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Harold Rosenbaum•Conductor

Choral Composition Consulting


harold rosenbaum headshotA new initiative by Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, one of America’s leading authorities on contemporary choral music.

About Harold Rosenbaum:
Recipient: Columbia University’s Ditson Conductor’s Award. Other recipients include Robert Shaw, Alan Gilbert, James Levine, Leonard Bernstein, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Eugene Ormandy.
Founder/Conductor: The New York Virtuoso Singers
Founder/Conductor: The Canticum Novum Singers
Editor: Harold Rosenbaum Choral Series with G. Schirmer
Lecturer for composers annually at ASCAP headquarters in NYC
Conductor of over 500 world premieres
Founder: Virtuoso Choral Recordings
Founder: Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute
Founder/Artistic Director: ChoralFest USA
Receiver of hundreds of glowing reviews from major publications
Professor at Juilliard, Queens College, Adelphi and Professor Emeritus of the University at Buffalo
Recipient of unpublished submitted scores from over 11,000 American composers

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About Choral Composition Consulting:
Since the initial look of your score, including size of notes, and general layout needs to make a favorable and lasting impression upon potential conductors, Dr. Rosenbaum will offer comments and suggestions, with the goal of making it appear more user friendly and thus more appealing to conductors, who will not have to waste their valuable time wondering about your intentions, and having to alter and/or fix confusing and questionable notation. Issues and areas of concern he will address include underlay, breath marks, ranges, divisions, proper indications of dynamics and other expression marks, and other technical issues.

What will not be addressed by Dr. Rosenbaum in his feedback:

  • The composer’s talent or level of competency
  • Compositional style, structure and form
  • Assessment of the quality of the work itself
  • Suggestions about how you proceed, i.e., to whom to send your revised score, professional and career development, and the like.

The cost will be $50 per each work up to 5 minutes in length, $75 up to 8 minutes in length, and $100 up to 10 minutes of length. Works beyond that will require a negotiation.

What to do next:
Please send a hard copy of your score(s), along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope, and a check to:

Harold Rosenbaum
2 Cove Road
South Salem, NY 10590