Albert Oppenheimer hails from Starkville, Mississippi and is a composer currently based in Boston, MA. With a B.M. and M.M. from the New England Conservatory, Albert has studied with Michael Gandolfi and John Mallia and is currently studying with Kati Agòcs and John Heiss. He has served on the faculty of the Preparatory and Continuing Education divisions at NEC and is a recipient of NEC’s Musical Theatre Scholarship. His East coast mentor is the Tony Award-winning Broadway orchestrator, William David Brohn.
Albert has served as the Arts Department Head and Arts Education Director for the Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, Mississippi, working with over 400 children each summer. Albert also has experience in more formal education settings including teaching at the NEC Preparatory School, maintaining a private studio in Boston, and acting as a teaching assistant for theory and composition professors at NEC.
Albert started writing music at age eleven and began writing and directing theater in high school. His love of both art forms has translated into explorations blurring the lines between theatrical and musical performance. Albert is the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letter’s Composer of the Year for 2008 and has been recognized by the New York Art Ensemble as an Emerging Composer. Theatrical, energetic, and effervescent, Albert’s music is ‘postmodern’ and influenced by a wide range of musical styles, from Bartok to hip-hop. Albert’s current projects include writing an operetta and directing a composition competition for young composers in the New England region.