Alan Futterman is the Music Director of Bremerton Symphony and the Academy Chamber Orchestra. He has served on the Music Faculty of Central Washington University
Music Director of Bremerton Symphony Orchestra
Alan Futterman is the Music Director of Bremerton Symphony Orchestra and the Academy Chamber Orchestra. He has served on the Music Faculty of Central Washington University, as Music Director of the Dover Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor for the Weierstrass Society Concerts (New York, N.Y.), and Conductor in Residence for Jeunesse Musicale of Europe. Mr. Futterman holds a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music with two years of Doctoral studies in Musicology. As a Doctoral candidate, he served as Assistant Conductor to Maestro Vladimir Kin of St. Petersburg and participated in master classes with Sir George Solti and Leonard Bernstein. In the 1990s, Mr. Futterman devoted more of his time to the training of young musicians as Music Director of the Bellevue Youth Symphony, then as founder of the Academy Chamber Orchestra. He served on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music and his students have gone on to attend Harvard, Yale, and the Curtis Institute.
As an orchestral musician, Mr. Futterman performed with New York City Ballet Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of New England, the New Jersey State Opera, and the Seattle Symphony under various Music Directors including; Leonard Bernstein, Sir Georg Solti, Zubin Mehta, Aaron Copland, and Gerard Schwarz. For nearly ten years Mr. Futterman had a parallel career in foreign languages and cultures at the American Cultural Exchange. This, in turn, led to three years of work with the television series “Northern Exposure” as a technical advisor, scriptwriter and multiple language coach. Mr. Futterman has consistently received standing ovations as a composer. His orchestral works include, the World Beat Dance Suite #1 (2000), World Beat Dance Suite #2 (2002), Fiesta Mexicana (2005), and Japanese Vignettes (2006).
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