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Address: School for Strings
419 W 54th St,New York,NY 10019,USA

"Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart." -Shinichi Suzuki

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Benjamin Grow

Multifaceted musician Benjamin Grow is active in many different areas of the musical world. In addition to his recent work as a conductor, he can be heard performing on several instruments. He has conducted the Our Silent Canvas ensemble in a world premiere, the Con Vivo ensemble, and Red Light New Music. This year, he conducted Lembit Beecher's oratorio, *And Then I Remember*, in "an expert performance" (WKCR). As a trumpeter, he has performed throughout the U.S., Mexico, Panama, and the West Bank, and at such venues as Bargemusic and The Stone in New York City. His interest in early music has led him to performances on harpsichord, fortepiano, and as a singer with both period and modern ensembles in New York, Montreal, and Houston. His arrangements and compositions have been performed by the Caravel Quartet, the Toomai Quintet, DZ4 woodwind quartet, Ensemble Counterpoint, and the Strangetet.

In addition to teaching music theory and conducting the chamber orchestra at The School for Strings, Mr. Grow is a dedicated music educator throughout New York City. He was the founding conductor of the 92nd St. Y Youth Orchestra and he is a music theory instructor at the same institution. Mr. Grow co-presents an annual lecture at the 92nd St. Y, "The Physics of Music," as part of their Mysteries of Science series, and has given pre-concert talks at the Museum of Biblical Art. He received his Bachelor of Music degree at Rice University, pursued graduate studies at McGill University, and was a Fellow at the Conductors Institute at Bard College.