Bryan Rudderow, conductor of the Junior Wind Ensemble (JWE) at NJYS. Bryan has performed on three continents as conductor, composer, and clarinetist; focusing his energy on music composed in his lifetime. He has earned degrees from Montclair State University, John J. Cali School of Music and William Paterson University in Music Education, Performance, Conducting, and Composition/Theory. While at Montclair State, Bryan received one of three highly competitive graduate assistantships and was named Assistant Conductor of Instrumental Ensembles, a position created specifically for him. Shortly after completing his Master’s, Bryan was invited to attend the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina to study Operatic Conducting and Composition.
As a conductor, Bryan has prepared and conducted ensembles around the world, from the Orquestra Filharmonica in Buenos Aires to the Montclair State Symphony Orchestra and Bands. Additional appointments include the TRANSIT Ensemble (NYC), Portland (ME) Symphony Orchestra, Greater Princeton Youth Symphonies, and the Shippensburg (PA) Symphony Orchestra. Bryan has studied with Paul Hostetter, Thomas McCauley, Bruno D’Astoli and Enrique Arturo Diemecke. As conductor of JWE since it’s inception in 2009, the ensemble has grown steadily, performing works commissioned and arranged specifically for the ensemble and hallmarks of the wind band repertoire.
Outside of NJYS, Bryan is Executive Director and Co-Founder of On The Cusp New Music, a commissioning ensemble committed to underperformed New Jersey composers and musicians. Bryan also maintains an active private studio with some of the brightest clarinetists and jazz saxophonists in the New York Metro Area. More information can be found at www.bryanrudderow.com.