Brian Worsdale, founder and conductor of the ISO Symphonic band, has been a member of ISO as a student or conductor since 1992. He is also the Artistic Director and Conductor at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. Educated at The Manhattan School of Music and St John’s University (B.S. , Ch. Ed.), he studied conducting with Jonathan Strasser and trombone with David Finlayson. He has continued his conducting studies with Anthony Maiello of George Mason University.
As an educator he taught in public and private schools in NYC and maintains an active schedule as a conductor and clinician for district, county and state festivals. Other conducting engagements have included adjunct faculty at Wagner College Theater, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island Symphony, and Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band.