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Steven Gross

DMA - Conducting, Yale University
MMA - Conducting, Northwestern University
BA, Northwestern University

Faculty member since 2010

Steven Gross (Music Director). Steven has worked on Broadway as conductor and pianist on such shows as The Life, Urinetown, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Wedding Singer, Saturday Night Fever, plus the New York City Opera productions of A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Most Happy Fella and Candide. He has worked off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, the Algonquin Theater, and his adaption of The Pirates of Penzance at the South Street Seaport was Lortel nominated for best musical. Regional theater work includes music direction in St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Miami, and Chicago. He has conducted the European premieres of such works as The Life, Urinetown, Falsettos, Beehive, Forever Plaid, Closer Than Ever, Flora the Red Menace, and has done orchestrations and music direction for a new version of Chess. He has also worked on developing new works with such composers as Cy Coleman, Mark Hollmann and David Friedman

Active in operatic and concert work, Steven has conducted in opera houses among others in London, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna and Zurich and appeared with orchestras in cities such as Tel-Aviv, Sao Paolo, Marseilles, and Cincinnati. He also works as an orchestrator and arranger. His first musical about the ballet dancer Vaclav Nijinsky is scheduled to premiere in Europe in 2011. Steven holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in conducting from Northwestern University, and a Doctorate of Music in Conducting from Yale University. He is a Fulbright and Rotary Scholar.

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