Director of Wind Ensemble Activities; Wind Ensemble Conducting; Conducting
Besides his work with wind ensembles, Charles Peltz is music director of the Glens Falls Symphony, and has conducted symphony orchestras including the Syracuse Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Merrick Symphony on Long Island, Pacific Symphony in Los Angeles, the New Jersey Ballet.
Peltz has recently had regular engagements with the Orquesta Nacional in Bogota, Colombia, and the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. He served for eleven seasons as Music Director and conductor of the orchestra at the Luzerne Summer Music Center. He won the 1992 Milton Plesure Excellence in Teaching Award from SUNY at Buffalo. His sixth CD on the Mode label will feature music from his 2000 appearance at the Lincoln Center Festival, where he conducted the New York–based Ensemble Sospeso as part of the festival's exploration of electronic music in the 20th century.
B.M., Ithaca College; M.M., NEC; additional studies at Eastman School of Music. Conducting with Frank L. Battisti, Donald Hunsberger, Daniel Pinkham, Pamela Gearhart, Richard Woitach, and Murry Sidlin. Former faculty of SUNY/Buffalo, Ithaca College. Recordings on Mode.
Photo by Andrew Hurlbut