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Larry Isaacson

Associate Director, Music Division | Chair, Brass Department | Interim Chair, String Department | Trombone; Chamber Music Faculty

Lawrence (Larry) Isaacson earned a B.M. with honors from Northwestern University. He has studied with Arnold Jacobs, Frank Crisafulli, Edward Herman, Dave Langlitz, Ron Barron and Glenn Dodson and in 1979 served as a fellow at Tanglewood Music Center. Prior to joining The Boston Conservatory, Isaacson served as faculty of Boston University, MIT, New England Conservatory (NEC), University of New Hampshire, Tufts University, Mannes College of Music and Tanglewood. He is a former member of the Empire Brass Quintet, San Francisco Symphony and Boston Pops. Isaacson has performed with the Boston, Chicago, Detroit and San Diego Symphonies and has experience in all musical mediums, including television, radio, commercials, recordings, ballet, opera, musical theater and music video. He has traveled extensively for concerts to Europe, Japan, Canada and most of the US.

As a conductor, Isaacson currently serves as Music Director and Conductor of Symphony Nova, conductor of the Old South Brass in Boston and director of The Boston Conservatory Brass Ensemble. He is a regular guest conductor at the Aspen Music Festival (Colorado) and has guest conducted at Longwood Symphony (Massachusetts), Festival-Institute at Round Top (Texas), Usdan Center for the Performing Arts (New York), as well as the Oregon Symphony and the Eastern Music Festival. More information and upcoming events can be viewed on his personal website.

Isaacson has been in the Conservatory family since January 1985, serving in numerous positions.  He began as a trombone instructor in 1985, then added Chair of the Brass Department in 1998 and finally became Associate Director of the Music Division in 2002.  He celebrates 30 years at the conservatory in January 2015.

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