Isaac Kramer

Isaac K.

Laguna Beach, CA
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Isaac delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2008

At the age of 26, American conductor Isaac Kramer is already establishing himself as one of the most impressive of his generation. His cross-genre musical acumen has resulted in a career that encompasses artistic activities spanning the symphonic, operatic, musical theater, and pops repertoire.

Isaac began gaining noticeable recognition in 2012, a year in which he was a Semi-Finalist for the American Prize in Conducting. That same summer he was a member of the Castleton Festival Orchestra, under the direction of the late Maestro Lorin Maazel, and was invited to join the orchestra on a groundbreaking international tour to Oman. In the year that followed, he served as Assistant Conductor to Metropolitan Opera Conductor J. David Jackson, at the Siena Music Festival in Italy. This included assisting with productions of Turn of the Screw, Cendrillon, La Forza Del Destino, and I Vespri Siciliani, as well as several concerts.

A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Isaac completed a Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance, with Honors, under the tutelage of long-time Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops trombonist, Norman Bolter. During that time he simultaneously studied with BSO Associate Conductor, Marcelo Lehninger, with further mentorship from Bill Drury and Stephen Lord. His time at NEC was preceded by intensive study at the prestigious Orange County School For The Arts, where he received hands-on experience conducting his peers in the various school ensembles. During that time he also served as an apprentice to conductor Barry Silverman, who continues to serve as a mentor to this day. As a result, Isaac is regularly invited back to the school as a guest conductor and mentor to currently enrolled students.

His affinity for conducting pops repertoire was further cultivated during his time as Music Director of Celebrity Cruises, a multi-faceted role that entailed conducting and artistic planning and administration for all music programs in the Celebrity fleet, including the Theatre Orchestra.

Following in the footsteps of his icons, namely Leonard Bernstein and Gustavo Dudamel, Isaac has a passionate desire to bring music education and appreciation of the arts to all children in the belief that music can be a unifying force in the world. In 2016, Isaac co-founded the New York Conductors Symphony (NCS), in partnership with acclaimed violinist Eric Silberger. This innovative ensemble plays a pivotal role in fostering the next generation of conductors by providing them with opportunities to develop their talents in a creative environment of the highest artistic standard.

He continues to develop his unique skill set under the guidance of his current mentor, music director and conductor for broadway national tours, symphony pops guest conductor and arranger, Maestro David Andrews Rogers.

For more information: www.isaackramer.net

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Experience

Music Director
Feb 2016 - Present
New York Conductors Symphony

(NCS) - Co-founded with violinist Eric Silberger to foster the next generation of conductors by providing opportunities to develop their talents in a creative environment of the highest artistic standard.

Music Director
Apr 2015 - Feb 2016
Celebrity Cruises

Responsibilities included conducting, artistic planning and administration for all music programs in the Celebrity fleet.

Education

Trombone Performance - Graduated with Honors
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013
New England Conservatory of Music

Awards

Semi-Finalist
Jun 2012
Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellowship
Semi-Finalist
Jun 2012
The American Prize in Conducting

Photos & Videos

Conducting my New York based orchestra, The New York Conductors Symphony.
Jazz Trombone Demo
Photo by Isaac K.

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With Gustavo Dudamel!

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Conducting the South Coast Symphony!

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Fun times with my trombone!

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At The New England Conservatory of Music! I was fortunate to graduate with honors from this incredible institution.

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A quote and a man that I find very inspirational as a teacher.

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With the great Maestro Lorin Maazel! He was the former Music Director of the New York Philharmonic.
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3 Reviews

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John Oct 13, 2017
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I am a clarinetist in the Artist Diploma program at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. I know Isaac from our time together at New England Conservatory, and I can say with certainty Isaac cares deeply about all of the students he works with and can guarantee he will invest all of his energy and passion. I have seen Isaac's amazing results in terms of his ability to get the best out of his students.

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KY Oct 12, 2017
Arrangement and Composition · In studio

Isaac is a truly amazing teacher and musician! He is very versatile and knowledgeable, he knows how to get right to the point! I was very happy with him and I do recommend him to anybody else!! We are very lucky he lives in our area!

Robert Oct 11, 2017
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As Executive Director of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, I oversee our expansive educational efforts. I have been fortunate to work with Isaac and I know that he consistently delivers the highest quality of instruction to students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

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