American choral conductor Harold Rosenbaum has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Queens College of the City University of New York as part of their 87th Commencement on Thursday 2 June 2011. The event press release cited him as being 'considered one of the most accomplished and critically acclaimed choral conductors of our time.' It went on to say that 'Rosenbaum has collaborated with leading orchestras, composers, actors and stage directors throughout the US and Europe and has appeared countless times on radio and television. The award-winning conductor and educator has also taught at four universities including The Juilliard School. Rosenbaum received his undergraduate and master's degrees at Queens College.'
Dr Leo Chalupa, a prominent neuroscientist and currently the chief research officer at George Washington University, also received an honorary Doctorate of Science. Nine alumni of the Class of 1941, Queens College's first graduating class, also attended, celebrating their seventieth anniversary.
Rosenbaum, Artistic Director of the New York Virtuoso Singers and Canticum Novum, was recently appointed Lead Choral Conductor for Parma Recordings. He is the 2010 winner of ASCAP's Victor Herbert Award, given in recognition of his contribution to the enrichment of the choral repertory, and his distinguished service to American composers and their music. He is also the winner of the 2008 American Composer Alliance's Laurel Leaf Award, given in recognition of 'distinguished achievement in fostering and encouraging American music'. He is a three-time recipient of the ASCAP / Chorus America Award for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music, and a recipient of Chorus America's American Choral Works Performance Award.
Posted: 17 June 2011
by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
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