Audrey J. Edelstein is a conductor, bassoonist, and vocalist in the New York metropolitan area. Ms. Edelstein is the Assistant Conductor of the Oratorio Society of Queens. Previously, she was the Assistant Conductor of the Yonkers Philharmonic. She has guest conducted the Queens College Orchestra, the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, and the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra. Most recently, she served as Music Director for Queens College’s production of Damn Yankees and produced and conducted a fully staged performance of L'Historie Du Soldat as part of the First Annual Queens College Arts Festival.
Ms. Edelstein completed her Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting at the Aaron Copland School of Music under the tutelage of Maestro Maurice Peress and Maestra Tong Chen. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Swarthmore College, studying conducting with Andrew Hauze. At Swarthmore, she conducted the world premiere of The Royal Singer, a children’s opera by Thomas Whitman, and conducted and co-directed concert performances of Guys and Dolls and South Pacific with the Swarthmore College Orchestra. She also served as music director for independent productions of I Love You Because and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Swarthmore.
Ms. Edelstein has participated in the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra Summer Conducting Seminar, Pacific Rim International Music Festival Academy International Conducting Master Class in Moscow, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Opera Bootcamp, and has studied with world-renowned conductors Markand Thakar, Arthur Arnold, Tito Munoz, and Mark Gibson.