Repertory Orchestra
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 is on the faculty of the All Newton Music School and 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 been guest conductor for 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. He has appeared three times at the Warebrook (Vermont) Festival for Contemporary Music, and in the fall of 1999 was Artist in Residence and Conductor of the Brandeis University Chorus. In 2006 he conducted the first performance of Abigail Al-Doory’s Tonya & Nancy: The Opera, and in 2007 he conducted the Central Massachusetts Junior District Festival Orchestra.
Mr. Grossman has conducted more than forty premieres, including works by Allen Anderson, Peter Lieberson, Rodney Lister, John McDonald, Joyce Mekeel, Marjorie Merryman and Michael Weinstein, as well as works of graduate composers at Brandeis University, and local premieres by Peter Maxwell Davies, Michael Finnissey and Richard Felciano. Last May he conducted the first performance of William Bolcom’s Lady Liberty.
Adam Grossman is also a composer. His works have been performed by the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, the Newton, Wellesley, Brockton and Waltham Symphony Orchestras, Symphony Pro Musica, New England Conservatory Youth Repertory Orchestra, North Shore Philharmonic, New Philharmonia Orchestra, 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.
Photo by Andrew Hurlbut