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Herbert Straus Gardner

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

  • Over forty-five years of experience in performance, teaching, consulting and mentoring in the field of music and music education.
  • Extensive experience in the planning, implementation and coordination of public event presentations.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2011 - current
Director/Conductor: The Baroque Ensemble of the Palm Beaches - gobaroquemus@aol.com
  • 2001 - 2008
Executive Director / Conductor: The String Ensemble of Rockland, Inc. - Nanuet, New York
  • Current
Consultant & Mentor
  • Nyack HS Chamber Orchestra
  • Rockland County, NY School System
  • New Jersey Symphony Youth Orchestra
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey School System
  • Palm Beach, Florida School System
  • 1991 - 1993
Associate Professor of Music and Music Education: Five Towns College - Dix Hills, New York
  • 1986 - 1990
Chairman of Music Education Department: Manhattan School of Music - New York City, New York
  • 1982 - 1989
Director of Music: New York City Public School System
  • 1965 - 1982
Supervisor of Art & Music: John Peter Têtard Junior High School - Bronx, New York
Field Supervisor: “Salute to Music Program” Board of Education - New York, New York
  • 1956 - 1965
Teacher of Music: Public Schools - Bronx, New York

MILITARY SERVICE

  • 1957 - 1958
U.S. Army: Staff arranger for the U.S. Army Field Band

EDUCATION

  • Master of Music & Music Education: Teachers College, Columbia University, June 1956
  • Bachelor of Arts: Columbia College, Columbia University, 1955
  • Diploma: Stuyvesant High School, New York City, NY 1951

MUSICAL TRAINING

  • Violin - Samuel Gardner, Manhattan School of Music, Julliard Preparatory Division
  • Trumpet - Jimmy Smith
  • Conducting - Rudolf Thomas, Norval Church

MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Metropolitan Opera - Children’s Chorus
  • Violinist - La Puma Opera Company
  • Student Conductor - Stuyvesant High School Band
  • Musical Director - Columbia Players
  • Student Conductor - Columbia College Band
  • Early Music Ensemble - Manhattan School of Music
  • Recorder Soloist - Collegium Musicum - Columbia College, Early Music Ensemble
  • Trumpet Soloist - Columbia University Band
  • Conductor
  • Riverdale N.Y. Community Orchestra
  • Riverdale Community Players
  • All-City High School Symphony
  • The Bronx Symphony
  • The String Ensemble of Rockland, Inc.
  • The Hudson Valley Sinfonia
  • The Rockland County Concert Band

COURSES OFFERED

  • Practicum in orchestral, vocal and theatrical conducting
  • Beginning and advanced seminars in score reading, analysis and interpretation
  • Conferences on organization, operation and management of orchestras, choruses and theatrical productions
  • Various workshops for music educators

AWARDS, HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

  • Fellow, New York State Council on the Arts
  • Member, New York Musicians Club ("The Bohemians")
  • Honoree, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • Consultant, Public Broadcasting Corp. (WNET)
  • Director, Con Brio Ensemble
  • Advisory Board Member, The Rockland Conservatory of Music
  • Trustee, Residuary Estate of Piet Mondrian
  • Board Member, Education Committee, Scarsdale Town Club