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Brian Worsdale


Known for his boundless energy and enthusiasm on and off the podium, Brian Worsdale has been leading ensembles on musical journeys for nearly two decades. He is a passionate advocate of the artist as citizen model, helping to make the world a better place through the powerful medium of music.

He is the founder and conductor of the ISO Symphonic Band now in its 20th year of making music through the powerful medium of the concert band. This ensemble is unique to New York City as the only private youth wind symphony in the region.

He is the conductor of the Precollege Symphony of the Manhattan School of Music and artistic director and conductor of the Grand Street Community Band.

Since 2010, Brian Worsdale has been involved with Music for All, Inc. He is the director of the Orchestra Division and serves as manager and coordinator of the Honor Orchestra of America.

Brian Worsdale has guest conducted the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, The Kilkenny Youth Orchestra(Eire,) The Williamsburg Consort, The Royal Spa Brass Band (UK), The Brooklyn College Wind Ensemble, The Brooklyn Wind Symphony, The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, The Capital Pride Symphonic Band. He has visited schools across the country serving as clinician and adjudicator and considers this some of his most important work.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Brian Worsdale was educated in public schools and also attended the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division (now Precollege). He began his formal musical training as a trombonist and studied with David Finlayson (New York Philharmonic) and as a conductor as a protégé of Maestro Jonathan Strasser. Brian was also in the apprentice conductor program of The New York Philharmonic curated by then music director Kurt Masur. He has continued his conducting studies with Anthony Maiello (George Mason University) and Larry Livingston (University of Southern California).

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