Grant Gilman


Grant Gilman, conductor


Dr. Grant Gilman is an active guest conductor, educational clinician, violinist, and arranger. Currently, Dr. Gilman is Associate Director of Orchestral Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Concertmaster and Artistic Director of the Alpharetta Symphony. Recently running the orchestra program at the prestigious Norfolk Academy, Gilman was previously director of orchestras at William and Mary, Principal Conductor of the McLean Youth Orchestra, and recently finished his doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati College‐Conservatory of Music (CCM), studying with Mark Gibson.


Dr. Gilman has conducted orchestral and opera performances in Cincinnati; Newport News & Norfolk, VA; Round Rock & San Antonio, TX; New York; Baltimore; Toms River & Newark, NJ; and Greensboro, NC. Notably, he led Nutcracker performances with the Moscow Ballet in Baltimore’s famed Lyric Opera House.


Previously, Dr. Gilman has served as Associate Music Director of the Round Rock Symphony, Music Director with the Harbor Opera Company, Resident Conductor with the Astoria Symphony, Assistant Conductor with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and Guest Conductor with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. With a lifelong commitment to developing young talent, he has been Director of Orchestral Studies at Christopher Newport University, Music Director with the University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Director for the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio Summer String Camp.


Dr. Gilman earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore. His undergraduate studies in violin performance were with Pamela Frank, Martin Beaver, and Misha Rosenker, and his graduate studies in orchestral conducting were with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar.

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