Grant Gilman, conductor


January 2012 marks the beginning of Grant Gilman’s engagement as Director of Orchestras at the College of William & Mary. Maestro Gilman also holds the position of Associate Music Director with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra (Texas), and is currently finishing his doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he is a student Mark Gibson.


Maintaining an active schedule, Maestro Gilman has conducted orchestral and opera performances in Cincinnati, Newport News (VA), Norfolk (VA), New York, Baltimore, San Antonio, Toms River (NJ), Greensboro, and Newark (NJ). Most notably, he led a Nutcracker performance with the Moscow Ballet in Baltimore’s famed Lyric Opera House.


Previously, Maestro Gilman has served as Music Director with the Harbor Opera Company, Resident Conductor with the Astoria Symphony, Assistant Conductor with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and Cover Conductor with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. With a lifelong commitment to developing young talent, he has been Director of Orchestral Studies at Christopher Newport University, Music Director with the University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Director for the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio Summer String Camp.


Raised by professional violinists, Maestro Gilman earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore. His undergraduate studies in violin performance were with Pamela Frank, Martin Beaver, and Misha Rosenker; his graduate studies in orchestral conducting were with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar.


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