Judith Budd- Walsh
*Paul Little, Concertmaster
John A. Cardona
* Lisa Brieff
* Richard Gotlib
* - denotes principal
After 25 years, Dr. Howard Cinnamon, who has faithfully served as Music Director and Conductor, announced his retirement from the Island Symphony Orchestra, effective September 1, 2017.
A distinguished music theorist and conductor, Dr. Cinnamon received his B.A. from The City College, CUNY, his M.A. from Queens College, CUNY, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He has served as Music Director of the Long Beach (LI) Symphony and the Bay Area (BAFFA) Symphony, as Interim Director of the Hofstra University Orchestra and as Conductor of the Hofstra Summer Reading Orchestra. He has also appeared regularly as Guest Conductor of the Massapequa Philharmonic.
Howard Cinnamon, Music Director Emeritus
Dr. Cinnamon has presented papers on the music of Brahms, Liszt, Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky at numerous scholarly conferences, and has published papers on Liszt, Schoenberg, Bach, and Chopin in Music Theory Spectrum, Theory and Practice, In Theory Only, Indiana Theory Review, Intégral and Gamut.
He was a member of the Executive Board of the Music Theory Society of New York State (2008 - 2013) and previously served as its Treasurer (1991-95). He is currently Professor and Coordinator of Music Theory/Composition at Hofstra University and was Chair of its Department of Music from 2001-2010
To honor Dr. Cinnamon's long-term dedication to our group, the ISO has established the "Dr. Howard Cinnamon Scholarship Fund" in which an annual monetary scholarship will be awarded to a deserving music student in our local community. The fund's first award will be granted in 2018; details on how to qualify will appear on our website shortly.
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